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Old 11-21-2005, 02:01   #1 (permalink)
Bob
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Scanning RRC workshop manual

I have a loose leaf workshop manual for my 85 Range Rover which is
getting a bit tatty.

We have a HP sheet fed scanner at work which I would like to use to scan
the manual and keep it as a pdf like the RAVE cd manuals (which don't
cover my RRC)

What software will scan the pages to pdf easily? Can be Windows 98 or
Linux Fedora Core 2

Thanks
Paul
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Old 11-21-2005, 04:01   #2 (permalink)
Martin Coombs
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Re: Scanning RRC workshop manual

Hi Paul

Acrobat will do it, just go to:

File/Create PDF/From scanner

And away you go.

Martin

"Bob" <paulri@email.com> wrote in message
news:MPG.1deb9244c3d03612989681@aioe.cjb.net...
> I have a loose leaf workshop manual for my 85 Range Rover which is
> getting a bit tatty.
>
> We have a HP sheet fed scanner at work which I would like to use to scan
> the manual and keep it as a pdf like the RAVE cd manuals (which don't
> cover my RRC)
>
> What software will scan the pages to pdf easily? Can be Windows 98 or
> Linux Fedora Core 2
>
> Thanks
> Paul



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Old 11-21-2005, 05:01   #3 (permalink)
Pacman
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Re: Scanning RRC workshop manual

Bob wrote:
> I have a loose leaf workshop manual for my 85 Range Rover which is
> getting a bit tatty.
>
> We have a HP sheet fed scanner at work which I would like to use to scan
> the manual and keep it as a pdf like the RAVE cd manuals (which don't
> cover my RRC)
>
> What software will scan the pages to pdf easily? Can be Windows 98 or
> Linux Fedora Core 2
>
> Thanks
> Paul


If you have Microsoft Office XP you can use Document Scanning, which
scans all pages as 1 big TIFF file. Then use a free PDF printer such
as www.win2pdf.com and print to PDF. Saves paying £200 odd for Adobe
Writer. Assuming you have Office XP of course, although if you've got
Windows 98 you won't have it..

Thanks,
Paul
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Old 11-21-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Scanning RRC workshop manual

Check the file options on the scanner, we have an HP sheet feed scanner at
work which will automatically csan to a pdf, sorry cant recall the model of
ours.

Chris
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Old 11-21-2005, 15:01   #5 (permalink)
willie@macleod-group.com
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Re: Scanning RRC workshop manual

A few people have mentioned Adobe Acrobat - one thing that should be
mentioned is that you can download a 30 day trial here:

http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/tryout.html

Apart from it won't work on your computer because it says it requires
Windows 2000/XP.....

Xsane will do the job under Linux, make a new directory and scan the
pages in their with sequential numbers for their file names and use the
utility "convert" to change them from png files to a single pdf.

Regards

William MacLeod

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Old 11-21-2005, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Scanning RRC workshop manual

On or around 21 Nov 2005 13:07:34 -0800, "willie@macleod-group.com"
<willie@macleod-group.com> enlightened us thusly:

>A few people have mentioned Adobe Acrobat - one thing that should be
>mentioned is that you can download a 30 day trial here:
>
>http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobatpro/tryout.html
>
>Apart from it won't work on your computer because it says it requires
>Windows 2000/XP.....
>
>Xsane will do the job under Linux, make a new directory and scan the
>pages in their with sequential numbers for their file names and use the
>utility "convert" to change them from png files to a single pdf.


I've a thing here called Visage eXpert PDF which is a printer driver which
outputs to PDF files (in layman's terms) and is bloody handy. Was cheap
enough to licence, as well.

What I like about it is that you use your software-of-choice to create the
document, then select "Visage etc." from the print menu, you can then embed
fonts if you want and save it as pdf.
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Old 11-21-2005, 15:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Scanning RRC workshop manual

> I've a thing here called Visage eXpert PDF which is a printer driver which
> outputs to PDF files (in layman's terms) and is bloody handy. Was cheap
> enough to licence, as well.


CuteFTP is freeware!

http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp

It sits as a windows printer, outputs PDF's.

Best freeware ive had for a while!

Mark.


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Old 11-21-2005, 18:01   #8 (permalink)
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Re: Scanning RRC workshop manual

On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 19:10:58 -0000, "Merlin©"
<chris@wudumwic.freeserve.NOSPAM.co.uk> wrote:

>Check the file options on the scanner, we have an HP sheet feed scanner at
>work which will automatically csan to a pdf, sorry cant recall the model of
>ours.


My flatbed HP scanner will scan straight to pdf too, and its the very
bottom of the HP range i think - so i can't see a fancy sheet fed one
not being able to do it?

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Old 11-22-2005, 04:01   #9 (permalink)
Austin Shackles
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Re: Scanning RRC workshop manual

On or around Tue, 22 Nov 2005 00:23:13 +0000, Tom Woods
<tomarse_@hotmail.com> enlightened us thusly:

>On Mon, 21 Nov 2005 19:10:58 -0000, "Merlin©"
><chris@wudumwic.freeserve.NOSPAM.co.uk> wrote:
>
>>Check the file options on the scanner, we have an HP sheet feed scanner at
>>work which will automatically csan to a pdf, sorry cant recall the model of
>>ours.

>
>My flatbed HP scanner will scan straight to pdf too, and its the very
>bottom of the HP range i think - so i can't see a fancy sheet fed one
>not being able to do it?


interesting. Been wondering about a new scanner. However, the fax machine
has gone senile (works fine, will copy documents but not send faxes) and so
that's due for replacement.

Anyone seen a flatbed scanner combined with a fax, for less than the
national debt? I spose it's one of those "multi-function" machines, really.
Mind, If I can get a decent scanner, I can reconfigure the modem, and set
the computer up to do faxes. Maybe. Mind, doesn't allow of receiving the
things so readily - with a fax machine, if I pick the phone up and it goes
"beeep" I can hit the start button and off it goes.
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Old 11-22-2005, 04:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: Scanning RRC workshop manual

On or around Mon, 21 Nov 2005 22:00:24 -0000, "Mark Solesbury"
<msolesbury@IHATESPAMSPAMfuji.co.uk> enlightened us thusly:

>> I've a thing here called Visage eXpert PDF which is a printer driver which
>> outputs to PDF files (in layman's terms) and is bloody handy. Was cheap
>> enough to licence, as well.

>
>CuteFTP is freeware!
>
>http://www.cutepdf.com/Products/CutePDF/writer.asp
>
>It sits as a windows printer, outputs PDF's.
>
>Best freeware ive had for a while!


sounds good. Does it produce decent PDFs? One thing about Visage was that
it'd work for free but not without puttin adverts on the output...

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