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Again, welcome! Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:39, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

Manual of NZ Flora[edit]

Thank you for having a go at this. You didn't exactly pick the easiest of texts to work on for a first try! I've made a few changes and validated the page. Most of my changes are about consistency with the way the other pages have been done. I have a thing about spacing around em-dash and en-dash. An em-dash never has spaces, while an en-dash does sometimes. w:WP:STYLE#Dashes has a full explanation. The end of the page is a bit fiddly. The {{nop}} template is to force an end of paragraph when the page gets transcluded to the mainspace. If it isn't there the system assumes that the next page is a continuation of the paragraph. Because the smaller text is continued on the next page instead of using {{smaller block}} I've used {{smaller block/s}} & {{smaller block/e}}. This is to do with the alignment of the pages when they are transcluded. Have a look at the documentation for {{smaller block}} for an explanation of how and when to use the two different varieties. Cheers, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:39, 14 November 2011 (UTC)

A poem on two pages[edit]

Perhaps you'll understand this helppage : When a poem is on two pages I have to use something with start and end. But in this help page it looks like its has to come in the footer and the header.I tried several things which didn't work. Do you understand this? See page,_Mollusca.djvu/145 WeeJeeVee (talk) 21:55, 6 February 2012 (UTC)

Sorry girl, I think this is beyond my knowledge. Just drop the question in the scriptorium! And I am of course very curious to hear how this has to be handled. Dick Bos (talk) 07:24, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I've had a go at the two pages. See if what I've done makes sense. If it doesn't come back to me and I'll have a go at explaining. Beeswaxcandle (talk) 07:42, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
To me it's clear. You treat it more or less like a table that is spread over more than one page. We'll see if it is clear to Wilma (WeeJeeVee) as well. Thank you, Beeswaxcandle. Dick Bos (talk) 07:54, 7 February 2012 (UTC)
I didn't try it this way. But its clear to me as well! Thanks WeeJeeVee (talk) 19:40, 7 February 2012 (UTC)

Re: PSM font size correction[edit]

Hi. This is in reply to your inquiry posted in the PSM project talk page about the font size for block of texts with reduced font size. Admittedly, I was wrong, and Mpaa and I have worked out the solution and I/we will standardize and correct past edits. FYI, you can read about this HERE. Again, I apologize for the error. — Ineuw talk 04:10, 26 April 2012 (UTC)

Dutch wikisource[edit]

As already stated at your Dutch wikisource talk page, I will try to help to find a solution for the djvu system on the Dutch wikisource. Asacha (talk) 09:47, 20 May 2012 (UTC)

Thank you! I answered you more extensively on your User talk page on nl-wikisource. Greetz, Dick Bos (talk) 15:33, 21 May 2012 (UTC)

Index talk:Weather Facts and Predictions.djvu[edit]

Kathleen.Wright5's validation was not incorrect according to the statements in Index talk:Weather Facts and Predictions.djvu which apparently you did not read. —Maury (talk) 17:12, 2 January 2014 (UTC)

Re: Wikisource:Scriptorium/Help#Request_for_help_with_TOC_page_listing[edit]

Hello. Pardon the last-minute thought, but as I had it since you'd replied I thought I'd better send you a pointer here. To repeat the basic issue, if you are prepared to put up with the "cost" of having ragged right edges to the row of dots, setting |col3-width=auto continually adjusts the page-number column width of {{dotted TOC page listing}} to try to accommodate whatever width is required. Obviously there are limits! Upon further thought, I am not sure why this is not the default choice, instead of that measly 2.0em. AuFCL (talk) 00:16, 9 February 2014 (UTC)

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Two page poem edits[edit]

(Hello, I realize there is a directly related thread above, but decided to raise a new thread on it. Feel free to merge these if appropriate for your talk page.) I noticed your edits on some pages of Index:Songs of the Workers 15th Edition.djvu, putting the poem tags on poems that span across page breaks into the header and footer fields. I agree that this makes sense, but unfortunately it does not work. I've filed a bug over this, which you can see examples of this on the test wiki. I added the hidden comments because I had already noticed that the poem should simply wrap, but can't, but also because the hidden comments mysteriously fix some other line-wrap related problem that inserts or removes line breaks where they oughtn't. For an example of your edits: first page, second page, broken result. djr13 (talk) 22:19, 6 November 2014 (UTC)

New Proposal Notification - Replacement of common main-space header template[edit]

Announcing the listing of a new formal proposal recently added to the Scriptorium community-discussion page, Proposals section, titled:

Switch header template foundation from table-based to division-based

The proposal entails the replacement of the current Header template familiar to most with a structurally redesigned new Header template. Replacement is a needed first step in series of steps needed to properly address the long time deficiencies behind several issues as well as enhance our mobile device presence.

There should be no significant operational or visual differences between the existing and proposed Header templates under normal usage (i.e. Desktop view). The change is entirely structural -- moving away from the existing HTML all Table make-up to an all Div[ision] based one.

Please examine the testcases where the current template is compared to the proposed replacement. Don't forget to also check Mobile Mode from the testcases page -- which is where the differences between current header template & proposed header template will be hard to miss.

For those who are concerned over the possible impact replacement might have on specific works, you can test the replacement on your own by entering edit mode, substituting the header tag {{header with {{header/sandbox and then previewing the work with the change in place. Saving the page with the change in place should not be needed but if you opt to save the page instead of just previewing it, please remember to revert the change soon after your done inspecting the results.

Your questions or comments are welcomed. At the same time I personally urge participants to support this proposed change. -- George Orwell III (talk) 02:04, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Dutch wikisource[edit]

As more experienced user of how to import a book and the OCR. I was wondering if you could help with introducing these pages on the dutch ws? . It might be already enough if you can help me and show me the link on this ws on how to import them. 14:29, 25 February 2015 (UTC)

Interwiki links[edit]

Hi, I noticed that you reversed the interwiki links deleted from Author:Joseph Dalton Hooker. These are handled through Wikidata now (as they are on other wikis) so are not needed anymore. You'll note that the page doesn't look any different, but it's now much easier to make changes in the future, if needed. I removed them when I deleted the vandalism. Just wanted to let you know. Cheers! The Haz talk 13:30, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

Updated scripts[edit]

Hello Dick Bos. I updated your proofreading scripts to the latest version from Wikisource:TemplateScript. This adds a new Special:TemplateScript page to configure your scripts, and enables compatibility with upcoming features. You were previously using only the 'clean up OCR' script; you can disable the other scripts via Special:TemplateScript if you don't need them. Let me know if anything breaks. :) —Pathoschild 03:17, 25 October 2015 (UTC)

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Hi Dick, just noticed your upload of volume 1 of William Petty. He's also on my to do list because of the Bills of Mortality, which is of particular interest to me. Please let me know when you get to that section (in volume 2 I think) and I'll lend a hand. Best wishes, Beeswaxcandle (talk) 08:47, 25 October 2016 (UTC)

Principles of Political Economy[edit]

Please remember to move the subpages as well. Artix Kreiger (talk) 18:17, 13 January 2018 (UTC)

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spans and divs[edit]

Hi. Where you are formatting text across a couple of lines encompassing hard returns, the formatting should be with a "size block" template (div), eg. {{larger block}} rather than a "size" template (span) (eg. {{larger}}. Mediawiki is changing rendering tools, and we are needing to fix the old formatting which hasn't been done according to the rules of html. For info there is, and has been, stuff in WS:S about lint filters, and the like in the Tech News announcements. — billinghurst sDrewth 00:15, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

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