Whenever possible, locate reading material in a supported electronic format which may eliminate
the need to scan
Use the highest quality source material possible (no pen/pencil marks, smooth and flat, free of
smudged text, etc...).
Avoid scanning newsprint.
Close the lid of the scanner completely.
Save often while scanning.
Scan material in logical segments (chapters) versus an entire book to avoid extremely large files.
Test the quality of scanned material before continuing the entire process (Is the primary text
reading well? Does the material read in order for the most part?).
Try scanning in both black/white and color to determine which provides the best results.
When necessary, adjust scan settings in the Tools>Options>Scanning menu.
Try a different OCR (optical character recognition) engine.
Adjust the brightness of the scan.
You can even adjust the scanning language to support English Language Learners (remember,
Kurzweil 300 includes: English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish voices).
Zone Edit to correct reading order.
Back up your scanned materials to another location.
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