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Topic: Scanned documents
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 169642
From: UpstateGuy
Date: 3/30/2009 11:08 PM

Hello everyone :)

I have purchased .pdf books and noticed they look wonderful no matter the zoom level. The fonts all resize perfectly, I can select text within the document, and no matter the zoom level, the document layout/formatting remains the same. I'm sure you all know what I mean; forgive the lack of technical jargon as I'm new to creating pdf's.
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Here's what I need: I have documents that I want to scan and turn into pdf's for distribution. I have access to Adobe 9 to create them, and know how to scan them in and create the pdf, but here's my problem:

Even with OCR turned on, it will import the scanned documents, but when you try to zoom in, it pixelates badly which tells me the pdf is strictly the image files with the OCR data imbedded.

How do "the professionals" do this when they're scanning in a book, so that the fonts are actually saved, zooming can be performed and formatting/layout is saved?

I hope you all understand what I'm asking; like I said, I'm new to creating PDFs, but I think the format would serve our purposes well rather than having to distribute hardcopy to everyone.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you much!
-Don


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