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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 7:21 pm 
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As some of you know and many of you probably guess, I have a lot of car-related literature, and not all of it is books and manuals. Much of it is loose-leaf paper. TSBs, SAE papers, articles, etc. It takes up a huge amount of space, is very difficult and inconvenient to access and search, and is subject to damage from water spills or whatever.

All of that will change very soon. I got one of these and it is nothing short of a miracle-maker. Put 30 pages in its in-tray (it says it'll take up to 50), push the button, the pages fly through the scanner very quickly and neatly restack themselves in the out tray, and a couple of seconds(!) later I have a real nice PDF of both sides of each page, all in order. Super nice scan quality, nice compact PDFs which can easily be OCR'd so I can actually search 'em word by word, right on the computer. I foresee the end of stacks and stacks of papers on my shelves in the near future. The scanner's constructed very sturdily (in Japan, not China) and it's well designed, too. Took all of about four minutes before I was up and scanning, counting from when the box arrived at my door.

I like living in the future.

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Very nice! I hope you plan to archive the paper.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:02 pm 
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I plan to offer the hardcopy (paper) for sale, at "get it outta here" prices. If I had infinite space I'd keep it, but much though I like my house, it's not a tardis.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 9:17 pm 
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Cool! I got one of those about five or six years ago for my legal research business and I have loved it. Even my older model is super fast for loose items. Just make sure you get the color and resolution setting figured out. Otherwise, you will end up like me and make some four page long 67 meg PDFs.


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Welcome to the party, Dan! I've been using one at work for over a year, and it's pretty handy.

The OCR is pretty good, but none of them are perfect. Check your work.

Once in a great while, a flatbed is still needed. Luckily, that's taking up someone else's space.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:10 am 
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It's too bad that all Bob Stepp's literature got tossed out. Pete McNichol had a whole room full of stuff the last time I visited him. Dan's archive might be the last hope.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:02 am 
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Exner Geek wrote:
It's too bad that all Bob Stepp's literature got tossed out.


Oof. That is too bad, that was a giant library.

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