|06-18-2012, 10:07 AM||#181|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Kobo H2O, N7
|06-18-2012, 07:23 PM||#182|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: Sony PRS-505
I noticed in the picture examples of "Fine Tune" it says: Scanner Setting: ScanSnap S1500.
I got a Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500 (wonder if it is the same!) auto-feed scanner for my b-day last year. I have scanned over 100 pbooks. It will save as pdf, searchable pdf, word, excel, send to email.... It also has several settings for color, b&w, gray... I don't see any kind of "Fine Tune" though. It came with AbbyFineReader (may only be used with ScanSnap) and it also came with Adobe Acrobat 9 Standard.
I have no problem "ripping" a book apart and scanning while doing other things. It does take time proofreading and fixing.
I guess I might consider this service if I had some hardcover books I wanted scanned.
Also they only hold the books for 2 weeks after scanning (even though the file is available for 30 days). I may not get the time to review it before it gets recycled.
So right now I cannot justify spending $1 to scan 200 pages (plus shipping costs), but this has been an interesting thread!
|06-30-2012, 08:07 PM||#184|
Join Date: Feb 2012
Have you tried opening the html files in Open Office. I haven't used it in a long time, but Word has an option to drop text out of boxes. OO may have a similar function or some other way to strip that formatting out.
If that fails, you could save the file to rtf. Open that in OO. If no lines show up save as html. Then import that into Sigil.
Of course, by now you've probably given up the rat race and moved to a beach in Tahiti.
|09-04-2012, 02:01 PM||#185|
Join Date: Feb 2011
Device: Sony XPeria ZL, Kindle Paperwhite
|01-07-2013, 02:50 AM||#186|
Join Date: Jan 2013
Testing 1DollarScan PDFs
If so can you give the original PDF file size vs. the compressed PDF file size with Acrobat?
If you have not done the above compression, would you (or any one else who is willing) kindly take a moment and run this test for me?
Lastly, has anyone used to Acrobat to improve the OCR on the 1DollarScan pdf, assuming you paid only for the basic OCR and not the high quality OCR?
|01-11-2013, 12:46 AM||#187|
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Nook Simple Touch, Kobo Mini, Nook HD+
I actually use Acrobat to routinely compress the files I get back from Bookscan.us (I dropped my 1DS membership after a while). The size difference is astounding: some compressed books end up being 20% the size of the original scan. There is a time cost of course: my Core-i3 laptop can take many minutes to compress each file.
I have a lot of textbooks and the original color scan might result in a 500MB file - saving this file as "Reduced Size PDF" will often result in a 120MB file. For black-and-white-only scans (offered by Bookscan.us), a 40MB fiction book might be reduced to 15MB using the above trick. Thus, this Acrobat Pro feature has really helped me: my collection (in reduced size form) is currently at 13GB; without compression, I would probably have found a 64GB microsd card a tight fit. I personally found Bookscan.us's OCR adequate when I do my spot checks: I have used Adobe's OCR a few times on other documents but it takes way too long to run so I find the time penalty for the non-discernable improvement not valuable.
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