Hey Monica: Yes, this does help a lot. How do you determine wehre to put the brightness and which threshholding to use and which scanning thing to use? There are so many settings!! I had another question though. My scanner dodes this weird thing where if I scan a book with words on both sides of the page such as a paperback novel, instead of putting the page breaks where they sould be it says "page 67-68," instead of putting the page breaks where they should be. When I had the trail version of Kurzweil it still did this. I did not know abot the 2 page setting in Kurzweil and the one book I had scanned that got rejected from Bookshare I had scanned with Text Cloner Pro. Does Kurzweil still preserve the page breaks or how does that work? Do I have to have it in the 2 page setting for the page breaks to show correctly? Thanks, Kerri ----- Original Message ----- From: Monica Willyard To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, May 10, 2007 7:04 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A few more questions about Kurzweil Hi, Kerri. If you scan a book in either FineReader or Kurzweil it will preserve the page breaks for you. In Kurzweil, it will keep page breaks intact even if you convert the book to rtf format. That is the format Bookshare prefers and is what we all convert to for the final validation process. I cannot speak to the version of FineReader you have since I have only used versions 7 and 8. As for optimizing scanning in Kurzweil, I turn to a page that has a lot of text on it, usually something like 15 pages into the book. I use that page to optimize the scan. Then I save the optimized settings into a settings file with the same name as the book I'm going to scan. Sometimes I optimize the scan with a different page if I'm getting poor quality with other pages in the book. When I've finished scanning, I save my document and then do a rank spelling to catch scanner mistakes. I hope this helps and makes sense. (smile) "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today!" Will Rogers Monica Willyard, rhyami@xxxxxxxxx Add rhyami to your Skype if you'd like to chat.