Hi Patti, I have an ADF scanner so I can't use the optimize feature. Two things I have found with K1000 that can make a difference in recognition rates are... Changing the recognition engine 2. Scanner brightness. I use to use 50 which was the default with K1000 but now I find more books do well up around 75. this will vary with the scanner. I am using a Canon RD2080C. Kaitlyn Level III Practitioner Reconnective healing and the Reconnection Level 1 Reiki healing Kaitlyn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Life is an inside job and light and love is everything:) -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Patti Johnson Sent: Sunday, July 10, 2005 3:46 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 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.