Wow, wish I'd known that before scanning in the eye of the sun, finereader did the same thing with the th's coming out as di's. I switched to omnipage and it did much better but as I said earlier, I accidentally forgot to switch it back to omnipage so the second half was scanned with finereader. Julia ----- Original Message ----- From: Lori Castner To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Wednesday, October 03, 2007 9:52 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Scanning Trade Paperbacks Hello, Becky, I recently scanned a book entitled "The Seat Beside Me." I believe it was a trade paperback as it was the size you mention and had very thin pages. I got a poor scan in that extraneous letters appeared randomly, such as carets, capital i, etc., and I got di for th throughout the book. Luckily Mike had saved a suggestion that was given by Monica Williard (THANK YOU Monica). She suggested turning off the following despeckle white on black language analyst These options are in the classic openbook menus under scanning. I rescanned some of the worst pages from the book, and turning off those options made a world of difference. Also, someone suggested putting a piece of white paper between the pages when you scan. I tried that but it made holding the book quite awkward. But if your scan is really poor, you might try that. But Monica's suggestions should really help. Please let us know how it works out. And, Monica, as you are in the Christian Fiction book chat, you might want to consider "The Seat Beside me" for discussion; it was worth the troubleof scanning--a very good book. And, while I'm at it; Lissi, thanks for the book which is now in the collection! Enough for now. Cat Lover Lori ----- Original Message ----- From: Becky D. To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, October 02, 2007 10:31 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Scanning Trade Paperbacks I have done some scanning of what I think is called a "trade paperback", which comes down to being a rather inexpensive paperback, about maybe 6 by 8 inches, like the Harlequin Romances are, for example. I think the print quality isn't great or something because I can't get a good scan. I'm most frustrated. Is there any way to improve the quality? I'm using Open Book 7.02. And, please, don't go too techy, or I won't get it! Thanks.