builderstudent2 wrote:Snaguy: I used Snagit to record the video.
Don't you mean Camtasia from Techsmith, also the makers of Snagit.
I have never been working with Abby Finereader, but it sure looks very nice. Do you have to purchase a special edition of Abby or is this possible even in the cheaper versions. (I see you have the corporate edition)
I actually don't see what is the problem (or didn't read carefully)
Why don't you split up your left and right images into 2 seperate maps, as adviced here on the forum using the free software BookScanWizard and/or Scan Tailor which can be found throughhttp://diybookscanner.org/wiki/index.php?title=Introduction_to_Software
Because in case you have been able to keep your book at exactly the same place on the scanner they will be the same for all the left and right pictures. This way you do the left images deskewing and cropping all in one, since Abby remembers the coordinates. And then you do your right side pictures with the new coordinates which you put in and Abby remembering it.
On this forum people already mentioned software which is capable to rename pictures in batch with even and odd numbers so later you can put them together in a map after which you make a PDF from it.
I am curious however why don't you OCR proces your dictionary making it into a epub file. More easier to have an index and search capabilities. As long as your files have a high dpi it wouldn't be a problem to OCR the entire book.
One of the other members (Rob) already showed us how to calculate the dpi from a picture. See:http://diybookscanner.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=934&p=9998&hilit=+dpi+calculate#p9998
To improve your pictures even more and in batch you could try Adobe Lightroom. For making the left and right pictures even in brightnes and change them into B+W. If all the pages are text you could sharpen to have a more distinct difference between black and white.
I hope that this small sidestep (splitting the right and left pictures in seperate maps) will improve the speed of your workflow.
But to answer your question, sorry I don't have a better alternative. Just have a look to the software page mentioned or the forum's Scantailor and Bookscanwizard.