From my diary

Life’s little difficulties are leaching time and energy at the moment.  But I’m still pressing on.  This evening I went through the pages of Festugiere’s French translation of Porphyry’s Ad Gaurum, correcting OCR errors.  I then exported the result to Word, or at least I think I did.  Abbyy Finereader 10 managed to write a file that crashed Word!  (They’ve been writing .doc files for 10 years, so why does version 10 suddenly have problems?) 

I also want a PDF of the pages.  Finereader 10 produced an abomination — their PDF save just does not work.  So I went into the working directory, to find that the images are now in some non-standard format.  Fortunately I scanned the pages in FR9.  This produces .tif files — but Adobe Acrobat refused to read these.  I ended up exporting the files from FR9 to .png format, which I will then combine.  The results are a  bit bulky, but that is not that important really.

And that’s all I have time for this evening folks!


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