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Old 06-25-2010, 10:54 AM   #1
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Hi!

I have many books and articles scanned into pdf. I would like to read and annotate these properly in epub format on my BeBook Neo.

Before converting I do the OCR with Acrobat Pro.
I have tried Calibre to convert, but it has many weaknesses, for example can not properly delete the header and footer.
(The best would be to find a software, which runs under Ubuntu.)

Any idea?

Thank you!

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Old 06-25-2010, 12:55 PM   #2
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Hi!

I have many books and articles scanned into pdf. I would like to read and annotate these properly in epub format on my BeBook Neo.

Before converting I do the OCR with Acrobat Pro.
I have tried Calibre to convert, but it has many weaknesses, for example can not properly delete the header and footer.
(The best would be to find a software, which runs under Ubuntu.)

Any idea?

Thank you!
If you *have* Acrobat Pro, why aren't you doing an 'Export' to either Word's .doc, .html, .rtf or .txt??? And if you're creating scanned images as a first step, have you considered setting up a batch file, in GIMP or Photoshop, to 'trim out' the headers and footers from the scanned page images???

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I have tried Calibre to convert, but it has many weaknesses, for example can not properly delete the header and footer.
(The best would be to find a software, which runs under Ubuntu.)
Have you tried cropping off the headers and footers with something like BRISS before attempting the OCR? (Heck, you should be able to do that in Acrobat too, right?)
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if you're creating scanned images as a first step, have you considered setting up a batch file, in GIMP or Photoshop, to 'trim out' the headers and footers from the scanned page images???
I do not exactly know, what you mean, but I will try my best. acrobat, briss or gimp...

to use acrobat pro to export a pdf to .doc/.txt/.rtf keeps the header, footer >> same problem, than with epub

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