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Topic: RE: Scanned documents (Via Email)
Conf: (P-PDF) Beginners, Msg: 169643
From: Horndoggie
Date: 3/30/2009 11:13 PM

I think you will find that in most cases, "professionals" (as in they ge
paid more than the rest of us for the same thing) create their docume
nts in
some program such as word and then using the software provided b
y Acrobat
convert the word document into a PDF. This not only saves pa
per (since none
is used) but makes for a much smaller, crisper document
. No matter how hard
we try, scanning is still an image (dots and stuf
f) and OCR is not perfect.

Doug Horn
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From: p-pdf-beginners Listmanager
Sent: Monday, March 30, 2009 9:09 A
Subject: Scanned documents

From: "Don" om>

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Hello everyone :)

I have purchased .pdf books an
d noticed they look wonderful no matter the
zoom level. The fonts all r
esize perfectly, I can select text within the
document, and no matter t
he zoom level, the document layout/formatting
remains the same. I'm sur
e you all know what I mean; forgive the lack of
technical jargon as I'm
new to creating pdf's.
Here's what I need: I have document
s that I want to scan and turn into pdf's
for distribution. I have acce
ss to Adobe 9 to create them, and know how to
scan them in and create t
he pdf, but here's my problem:

Even with OCR turned on, it will i
mport 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 d
ata imbedded.

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

I hope you all unde
rstand what I'm asking; like I said, I'm new to creating
PDFs, but I th
ink the format would serve our purposes well rather than having
to dist
ribute hardcopy to everyone.

Any help would be greatly appreciate
Thank you much!

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