|03-12-2010, 05:48 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Device: Sony PRS-600
Scanned in book only works sideways, or upside down
I scanned in a academic book to my PRS 600, put somehow the sony library can only read the letters and able it to the reader if i edit the PDF sideways or upside down in a PDF creator. Anybody know why that is?
|03-12-2010, 12:47 PM||#2|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Device: Red PRS-600, Slate Blue Astak EZReader Pocket Pro
It sounds like you scanned it in as "image only" and didn't use any OCR (optical character recognition) software to translate the shapes into actual text. If you want to try to live with that, there are tools around that can help you--like pdflrf and pdfcropper (there are threads which discuss these here on MR). I believe they can trim out white space and section scanned image into smaller pieces that each display larger on a reader, and can even assemble them into an LRF file the Sony can read. The files end up being rather largish, compared to a properly formatted, text-based eBook file.
That would be the "quick and dirty" method.
The better approach, IMO, would be to use some OCR software to extract the text, and then if you save in HTML you can use Calibre to convert it into the eBook format of your pleasure.
|03-12-2010, 03:01 PM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Amherst, Massachusetts, USA
Device: Sony PRS-505
The question is: are the pages upside down or sideways in the scan? How does the file open in Adobe reader, for example? Do you need to rotate it there to read it on your screen? If so, there are lots of tools to turn them around the right way. pdftk comes to mind, though there are others.
I second the recommendation for PaperCrop and especially pdflrf, but even those might not work properly until the pages in the scan are oriented the right way.
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