[V8] OCR'd manuals - first pass

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Fri Mar 6 11:39:54 PST 2009

When a couple of listers got together, they scanned the fiche and made
some useable PDF's.  The PDF file was searchable.  

The fiche scan is OK quality, but limited by the media scanned.  Did you
print out the "Bentley" to "doc" format?  If you could do the same thing
to PDF, I can OCR it and make it searchable as a PDF. 

If you'd like a copy of the "archived" manual fiche on CD which comes
with a copy of the intro tech book, send me a private email with your
snail mail address.  No charge, but it's customary to donate a couple of
bucks to Dan and the Audi List when you get it.
"God's a kid with an ant farm. He's not planning anything."

"Karl Middlebrooks" <benzeenprophet at hotmail.com> writes:
> I've always been irritated by the Bentley for the V8, and someone's 
> selling PDF manuals for the V8 on ebay, which is fine, but they're 
> not searchable. I've been too ill to do much else this week out here 
> in the Texas desert, so...
> I OCR'd the manuals into an MS Word document, which worked pretty 
> well. In particular, the OCR on the text of the manuals was really 
> good (page footer OCR was good, but fonts are wacky). The drawings 
> frequently end up out of place, which I'll have to correct manually 
> with some software that does a better job of absolute image 
> placement.
> Anyway, for those of you who might want a searchable, electronic 
> version of the V8 manuals, you can pick up my initial pass at:
> All the repair groups are in a single doc, which people may or may 
> not like. Next pass, I may try and break them down by the individual 
> repair groups.

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