Hi, Patti. If you can get the junk characters removed, and if the text still makes sense and nothing is missing, feel free to go ahead and submit. Pictures definitely do cause junk sometimes, and if this book had pictures, that definitely could have done it. Take care. Julie Morales inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Windows/MSN Messenger (but not email): mercy0421@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype: mercy0421 ----- Original Message ----- From: Patti Johnson To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Monday, July 18, 2005 10:45 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Scanning I scanned a book yesterday, took me nearly 12 hours, it was about 300 pages. I played with the settings, I held the book down, and discovered a couple things. First, my arms hurt today, grin! Second, if I scan with color scan, it takes a little longer, but there are no words missing. If I remove color scan and do it the other way, there are words missing, even with holding the book down. In spite of all I couldand did try, there were incredible amounts of asterisks and greater-than signs and all kinds of things on the pages, some pages worse than others, and I suspect the pages that had pictures were the worst. But, as I listened, I could understand the majority of the text. I do not understand this at all, I guess I never will. My Braille Lite is being repaired, so I have no display; but when I get it back I will go in and re read this book and take out all those strange symbols that I can. I may or may not submit this book, I haven't decided. But I just wanted to tell you my experience in scanning it. I guess I just don't get how a printed book can have so many errors in it and why the software doesn't dismiss them. I know I don't have the best scanner in the world, but it does make me wonder if it would make any difference. 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.