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Old 10-28-2001, 10:18 AM   #20
Rocky WRX
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Join Date: Sep 2001
Location: Evergreen CO
2002 White WRX Wagon
7800 ft


Hmm.. After measuring the thickness of one manual and counting the pages, I estimate that the complete set is about 3500 pages.

How much time will it take a person to scan a page, fiddle with it in software and print it to a PDF file? I'd guess 2 minutes is very optimistic, probably more like 3 minutes. Let's use 2.5 minutes as an example. Maybe someone with some programming skills could write a macro or script to automate the process.

3500 x 2.5 minutes is 8750 minutes, or 146 hours. At 8 hrs/day, that's over 18 days as a 'fulltime' job.

I'd guess running them off on a copier might take 15 seconds per page to print one copy, more copies could be run later from the 1st copy, on an automatic copier to save time. 3500 x 15 sec = almost 15 hours standing at the copier.

BTW, I could not find any copyright notices in any of the manuals, so one could argue that copying them violates no copyright laws.
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Last edited by Rocky WRX; 10-28-2001 at 10:28 AM.
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