I've picked out a lot of my books and have started digitising them. I work at a library that has a book binder department, so I can easily cut off the bindings in a huge, professional machine. I have been basing my workflow on the instructions here. But I have some questions and concerns about how to perform certain steps along the way. So I hope some of you have done at least some of these operations, and can advise me. My set-up: Fujitsu SnapScan ix500 PDF Nomad Adobe Acrobat Pro XI (license for Windows that came with my SnapScan, trial version on my iMac) After I scan, I do OCR, link the table of contents to the correct pages, and optimise (not necessarily in that order). Or that's the plan at least. So far, I have several scanned books in various stages of being OCR'ed, linked (hasn't worked well), and optimised (also something I'm in the middle of testing). Does the order for OCR/table of content/optimising matter? I can't find a way to optimise in anything other than Adobe. Finder doesn't make the files small enough (ebooks are usually very small files), and I can't figure out how to do it in PDF Nomad. But I'd rather not 1) fire up the Asus netbook to use the Windows version of Adobe if I can help it, or 2) pay for the Mac license for same (I will if I have to) - at least if I can find a way to do it with what I have on my Mac now. I watched the tutorial in PDF Nomad for making an outline from the table of contents (essentially bookmarks that behave as links, if I understand) but even after watching and trying several times, the result is at best inconsistent. Anyone have any luck doing this? Some of my books are OCR'ed for two languages. Seems to work MOST of the time (using PDF Nomad). Anyone have experience with OCR'ing for two languages? The page size options in PDF Nomad are extensive, but confusing. Anyone know what the standard sizes are for ebooks you want to read on Kindle, iPad, phones? Do you have to choose, and if so, what's the most flexible choice? I realise this is a lot of questions, and I guess more than specific answers (though that would be great) I'm looking for experiences anyone has had with digitising their books and using them as ebooks. tl;dr: Anyone have experience digitising their paper books?