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Old 02-21-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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Default Creating PDF from 200 page scans

hi guys,

i've been handed a stack of 215 pages of a type-written document
(remember the the ribbon typewriters?)

okay, so i need to scan all these pages in, one-by-one, and somehow
create a PDF (one electronic document) to be distributed to individuals
and companies.

is InDesign the best software for this?
if not, what is?
how can i achieve this in the most economical way possible?

thanks in advance for the help

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Old 02-22-2005, 12:03 AM   #2
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If you have a full copy of Acrobat, you can scan directly into that program and assemble the pages as you go. Otherwise, InDesign can create a PDF file directly, so you could scan the documents to image files, place them on pages in InDesign and create a PDF directly.

Other programs also have direct PDF creation, such as CorelDRAW and Ventura (version 10)

   
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:27 AM   #3
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hey dtp dude:

thanks for that, i actually just completed that task a few minutes ago like so:
i scanned all the pages as line-art (lotsapages!), eps.
then in Photoshop CS, i went to automate>PDF presentation, and chose the folder with all 200 scans.
a PDF was duly created, leaving me to do the finishing touches in Acrobat.
The file we are left with now is 21mb (optimised in Acrobat, it is 10.3mb)

thanks anyway, guys!
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Glad you found a semi-automated way to do it!

   
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Old 02-22-2005, 08:07 AM   #5
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Now you can wait for them to want to make changes to the documents ... they are in the computer, right? It should be easy to make a few small changes.

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If you have a full copy of Acrobat, you can scan directly into that program and assemble the pages as you go.
Wow. I've had a full version of Acrobat for a long time and didn't know that. Filing that info away, just in case.... ;-)

   
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>>rod: then in Photoshop CS, i went to automate>PDF presentation, and chose the folder with all 200 scans. a PDF was duly created,

Very cool...I was going to suggest scanning them into Photoshop and then placing them in an ID doc--did this myself about a year ago--but the automate > PDF is certainly a *much* easier way to go...

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I know it's a little difficult when you're busy, but I poke into all of the menus and corners of a new application to see what happens if I just ...

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