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Old 08-22-2012, 08:24 PM   #1
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I am tired of trying to find Death Wind by William C Heine and the Shifty books by William Murray, and the rest of the Lovejoy books.

What is the best way to convert them? Scan them a page at a time and convert them with a text converter? Or type them in a page at a time? Or???
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Old 08-23-2012, 03:43 AM   #2
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Scan them, OCR them, proofread them.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:18 AM   #3
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I can't believe how easy this is to scan a book. I just did Spend Game today because I had two copies. Took me a few hours, but no problems. It looks really good. I used Abby Fine Reader.
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Old 08-24-2012, 03:58 AM   #4
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Scanning is easy. Removal of the scan errors and creating a good quality e-book out of it is another story. That will take more time.
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Old 08-24-2012, 05:08 PM   #5
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Is there any software that helps with that? I noticed that there weren't many errors but the format on the page would change every once in a while for no apparent reason. Get narrower or back to normal. If the book hadn't been by an English author, spell checking would have taken about 30 seconds.
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30 seconds? Really? Hahaha. That's cute, Jack. But seriously, there are many words that can bypass the spellchecker. See the link from my signature.
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I can do a spell check in 30 seconds.... If the book is about half a page.
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I typically proof-read about 20 pages an hour, so a 400-page book would take about 20 hours work to properly proof-read.
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