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Frequently Asked Questions

Introductory Information

Code of Conduct
Also available in: Français, Deutsch, Español
All volunteers must abide by our Code of Conduct.

New Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions
Also available in Français
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.


Smooth Reading

Smooth Reading FAQ
Also available in: Français
List of the most frequently asked questions about Smooth Reading.


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.

Content Providers' FAQ
Also available in: Français, Português
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.


Suggestions, Bugs, and Development

Translation FAQ
Information on how site translations work, including how to install and edit them.

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.


Project Gutenberg

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

Proofreading Guidelines
Also available in: Français, Português, Español, Nederlands, Deutsch, Italiano
The details of the guidelines we use for proofreading documents.

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

Beginning Proofreaders' FAQs
Also available in: Français
To provide answers to common questions asked by proofreaders when they join Distributed Proofreaders.

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.

Other official Proofreading Documentation

Other Proofreading Material


Formatting

Formatting Guidelines
Also available in: Français, Português, Nederlands, Deutsch, Italiano, Spanish
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.

Other Official Formatting Documentation

Other Formatting Resource Material


Post-Processing and Verification

Post-Processing FAQ
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.

Other Official Post-Processing Documentation

Other Post-Processing Material


DP Tools

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

WordCheck FAQ
Also available in: Français
Information on the WordCheck engine and interface.


Contact Us

General Queries

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.


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