Jim: Usually OCR software actually accompanies those. It's generally some cutdown version of omnipage or textbridge. BTW, textbridge I think costs around $60 & is a quite good text OCR package. It was pretty accessible last time I checked, too, though it's been a long time. In fact, if u look on your multifunction, there are often buttons, & 1 of them is usually labeled text OCR or something similar. Position the page, press the button, & off u go--provided, of course, that u installed the proper software. W/these it's best if u can cut the books up because positioning a book can be difficult, depending, of course, on how the printer is located relative to the scanner. There are free packages out there but my experience w/them is that they're not all that. In this case u often really do get what u pay for. On 7/30/08, james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx <james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > > Hi, > Is there any free or low-cost scanning software suitable for scanning books > for Bookshare? We have one of those multi-function printers and sometimes I > wonder if it can be a decent scanner. > > Thanks. > > Jim > > James D Homme, Usability Engineering, Highmark Inc., > james.homme@xxxxxxxxxxxx, 412-544-1810 > > "it is only possible to live happily ever after on a day-to-day basis." -- > Margaret Bonnano > > Highmark internal only: For usability and accessibility: > http://highwire.highmark.com/sites/iwov/hwt093/ > > 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. > > -- Change the world--1 deed at a time Jackie McBride Check out my homepage at: www.abletec.serverheaven.net & please join my fight against breast cancer <http://teamacs.acsevents.org/site/TR?px=1790196&pg=personal&fr_id=3489> 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.