Frequently Asked 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.
Creating and Managing Projects
Project Managers' FAQ
Also available in: Français, Português
Information for new or aspiring Project Managers. Project Managers are people who manage the progress of a particular project ("book") through this site.
Basic information on scanners and how to use them, based on our experiences.
Suggestions, Bugs, and Development
Information on how site translations work, including how to install and edit them.
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.
Information and guidelines for developers.
Project Gutenberg Help
The massive FAQ from Project Gutenberg. For a list of more general Help topics, see the Help, How-To, Procedures, Guidance and Information page.
If you find errors in a ebook at Project Gutenberg, check their Contact Information page for the email for the Errata team. DP is closely affiliated with Project Gutenberg (PG) but we cannot make changes to texts once they have been published on PG's website. To report errors in a PG text, please contact PG's Errata team.
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.
Standard Proofreading Interface Help
Help for the Standard Proofreading Interface.
Enhanced Proofreading Interface Help
Help for the Enhanced Proofreading Interface.
Printable (.pdf) two-page summary of the most commonly needed formatting standards from the Formatting Guidelines, done as a big example!
Try the formatting quiz. It is a great walk through the basic Guidelines for beginners and an excellent refresher for old hands.
Post-Processing and Verification
Also available in: Français
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.
DP Custom Proofreading Font
Sample and download the custom DP font.
For general queries, contact dphelp.
Proofreading and Formatting Feedback (DP-Feedback)
For feedback on proofreading and formatting, contact dp-feedback.
Help with Project Formatting Instructions
For help creating formatting instructions contact dp-format
Report Bugs or Request Features
The Task Center is the place to report bugs or request features.
Report or ask for help regarding a Project
Report problems with a project.