Hope you get better soon, Monica. Kathy > "The LORD bless you and keep you; > the LORD make His face shine upon you > and be gracious to you; > the LORD turn His face toward you > and give you peace." > Numbers 6:24-26 ----- Original Message ----- From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Tuesday, December 16, 2008 11:10 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Contemplating scanning a book. Way to go, Roger! (big smile) You've taken a big first step into scanning, and you've learned the most important skill quickly. I'm not just being silly. I mean it. Being willing to experiment with settings and features is good because the print in each book will be slightly different. You'll find some settings that work most of the time, and then you'll come across a book with unusual print that you'll have to adjust to. Scanning a few pages from the middle of a book is a really good way to see if you're using the right settings. So you're already doing what the pros do. (grin) There are some things that will help you get Openbook working better. I think I'm the one who wrote the post you were asking about. I'll retrieve it from my archives tomorrow. I'll use it as a shell and will customize it a bit more for Openbook 6 so you can use it more easily. Tonight I'm on some heavy narcotics for Pneumonia, and you don't want me to give you directions on eating a candy bar, much less scanning a book. (smile) Scanning will open up a whole new avenue for you. I think you have what it takes to do it and that you can overcome your shyness with technology. You've mastered the internet, and I think that's harder than scanning. Getting around new web pages takes more attention and spunk than scanning pages once you know your software a bit better. Openbook's help system hasn't been very good since Freedom Scientific bought the product. So if it confuses you, it's their poor help system, not you that's the problem. We've got several long-time Openbook users on this list, and I'll bet someone has an answer if you have a question. Monica Willyard "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter Drucker To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Checked by AVG Checked by AVG - http://www.avg.com Version: 8.0.200 / Virus Database: 270.9.18/1851 - Release Date: 12/16/2008 8:53 AM To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.