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    Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    Hi all

    Please can you help/advise? I have got 20 Jpeg files which are all text, they are all letters that have been scanned and sent via e-mail. They have been sent as Jpeg format individually. Is there any way of getting all 20 JPEG files and making it in to one whole Image or document (Combined all scanned letter as one file). If you can help, that would be fantastic.


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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    Do you want to be able to read the documents ??? I can't read the attached document and if you want to place 20 of these into one image, they will be about 1/20th the size and you will not be able to read them.

    You might try one of the third party programs in this Google search.
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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    You might want to change the setting on your scanner to scan the documents as PDF if it has that capability. The documents could then be combined into one multi-page document.
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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    Hi Doc

    If I scanned the documents as separate PDF files, how would we be able to make 20 PDF as one?

    Thanks for your help.

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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    It's something I would not want to do because it would be such a LARGE image, but you could open your graphics program and create a new image. This new image would be of sufficient size to allow you to cut and paste all 20 JPGs into this new image. For example, a new image of something like 500 x 10,000 pixels! Lordy, that would be a mess to view and use, so it's possible but I think out of the question.

    On the other hand, since they are all TEXT, you could print a hard copy of each one and then re-scan it, using a good OCR program, of which there are many. There might be some errors you would have to fix, but you COULD possibly end up with a nice 20 page Word document after all the work was done.

    Edited to add: I should have said that I happen to use ABBYY FineReader thanks to a tip here in The Lounge quite some time ago.

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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    Most versions of the OCR programs can OCR a jpeg file(s). I do it all the time with OmniPage 15 <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> and then I have a Word document.

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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    I apologize for not being more clear. What I was saying was that you would have one 20 page PDF document and not all 20 on one page. I also may have presumed that all scanning software is like the Paperport software I use and allows me to "stack" scanned pages into "one document" of that number of pages or scan multiple page documents.

    As Al said, creating a single image with a program like Photoshop Elements or Paintshop Pro and pasting all the pages into that image would give you an image so lare (even at low resolution) that it would not be easy to work with, if you could work with it at all.

    If you are trying to create a full size duplicate of all the pages as a poster or presentation aid, you might consider Kinkos or one of the other office supply stores to do the job for you. They have the equipment to do a job like that.
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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    Well, I'll be... Dave is absolutely correct and I never have thought to try it before!

    I just made a test JPG of some text from a web page. When I opened my OCR program (Abby FineReader) and read the JPG file, it converted it very nicely to plain text and I was able to save it in both TXT and DOC formats, from which point you could certainly proceed to make ONE document out of 20 JPGs. Good luck and keep us posted...

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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    I*n my view the best alternative would be to run the jpegs through a suitable OCR software and convert them to Word or Text

    However I would also consider importing each image onto a separate page in Word - giving you a 20 page document - and then save the document as a pdf.

    This can be done using a variety of free PDF creators - I use CutePDF (like many, it acts as a printer, and saves the 'print' as a pdf document).

    This can be useful if you don't have suitable OCR software (many free or giveaway OCR programs don't accept input from jpegs).

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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    If you want to give the single PDF a shot, I'd suggest Tomahawk PDF+ Freeware Version. I just gave mine a whirl and it works fine, but you have to Insert -> Picture... one at a time. Also, get the version from A+ Freeware - Utilities - PDF, which is more functional than the most recent (crippled) freeware version. I don't know how the file size will end up with your 20 JPEGs though.

    There are also free PDF apps for adding thumbnails, bookmarks etc.

    On another angle, you might want to look at CDisplay Comic Reader, designed to view a series of JPEGs direct from a ZIP archive.

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    Re: Jpeg - combined in to one file/doc

    IrfanView (free) will combine multiple JPG files into one single image, using its Panorama function.
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