[Athen] File Size

Gaeir Dietrich gdietrich at htctu.net
Mon Feb 25 12:35:03 PST 2008

The solution is to scan to TIFF, not to PDF. Kurzweil really does not like
PDF as much as it does TIFF, and your files will be much smaller.

Part of the problem is also that the best way to go from PDF is through the
KESI Virtual Printer, not to load the file directly. Using the virtual
printer will create smaller files.

Gaeir (rhymes with "fire") Dietrich
High Tech Center Training Unit of the
California Community Colleges
De Anza College, Cupertino, CA


From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
Behalf Of John Elmer
Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 9:51 PM
To: Access Technologists in Higher Education Network
Subject: [Athen] File Size

Speaking of file size........

We have found that scanning documents using Capture Perfect with our Canon
9080C into PDF's as Black and White for conversions to K3000 files results
in the K3000 files being gigantic. We are better off scanning B/W documents
as 24 bit color, as when we convert to K3000 the files are many may times

Do others have similar experience? Solutions?

John F. Elmer
Alternate Media Specialist
Ventura College
Educational Assistance Center (DSP&S)
4667 Telegraph Road
Ventura, CA 93003
805.654.6400, x1278

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Date: 02/21/2008 08:03PM
Subject: Re: [Athen] Abbyy FineReader v9?

I think it was on the DSSHE list but what we are seeing is files sizes with
Abbyy 9 being about 10 times larger than with Abbyy 8.

Ron Stewart

From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org [mailto:athen-bounces at athenpro.org] On
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Sent: Thursday, February 21, 2008 10:31 PM
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Subject: Re: [Athen] Abbyy FineReader v9?

There was an extended conversation about Abbyy Fine Reader version 9 on this
or another mailing list recently. The problem with Abbyy Version 9 is the
size of the files produced in the scanning process. The general consensus is
that it is safest to stay with version 8 for the time being especially when
scanning textbooks and other large items.


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From: athen-bounces at athenpro.org on behalf of normajean.brand
Sent: Thu 2/21/2008 9:43 PM
To: athen at athenpro.org
Subject: [Athen] Abbyy FineReader v9?

Has anyone tried out the new FineReader? I know there were discussions, pros
and cons on FineReader 8.0 and technical issues with regards to 8.0 for some
folks. Just curious.



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