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Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 12:53 pm
Guys, I managed to scan it at work in two PDFs of excellent quality. Will put it online tonight.
Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:57 pm
Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:54 pm
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
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.
Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:58 pm
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
Paper version sent to Ibisum this evening.
Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:22 pm
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 ???
Posted: Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:46 pm
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?
Posted: Mon Apr 10, 2017 11:34 am
Thanks Sy! I will be sure to make these available to anyone that needs them .. they're going in my much treasured collection ..
Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:11 pm
Posted: Wed May 17, 2017 4:32 pm
FWIW, OCR is still useful for PDF files even if the OCR'ed text isn't corrected by a human afterwards. This mainly goes for PDF files put online somewhere. Search machines (like Google) will use the OCRed text when they add to their index, and then it is easier to locate such PDF files when you search for some text in them.