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Old 16-03-11, 00:10
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Default Search-able CMP parts book?

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Does anyone have any of the CMP parts book as a search-able data base?

I was doing some parts hunting in the HUP parts book and decided to get organize and scan the page in so I could make notes. That lead to hitting the OCR program and all of a sudden I had a MS Word document copy of the page that can be searched. Before I run all my CMP parts books through the scanner has anybody already done all the work?

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... nope, haven't done that yet, but should be easy with a good high resolution scan and a good OCR programm.

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Old 16-03-11, 23:19
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Phil,

Our friends of the Canadian Register - http://www.canadianregister.co.uk/ - have manuals in .pdf format available for download.

Try contacting them to see if you cab make a deal to get the scans they made to produce the . pdf files?

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Try contacting them to see if you cab make a deal to get the scans they made to produce the . pdf files?
... I just tried to convert a pdf with Abbyy Finereader 10 into a searchable document (pdf or word). Works fine. So you don't need the original scans, you can just use the pdf's provided.

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Old 16-03-11, 23:46
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Default I've got the HUP parts book as PDF.

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The HUP one was easy because I had copied it years ago it is a June 1945 edition and Bart Vanderveen didn't have that date so I made a copy and sent it to him. While copying it I'd made an extra loose copy which had fed into the document copier/scanner at work back in 2000. So I have it as PDF on CD the next step will be to see if my OCR program can read a section of the CD at a time. Because of the CD file structure the book is one big file.

But why I was asking if anybody else had played this game already so I could piggyback on their work or do I have to start from scratch.

I only have the HUP or C8A-04 parts list and the C60L-03 to work from.

I'll take a look at what the registry has and see if my OCR program can pick it off.

Any thoughts welcome and I'll keep you posted.

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