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  • Windows XP box with 2GB RAM, AMD Athlon XP 2700+
  • HP Scanjet 3670


  • HP Scanjet software (bundled)
  • Adobe Acrobat Professional 7.0
  • Adobe Photoshop CS 8.0


  • All Programs...Hewlett-Packard...Scanjet Scanner 36X0 Series...Photo & Imaging Director
    • Choose "Scan Document"
      • Select - Scan for editable text (OCR)? Yes
      • Select - Original contains graphics? No
      • Scan to: "Save to file"
      • Click "Scan"
    • Rotate as appropriate with buttons on left hand side
    • Click "Accept"
    • Click "No" when asked to scan another image
    • Save file as <page numbers>.pdf (e.g., 366-367.pdf)
  • Open pdf file
    • Tools...Advanced Editing...TouchUp Object Tool
    • Left-click on page to select, then right-click and choose "Edit Image"
    • Ignore warning about flattening image (Check "Don't show again" and click "OK")
    • File...Save for web...
    • Choose "JPEG Low" preset
    • Adjust image size to 75%, click "Apply"
    • Click "Save"
    • Save file as <page numbers>.jpg (e.g., 366-367.jpg)
  • Upload file to wiki
    • Description: Reports of Committe on Foreign Relations 1789-1901 Volume 6 pp<xxx>-<xxx>
  • Add new page link on wiki MainPage
  • Edit new page in wiki, and put in stub code
    • for first page, make previous=Main Page, for last page, make next=Main Page
{{Double Page|previous=<xxx>-<xxx>|current=<xxx>-<xxx>|next=<xxx>-<xxx>}}
  • Click on the "Template:<xxx>-<xxx>" link and copy the text from the pdf
  • Spell-check and copy edit the text
    • fix hyphenated words
    • put a blank line before each paragraph
  • Add the page to the bottom of the Transcribed Morgan Report


  • Scanning in at 300ppi, 256 gray shades (8-bit grayscale)
  • I'm not uploading the raw PDF files, since they're about 5 times as large as the jpgs

Instructions for Editors

On any given page, there will be some common navigation:

  • A "Previous Page" link
  • A "Next Page" link
  • A "Template:<xxx>-<xxx>" link
  • An image thumbnail

To help edit, follow the following procedure:

  1. click on the image thumbnail of the page. This will slightly enlarge the image. Click on the image again, and it should be large enough for you to read. Leave this open in a browser window.
  2. In another browser window, open up the same page, and click on the "Template:<xxx>-<xxx>" link. This will bring you to a page where you can edit the text. Click on the "edit" button at the top to begin editing. Compare the text in the editor with the image from the other window, and make corrections if necessary.

Minor procedural notes:

  • To indicate the beginning of a page, use an html comment like so:
  • If a word is hyphenated across a page (inter-rupted, for example), indicate the page break thus:
  • Remove all hyphenated words
  • Put one line feed between paragraphs
  • To indicate italics, use two single quotes before and after the words to be italicized
''This is italics,'' this is not.
  • In the case where you need a manual line feed, put a break code in:
 This line is on top of<br/> this one