Hi, Roger. I have found a couple of my older posts about scanning and am not sure which one you want. So I'll post the three posts that seem like they would be most useful to you here. Since this first one is a little more on the advanced side, you may want to save it for later. Then again, you're a brave guy and may want to learn how to do this from the beginning. (smile) It's about using the autocorrection feature in Openbook to fix common errors as you scan. I'm a big fan of it since it does the heavy lifting for you and means less clean-up time later. This isn't used by everyone, so you're getting an opinion here. I think this is probably the issue where there is the most disagreement among frequent submitters. I think both sides of the issue have merit and hope I will describe how I do things without making anyone else's way sound wrong. I always use the correction tool. The Kurzweil default corrections file has been developed to focus on fixing obvious scannos. I have added some scannos that I see often, making sure I don't correct words that shouldn't be. For example, I have a correction for the scanno cornpany to be replaced with company. I scan books from 3 genres, none of which is science fiction. So the chances are very good that cornpany is not going to be someone's name. On the other hand, I can't use the corrections file for the word die to be replaced with the because die is a real word and is often used correctly in books. So while the tool has the potential to cause trouble, it can also do a lot of heavy lifting for you if you tend to scan books within specific genres or by certain publishers. If you work on a wide range of books or scan a lot of science fiction or fantasy books, you may want to leave the correction tool turned off because of the made-up words commonly found in those genres. Evan has told me that he uses autocorrections on his fantasy books with success though, so I could be wrong here. If you are reading this and use Openbook, there are a few corrections you might want to delete from Openbook's default correction list. This only applies to Openbook. Remove the tom for torn, glock for clock, modem for modern, and bum for burn entries because they actually replace legitimate words. Please also remove the com for corn entry because it makes web addresses look wierd. You get google.corn instead of google.com . I usually scan mysteries, business books, and nonfiction. Here is a list of my favorite corrections that save me time. Openbook users can use these too. They are not case sensitive. Tbis for this Cbapter for chapter Diere for there Diemselves for themselves Dirough for through Dioroughly for thoroughly Tuming for turning Buming for burning Cornpany for company Cornmit for commit Cornfortable for comfortable Thc for the Tbe for the Diink for think Thcse for these I hope this is helpful. Please speak up if this seems confusing or if you think I missed something important. -- 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.