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From: "Jeff Coleman" <>
Subject: Re: Help, please, with new Mac transcriber
Date: Mon, 17 Nov 2008 17:45:42 -0000
BMDVerify will work with pure text files or csv files, or the files created
If you are working from scans on 1928B3, that header looks fine to me.
I'll contact you off-list.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Richard Oliver" <>
Sent: Monday, November 17, 2008 5:34 PM
Subject: Help, please, with new Mac transcriber
>A new transcriber has tried to start work on my Syndicate using a Mac, but
>our early efforts to work together look pretty hopeless.
> She sent me her first file to look at, but it arrived in pure .txt form.
> I have converted it to .bmd format, but then BMDVerify won't work on it
> properly - the page numbers vanish off the end of each line. I have tried
> to view the file in WinBMD, only to be told: "That is not a valid file -
> The first line does not start with +INFO" - and indeed, the file opens
> +S,1928,Sep,1928B3-P-0003.jpg,17 November 2008
> She may not have completed the Batch Header properly, but that is another
> story. Can I hope to work with this lady, or should she apply to another
> Syndicate where they understand these Apple thingys?
> Richard Oliver
> Madrid, Spain
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