View Full Version : IMSAI 8048 Control Computer Manual - Newly scanned. How to make it searchable?

November 6th, 2014, 05:08 AM
I recently acquired an IMSAI 8048 Control Computer. Some of you may know this as the single board 8048 computer that fits into a binder. It's my earliest "notebook" computer :) Pics and manual/schematics are here: http://vintagecomputer.ca/?computers=imsai-8048-control-computer

I scanned the manual in with a commercial Xerox printer that created the PDF. How do I make the text searchable? This is my first manual that I believe is not out there so if you'd like a copy, be my guest.


November 6th, 2014, 05:48 AM
If you don't have OCR software on your computer, then just use a website like this: http://www.free-online-ocr.com/

Upload your document, then select PDF as the download type, click convert. Viola!

November 6th, 2014, 03:09 PM
Thanks for the hint. I found some software that converts the PDF to a searchable PDF and updated it.

November 8th, 2014, 04:08 PM
I use gscan2pdf (http://gscan2pdf.sourceforge.net/) for tasks like this.