Elizabeth, In general you want collumn Identification (or Collumn Recognition)on when scanning two pages at a time since OCR software can occasionally goof and think it's looking at a page with two collumns and a blank page. If this happens with Collumn Identification turned on, then you won't get the two pages mixed together. Collumn Identification needs to be turned off though when doing the Table of Contents or other tables and occasionally in sections like glossaries since the names and definitions can sometimes be in two collumns, but meant to be read across rather than reading down the first collumn of names then reading down the second with the definitions. The problems to look for are: Pages where Lines have been split in half and the left halves appear before the right halves due to scanning a page containing two collumns of information that are meant to be read across like a Table of Contents rather than down the left collumn then down the right like collumns of text in a magazine Tables of data where data is listed a collumn at a time rather than listed a row at a timedue to having Collumn Identification turned on while scanning the table Lines from two different pages being mixed together due to scanning two pages at a time with Collumn Identification turned off Page breaks missing between even and odd pages due to having Two Page Scanning turned off while scanning two pages at a time with Collumn Identification turned on. HTH Gerald -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of E. Sent: Friday, November 04, 2005 6:54 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] column identification on or off I am scanning a paperback two pages at a time. Please tell me when I want column identification on, when off and how to check for anything going wrong. What indicates what? Perhaps this would be a good tip for the tips site listed below. Perhaps we can put a link to the tips site on the volunteer bookshare page or make it part of the other unofficial bookshare site. Thanks. E. At 06:17 PM 10/25/2005, you wrote: >Hi guys, > I had a few hours free and put together a very simplistic system for > logging/sorting tips based on products. Feel free to check it out. If you > decide to use this system I'd be more than happy to add more bells and > whistles, but I don't want to waste time if no one will use it. Let me > know if you have comments/suggestions/questions. > ><http://www.jbrownell.com/bks/tips/>http://www.jbrownell.com/bks/tips/ > >Best, >Jake To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.