Hi, Jamie, If there are intelligible words or characters directly before or after a page number generally on the same line with the number, they are probably a heading to the page, either a chapter name author name or the book's title which occur at the top of alternate pages. If so, these can be removed by you, keeping the page number on a line of its own with a blank line above and below the page number. When you read the book and move from page to page, is the text continuous if you leave out the weird words or characters? And sometimes a few random characters will appear at the top or bottom of the page. I don't know the reason for this problem but guess it has something to do with the scanning. Again, if you read the text without these characters when moving from page to page, does the text make sense. If there are no words missing in sentences, you can remove the random words or characters. Hope that this explanation helps. Cat Lover Lori ----- Original Message ----- From: Jamie Prater To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Saturday, March 14, 2009 2:12 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] a little frustrated with a book I'm working on Hi, all, I'm a little frustrated about a book I'm working on. It's called who gets the drumstick, and it's a fantastic book that I've been wanting to read, and I've thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I'm frustrated because I was asked to rescan a book that I'm only the proofreader of. I hope and pray I can do all the deleting of duplication of text and putting page numbers on separate lines that I have been asked to do. I have no sighted help whatsoever and am totally blind and am wondering how I'm to accomplish this when after every page number there uninteligible characters--probably representing Roman numeral chapter headings and/or braille paging numbers or something. I don't want to make the situation worse. I had similar troubles with another book--a children's book called Little Prince know-it-all, and it still has yet to be added to the collection. What is it that makes the page numbers not be on a separate line and need to be placed on a separate line? I've not had to number pages in MicroSoft word in almost four years and am at a loss as to how to fix the mistakes. Please advise as I want Shelley and myself to get the book ready for publishing into the collection for others to enjoy and I want us both to have credit for the work. How am I supposed to get the rescanned book page into my corrected and/or proofread copy and why is it that some books have these page issues and some are placed and numbered clearly and properly? Thanks for any and all suggestions and help as I want others to get access to this fantastic book. It is truly a warm and delightful story of family life that should be a classic if it isn't already.