The rôle of the Scanning Team is to create a digital file in Adobe's Portable Document Format that contains a scanned image of the text to be keyboarded. When WEBBS first started, it was necessary to take a printed publication and physically take it apart in order to send a few pages to each keyboarder. Today, we are able to use scanning equipment to take a digital "photograph" of each page. These scans are then compiled into a single PDF document and sent out to Team Leaders for distribution to their keyboarders.
As a member of this team you will, of course, need to have a scanner, but you may also find that some additional software utilities can be very useful. When you click on the main button below, you will open a PDF document that will give advice and guidance on scanning Scripture or other books, and on how to compile a PDF document containing the scans. If you do not already have Adobe's Acrobat Reader, you will need to start by downloading and installing it on your computer. You can use the direct link to Adobe from this site.
Useful FREE software utilities
Click on any heading below to see the recommended software applications and to find a direct link to websites from which you can download them. Most of the utilities are for the Windows operating system, but there is a second tab with a couple of versions that are available for Mac users.