You're doing an excellent job and deserve kudos for taking on those textbooks. I've done a couple of books literally two that I haven't read either, and then I do what you describe, and as I'm putting in the page breaks I scan the page and sometimes catch a scanno that way--or the spell--check, which I have on, points them out by underlining them in red. Generally I do fiction and nonfiction, though not textbooks, and I've found that I've actually enjoyed some books I wouldn't have expected to, in both categories. Cindy --- Jamie Yates <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > 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. > > __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Tired of spam? Yahoo! Mail has the best spam protection around http://mail.yahoo.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.