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Pelangi Focus Smart Science Books

Discussion in 'Science' started by GanDoonToonPet, 14 May 2015.

  1. Stamp

    Stamp Administrator Staff Member

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    Yep. BW scans and prints best. However, some images are simply pitch black.
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    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    This is a very time consuming task so I've been looking for an AIO solution i.e scan --> merged PDF.

    At first I was following these steps...

    1. Scanning using Windows 'Fax & Scan'
    2. Cropping the scans in Paint
    3. Converting to PDF with Foxit Reader (context menu, one at a time)
    4. Importing each page, one at a time, into Foxit Editor.

    I tried converting / merging the scans direct with Nitro 9 but the quality wasn't great, although I'm saving time with the 'bulk merge' feature which doesn't alter the quality.

    Any ideas on how to speed things up?
     
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    It's time consuming but once it's done, you're good for a long time. What I do is -
    • Scan using the scanner's software
    • Crop and adjust the image with ACDSee
    • Import the picture in a word document template that contains page number, school's logo, my name and so on
    I print the word document for the copy shop.

    I also convert the word document into a PDF file using Adobe Acrobat. This for convenient usage with the laptop and projector (no risk of unwanted editing when scrolling).

    I only have a select number of scanned pages for Mattayom 1, 2 and 3 as I'm only teaching parts particular chapters.
     
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    GanDoonToonPet Thread Starter Well-Known Member

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    Until they bring out the new editions. :hilarious

    I've just found out Nitro 9 has a 'Scan to PDF' function so I'll give that a whirl. I don't think their 'JPG to PDF' algorithm is good enough though as I intimated.

    I'll also give ACDSee a shot as you mentioned it can straighten the images, although aligning the top of of the page with the scanner, as opposed to the wonky sided cut I just made, seems to produce near perfectly aligned scans; top tip... :smile

    I've completed chapters 1-4 of the M2 maths workbook & chapters 1-2 of the M2 science textbook. If you want them I can share them on Google Drive.
     
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