Hi Roger. If you do some test pages and find that letters are being split up, such as when the letter m is scanned as rn, you need to go lighter on the contrast. You'll see errors like corning when it should say coming or rnany instead of the word many. So if you're currently on the normal setting, you may want to try the lighten page option. If you find that letters are being joined, such as when the letters rn are scanned as an m, the contrast is set too light and needs to be moved toward a darker setting. Words like turn become tum and barn become bam. So if you're on the normal setting, try switching to the darken page setting. The best pages to do your test scans on are pages of the content of the book itself. Using the title page isn't very helpful because publishers sometimes use larger type and special fonts on those pages. Testing several pages from the book will give you a good idea of how Openbook will process the text. One thing I really like about Openbook and Kurzweil is that they have the ability to adjust a scan if we get a page slightly crooked on the scanner glass. I also like the automatic orientation option so we don't have to worry if a page is sideways or even upside down. Those are two things Openbook handles really well. This process really is like learning to ride a bike or play the piano. You make a grand mess at first. Then you begin to see how it works and get better. Soon it becomes second nature so that you almost don't even have to think about it. I understand that you may have limitted time for scanning. I just want you to know that it does get much easier after a few sessions. I can talk on the phone or listen to an audiobook while scanning now. It definitely wasn't that way in the beginning though. -- Monica Willyard Visit my blog at http://www.scannersguild.com 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.