I use a HP c4485 3-in-one scanner through Acrobat 9 to scan my old books to PDF, so as to time-preserve them, but i can never get a clean ebook below 20mb - which i what i want - i always get damaged letters and fuzzy background and filesizes from 70 (after having "reduced" them manually yet again) to 300mb.
I scan in 200dpi (so as to reduce the file size and speed up the reader-head when it scans) and always crop the pages after it's done.
Ideally i'd like adobe acrobat to "read" the text, and then make a new document with the plain text (not as graphics but as text on a white background), but how do i alternatively in general just make a lowsized and find quality scan of books with 100-300 pages?
Thank You in advance.
Your question has nothing to do with ebooks. You will probably get more suggestions if you post in the Acrobat forum. BTW, to get decent OCR and scans you need to scan at at least 300 dpi. 200 dpi is what faxes scan at in fine mode. This is considered to be of poor quality.