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05-06-2019 07:10 PM
studiokristo
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The pic reminds me my first person shooter game, Wolfenstein 3D.
23-04-2018 11:12 PM
Mystvan
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Um, you are not exactly understand how PDF works, Mystvan.

PDF is capable to has two different formats in one file (technically, it's even more, but these two are most prominent). One is picture layer, that is simple picture scan. It's most simple one, and easier to implement. There are many programs that can save pictures in PDF, and even some scanners that does so. Unfortunately, as there are mere pictures, there is still not possible to copy text or search anything - it's not exists in file!

Second layer is text. It must be generated manually or recognized from picture. Recognizing is far from perfect still, so requires a lot of manual works. It must be relied on only if you haven't other means to get it. But if you do that other way, it's automatical feature: converting prepared text into PDF file. This way most "original" PDF made, I believe.
Greetings, Grandmaster Spectreman.

Yes, I agree 100% with what you said, because there are things that I did not know in more depth. On the other hand, I would also make small reservations, because, technically speaking, although I did not say in depth, but I would not be wrong even though mine was very simplistic. Or maybe I have written with little clarity. If that was the case, it was my fault.

When I said this
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One thing I like about PDF is that depending on the scan, you can search for certain words.
That is, I already knew that it was possible to have in the same file texts that can be copied and texts that cannot be copied or searched for.

I bought some texts in PDF for professional purposes and realized that on some pages it was possible to copy and paste words while on other pages the texts looked like pictures with the damn watermark to prevent competitors from using their material. So lame! And the customer is hurt by this childishness and unprofessional attitude from them!

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On the other hand, such *ahem* “exclusive” e-books (in Brazil) look like a flash file in which you cannot copy or search for words.
Certain apps or e-book readers do not use the PDF format. While downloading the e-books and incorporating them into the library, the files (on PC) have strange names and unusual file formats.

What I meant is that I do not care about these idiosyncrasies of the “exclusivist” attitude of the e-readers (apps), but at least they could not afford to allow to copy and paste texts? They offer magazines about business and economics, news, health, pets, etc., but do not allow readers (customers) to use these data?

As far as I know, my brain has no search engine to allow me to locate certain essential words for professional use. And it is just a type of HD with data storage limit. Maybe just for me to poke around, my brain seems to be bottomless, endless, unlimited, longbottom, etc...

At least, my 02 digital journals are web pages that allow me to search and save pages.
23-04-2018 04:33 PM
Smiling Spectre
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One thing I like about PDF is that depending on the scan, you can search for certain words. On the other hand, such *ahem* “exclusive” e-books (in Brazil) look like a flash file in which you cannot copy or search for words.
Um, you are not exactly understand how PDF works, Mystvan.

PDF is capable to has two different formats in one file (technically, it's even more, but these two are most prominent). One is picture layer, that is simple picture scan. It's most simple one, and easier to implement. There are many programs that can save pictures in PDF, and even some scanners that does so. Unfortunately, as there are mere pictures, there is still not possible to copy text or search anything - it's not exists in file!

Second layer is text. It must be generated manually or recognized from picture. Recognizing is far from perfect still, so requires a lot of manual works. It must be relied on only if you haven't other means to get it. But if you do that other way, it's automatical feature: converting prepared text into PDF file. This way most "original" PDF made, I believe.
23-04-2018 12:30 AM
Mystvan
Legendary and Mythological Magical Books!

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It's non-exist in the Internet.
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BTW, texts still can be acquired in the internet, if searched right. But it seems, most links was totally killed by google in this year. :|
Greetings from Poke-man, Bonk! Bonk! Grandmaster Spectreman.

I have a valuable suggestion to find relics, tomes and other sacred, valuable, legendary and mythological objects / artifacts... k: Whoops! I mean this!

Before that, I thought the existence of these books, which not even the majestic Elven Library in Middle-Earth has them, were myth, legend or rumor.

Norway! The reason? It is because you learn about them, you hear so much about legends and myths, but you never see them, either digitally or in person. Do they really exist?

My precious (Gollum! Gollum!) suggestion!


So please do not be really in spain, okay? Because hope is the last (thing) that dies!
21-04-2018 12:52 AM
Mystvan Yes, you are correct!

The PDF file is a type of e-book. You end up forgetting because most readers, whether devices or apps, accept e-books in their own formats and native only compatible with the developer...

And often, these exclusive e-readers are very lame and suck with lots of bugs (at least in Brazil)! So, I ended up having a not very favorable image of the e-books or e-readers of the major magazines here (iba / GoRead, Europa Digital).

One thing I like about PDF is that depending on the scan, you can search for certain words. On the other hand, such *ahem* “exclusive” e-books (in Brazil) look like a flash file in which you cannot copy or search for words.

I would not know how the Kindle would work since my brother used it briefly and then sold it.

Oh, I have good news, Grandmaster Spectreman. I will send you a PM on the book!

PS: PS: I sincerely hope that a certain someone is not very worried about his position in the ranking of PoE...
20-04-2018 02:19 PM
Smiling Spectre
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• I really do not know where the book is. I suspect, but I am not sure. Not to mention that if it is with me, then it will probably be stored in one of the boxes;
That's the main and only problem I see. But you can found anything else while searching for this book! As I said, I fond of series (even if somewhat platonic), so any source of quality picture scans is very welcome. It's non-exist in the Internet.
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• The book has been translated into Portuguese. And the cover was exactly that of the skeletal reptile with details in lime green...
It's totally nothing while book has the same illustrations. I have _text_. But I insist to make good book from it, not simply ugly texts.

BTW, texts still can be acquired in the internet, if searched right. But it seems, most links was totally killed by google in this year. :|

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By the way, I do not really like e-books because they are not universal and need very specific platforms. An example would be the Kindle. I preferred files in PDF.
Um, I see two meanings here. If by e-book you mean readers, it's not totally right. Simple and free Calibre will give you automatic tool to convert any format in any needed one.

And I usually use e-book for books itself. So PDF is totally e-book.

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And if, by chance, I get anything good, I will get in touch via PM.
Ok, I'll be waiting for that.
19-04-2018 08:16 PM
Mystvan
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Originally Posted by Smiling Spectre View Post
You said that you have it. Scan it then. Only known scan in the Internet is far from perfect and very old.

I can then OCR it and make you perfect digital copy. (I can now too, but I cannot do much with bad scanned pictures).
Greetings, Grandmaster Spectreman. I even would like to collaborate, but there are 02 difficulties (there goes the old Myst again with the craze of being methodical:

• I really do not know where the book is. I suspect, but I am not sure. Not to mention that if it is with me, then it will probably be stored in one of the boxes;

• The book has been translated into Portuguese. And the cover was exactly that of the skeletal reptile with details in lime green...

By the way, I do not really like e-books because they are not universal and need very specific platforms. An example would be the Kindle. I preferred files in PDF.

And if, by chance, I get anything good, I will get in touch via PM.
19-04-2018 10:37 AM
Smiling Spectre
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Thank you for the help. Now, I hope to acquire this book in digital format, as physical books have the great disadvantage of being damaged and lost. iPad and Tablets welcome preference.
You said that you have it. Scan it then. Only known scan in the Internet is far from perfect and very old.

I can then OCR it and make you perfect digital copy. (I can now too, but I cannot do much with bad scanned pictures).
18-04-2018 04:16 PM
Mystvan
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I am bad with gamebooks and even worse with tabletops. I grown in Russia, remember? There wasn't anything like that here.

On the plus side, I am fond of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, so I can check them (in electronic format). For example, vol. 19 - Demons of the Deep - have underwater adventures, with dolphins, fishes, Atlantean... and sword instructor Cyrano the Swordfish. Is it?
Greetings, Grandmaster Spectreman.

Wow! Yes, it looks like you hit the mark! It is bull’s-eye! I am 99.999999% sure Master Swordsman is Cyrano the Swordfish, because his descriptions on Wikia match well!

Thank you for the help. Now, I hope to acquire this book in digital format, as physical books have the great disadvantage of being damaged and lost. iPad and Tablets welcome preference.
18-04-2018 02:51 PM
Smiling Spectre I am bad with gamebooks and even worse with tabletops. I grown in Russia, remember? There wasn't anything like that here.

On the plus side, I am fond of Fighting Fantasy gamebooks, so I can check them (in electronic format). For example, vol. 19 - Demons of the Deep - have underwater adventures, with dolphins, fishes, Atlantean... and sword instructor Cyrano the Swordfish. Is it?
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