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  • #35096
    smart_10357
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    I am rechecking files I formatted for 17-18 school year. I have questions about where to put Nemeth Code Indicators.

    I am wondering if it is confusing to the student to go back and forth between exercise numbers in both ueb and Nemeth.

    Such as:

    Questions 6. 7. 8. are in between paragraphs and then questions 9 and 10 continue. I put the nemeth code indicator at the top of question 6 and end nemeth code indicator after question 8. But questions 9 and 10 have wording before the equations so the nemeth code indicator is embedded.

    Questions 6. 7. 8. are in Nemeth code and 9 and 10. are UEB. Does it matter? Will this confuse the student?

    Thank you,

    Susan

     

     

    #35100
    Lindy Walton
    Participant

    Hi Susan. It's hard for me to give an answer without seeing the text and also your transcription. If you could attach them, I think will be able to help.

    Lindy

    #35105
    smart_10357
    Participant

    I do not have the book anymore. We transcribed it two years ago. I was asked to go back and check formatting.

    This is an example of what I mean. I am only asking about the exercise numbers.

     

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    #35110
    kdejute
    Moderator

    Susan, could you please attach a .BRF? (.DXB files cannot currently be uploaded to Ask an Expert.)

    Thank you.
    –Kyle

    #35113
    smart_10357
    Participant

    Sorry!

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    #35120
    Lindy Walton
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    This is a great example. Somewhere along the way we realized/decided that there is no reason you can't place the opening Nemeth Code indicator at the end of the line in instructions or a cell-5 or cell-7 heading. I would put it after the word "equation." in the instructions. See the "solution" brf file, attached. **Note that you need to keep "12/36" and its switch indicators together on the same braille line. In an embedded expression, if the math and one or both switch indicators will fit on the line (within current margins), do so.

    Back to your original question, a student will get used to seeing identifiers in both UEB and Nemeth Code. The transcriber's decision regarding where to switch depends on the surrounding material. If you tried to make all the identifiers in an exercise set "look" the same (in the same code), there would be much too much switching going on.

    Hope this helps. Good luck with your project!

    Lindy

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    #35122
    smart_10357
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    Thank you so much Lindy. This helps me out. It looks much better.

    Susan

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