[clug] Document scanning

Mick Howe mickhowe at bigpond.net.au
Tue Jul 6 03:13:51 GMT 2004

Use OCR on the text, scan the images separately at suitable res then put it 
back together in openoffice and export to pdf


On Tue, 6 Jul 2004 11:20, Burn Alting wrote:
> Hi Peoples,
> Need some help. I want to scan some documents in and present them in pdf
> form.
> The documents have both text and pictures and I want to get the best
> resolution possible, but I want the resultant pdf files not to be huge.
> At present, I am using xsane to scan in the documents, saving them in
> postscript and using ps2pdf to convert to pdf format.
> Is there a way of doing a really high resolution scan but when
> converting to pdf, I get a much smaller (in size) pdf file without
> loosing too much information.
> Thanks in advance
> Burn

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