Monica, I keep all of them turned off. It's my understanding that Despeckle can interfere with accent marks. There's really no reason to have White on Black turned on unless you know you're going to need it, and in my experience, that's rare. It's possible, too, that having this on can cause the OCR software to try to find text in places it shouldn't, like places where a library book has gotten a bit dirty. Also, unless you know you have a foreign language in the book and know which to expect, there doesn't seem to be any advantage for having Language Analysis turned on. I have a suspission, too, that Language Analysis also uses a form of AutoCorrection like OpenBook uses which can cause similar problems because I sometimes seem to get better results having it off. If you like to scan SciFi or Fantasy books or other books with unusual writing styles like the Mitford books, then it probably does more harm than good. BTW, I have OCR Correction turned off as well because you can't load different dictionaries for different writing styles or classes of books, and a single one in my opinion can't handle the job for as many different types of books as I like to scan. It also has some known incorrect entries, so I don't trust it even though I've fixed the ones I know about. When you get right down to it, it's a form of global search and replace, and blindly making those can bite you unless you really know what you're replacing, and as I mentioned above, what is safe in one type of book might not be safe in all types of books. All of these settings just cause the OCR Software to have to think harder and longer and can cause as many errors as they solve if not used under the right conditions. I also recommend keeping Collumn Recognition turned on because someone has suggested that not having it on is the reason why some books have a Hard Return added at the end of every line in the printed book. Still need to confirm that, though. Besides, it can bail you out if you're scanning two pages at once and the OCR software fails to realize that you've scanned two pages and not a two collumn page plus a blank page. You'll need to turn it off, though, when scanning pages with tables, like the Table of Contents. That's all I can think of off the top of my head. Perhaps Jake or Pratik has some other thoughts on the subject. HTH Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 11:35 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Openbook Settings I know there are several Openbook users on this list who turn out some good scans. I've found 3 settings in the scanning settings area that I'd like to know how you handle. There is a checkbox for despeckle and another for white on black. Finally, there is a setting called language analyst. I currently have all 3 of these turned on. Should I have these on by default, or are some of these settings meant for specific and somewhat rare situations? I scan books exclusively, no newspapers or faxes. I appreciate any feedback anyone has to offer. (smile) Monica Visit my blog at: http://plumlipstick.livejournal.com 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. 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.