How to make searchable digital version of my cookbooks?
September 5, 2010 1:10 PM Subscribe
I have a small collection of cookbooks that I'd like to digitize with the goal of making them searchable. I am fine with destroying the physical books in the process, e.g. cutting off the binding to make the book easier to scan. What is the best way to go about this? My initial idea is to scan the books with an auto-sheet feeder (hence losing the binding) and use OCR (Acrobat Pro) to yield searchable PDFs. I use a Mac, but have access to PCs. I tried this suggestion
but the results weren't thorough or viewable enough for me.
posted by kami_ita to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite