[bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Old Mass Market Paperbacks

I might try Recognita then. I knew it was a menu choice, but I thought that
Omnipage was the only real choice. That is, I thought that Recognita was
probably a nonfuntioning choice like the printer choices are in my printer
menu. I have only one printer, but the menu lets me choose from more than one
that just are not there.

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Roger, I have one more suggestion. 

You might try a different OCR engine--I think that's the right term. 

In Openbook 6, I think your choices are omnipage and recognita.  I usually
always use omnipage, but with this troublesome book I decided to try
recognita
just as an experiment.  The recognition is much much better. 

To change engines, go to settings; arrow down to scanning settings; enter
there and tab to "recognize text using".  If you are using omnipage, just
arrow
down to recognita and enter. 

Right now I am using a contrast of 130, 400 DPI (thanks Jamie) and
recognita.  I might be able to scan this book! 

Lori 

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I just looked. I have a setting labeled color scanning and another one
labeled white on black. Both can be checked or unchecked and right now they are
unchecked
which seems to be the default setting. I saw nothing about greyscale.

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Pathfinder Press:
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Granma International:
http://granma.cu/ingles/index.html
  
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Hi Roger,    

I don't use OpenBook, so don't know where to tell you to look for a gray
scale setting exactly.  It should be in your scanner settings menu.  You
should
have options such as, color, gray scale, dynamic, and static.  You may have
either some or all of these as options.  I scan exclusively using gray
scale. 
And doing this, if the results prove to be some that you like will keep you
from having to adjust your scanner brightness every time you switch pages. 
What gray scale does is adjust itself as needed, essentially.  Nope.  I
have no idea how this is achieved.  What I do know is that the results are
much,
much better, in my experience than any other scanner setting.  The
recognition time is longer than with other settings, but less long when you take
into
consideration the amount of time you'd be spending correcting all the
mistakes that you get with other settings. 

Good luck! 

Happy scanning. 

Mayrie  

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Okay, I just subjected one of those recalcitrant pages to the adjustment of
contrast remedy. I started at 25 which resulted in my being told that I had
a blank page and rescanned it several times adjusting the contrast up in
increments of 25 each time. When I got to 175 I got a fairly decent scan. The
text was a little unclear at the end of the page, but I may be getting the
hang of this. I still want to do a little more experimenting, though, and I
probably will not tackle one of these decrepit old books until I have
finished proofreading the fairly lengthy one I am proofreading now.

                                            "Philosophers have merely
interpreted the world in various ways; the point is to change it." Karl Marx    

The Militant:
http://www.themilitant.com/txtindex.shtml
Pathfinder Press:
http://www.pathfinderpress.com
Granma International:
http://granma.cu/ingles/index.html
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