Hello Monica and all, The optimize setting I have found has helped me in learning how to fine tune settings. I like to run the optimize twice and from there if I still am not getting the results I demand, I can start changing things a little bit at a time. From this, I am slowly getting an understanding of what to look for. I haven't found there is a magic list of things to do since scanners do vary and play into the mix. Defend your choice to alternative medicine and food supliments. www.healthfreedomrights.com Katie Hill Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx _____ From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard Sent: Friday, May 11, 2007 3:49 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: A few more questions about Kurzweil Hi, Kerri. As Jill has said, using 2 page mode will put page breaks where they need to be. Using the optimize scan feature will adjust things like the brightness and resolution for you. That's why it's such a handy feature to use before scanning a whole book. Another thing I do to get good scans is located in the general settings area. I make sure that hyphen correction is turned on, and in the box for the confidence threshhold, I move it from Kurzweil's default setting of 95 up to 98.5. Your settings should be saved after you adjust them. The fast way to do this is to press alt t and then the letter v. Making these adjustments to your default settings will make sure they transfer to new settings files when you make them later on. I hope this helps. I haven't had my coffee yet and am not sure I'm actually awake yet. (smile) "Don't let yesterday use up too much of today!" Will Rogers Monica Willyard, rhyami@xxxxxxxxx Add rhyami to your Skype if you'd like to chat.