Hi, Roger. Once you get your voices set to the way you like them, you press ok. Then you need to save your settings. I think the settings menu is alt g in Openbook 6. Please don't hold me to this though since I haven't seen the program in awhile. In the settings menu, you'll see an option to save your settings. Save them with the name "default" without the quotes. This will make your settings load every time you start the program. This will save all of your settings, not just your voices. So once you choose some scanning settings you really like, you will need to save your settings again, naming them default. This is something I used to forget to do and then would get so annoyed with myself. I kind of wish Openbook would prompt you to save settings before exiting. It doesn't though. While you're adjusting settings, you may wish to turn off the despeckle option and the option to scan white text on black background in the scanning settings area. These settings are really meant for scanning newspapers and books with a small decoration around the print. It actually can degrade performance when scanning most paperback books. Once you change these settings and save them, you won't have to worry about it unless you choose to scan a hardcover book with ornate decoration or fancy paper. -- 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.