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Old 05-08-2009, 01:15:08 PM
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I want to scan a couple pages in one of my Wisconsin books so I can post or send it to a Stacker who's having trbls with his V465D.
I gone thru my HP G-85 All In One and due to old age mental fatigue I can't find out how it's done so would one of you PC Nics please help me out? Thank you...

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Default Re: HELP- How to Scan a Document to PDF

Your scanner probably doesn't have the software to save as a pdf.
There is free software out there that will create compatible pdfs however.

http://www.google.com/search?client=...utf-8&oe=utf-8
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Craig is probably right about saving as pdf. But without converting to pdf if you can just scan it to an image on your computer (jpg) then you could send him that.
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I tried that 1st thing! Saved to my photo's, emailed to myself and the result is hard to read, try to enlarge it and it goes all pixiely. Let me try Craigs suggestion, either works or doesn't.

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Default Re: HELP- How to Scan a Document to PDF

To get images saved that are readable you're talking 300KB and larger.
If you have high speed internet and your upload speed isn't choked down to a crawl (Like MINE....... ) let 'er rip.......
PDFs do the job with smaller file sizes though.......
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That's like trying to read Egyptian Hieroglyphics, Searched EBay for a manual, nothing for the V465D.. I found a manual at Cummings, gonna post the link and he'll have to buy the manual I guess..
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Now if you had a Mac, you can save to PDF Format from the Print Dialog Box....
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MAC indeed....... .......
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What are you saying Craig?
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Wasn't Mac the company that had the 1st kids computer? Think it was a Commodore 50 or something like that! If I'm not mistaking there's one of those PO's up stairs somewhere.. I shouldn't knock the Com 50, it got David into PCing, RC racing and online NASCAR Racing. He's won a few championships over the years and met some interesting people along the way, including this little guy with dark hair. Anybody recognise him? Daves the kid on the left with glasses. Don't know who the guy on the right is.
David was Parts Mgr for Trinity, this was one of the big races, don't know if he was still mgr or had gone on into HVAC.

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Default Re: HELP- How to Scan a Document to PDF

The file format will not determine the viewing quality of the image, more the file size and amount of hassle to edit. The best format (IMHO) for single pages is jpg. That is very efficient for storage and most common format to edit. PDF is fine, but not better. PDF requires a special editor(hassle). Its unclear to me what your problem is.

Option A:
You got a good clear scan and could zoom and read detail but after sending email the resolution went to crap? is that it? That would be a problem with your email and how you setup your email or extract the files.

Problem B:
The results coming off you scanner dont look good. There you probably need to increase the scan resultion whcih is the dot-per-inch (dpi) setting. Maybe you are below 100 and you might try 300 dpi?

Are we talk problem A or B.

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Default Re: HELP- How to Scan a Document to PDF

FWIW:

We scan at 300dpi, save as raw TIFF image, clean that up and save again, then reduce and save as JPEG. All of our website scans are archived as TIFF rather than jpeg.

Using jpeg degrades the original image, so if it is something you want to keep, save it BEFORE you go to jpeg.

Rarely use pdf format, but have a programme (program) to do it if required, there's a lot of freebie software to print direct to pdf if you need it.

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Peter,
I was trying to scan a page from a Wisconsin manual so I could post it for another Stacker but the scan, that came out of my HP G-85 Allin One scanner, was unacceptable. It was not clear.
In the meantime I think he got his V4 running right so doesn't need it any more. I'll try to remember your explanation for next time, if there is a next time.
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I posted this photo back in May of 2009, at about the time I was rushed into the Emergency room, so I have lost track of a lot of stuff during my frequent visits to the hospital and nursing home over the last 8-9 years.. I was searching for something tonight and come upon this posting and was disappointed that no one even attempted to identify the guy in the red hoodie standing next to my youngest son David. I don't know who that is on the right! Let's try this once again! Can anyone identify that little fella in the red hoodie? He's world famous and most of you have watched him,many times, do what he does so well ...
Posted originally on 05-08-2009 at 11:06PM msg #10

Hope the photo comes thru! If it doe s,nt I'll try again tomorrow..I'm too tired to think streight!! GeneO

---------- Post added at 12:32 AM ---------- Previous post was at 12:26 AM ----------

It did'nt do what I inted it to do but photo is still above in msg #10

Craig here: Here you go Geno.......

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Gene,
Looks like Tony Stewart to me, as for the pdf deal, send me a P/M , I think I can help you.

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Default Re: HELP- How to Scan a Document to PDF

For turning things into a PDF file, I usually scan them intor the computer for the jpg. Then I downloaded a free version of CutePdf found by a google search, which the cutepdf shows up in your print dialog box as cutepdf, you print the jpg in 8.5x11 size on the cutepdf, then a box pops up for file save as and you save it where you want it, and there you go an instant pdf for free. fast and simple!
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Mike, You're right..That's b4 he put weight on..Tony asked Dave and 1 of his racing buddies( was also a pilot ) if they were interested in going to work for him..He was in need of a pilot and was also looking into opening up an RC track somewhere out west..Dave said no, too far from home..His buddy went with Tony and Dave has'nt heard from him since..

If any of you live within 100 miles of the Jersey Shore and interested in running a Radio Controled race racing 1/4 scale, that's car's that are about 4' long X 18"wide X 10"high, powered with a 2cycle chain saw engine,, and you want some place to run it, my son ,in the photo above, has talked the owners of the new Wall Stadium to let him use the 2nd track, that they hold the kids big go cart races on, to start running these 1/4 scale cars..He has 8-10 guy's now and trying to get more..If he can get it going there should be a large turnout..This is'nt kid stuff! This is older guy's! I don't mean old like me but from 20 years up..He's got his older brother Mike doing it and he's won 2 races..He raced the Modifieds at the old Wall and won the track championship back in the 90's..
If I can get dave to download it for me I'll show you the track!!

Anyway kudo's to Mike for recognising the old Tony Stewart!
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