Well, that's the thing. I disabled Viavoice months ago because of its fairly regular crashing, and have been using JAWS with no problems since last winter. But after I installed K1000, I get this Viavol.exe error whenever I try to start OpenBook. It is unlikely that I will use it much now that I have K1000, but it should work, and the program costs a lot of money. The question is whether I will want to go through a hassle to get it working properly. I haven't answered that one yet. <grin> ----- Original Message ----- From: Tiffany H. Jessen To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 6:32 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Can No Longer Use OpenBook I successfully have both Kurzweil and Openbook installed on two different machines with no problems. Granted I don't run them both at the same time, but I am easily able to switch from one to the other. OpenBook is definitely much more cranky about using ViaVoice TTS speech, so I disabled it and use jaws and Eloquence to read when using OpenBook. ----- Original Message ----- From: Evan Reese To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 8:00 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Can No Longer Use OpenBook Thanks, Cheryl. I don't remember where I saw it, either on this list or the K1000 list, but I swear that I remember someone said that they were able to run either one on the same machine. I wish I could remember who that was. I really don't expect to need it much, but the irritating thing is that I was not even using the viavoice with it when I installed K1000. Apparently, though, K1000 did something to something that OpenBook feels it needs to run. That vaguely-worded hypothesis is the best I can come up with at the moment. ----- Original Message ----- From: cheryl fogle To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 4:18 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Can No Longer Use OpenBook Hi Evan and list. I've had the same problem for the last year. I can't access openbook 5.0 for the sole purpose of converting scanned text/reference works in ark format to rtf for personal library. I've been using kurzweil for a couple years now. -- Of course I can't scan now because we burned out the motor of our Epson 4490. Isn't technology great (she said sarcastically). Cheryl Fogle Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology, University of New Mexico ----- Original Message ----- From: Evan Reese To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Thursday, August 24, 2006 11:07 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Can No Longer Use OpenBook I can no longer use OpenBook. Despite the fact that I was using JAWS with it, and not its unstable Viavoice, whenever I open it now, I get a viavol.exe error, and OpenBook will not talk to me with JAWS. What a hunk o' junk! I know that K1000 is using Viavoice. I set it up that way to read, because I didn't want to read with Neospeech. I wanted to scan a couple of pages in this book I was refering to in which I lost all the em dashes to see what it would do with the same material. While I expect to use K1000 from now on, OpenBook was paid for, and I don't think it is unreasonable to expect to be able to access it whenever I want it. Anybody got any advice?