Hi, Patti. The settings you need for books will vary with each book. There's no one given setting that will work for everything. That's part of the learning process with scanning, though, and I'm still working on that. *smile* You start to learn which settings seem to work best for which types of books. Don't give up, though. I'm still learning, and in a sense, I'm sure we all are. Take care. Julie Morales "This book (the Bible) will keep you from sin or sin will keep you from this book." D.L. Moody "To be a Christian means to forgive the inexcusable, because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you." C.S. Lewis ----- Original Message ----- From: "Patti Johnson" <razz@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Saturday, February 12, 2005 9:11 AM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Thank you Thank you, Mike and Shelly. I really appreciate your nice words of encouragement. I will keep trying to improve on my scanning but maybe first of all I need a better scanner, I don't know. Not sure that is all the problem, I think one thing I am confused about is if you don't know if the books' pages are light or dark to make that setting change, and I have tried that and it still doesn't seem to make a difference; I did change from Omni Page to Fine Reader and it did seem to help but still there seems to be so muc h garbage I get, so I don't know if it's my scanner, or my settings, I have them set the best way I think they need to be; then there are the books wtih pictures in them; and on and on! I'll figure it out though, hopefully. 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.