Hi Mike, Since I am a user and a volunteer I went to the .kes list of books that needed review and grabbed on of those. I wasn't sure how many Kurzweil users we had. So far I really like the software running version 9.0. I haven't used any of the others but now that I have a scanner I should try some of the demos. I am scanning with a Canon DR2080C. Kaitlyn No one is given a dream without also being given the power to make it come true Reconnective Healing energy Practitioner Numerologist, Get your personal reading Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the number of moments that take your breath away:) -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Pietruk Sent: Wednesday, May 25, 2005 3:15 AM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: submitted 36 books today Kaitlyn Thheoretically, Yes, .kes is preferable. From a practical standpoint, however, it is a recipe for having your submissions languish from being validated by a volunteer as that validator must have K1000 available to them. So, from a practical standpoint, the best format to choose is .rtf which almost all validators can easily handle. I scan using K1000 myself. When I am working on a book, I save it in .kes. Before submitting it to Bookshare, however, I convert it to .rtf using K1000's ""save as" feature on the file menu.