preserving / ressurecting old docs?

From: Bill Bradford <>
Date: Fri Jun 22 12:26:22 2001

On Fri, Jun 22, 2001 at 09:42:09AM -0700, Zane H. Healy wrote:
> In the case of the older DEC handbooks it's only a matter of time before
> the completely disentigrate anyway. They were published on the worst
> quality paper imaginable.

I'm trying to do this as non-destructively as possible.

> Your best bet is to take the books and have the binding cut off
> professionally. Then scan in the pages one at a time (not two). I
> personally believe Adobe Acrobat is the best way of doing this. Although I
> realize there are people here that are against Adobe Acrobat.

I'm scanning them in as 100dpi grayscale GIFs, then I will convert to
other format(s) and eventually to PDF. Scanning directly to PDF with
HP's software produces horrible output with compression artifacts.


Bill Bradford
Austin, TX
Received on Fri Jun 22 2001 - 12:26:22 BST

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