Monica, No, you don't need to worry about the first line of the text. I've never come across an instance where it looks as if the Stripper bothered the text. You do need to worry about the Stripper stripping the chapter headings, though. Adding a header above a chapter heading will prevent the chapter heading from being stripped. If the book has page numbers, then you shouldn't use OpenBook to strip headers/footers because the page numbers are part of the headrs or the footers. You'll need to strip them manually or make them consistent so that the Stripper can recognize them. That way the page numbers remain in the book. Otherwise, the page numbers in the books won't necessarily match the real ones because the Stripper won't find any and will default to numbering them as Word does, beginning with the first page numbered as 1, and quite a few books actually begin numbering starting with the first page of the prologue or chapter 1. Let me know if you have more questions. HTH Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Monica Willyard Sent: Saturday, May 13, 2006 3:16 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Protecting page numbers and chapter headings >Gerald, I need to be sure I've understood your post correctly. Are >you saying that if I have a book with no headers, I need to make up >a header so the stripper won't take the first line of the actual >text? I'm currently validating a book that has no headers but does >have page breaks where they should be. I'd also started having >Openbook strip the headers from my scans so that the validater >wouldn't have to fuss with them. Am I wrong to do this? Monica Visit my blog at: http://plumlipstick.livejournal.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. 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.