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Re: Photocopies

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:53 pm
by Symoon
Guys, I managed to scan it at work in two PDFs of excellent quality. Will put it online tonight.

Re: Photocopies

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:57 pm
by Chema
Great!

Re: Photocopies

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:54 pm
by Steve M
Yeah, the OCR software worked quite well back then but more recent programs werent' so simple. I think I used it because it produced smaller files and the scans were quite large. I can't remember if I was on broadband or dial-up back then but size was a big issue.

Yes OCR produces errors. There are a few in the service manual. I think Mike Brown spotted the errors, but they are probably where I miss-typed a correction. You can compare to these scans now :o)

It seems to be the same as far as I can tell. That's quite interesting in itself as it probably means there isn't missing pages from mine.

Re: Photocopies

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:58 pm
by Symoon
Ok, the new version is here:
http://mercenarysite.free.fr/oric/oric_ ... ource2.zip

I couldn't make a single PDF (the copier made an error when sending me the file) so I had to split it in two parts.
1st time I used a scanner with ADF, that's very fast and convenient :D

Paper version sent to Ibisum this evening.
Have fun :)

Re: Photocopies

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:22 pm
by Steve M
Many thanks - good job.

So how do you get the scanned pdf size down? I just scanned 6 pages and got over 10Mb using Open Office. I tried PDF Creator and it produced a file of over 25Mb using the same pages.

I'm scanning at 300dpi - too much ???

Re: Photocopies

Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:46 pm
by Symoon
No idea about the PDF I sent - they were 100% automatically made by the copier I used. I'm a PDF newbie, never produced much.
300dpi is big, but not that big. It's a good archive quality (though some will expect 600).

I suspect there is some compression factor somewhere, like in Jpeg format?

Re: Photocopies

Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:34 am
by ibisum
Thanks Sy! I will be sure to make these available to anyone that needs them .. they're going in my much treasured collection ..

Re: Photocopies

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:11 pm
by coco.oric
downloaded
thanks simon