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    About twenty years ago, I had a stack of manuals and notes, maybe a fourth of what you have. I took it to the copy place and they did their magic for $30.



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    After some thought I decided against having a shop scan them. Many, many of the pages were stapled together before punching for the binder. Thus, there is a lot of hand work.
    I called Canon late yesterday and ordered the model referenced in the link above. It's a scanner only, long bed with document feeder. Importantly Canon gives a live cycle expectancy with these machines of 800 pages per day.
    Adobe Acrobat has a decent OCR feature to convert type into text. As these are all emails it should work OK, most of the time.
    I scanned one of the red folders this morning with my little flatbed, it took an hour for about 100 pages. That gives a file size of 47 MB. Good to know so I can be looking at a larger hard drive to store everything on.
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    Good choice, I use Adobe OCR a lot and it will sometimes gets the words wrong if the type being scanned is messed up. But it is good for about 95% of the cases. I use one of those 1 tetra byte portable UBS disks as a backup drive or to carry very large acad drawing files from office to a clients office. They are not very expensive and very handy.
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    How do you san pages from books without busting the spine of the book, or getting a copy that looks like one edge has been stretched and pulled out of line??
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    I use an Epson WorkForce WF-7620 All-in-One printer/scanner/fax. It has an automatic document feeder that will feed up to about 35 pages of 20# bond paper, and scan both sides of each page. It will also scan 11x17 Ledger size paper, or A3 paper. You can put a memory card or USB drive in it, and scan to that, so it doesn't even need to be hooked up to a computer. I'm sure there are a lot of other company's machines out there that will do as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blackthorn View Post
    How do you san pages from books without busting the spine of the book, or getting a copy that looks like one edge has been stretched and pulled out of line??
    Very good question and the answer is a bit expensive. There are scanners that have software to flatten the image, these are made especially for books, they work mostly OK.

    Or you have to fabricate a "V" device to place the book in, hold the pages open and photograph them.
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    Minerat, that is where I was going, In think this project is going to fill a terabyte disk easily. It's also going to create a need for secure file back-up that I need to think about.
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    terabyte is nothing any more. go get a 2 or 3tb external drive and save to it. And I've a fairly new hp multi printer that works well.

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    Thanks.
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    Do you have a neighbor that has some teenagers that want to earn some easy cash? During this slow down?

    My daughter has done somthing similar for a few people "mainly old slides and negatives"

    She was wanting to buy a gadget so she did the work.






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    How to Solve This Problem

    I have a business that generates a lot of paperwork which I have to save. I started scanning everything 8 years ago. A $350 dedicated scanner, in my network, seldom jams. I am almost paperless (in storage). Everything gets scanned. The automatic page feeder is essential. Also, at some point I started producing everything on 8.5◊11.0 paper. That way, everything fits into the page feeder without fuss.

    There are scanner programs which will let you search for a specific words. It takes more bandwidth and data storage to do so, but itís not unusual. I donít bother with it, but it works. You have to scan the material with that purpose from the beginning.

    I have as much reloading information on my iPhone as in book form, for the 5 calibers which I reload.


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    Flying Monkey you have an idea and I have just that sort of neighbor. I will have to explore that option.
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    Glad you mentioned backup. On a project of that magnitude I would store copies on the computer plus two separate USB hard drives. After 25 years in IT, most of it for a huge corporation, I would only use Western Digital or Seagate. If the scanner you chose doesn’t work out, I highly recommend the Fujitsu, especially the “Fi” series. They’re built for all day every day use and scan 27 pages/minute with a 50 page paper feeder.
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