Hi All I'm thinking of buying a flat bed scanner and want one that will obviously perform OCR, but not be too expensive. I remember the opticbook 3600 being mentioned quite a few times on here and our very own Mr Nut saying how good it performs. Obviously an edge scanner would be the best option, but I don't think there are any in my price range which is currently a few hundred pounds. After reading the reviews for the opticbook it sounds like it performs reasonably well and can apparently cope with shadowing that occurs near the spine. So it sounds like it will suffice for scanning in text books. If there is anyone on the list who owns an opticbook then your comments would be most welcome, as at the moment it sounds like a good investment. However if you know of an alternative that performs as well or better then I would love to hear about it. Cheers Darren.