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scanner with document feeder, b/w images encoded as GIF or PNG or equiv.

I need to scan a bunch of documents that are mostly simple black/white or grayscale text, lines, etc. I'm probably going to just buy a sheet-fed scanner, and I'd like recommendations for that. I'm hoping for a solution that will automatically generate PDFs with the included scanned images encoded as GIFs or PNGs or similar, since they will mostly be black/white or grayscale, which compresses much more cleanly with these formats. [more inside]
posted by amtho on Aug 12, 2013 - 16 answers

Not so much to ask, really

So, I got myself an Android tablet, specifically for DnD nerdery. Now I've got some specific desires for pdf and spreadsheet programs - but am having a hell of a time tracking down apps that can what I want. Are these things really that hard to do in Jelly Bean? [more inside]
posted by FatherDagon on Nov 4, 2012 - 6 answers

pdf wtf imho

I want to read pdfs on my iphone, but unless the pdf was created with larger than normal text, it's generally too small to read. They don't use the available space efficiently and there is often large margins that could have been used to enlarge the font. Here are some shots of what I'm talking about. I've read that epub is the format I am looking for but haven't been able to find my pdfs as epubs (the books I get are mostly textbooks or from small authors that sell their books on their own sites (like Smashing Magazine), not through e\retailers who may have multiple formats), and converting via online services or desktop apps like Calibre have not been successful, especially for large documents... [more inside]
posted by dozo on Sep 14, 2010 - 5 answers

How to automate tracking changes to legislation and U.S. Code?

Jobhack/automation filter: Please help me track legislation and its proposed changes to the U.S. Code. [more inside]
posted by jalexc on Aug 6, 2010 - 3 answers

What's the best way to print 300 pages worth of documents?

What's the best way to print 300 pages worth of documents? (Said documents are currently PDFs.) [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Jul 28, 2010 - 18 answers

Is there any way to deal with corrupt pages in non-OCR'd PDF files that occur after copying?

Is there any way to deal with corrupt pages in non-OCR'd PDF files that occur after copying? [more inside]
posted by mjklin on Oct 15, 2009 - 2 answers

Pushing the limits of PDFs. First, what are they?

When it comes to document interactivity, what are PDF files really capable of? Which features are best for creating dynamic displays of information? What are some of the best examples you've seen of interactive PDFs? [more inside]
posted by ElfWord on Sep 27, 2008 - 10 answers

How do I link a bunch of documents into a formatted binder of sorts?

How do I link a bunch of documents together into a binder which automatically updates when changes are made? [more inside]
posted by special-k on Jun 11, 2008 - 8 answers

Software for documents management in Windows

Software for documents management Hi all, I am looking for a software for documents management. I mainly have .pdf files and some ms office documents, text files and a few .chm files. [more inside]
posted by panzerboy on May 21, 2007 - 5 answers

Help me catalogue 1000s of documents please.

I am responsible for locating from the internet and cataloguing several thousand scientific articles in PDF format in order to build a documentation library. I am looking for the best way of cataloguing and publishing these articles for a small workgroup to be able to search and find articles by specific criteria. [more inside]
posted by empedia on Dec 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Document scanning, archiving, and OCR?

Document scanning and archiving? (MI) [more inside]
posted by mireille on Feb 16, 2005 - 7 answers

How prevalent are PDFs in web publishing?

How prevalent are PDFs in Web publishing? Why are they used in preference to other file formats? (mi) [more inside]
posted by bifter on Sep 8, 2004 - 28 answers

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