Bud, I prefer to work in the .kes (kesi) file format until either when I'm ready to submit it or when I'm confident that I have the book ready to upload for completing the validation phase. The Kesi file format affords certain advantages when working directly in Kurzweil 1000. The first and the foremost reason is the speed. It takes much less time for Kurzweil 1000 to open and save Kesi files. With RTF files, K1K hasto convert each time. Kesi files can also save navigation information along with layout information. The user-defined page numbers are only saved in the Kesi files. No other file format has the advantage of saving that data. Spelling preferences are also saved by Kesi files (including a list of ignored words). With a book that I download for validation, my first step often is to resave it as a Kesi file. This gives me two advantages: 1) speed, as I mentioned above; and 2) it allows me to save the original file, for the unknown eventuality that I make some absolutely horrid mistake. HTH. Pratik -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Bud Schwab Sent: Saturday, August 19, 2006 12:45 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] when to go from .kes to .rtf Hi Gang, I'm wondering if there is an advantage or disadvantage to saving the .kes file before or after doing the rank spelling and things like that? I like to do it while it is still in .kes form so I can find pages easier by number which changes when converted to .trf. It seems like sometime there are more errors after I have cleaned it up while in .kes. Maybe I just missed them the first time.Any thoughts from some of you well seasoned scanners? Thanks.? Bud Schwab W 6 Z Y P Malibu, California 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.