C. Scott Miller, first I would like to thank you for your very throughout
response, but I still have some questions/concerns.
The document I need to convert is approximately 800 pages. It will be split
up into sections, lets just assume 8 sections of 100 pages a piece. It will
then be distributed on CD-ROM, and on the Web (file size permitting).
I have received several quotes from professional service bureaus as you have
mentioned, and they are all in the range of $3500-$4500.
I have access to a sheet fed scanner, which I am sure will cut down the
workload somewhat. Access to the scanner and the price of the estimates is
why we are thinking of the "do-it-ourselves" approach.
I do not understand the difference between "PDF Normal" and "PDF image+
text" as you have put it.
Does Acrobat perform OCR on every document/page you scan? Or are the pages
saved as an image of the page?(sort of like a digital photocopy)
What do you mean by "Clean-up"? What "conversion" needs to be performed?
The document is not clean...it is a collection of letters, technical
specifications, memos, legal docs, etc... the list goes on and on...the
bottom line is that it comes from many different sources of varying degrees
of quality. We distributed info such as this before on CD, but it was done
by scanning every page and saving each page individually as a .TIFF file.
It was very cumbersome to create, manage,and use. Acrobat seemed like a
-Bradley D. Oliver