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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
do you have a wee headache? (warning - graphic use of many tins of tomatoes) [xenzag, Jul 16 2008]
Book scanner already at the HB
[Ling, Jul 16 2008]
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?
||"Through a Scanner, Darkly"
||// 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.
||Isn't that the movie where the people's heads blow up?
||yes - excellent schlock - see link
||Is the idea to modify a scanner so that it can read books with narrow margins, without straining the books' spines?
||No, but trying to make sense of the plot will achieve the effect. (re: quote)