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by cday
17 Jan 2023, 08:43
Forum: Scanners and Build Threads
Topic: BOM, part specs, and CAD files for Archivist Quill?
Replies: 5
Views: 499

Re: BOM, part specs, and CAD files for Archivist Quill?

You could try contacting the designer Jonathan duerig.

But there is no certainty that he still visits the forum, and as I believe the Quill was only ever intended to be a commercial product, he might not be easily able, or possibly willing, to provide any information. But there is no harm asking!
by cday
05 Jan 2023, 03:51
Forum: HELP
Topic: Creating smaller PDFs
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

Re: Creating smaller PDFs

One of the advantages for the Adobe Acrobat 'ClearScan' output option is that the output file will display an exact image of the scanned page, so even when text recognition is not perfect you will still be able to view the original page. It depends how important complete searchability will be for yo...
by cday
04 Jan 2023, 09:37
Forum: HELP
Topic: Creating smaller PDFs
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

Re: Creating smaller PDFs

My earlier Acrobat XI Standard version I think supports batch conversion of source PDF files Would it be too much trouble if you could verify that? Confirmed, as the thread has continued on this general topic I'll post the details here. To set up batch conversion of multiple PDF files to ClearScan ...
by cday
03 Jan 2023, 09:17
Forum: HELP
Topic: Creating smaller PDFs
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

Re: Creating smaller PDFs

My earlier Acrobat XI Standard version I think supports batch conversion of source PDF files Would it be too much trouble if you could verify that? Confirmed in a quick test: I understand your surprise that a Standard version supports any form of batch processing! Something I noticed late in my las...
by cday
02 Jan 2023, 05:16
Forum: HELP
Topic: Creating smaller PDFs
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

Re: Creating smaller PDFs

@ Oliver : Have you had any more thoughts on your proposed project? It seems that both Adobe Acrobat and Abbyy Fine Reader are currently available on monthly plans as an alternative to the standard 12-month plans, needless to say at higher monthly rates. In addition, Adobe Acrobat seems to be availa...
by cday
29 Dec 2022, 15:15
Forum: HELP
Topic: Creating smaller PDFs
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

Re: Creating smaller PDFs

Acrobat ClearScan has 4 different settings for what it calls Downsample (options 72, 150, 300 & 600 dpi) When a bitmap image is downsampled, the number of pixels used to display the image is reduced without changing the displayed size of the image on the screen. The detail contained in the imag...
by cday
29 Dec 2022, 12:31
Forum: HELP
Topic: Creating smaller PDFs
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

Re: Creating smaller PDFs

A worthwhile exercise. Storage is pretty cheap these days, as is Internet bandwidth. Smaller files are certainly better, but you have to weigh the cost in time and effort to produce them. Yes, but I think anyone contemplating a reasonably large scanning project, and particularly one where the scann...
by cday
28 Dec 2022, 13:08
Forum: HELP
Topic: Creating smaller PDFs
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

Re: Creating smaller PDFs

Thank you for your detailed tests performed with your usual diligence. I am still suffering from a heavy cold, or very probably actually a Covid infection, but you can be sure that with my usual diligence I am well vaccinated, and actually delayed my most recent booster to better correspond with the...
by cday
27 Dec 2022, 10:30
Forum: HELP
Topic: Creating smaller PDFs
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

Re: Creating smaller PDFs [Post edited several times]

I think that this is basically a question of terminology, with different softwares using different terms to express the same ideas, ones which that may not be easy to express clearly in the few words used to name the option. I have in the past used Abbyy FineReader, Nuance OmniPage and more recently...
by cday
26 Dec 2022, 03:46
Forum: HELP
Topic: Creating smaller PDFs
Replies: 36
Views: 1341

Re: Creating smaller PDFs

... another scan I did of a different book of the same series about the same genus of fungi turned out with very bad black and white drawings. If you scan in black and white you will probably need to scan at higher resolution, 400 DPI or even 600 DPI, in order to obtain reasonable quality, as there...