I think if the book is chopped too close to the text, the OCR program thinks that the boundary between the white page and the black background is a character, usually a vertical bar (|, or as Unix programmers call it, a pipe - I had a password of "smoking|" which is "smoking pipe" for a while). Getting rid of pipes is easy enough, just do a global replace, but if there are other characters like 'p', then it's tougher. If they have blanks on each side, then you can use a global replace, but if they are in the middle of words, or up against words (like 'pthe'), then you have to remove them one at a time, which is a royal pain. You're not inept, it's the chopper (meaning me) who's inept. Sorry! HTH, Carrie "E." <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: What makes a book like Black William end up with those extraneous end of line characters? I have run across this before, find it hard to remove them, and feel inept. E. At 09:40 AM 8/15/2006, you wrote: >Thanks for letting me know! I'll rescan Black William at the office and >create a better copy. If I have time, I'll validate it. For some reason, >a whole slew of new books were released in August, so my New York Times >list for August has 20 books on it. Yikes! But I have a week or so >before they start showing up at the office. Maybe I can squeeze Black >William in there... > >Carrie > >"E." wrote: >Black William is just full of end of line (read ed sign p) in the middle of >lines where it does not belong. Someone with more ability than I have may >want to work on this. > >E. > >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. > > > >Do you Yahoo!? >Everyone is raving about the >all-new >Yahoo! Mail Beta. 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. --------------------------------- Do you Yahoo!? Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail Beta.