Dear Sue, Gerald and Jake,Thank you, Gerald, for the information specific to my question about Open Book.
Sue, I followed your advice and went to Jake's home site and read his comparison of Kurzweil and Open Book where I learned even more.
Jake, I'm used to going to your tips and lists site for instruction, refreshers, to contribute to and review the categories and always to skim the recap on the newest Marissa's lists. I forget I can also go to your home page which boasts a cool animated graphic which doesn't confuse Jaws.
I remember that Grace was one of the first volunteers I noticed who encouraged us to go to your list for solutions to our scanning and validating problems and who described the tips she wrote herself. That list has certainly grown! It's as if you've devised a sort of Wickopedia for Booksharians!
Some of the contributors are volunteers I don't recall posting here ever or often. It just reminds me that those of us who post to this list are a small percentage of the active Bookshare volunteers.
I need to remind myself that while it may be quicker and more personal to ask questions here, my first impulse, that it's more time efficient for everyone if I check the tips list
where my answer is waiting. Always with love, Lissi.----- Original Message ----- From: "Gerald Hovas" <GeraldHovas@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 10:43 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Open Book scanning engines
Lissi,OpenBook includes the following OCR engines: FineReader 7.0, OmniPage 12.5, and Recognita 12.5. It doesn't appear to be available for the Mac, but I'd suggest calling Freedom Scientific and asking them instead of assuming thatit doesn't since their website still shows on one of its pages that it supports FineReader 6.02, OmniPage 12, and Recognita 12 instead of the versions I listed above which come with OpenBook as of version 7.02. The number is 1-800-444-4443. HTH Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Estelnalissi Sent: Friday, January 12, 2007 4:11 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Open Book scanning engines Dear Bookshare Friends, In previous discussions you told me Kurzweil has 2 scanning engines, like fine reader and omni page, or some programs like that.Does Open Book 7.0 have scanning software built in? If so, does anyone knowwhat it is called? Also, does Open book work with Mac computers? Thanks. Always with love, Lissi To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list ofavailable commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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