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FAQ Central

This page contains links to all the Documentation and FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) files about the Distributed Proofreaders website.

Updated August 2, 2008

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 Introductory Information

Beginning Proofreader's FAQ
Introduction to the site, general overview, beginner's questions.

Welcome Back, Alumni
An overview of site changes from the last few years, including the distinction between proofreading and formatting.

Proofreading Interface Diagram
An overview flowchart which outlines the operation of the proofreading interface.

DP Privacy Policy
The current version of the Distributed Proofreaders Privacy Policy.


 Proofreading

Proofreading Guidelines
Also available in French, Portuguese, Spanish, Dutch, German, and Italian.
The details of the guidelines we use for proofreading documents.

Proofreading Summary
Also available in French.
Printable (.pdf) two-page summary of the most commonly needed proofreading standards from the Proofreading Guidelines, done as a big example!

Proofreading Quizzes & Tutorials
Try the proofreading quizzes and tutorials. They are a great walk through the basic Guidelines for beginners and an excellent refresher for old hands.


 Formatting

Formatting Guidelines
Also available in French, Portuguese, Dutch, German, and Italian.
The full details of the guidelines we use for formatting documents.

Formatting Summary
Printable (.pdf) two-page summary of the most commonly needed formatting standards from the Formatting Guidelines, done as a big example!

Formatting Quiz
Try the formatting quiz. It is a great walk through the basic Guidelines for beginners and an excellent refresher for old hands.


 DP Tools

DP Custom Proofreading Font
Sample and download the custom DP font.

WordCheck FAQ
Information on the WordCheck engine and interface.

Standard Proofreading Interface Help
Help for the Standard Proofreading Interface.

Enhanced Proofreading Interface Help
Help for the Enhanced Proofreading Interface.

 
 Creating and Managing Projects

Project Managers' FAQ
Information for new or aspiring Project Managers. (Project Managers are people who manage the progress of a particular project ("book") through this site.)

Content Providers' FAQ
Overview for people who want to contribute material to be proofread on this site.

Scanning FAQ
Basic information on scanners and how to use them, based on our experiences.


 Mentoring

Mentors' Page
A page detailing currently available mentor projects.


 Post-Processing and Verification

Post-Processing FAQ
Information for new and aspiring Post-Processors. (Post-Processors process a particular project after it has been proofread and formatted on this site (combining all the pages, making them consistent, fixing problems, and submitting it to Project Gutenberg).)

Post-Processing Verification Guidelines
Information for Post-Processing Verifiers.


 Suggestions, Bugs, and Development

Task Center
Here you will find a list of feature requests and bugs. You may add tasks after searching to see that the issue isn't already there.

Development Process
Information and guidelines for developers.


 Mailing Lists

Mailing Lists for Users
Information about the email lists DP has available for users.



 Project Gutenberg

Project Gutenberg FAQ
The massive FAQ from Project Gutenberg.

 


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