When I've scanned books I try to fix it all up before I upload it so I try to make sure the blank lines are in the right place, take the headers out, check spelling, etc. I am having a horrible time scanning the Confessions of a Shopaholic. I can't do it as facing pages or it only presents half of each page for some reason (in Omnipage). Which means I am back to putting in page breaks manually. Which is ok it just takes me longer. But yes in general if I validate a book I don't read the whole thing. I find it cumbersome to read at my computer. First I spell check, then I check for page numbers, page breaks, and the lines between page numbers and page breaks. I have done books that did not have page breaks and I put in page breaks manually for each page. I remove headers if they are still there. If the book seems to have huge problems then I read at least the first dozen pages to see what is going on. I have not validated a ton of books though. I have done a couple of textbooks that seemed to have been on the step one list for a long, long time (one was over a year). I try not to validate any books that are brand new on the list because I know there are others out there who want to read each word of it and I respect that. I'm finding out I like to scan books. I especially like this new-to-me scanner. When I get done scanning Confessions of a Shopaholic I am going to scan that Devil in Grey book that someone requested. And I see that India vegetarian cookbook is at the library waiting for me too, but I have to go to the pain clinic today and get another injection so it will be Friday before I can get to the library. Jamie in Michigan 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.