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>>Our doc's department at AlliedSignal generates a gazillion reports for
customers and agencies like the FAA that often incorporate material from
our archives (pre-computer), from suppliers and vendors, or use original
flight test data. Most of this material is not paginated, so the
solution here is to print a page of page numbers (sometimes for
hundreds of pages), waxing the page of page numbers, then cut out each
individual page number with an exacto knife, drop it onto the page, and
burnish it down. (This is an old department with a lot of legacy
documents and people who have been here since 1965.) This takes so much
time, it's crazy.
The question is then, if you have to incorporate **a lot** of outside
documentation into new reports, how do you do it? Is there a solution?<<
acquire a good quality, high-resolution flatbed scan, some OCR software and
invest in some labour intensive scanning of your legacy data. Unfortunately,
I don't know of any ways to deal with hardcopy legacy data that isn't
expensive and labour intensive. Best of luck.
paul -dot- cheverie -at- gpo -dot- canada -dot- cdev -dot- com
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