Free AdviceGet Free Advice
Home | Get advice | Give advice | Topics | Columnists | - !START HERE! -
Make Suggestions | Sitemap

Get Advice

Search Questions

Ask A Question

Browse Advice Columnists

Search Advice Columnists

Chat Room

Give Advice

View Questions
Search Questions
Advice Topics


Remember me
Register for free!
Lost Password?

Want to give Advice?

Sign Up Now
(It's FREE!)


Shirts and Stuff
Page Backgrounds
Make Suggestions
Site News
Link To Us
About Us
Terms of Service
Contact Us

How to get rid of ants from eating my thyme <<< Previous Question
Next Question >>> How can I import a shared iTunes library into my library?

How to scan a magazine article onto a computer

Question Posted Monday June 15 2009, 6:10 am

I have had an article published in a glossy magazine and I want to scan it (as is) onto my computer. I, eventually, want to put it onto my website (not created yet) and allow people to see the article exactly as it appears in the magazine. Would that be a pdf file or something else? How do I do this properly?

[ Answer this question ]
Want to answer more questions in the Miscellaneous category?
Maybe give some free advice about: Random Weirdos?

Razhie answered Monday June 15 2009, 4:17 pm:
First, you ask the permission of the magazine to repost a scan of the article.

Your contract or agreement with the magazine might allow you to repost it online yourself; HOWEVER, it's polite and professional to let them know of your intention to do so and ask them how to properly credit it. I know we never think of online information the same way we do essays, but if we want our information to be taken seriously and behave like professional writers, we should.

The upside of doing that is that they might be willing to provide you with a high res pdf image of the pages, and that will be clearer and a better quality then any scan you could possibly have made.

Pdfs are preferred for online document viewing. If you don’t know how to scan to a pdf yourself, take it to a print shop, or staples or something like that. They can give you nice, clean, high res scans in pdf and gif or jpg for just a few bucks, and it’s completely worth it.

Even though I know how to scan and edit images and text very well, when I’m needing a very nice scan at work, I often take the original to professionals to have it scanned. It’s just worth it to have the really good equipment do it.

[ Razhie's advice column | Ask Razhie A Question

theymos answered Monday June 15 2009, 3:37 pm:
The scanner will output a large JPEG image. If the article is one page long, I would just use the image and would not bother with PDF. Use Irfanview to convert the JPEG image to PNG and to resize and crop if necessary:
[Link](Mouse over link to see full location)

If it's longer than one page, PDF would be appropriate. Install doPDF:
[Link](Mouse over link to see full location)
Format the article in a word processor as you wish it to appear in the PDF. Then print it to the virtual printer doPDF installed for you. doPDF will convert the printed document into a PDF file and save it to your computer. It will look exactly as it did in your word processor's "Print preview".

[ theymos's advice column | Ask theymos A Question
Recent popular questions:
Want to give advice?

Click here to start your own advice column!

Going to a Birthday Party with Older Girls
My best Friend hates me without reason to!
What kind of girls to guys like?
i think my husband is bisexual or maybe even gay. both early 20s
Is it time to move on?
Proven Tips to Get Rid of Spiders
Just need some advice about moving on
Running away to another country by going to an international school
How can I lose weight?
Could I be pregnant?
Could I be pregnant?
How likely is it that a guy will talk to a girl again?
Stuck between two guys, typical love traingle.
I love you. You Love Me. OMG JUST KISS ME!
My stomach hurt when I mastubate!!
Pet names like baby/babe
Career/education path to medicine.
Should I change ?
Is it weird ??
pound puppy toys

All content on this page posted by members of is the responsibility those individual members. Other content © 2003-2014 We do not promise accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any advice and are not responsible for content.

Attention: NOTHING on this site may be reproduced in any fashion whatsoever without explicit consent (in writing) of the owner of said material, unless otherwise stated on the page where the content originated. Search engines are free to index and cache our content.
Users who post their account names or personal information in their questions have no expectation of privacy beyond that point for anything they disclose. Questions are otherwise considered anonymous to the general public.

[Valid RSS] eXTReMe Tracker