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Topic: Re: Adobe Capture 5.0
Conf: (P-PDF) Developers, Msg: 56345
From: dhgpj
Date: 5/29/2002 05:18 PM

>Oooops! I'm so used to using Acrobat 5.0 that my fingers went over to the ="5" key.
>Anyway, it's version 3.0 of Capture.
>Also, it seems that Zip compression doesn't really
>help much.
>thanks again.

You are right, ZIP compression is a lossless scheme for images of various =color-depths. It is unsuitable for document imaging purposes.

Instead, you should always scan black-and-white pages to CCITT G4 =compression (often known as "G4").

>I'm trying to find the optimum
>settings for file compression.
>I've tried 300 dpi (most
>compression, right?)
>and Flavor:Formatted Text and
>Graphics
>and the converted PDF from a
>Tif is sometimes bigger!

Conversion to PDF/Formatted Text and Graphics is NOT, repeat, NOT an =automated process! It requires expertise, software handholding, and =substantial correction operator and QA time to clean the OCR and adjust =the appearance of the page. Those looking for a push-button solution =should assume they'll be dealing with large file sizes and/or ugly pages.

PDF/Formatted Text and Graphics is the ONLY way to achieve scan-to-PDF =per-page file sizes in the <15kb range. However, it must be done right.

I suppose I would be remiss if I did not mention that DSI (my company) is =the world leader is this conversion type. See here for more information: =http://www.document-solutions.com/def_pdf_n.html

Duff Johnson
Document Solutions, Inc.
www.document-solutions.com


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