I've done some other research. I believe that one of the settings is off. Image orientation should, for best results with typical paperback books, be set to portrait, not landscape. Landscape basically twists the whole page around and makes it sideways, resulting in rather funky and amuseing scans. Of course, this may just be with my particular scanner, a Lexmark 1270. But I think I've found the best positions and settings (god that sounds just wrong doesn't it?) for my particular case. I want to thank yall for your assistance and I'll be submitting a couple of books, starting with the last book in the indian in the cupboard series this weekend. ----- Original Message ----- From: Lisa Leonardi To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 1:29 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: illustrations With the settings that I gave you, it will kind of skip them. Basically, when you do the OCR or read process and get the file from an image into a text format, the images will be ignored. ----- Original Message ----- From: Robert Riddle To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Friday, October 13, 2006 2:35 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] illustrations I am scannign a book that has illustrations. How will finereader deal with these? thanks.