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    from reading in Section 16 of Braille Formats 2011 I understand that footnotes are now placed at the end of the print page, separated from the text by a separation line. I am transcribing a literary book that has footnotes scattered throughout the book. The footnotes are anywhere from 2 or 3 lines long to perhaps 6 or 8 lines in length. I am not using print page numbers, nor is it expected in this transcription. At the end of the braille transcription of the footnote that I’ve placed at the bottom of the print page, do I put another separation line on the line following (ie dot 5, followed by 6 cells of 25) or do I put a print page line indicator with no print page number, or do I leave a blank line and move on…..I;m not sure quite what to do. If I’ve missed it somewhere in the formats book, point me in the right direction? I hope I’ve managed to give you enough information to answer the question.
    Thanks for your help, and I hope you are doing well. Susie Fowls



    Hi Susie,
    Thank you for the question. I can see how this would be confusing for you. Without print page numbers or page turn indicators, the new footnote guidelines would be impossible.
    Fortunately there is an easy answer. Literary (leisure reading material, novels, etc.) now follow the 2011 Format Guidelines for Formatting issues.

    The following paragraph is from BANA’s press release: Implementation Date Set for 2011 Braille Formats – May 2012
    “The official implementation date for use of Braille Formats 2011 is January 1, 2013. [u]The principles set forth in the Braille Formats 2011 supersede all previous formats documents, including the rules and appendices regarding formatting given in English Braille American Edition (EBAE)[/u].”

    With that in mind, it is now required to use both print and braille page numbering for all book that have page numbers in print. Using the print page numbers should solve your problem.
    If I can be of any further assistance please let me know.



    Not having any real knowledge or instruction in this kind of pagination, could you make a suggestion as to the most efficient way of learning it? I can see from reading some of the posts in “Ask an Expert” that it has its challenges. I’m just going through and figuring out how to do the basics of the pagination, which I can see is not rocket science, but I do want to make sure I do it correctly. So, sure, I have every intention of figuring it out, but I’m wondering if there is something afoot to help us literary transcribers move into the arena of this kind of pagination. Thanks again for your suggestions.



    The 2011 Braille Formats has information on print and braille pagination.
    Depending on the software that you use, pagination can be very simple.
    Once you review Formats, if you still need help, please ask.

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