Hi Patty! I hold the book down. Hard and soft books can be difficult because of the folds. LOL Hope ----- Original Message ----- From: Patti Johnson To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, July 12, 2005 4:33 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Scannin g I was asking the gentleman at FS today if he scanned books and he said no. He said what he knew about that was that most paperbacks have cheap paper for pages, and the fact you have to hold the binding down to get a good scan, so he had never tried scanning a book but said he thought he might try it. How many of you hold the binding down while scanning? Seems to me if you are going to do that then you have to sit at the computer/scanner the whole time the book is scanning, whether you do it in segments but still, that sounds like a lot of effort, and wondered if that is what you all do. I also wonder if hardback books are easier, if you have to hold that binding down as often on a hardback book. The gentleman at FS said that was one of the things he really had liked about the reading edge, that all that effort wasn't necessary because of how you had the book positioned on the scanner, and the fact you could put it in a farther back position, however he said it. Anyway, just curious, Patti Me and my guide dog; He does a good job, He keeps me safe So life is just great For me and my guide dog.