Hi, Patti. I think, in a lot of cases, it's simply trial and error. You're right: If you can't see anything about the page, you sometimes don't know where to go with it, but I experiment, changing little things a little at a time. If I see improvements, I keep going in that direction a little at a time. If I change a few things in that direction and see no improvements, I start going the other way. The key is, most of the time, to go a little at a time because you don't want to overshoot the mark and have to backtrack to get a good setting. I'm sorry I can't be of more help, but each book is different and can require totally different settings, so it really does take some experimenting. Take care. Julie Morales inlovewithchrist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Windows/MSN Messenger (but not email): mercy0421@xxxxxxxxxxx Skype: mercy0421 ----- Original Message ----- From: Patti Johnson To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 3:46 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Scanning How do you know what to change your settings to when scanning a book? I have a book that has an incredible amount of junk in it, and I have no idea how to get rid of these errors. If you don't know what kind of page it is, dark or light, how do you know what to change settings to? I tried changing some of the settings but it is making no difference. Patti Me and my guide dog; He does a good job, He keeps me safe So life is just great For me and my guide dog.