Scanning old manuals

From: John Lawson <>
Date: Tue Mar 9 11:30:13 1999

  So far... the best results I have obtained (in experiments) has
been to *photograph* the pages, then scan the photos... I am using
35mm film, but I would imagine that the newer hi-res digital cameras
would work as well. I will post some of these scanned docs on my
website when I get a Round Tuit.

  I use a page-sized piece of 1/2" glass to smooth the page... works
for sheets as well as bound material, then a cheesy copy stand with
some photo-grade lamps. A tripod would work too.

  I gave up on the OCR for the reasons set forth in the previous posts.


Received on Tue Mar 09 1999 - 11:30:13 GMT

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