[bksvol-discuss] Re: opticbook scanning

  • From: "Robert Riddle" <captinlogic@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Jul 2008 22:52:09 -0500

That's odd. Most of the paperbacks I get come out badly when using the edge. Ah well, just goes to show you, YMMV. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Mayrie ReNae" <mrenae@xxxxxxxxxxx>

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Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 8:42 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: opticbook scanning


Hi Robert,

I have to differ with you about the paperbacks.  Some do have the
print so close to the binding that they need to be scanned with both pages
flat on the scanner at once, but most, I'd say 19 out of 20 that I have
scanned have sufficient margins to scan using the book edge. And I think
that Meka has tried both paperbacks and hard covers.  I wonder, is anyone
actually using the OpticBook 3600 also running Vista on that computer? I am
running XP and have not experienced what Meka talks about, and have talked
with her about her settings which match mine, and she still has this issue
of not being able to scan effectively using the book edge.

Mayrie



-----Original Message-----
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[mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Riddle
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 6:08 PM
To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: opticbook scanning

That opticbook is best suited for hardbacks, rather than paperbacks. This is
because the light doesn't go all the way to the edge of the scanner, but
stops about an inch in. This means that if you try scanning a regular
paperback by putting the binder flush with the edge, you'll get chopped off words because the inner margins didn't get scanned. Try using a hardback on
an opticbook. YOu'll be amazed.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Meka White" <mekawh@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2008 6:36 PM
Subject: [bksvol-discuss] opticbook scanning


Hi Jackie and others:

I am reminded of a problem that I have in terms of the opticbook.

Whenever I use the reading edge with kurzweil, I never, and I do mean
never, get a clean scan.  It's so full of errors and it hits way below
a normal confidence level. I have used different books, have tried
optimizing, but to no avail.

Do you have any suggestions?  I thought I wasn't using the edge
correctly but after Jackie's explanation, I realize that I'm at least
doing the mechanics correctly.

Meka

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