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I have read much on the pages re book scanning and I will add my piece to this years ago I was set this problem and I solved it by buying a Canon Lide 25 for next to nothing, and started to pull it to pieces to reduce the scanned space between the gutter and the scanner. I removed one side of the scanner and various other pieces from it and now I can scan a book where the printing is within three eighths of an inch from the gutter. Every other page is upside down,no problem and I have scanned at least 7000 pages to date and it is still going strong. I have further ideas re book scanning on the cheap and watch this space. If anyone wants sketches etc, email via half bakery. Ovencake
ovencake, Jul 15 2008

Scanner http://www.virginme...canners_431x300.jpg
do you have a wee headache? (warning - graphic use of many tins of tomatoes) [xenzag, Jul 16 2008]

Book scanner already at the HB book_20scanner
[Ling, Jul 16 2008]

Like this? http://uk.gizmodo.c...ing_scanner_is.html
Still looking for the wedge-shaped scanner that slides between pages, developed to scan ancient, delicate books. [coprocephalous, Jul 16 2008]


       So you've used a scanner to scan something?
Dub, Jul 15 2008

       "Through a Scanner, Darkly"
normzone, Jul 15 2008

       // email via half bakery//
How? You haven't left any contact details.
Maybe you could pad the idea out. Perhaps the scanner software could automatically add paragraph breaks and punctuation.
AbsintheWithoutLeave, Jul 16 2008

       Isn't that the movie where the people's heads blow up?
xandram, Jul 16 2008

       yes - excellent schlock - see link
xenzag, Jul 16 2008

       Is the idea to modify a scanner so that it can read books with narrow margins, without straining the books' spines?
pertinax, Jul 16 2008

       No, but trying to make sense of the plot will achieve the effect. (re: quote)
daseva, Jul 16 2008


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