--- Richard Atkinson <email@example.com> wrote: > I have been given a photocopy of 'Commodore VIC-20 Service notes' by Dr > Tony Duell... I have a sheaf of 2022-printed and daisy-wheel-printed documents entitled "Commodore Service Notes" from 1982. I got them from a defunct Commodore dealer some time back. I expect from your description that the VIC-20 Service Notes are authentic as they resemble the kind of information in the documents that I have. I am in the process of scanning and OCRing what I have. The first part (which is almost done) is a six-page appendix listing ROM locations and revision numbers for 4K PETs through VIC-20's including some printers and disks. On the subject of preservation... for this stuff, I have scanned it, OCRed it (it's all typed tables) and then taken the text and imported into Word (stop booing ;-), reformatted it as tables (not space-delimited, fixed-font tables) and run it through Acrobat. I now have a second rough-draft of a new document which visually resembles the original (with one or two handwritten notes entered in as additional tables) and is tiny. I can, of course, save it as a plain old text file, but even the original had some bold and some underlined headers. What's the collected thought here? I wouldn't want to attempt to re-capture entire schematics into a new format, and there is, of course, the possiblity of a transcription error (which is why I haven't release the ROM document yet)., If it _is_ possible to turn old typewritten pages into PDF files, the question is _should_ we do so. -ethan _________________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Get your free @yahoo.com address at http://mail.yahoo.com - This message was sent through the cbm-hackers mailing list. To unsubscribe: echo unsubscribe | mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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