Manuals to PDF advice sought

From: Jeff Hellige <>
Date: Sun Jun 10 10:43:43 2001

        I've decided that I would like to start converting various
documentation I have to PDF, mainly newsletters and such for the
Model 2000 that seem to be otherwise nearly impossible to find. In
fact, I'd like to eventually cut a CD that pretty much covered the
machine and it's docs. My question is, how do I best go about doing
this? I've tried a couple of newsletters already and scanning them
using Photoshop as a grayscale TIFF's at 100dpi, so as to preserve
botht the layout and any diagrams and such, and then importing the
images into Acrobat ended up with a 6.3meg PDF for a 20page 8.5x11
newsletter. If I scan the newsletters as a bi-tone image the text
comes out all blotchy. I also scanned a 4 page 8.5x11 glossy color
flyer, using truecolor settings at 200dpi, and it ended up as a 32meg

        I don't have any OCR software but I do have Acrobat 4.0 and
Photoshop 2.5.1. Yes, I know it's an extremely old version of
Photoshop but it does the job and Acrobat doesn't like my scanner
plugin while Photoshop works with it fine. Acrobat PDF Writer works
from other programs fine as well, having easily converted my FAQ to a
32k PDF by 'printing' to it from within Netscape. The scanner is a
Piotech Splendeur 3024, a rebadged Relisys Infinity Scorpio, capapble
of 30bit color at a maximum optical resolution of 300 x 1200. It's
capable of 2400 x 2400 with software interpolation.

        Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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