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    parts microfiche

    I was wondering if there is a way to get information from these micrfiche onto a computer?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...%3AIT&viewitem=
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    180337257814

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    Quote Originally Posted by casey67 View Post
    I was wondering if there is a way to get information from these micrfiche onto a computer?
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...%3AIT&viewitem=
    or search item #
    180337257814

    PS. K447 your mail box is full.
    Oops - fixed!

    Microfiche can be scanned using a regular flat bed scanner (high quality type), but it takes a lot of time.

    Each fiche sheet needs to be carefully scanned, then electronically 'clipped apart' into separate 'pages'. Each fiche 'page' is converted to a positive (black ink on white background) from a negative, then converted to PDF pages and OCR'ed.

    At every step, someone needs to look at each page, and make sure the results are correct.

    Doable, but not a quick task.

    I think there are commercial services that do microfiche conversions, but I imagine they are not cheap, since there is a lot of human effort involved.

    As long as Polaris keeps their parts info available online, I don't see the need to extract it from the microfiche.

    That said, does anyone have access to additional PDF parts manuals that can be added to this list?

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