As a queen of testing, I have used FineReader Pro (7 &9), IRIS Pro (11/12), OmniPage Pro (various iterations from 8-17), and the now defunct TextBridge (absorbed eventually by Nuance/OmniPage). Of current products on the PC, FineReader is most transparent and Pro is VERY powerful and timesaving. Having said that, depending on your machine and OS, for what it was at the time, TextBridge was incredible! So, if you have an older machine and older OS, dirt cheap copies might be available on eBay and the like. If you pick up a refurbished scanner or AIO, you will probably get something decent bundled and a bargain. eBay had Dell all in ones for under $50 SHIPPED that scanned beautifully and bundled FineReader Sprint and you would be current on both. Just my experience and two cents... Valerie Currently scanning "Don't You Wish" by Robin Jones Gunn/ the Sierra Jensen Series Currently proofing: Angel Pawprints by Laurel e. Hunt Imprisoned In The Golden City (Trailblazer Books #8) by Neta & Dave Jackson Broken Dishes (Benni Harper, Book 11) by Earlene Fowler Ten Days To Self-Esteem > -----Original Message----- > From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss- > bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Tim Cox > Sent: Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7:27 PM > To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanning questions > > Hi Monica, > > Thanks for the lead, I am researching FineReader and am weighing it > against > Text Cloner Pro. Tim > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Monica Willyard" <rhyami@xxxxxxxxx> > To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> > Sent: Tuesday, October 13, 2009 4:36 PM > Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanning questions > > > > Tim, I've been giving some thought to your situation. I don't know > > anything > > about the TextCloner software you asked about. I do know that several > of > > our > > volunteers use FineReader. You might be able to get FineReader 7 or 8 > at a > > lower price since version 9 is the current version. It's more > affordable > > than Kurzweil or OpenBook, and FineReader is the primary engine > Kurzweil > > and > > Openbook use for scanning. I know the technology for blind users is > > expensive, and I wish I could offer you a better solution. I hope > you'll > > find a good deal on a scanner and software so you can get back into > > scanning > > again. > > > > > > Monica Willyard > > "The best way to predict the future is to create it." -- Peter > Drucker > > > > 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. > > > > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > --------- > > > > No virus found in this incoming message. > Checked by AVG - www.avg.com > Version: 8.5.421 / Virus Database: 270.14.13/2432 - Release Date: > 10/13/09 > 06:35:00 > > > 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. 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.