My HP Officejet 7310 All-In-One, prints out sweet color pictures of hobbits from LOTR web sites and has been a super copy machine, but no one has been able to convince it to communicate with my Open Book, so if you invest in specialized scanning software like Open Book or Kurzweil, you are safest to buy a scanner the manufacturer recommends. Turn over is so rapid at the stores, that I've found the models that are recommended have been long out of stock so buying what you need over the computer may be the best choice. I do regret not being able to feel the controls before I buy a scanner because on some machine they are touch points behind flat panels and not at all finger friendly. So, we have to look a little harder, but the hundreds of books on step one are proof that functional scanners can be found and that going the extra mile to buy hardware that will collaborate with your soft ware is worth the effort.
Good luck. Always with love, Lissi----- Original Message ----- From: "Grandma Cindy" <popularplace@xxxxxxxxx>
To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, December 11, 2006 5:12 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: scanner recommendations?
This one is an Epson Perfection 3490 photo. It's o.k., but the book has to be put on the flatbed upside down for the page to come out rightside up. The other one is, I think, the 1660 Perfection photo. With both, though, because I updated my computer, I guess, I have the ABBY Fine Reader--but it doesn't have all the features that Dan's has. That's why I have to scan one page at a time and then convert--or at least I haven't figured out ow to do more, and I get a message saying that I have a limited Fine Reader and to upgrade would cost. The scanning and converting is very fast--I haven't timed it, but it seems to be just a few seconds to scan and a few more to convert and save each page. Before, when I could scan up to 12 pages and convert them all into one document, it took a lot longer--the scanning took longer and the converting, since it was more than one page. When I looked at the epson site, I didn't see any of the models. I think the key, though, isn't the scanner itself but the program or whatever it's called that it comes with. Good luck. Mabe your HP scanner will be fine. Cindy --- Jamie Yates <jamieyates@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Thanks, Sue :) A few years ago he didn't go to the Christmas party and they drew his name and you don't win if you're not there. This year he kept saying I just know I'm going to win something. And he did. I didn't go because we didn't have a sitter for our 8 year old but that was ok with me anyway! Cindy which Epson scanner did you buy? Jamie in Michigan Books gone wild.... http://www.bookcrossing.com/referral/jamieyates 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.____________________________________________________________________________________ Cheap talk? Check out Yahoo! Messenger's low PC-to-Phone call rates. http://voice.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxxput 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.
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