Tedious as stripping headers is, for me, losing track of page numbers is even worse. I tried the Omnipage setting to remove headers and didn't like it. But, that doesn't mean everyone should do things the way I do. One of the great things about this list is reading about all the different things other volunteers do, trying them out, finding what works for me (you) and thus, getting better and better at producing accessible books.
Misha EVAN REESE wrote:
I should add to this a bit:For books I scan that I plan to read through, I don't want to be reading along and find that at some point in the midst of the story that I missed two pages. So I want to make certain that no pages are missing before I start.Also, I scan a lot of books for Lissi that I don't necessarily want to read myself. I very much want to make sure that I haven't missed any pages in those. So keeping the page numbers is important to me to ensure that the book has all of its pages, whether I'm reading it, or I've scanned it for someone else to read. If I could find some way of not scanning the headers without removing the page numbers when they are at the top of the page, that would be perfect. Evan----- Original Message ----- *From:* EVAN REESE <mailto:mentat3@xxxxxxxxxxx> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Wednesday, December 23, 2009 7:39 PM *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Stripping headers Hi Jamie,I have created margins to eliminate headers before. But I do itonly when the page number is at the bottom of the page. The reason is that if I miss a page--or two pages if I'm scanning in two-page mode--How would I find the missing pages? It may perhaps be very easy with sight to flip through the book and compare with the text on the screen and quickly find what's missing. But for someone without sight, even someone such as myself who has an Optacon, I think that would be a painful and time-consuming process in a book with a few hundred pages. I suppose I could stop every ten or twenty pages or so and make sure I haven't missed any. But that would defeat the convenience of being able to scan many pages without touching the keyboard, as I can do with K1000. So, if the page numbers are at the tops of pages, I prefer to not marginalize the headers out of the scan and eliminate them with a few judicious search and replace operations, if I can, or take them out manually, if I must..Evan----- Original Message ----- *From:* Jamie Yates, CPhT <mailto:mirxtech@xxxxxxxxx> *To:* bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Wednesday, December 23, 2009 2:31 PM *Subject:* [bksvol-discuss] Re: Stripping headers I prefer not to OCR the headers to begin with. Omnipage will skip headers if you tell it to, or if you're sighted, you can just not select the text with the header to be OCR'd to begin with. That's what I do. Then I have to put in the page numbers by hand of course, but I find it is good for checking to make sure I've scanned all of the pages.-- Jamie in MichiganCurrently Reading: While My Pretty One Knits by Anne Canadeo Earn cash for answering trivia questions every 3 hours: http://instantcashsweepstakes.com/invitations/ref_link/49497 See everything I've read this year at: www.michrxtech.com/books.html <http://www.michrxtech.com/books.html>
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