J Hooten jhooten at binary.net
Fri Dec 5 19:37:02 CET 2008

I know there are tools out there to clean up the scans for better PDFs 
and the extract text for searches and bookmarks
If you have access to newsgroups go to alt.binaries.e-books.rpg and ask 
about it
people there can help out greatly

Phineas Cromwell wrote:
> Thanks for the link. I'll look into them.
> My default scanner settings are oriented more toward high-resolution 
> results; I have several hard-drives and TBs of space, so file-size 
> takes a second-place concern for me, although I still prefer a smaller 
> one that accomplishes/bears the same results. I suppose I end up doing 
> things the hard way right now when it comes to really getting 
> image-PDFs down to a truly small size. I should create a specific 
> profile when planning to send a PDF over the internet. The final 
> result for "Tower" was about 5MB (and I could have gotten it smaller, 
> actually: I just speedily used the ones I sized for the Word version), 
> but the original one was over a QUARTER GIG because of the 
> resolution/size settings (crazy!). I would assume,though, that if one 
> was to reduce the size (and technically, at least) the quality of an 
> image that it would be better to start with an image of high quality 
> to begin with. This is basically why my scanner settings are where 
> they are, with higher DPI to soak up all the sharpness and color that 
> I reasonably can (even though there are higher settings).
> By the way, I e-mailed Wout a few days ago; I'm sure he's a busy guy, 
> and I wouldn't want to rush anyone; I inquired about the optimal way 
> to send submitted posts for possible future formatting for the site, 
> and I'm concerned about larger file sizes, like map-files. Thats the 
> reason I signed up for Scribd, so that he and others could access 
> larger stuff for the P&P site. I was wondering if you could share your 
> experiences with submitting posted material to the site. Any info 
> would be much appreciated. Thanks.
> On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 12:28 PM, J Hooten <jhooten at binary.net 
> <mailto:jhooten at binary.net>> wrote:
>     http://www.mediafire.com <http://www.mediafire.com/> works quite
>     easily and handles large files for free
>     no membership is required unless the poster what to organize his posts
>     There are many sites that will host files for at least a short
>     time for free
>     I try hard not to sign up more places, I already get way too much spam
>     (like 500 a day?)
>     More permanent hosting is best done by people here like me, I can put
>     files on my server since I have gigs of space and hundreds of gigs
>     bandwidth
>     I downloaded the 103,619,846 byte sized PDF with a number for a
>     name, it
>     works fine and is a pretty good scan
>     With the right software it could be shrunk down, OCRed and bookmarked
>     But you appear to have done some of that in later versions
>     I guess I will have to sign up to get the others
>     Thanks for posting them
>     Phineas Cromwell wrote:
>     > Wow, that's weird, because Scribd wouldnt even let me VIEW my own
>     > 100MB version; it said it couldnt 'convert' it, and listed about a
>     > half dozen possible reasons why (large size, security/passwords,
>     > things they need to iron out in their uploader).
>     > Scribd is new to me and this is the first time I uploaded/shared
>     > documents. Seeing what hell I have gone through (and making a court
>     > jester out of myself in the process on the Mailing List) to
>     deliver a
>     > large file, I think Scribd is the only way I know of to let me
>     do it;
>     > I want to contribute to the site in the near future: I had mentioned
>     > before to Wout/others that I wanted to make sure that I was able to
>     > send any 'worldbuilding-oriented' files (such as Campaign
>     > Cartographer/Fractal Mapper -type map files, and larger stretches of
>     > text with lists of things) to be considered for site formatting.
>     As to
>     > why it would say you have to be a member...I dont know. I'll ask the
>     > other guys who downloaded the files if they got the same
>     notification.
>     > It does sound like a typically 'corporate' ploy; the good thing
>     is its
>     > free.
>     > Well, anyway, I'm glad you got a copy. I started looking like a
>     > buffoon on the Mailing List, but its redemption that in the end
>     it worked.
>     >
>     > On Fri, Dec 5, 2008 at 3:11 AM, J Hooten <jhooten at binary.net
>     <mailto:jhooten at binary.net>
>     > <mailto:jhooten at binary.net <mailto:jhooten at binary.net>>> wrote:
>     >
>     >     Odd I downloaded the first 100meg version fine but now it says I
>     >     have to
>     >     be a member to download?
>     >
>     >     Phineas Cromwell wrote:
>     >     > No, for real!
>     >     > I ran each jpeg image through intensive compression, and
>     Scribd
>     >     doesnt
>     >     > have a problem with it now. I guess it was a size issue; each
>     >     page was
>     >     > heavyweight.
>     >     >
>     >     >
>     >    
>     http://www.scribd.com/doc/8670673/Powers-and-Perils-Tower-of-the-Dead
>     >     >

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