I tried your suggestion and it didn't seem to have any effect at all, but while I was trying it -- actually, right after I tried it -- I noticed a save settings tab that I had previously not noticed. I clicked it and I think I saved them. I will know for certain only when I close the program and open it up again. On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 10:09 AM, Georgina <culmer@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Hi, > I downloaded a copy of openbook when I thought I was going to get it. I > ended up with Kurzweil instead. Anyway, hit your alt key and right arrow > until you hear save settings. Down arrow and hit enter on the option you > want. I don't know if it is the same in openbook 6.0 since I had the latest > demo version. > hth > Georgina > I'm not a pessimist just an optimist for the worst > > ----- Original Message ----- From: "Roger Loran Bailey" > <rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Wednesday, December 17, 2008 8:51 AM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Contemplating scanning a book. > > >> Okay, here I am rested and getting ready to exhaust myself in Open >> Book again which I will start when I get through with the overnight >> email, and this list certainly generates a lot of email to get >> through. While I am waiting for you to repost that email again I have >> come across another question. When I opened the Open Book software the >> default voice sounded like a very sick man on his deathbed. The worst >> part was that it is extremely slow, so the first settings I >> investigated were the voice settings. It was fairly easy to get the >> voices working to my satisfaction, but every time I close the software >> and open it up again it has reverted to those default settings. I >> notice that after adjusting the voice settings the way I want them >> there are three buttons, okay, cancel and apply. Presumably I want to >> click either okay or apply, but no matter which one I click when I >> open the program again it has reverted to the dying centenarian. How >> do I save my settings? >> >> On Wed, Dec 17, 2008 at 12:10 AM, Monica Willyard <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> >> wrote: >>> >>> 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. 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