saves my files and does OCR overlays. It also has an OCR utility called Omnipage that converts OCR into text of a great many languages, complete with all of the various accents. Using block copy, the language (including Asian languages with non-alpha characters) can be translated to English via Google translate. PDF pages can also be converted to

other graphics formats such as .jpg. These images can be edited by any graphics or photo software, inserted as pictures into text documents, or posted to the web on (say) FaceBook. You might find that books downloaded from a library or purchased for a Kindle or Kobo have a different file format from PDF. The extensions may be .epub, .mobi, or .awz.

All of these formats are

interconvertible. There are free web sites that will allow you to upload your file, choose the start and end file format and do the conversion. Tablet file formats are sometimes difficult to open on a laptop or desktop computer unless you install the appropriate software. Books in tablet formats are more like a printed book in appearance and convenience. To turn a page, swipe across it as you would to turn a page. They have bookmarks, and the pages look like a bound book.

From the contents page you can jump to any chapter. There is also a line for the page number that will list the page you’re on and the total pages. You can choose any page number from that line and move forward to that page.

Although I was apprehensive of type size at first, I’ve found it convenient to keep a book or two on my cell phone. It’s better than twiddling my thumbs or browsing through old copies of Readers’ Digest in the average waiting room.

KELOWNA MUSEUM SOCIETY Looking Back By Wayne Wilson

lace' is not just about the physical landscapes we live in and walk through everyday. It isn't just the buildings and streetscapes, the pastures and orchards. The nature of 'place' is also about the rhythms and patterns of life, it is about traditions and celebrations, street name meanings and parades.


As the Okanagan landscape began to be re-settled in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, pioneers brought their agricultural economy that turned largely around orcharding. They also brought much more to help them feel more at home. Pioneers brought May Day celebrations, regattas were held up and down the valley, amateur theatre companies were formed, and familiar garden plants and house styles were quickly set in place. The new Okanagan orcharding landscape quickly became a mix of the old and the new and the transplanted settings of a home that was an ocean away. The Kelowna City Band, formed in 1894 (only 2 years after the townsite was laid out by Mr. Lequime) was

part of the re- making of the regional

landscape. The

band played at dances, community celebrations and at official events. In many ways, the Kelowna City Band - and others like it up and down the Valley - lent a feeling of stability and comfort to the pioneers' new life in a new place.

The Kelowna City Band is still playing today and is one of the region's longest standing institutions. Its membership has grown since this early photo was taken, but it remains one of the region's oldest efforts in the Okanagan re-settlement process. If you have photos of the region's orchard history, please contact the BC Orchard Industry Museum. Kelowna Public Archives photo No. 794.

If you have photos or artefacts of our rich agricultural heritage, please contact the B. C. Orchard Industry Museum at 778-478-0347. — Wayne Wilson is the former executive-director of the Orchard Industry Museum and the B.C. Wine Museum.

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