Excellent point. And scanners who are using Kurzweil 8 or higher may want to consider scanning with Grayscale and speckle removal active at 400DPI. It often does better than any automatic settings optimization. The bottom line is: folks, getting good results is not rocket science. It is only a matter to spending a little time to get things set up right ahead of a scanning job and a little time to clean up what did not come out right. Guido Guido D. Corona IBM Accessibility Center, Austin Tx. IBM Research, Phone: (512) 838-9735 Email: guidoc@xxxxxxxxxxx Visit my weekly Accessibility WebLog at: http://www-3.ibm.com/able/weblog/corona_weblog.html "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent by: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 08/11/2004 04:41 AM Please respond to bksvol-discuss To bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx cc Subject [bksvol-discuss] Re: 550 books in the download queue At 11:45 PM 8/10/2004, you wrote: If you find patterns such as die for the and bum for burn and bam for barn, please rather than rejecting a whole book, use the find and replace judiciously and fix those errors. Really folks pattern errors such as these take relatively little time to fix. Also these are examples of patterns caused by scanning settings being out of whack. Please please scanners, get your hands on those scanning optimizers if you can. They make a world of difference. Much of this pattern error stuff simply goes away with good software settings. I never was much good at optimizing those settings myself so like the feature a lot. E.