[bksvol-discuss] Re: Strange scanning problem

  • From: "Julie Morales" <mercy421@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 Jan 2006 14:27:23 -0500

Hi, Jenny. Well, I'm glad you did get the problem fixed, but that is strange, 
unless you're right and maybe the setting had gotten changed somehow. Messing 
around with the settings is important to get a good scan sometimes, and I'm 
sure you know that, but I'm glad the problem was easily fixed. Maybe, if this 
happens again, you'll try that before pulling out your hair for a few days. 
<smile> Take care.
Julie Morales
Life is a gift from God. What we do with it is our gift to Him.
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Jenny Wood 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 8:03 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Strange scanning problem

  Hi Gary,

  Actually, this thought had occurred to me.  Unfortunately, it appeared to 
make no difference.  

  However, after obsessing over this problem for the past few days, yesterday 
being the worst, I believe we finally have it licked.  Before I was about to 
try simply re-installing the Kurzweil software fresh, my husband and I decided 
to try one more simple thing.  We changed the setting for the threshhold from 
static to dynamic inside of Kurzweil.  Well, wouldn't you know it, that seems 
to have solved the problem.  Pages are scanning in beautifully again.  I have 
absolutely no idea why it would make such a difference now after all this time, 
or if perhaps it used to be set to dynamic previously and was somehow 
changed...who knows.  In any case, the problem appears to be resolved for now, 
and I am keeping my fingers crossed that this does the trick.  Thanks again to 
everyone who responded.  I appreciate all of the suggestions and advice.


    ----- Original Message ----- 
    From: Gary Petraccaro 
    To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
    Sent: Friday, January 20, 2006 6:30 AM
    Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Strange scanning problem

    If you start a new file with the later pages in the book, what happens?

      ----- Original Message ----- 
      From: Jenny Wood 
      To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
      Sent: Thursday, January 19, 2006 11:48 AM
      Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Strange scanning problem

      Hi all,

      This is kind of a long shot, but I thought I would post to the list to 
      out if anyone else has come across a similar problem as the one I have 
      struggling with the past few days.  First of all, I am using windows 2000
      with the Kurzweil 1000 software package, and have a Microtech scanner.  I
      have been working on scanning a novel now for a week or more, and managed 
      get through more than half of the book with very few errors or 
      However, it seems within the past few days, the quality has become 
      poor.  I have tried cleaning the scanner bed several times, and had my
      sighted husband verify that there were still no obvious scratches or 
      I missed.  The quality of the print in the book itself has also not 
      In fact, I tried rescanning a page from the beginning of the book, and 
      came up with very poor quality.  It seems that lots of random text is left
      out completely, while other words are butchered badly.  Rebooting and
      shutting everything down completely doesn't seem to have helped either.  I
      have also unplugged the scanner several times to reset it manually, but no
      change.  I have tried both version 7 and 9 of the Kurzweil packages, and
      both seem to experience the same problem.  Everything will scan 
      for the first one to two-hundred pages, then the quality degrades
      dramatically.  Is there possibly some sort of cache of stored pages 
      keeps somewhere that I could try clearing?  I have not yet tried updating
      the drivers for the scanner, but will have a look this weekend to see if
      there is anything more recent available.  The scanner is only about a year
      and-a-half old.  Could a bad USB cable or flakey A.C. adapter cause this
      type of problem?  Any suggestions or advice would be greatly appreciated!

      Thanks in advance!


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