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Anybody have an opinion about .jpg verses .pdf? Either way I will have to break it down into sections. (30 pages)

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Originally posted by Greg
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Looks good!:thumbsup: Is that the engine for your tiller?
Your pretty fast for being on dialup yet. :D

Yes, that is the front page of the book for the old one.

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I played around a bit with PDF...I think it's better than making 30 posts. Maybe a sample pic and explanation and also the full set of pages in a zipped PDF file?
 

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Will try this. I was getting little to no compression packing them in a zip file after I reduced the size by the scanner settings. Page 1-5 approx. 1Meg.


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I found that 750 X 1031 seems to be a good size. I think aegt5000 tried pdf but unless it was a small file he couldn't download it w/o splitting it up. I think it wound up being about the same or maybe easier to just post each page.

It takes awhile. The tubeframe repair manual I posted was about 100 pages, one at a time!:dazed:
 

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PDF came out good, Mark. I tried to make a pdf of some Bolens brochures that sixchows posted and it came out HUGE so I couldn't attach it. Collectively the images weren't that big, but for some reason when I put them in a pdf it resulted in a lot bigger file than I expected. :confused:
 

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I hear you on the time. 6 minutes to upload and about 4 to download and check it on my connection. I like the zoom and multi-page ability of a pdf. But still needs split either way. This one is 30 pages and shows 6Meg total in pdf with my current settings.

I'll mark down those size settings.

I suppose there are some folks that don't have Adobe to view them. I guess it's still free on the older versions though.

Does it open up OK?

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I have a Jacobsen owners manual with parts list for my old rider and it is 26Meg. I tried making it a zip file but it still only compressed 5%. My computer takes 10's of minutes converting the images to pdf after being scanned. I actually think posting individual pages as jpgs would be a little faster for me. Might save a bit more using black and white.

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I have adobe but I only get a blank screen when I download the attachmnet you posted further up.

:truth: I used Adobe 4.0 and it read OK.

I turned off editable text on the scanner to save file size. Wonder if that had any effect.

Batting 2 to 1 so far. :lmao:

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Mark,

I got the PDF above just fine...3 pages, 2 of them side by side. BTW I'm on DSL as of a few hours ago.

P.S. using Adobe 7
 

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Originally posted by Greg
Mark,

I got the PDF above just fine...3 pages, 2 of them side by side. BTW I'm on DSL as of a few hours ago.

P.S. using Adobe 7
Yea, the book is small enough to fit two pages at once on the scanner. Thought I could cut my scanning time in half on this one.

Still not sure how I'll end up doing it.

Congrats on getting the DSL running. :thumbsup:

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I really like the idea of PDF files. Down load once to your HD and always have the whole thing in order rather than having to create a folder, down loading each and every page...IMO.

As they say...your mileage may vary.

Thanks, Verizon pulled through early. It's great.:thumbsup:
 
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