Hi, Rebecca. The fact is, if you don't read the book while validating, there's no real way to make sure you get everything. There are some things a spell check won't pick up because maybe they're real words but they didn't scan properly in that case. The best thing to do is to use Kurzweil's ranked spelling to get an idea of how good the book is. If it already appears to be in good condition and you don't want to read the book completely through, maybe just doing a spell check and fixing what you know should be fixed, checking the copyright and making sure nothing is missing from the content of the book is good enough. If there seems to be a lot of errors and it's not one you're really interested in, maybe release it and choose another one. That's why I think when you're first starting to validate, choosing something that sounds like something you'd like to read, anyway, is a good way to start. Take care. Julie Morales Life is a gift from God. What we do with it is our gift to Him. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Rebecca Ilniski" <rebecca.ilniski@xxxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:13 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] validation question hi all. I was reading the instructions tonight and it said that a person was not required to read the book if they didn't want to in order to validate. If you don't read the book how can one be sure to know whether it's a pretty cleans? I found excellent ratings but yet there are weird characters in the books. Also how do you know which characters to remove and which to keep in? I find there's also a lot of numbers before the copyright. Any ideas would be appreciated. Also what's the fastest way to edit a book? I have kurzweil and word. Rebecca and Seeing Eye dog Sherman email only rilniski@xxxxxxxxxxx msn rebecca.ilniski@xxxxxxxxxxx aim rebeccai27 skype rebeccai5 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.