[bksvol-discuss] Re: Converting KES to RTF

  • From: "Gary Petraccaro" <garyp130@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2005 17:14:05 -0400

What a great idea.  Never occurred to me.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Sarah Van Oosterwijck 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Wednesday, September 28, 2005 4:15 PM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Converting KES to RTF

  I also wonder if there is a good way to find blank pages.  I wish they 
  would show up in the poorly recognized pages list with a 0.0 confidence 
  level.  Does this ever happen?

  When reading a book all the  way through I have a good method for finding 
  the blank pages, I just can't go back and find them later.  You might want 
  to go in to the verbocity options for Kurzweil and find the event for 
  turning a page while reading.  Set it to chime and it will make a tiny 
  squeak-like sound when it passes a page boundary.  If you hear more than 
  one squeak-;like sound in a row you know there was a blank page and it 
  might be time to examine page numbering before and after, or time to insert 
  something on that page to make it a non-blank page.

  Remember that Kurzweil doesn't remove the blank pages when you save.  It 
  only refuses to show them when you open an RTF with blank pages.

  I've noticed the dash problem too, but I am not sure whether the problem is 
  an OCR problem completely unrelated to the way Kurzweil handles the 
  results, or whether it is a side affect of the feature that joins words 
  that were on separate lines with a dash at the end of the first part of the 
  word.  I wouldn't like the feature to not be used even if it sometimes 
  messes up.  Joining all the separated words would be a lot more work 
  judging by some of the messes I've seen in books that were small paperbacks 
  scanned with software that retained all the formatting, desirable and 
  otherwise. :-)

  I just got Kurzweil 10 a couple days ago and I'm playing with as many 
  features as possible without actually having much to scan.  I really need 
  an opertunity to visit a library.  I think I'm finally feeling okay enough 
  of the time to start scanning again.  Monday I actually had to dust my 
  scanner, which showed me just how pathetic I had become. :-)

  Sarah Van Oosterwijck
  Assistive Technology Trainer

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