Tips for Scanning & Proofing

BSOs, Children's Books, and More

  • When to do a BSO, how to format childrens' books, and how to handle other unusual books

Describing Images

  • How to describe images in your scanned book

Characters, Elements & FormattingTips

  • Learn which characters, elements and formatting are most likely to cause issues when the book is uploaded to Bookshare and what to do about them

Helpful Shortcuts

  • Make proofreading easier by normalizing your file using shortcuts in Microsoft Word
  • Creating page breaks in Microsoft Word

Common Scannos

  • Here is a list of the most commonly found scanning errors

The "Book Information Page"

  • Learn about the information on the page you find when you click on a book's title