I just scanned in 12 sheets printed on both sides, with 2-up pages (booklet style- 2 pages per side in landscape mode). I scanned them to a folder and bypassed DTPO since I have to crop and rearrange the pages. With these scans, you find page 24 on the left, page 1 on the right; page 2 on the left, page 23 on the right; etc.
Therefore I need to crop page 1, then crop page 2 and add it to page 1, crop page 3 and add it to pp. 1 and 2. This I did using Preview. It works quite easily and fairly fast. The finished PDF document consisted on each page on its own PDF page, portrait mode. All 24 of them.
However, when I did an “Import (with OCR)…” into DTPO the captured PDF document showed up just as the original document (which by now was in the trash) with 24-1, 2-23, etc. Doing a Convert to Plain Text resulted in such a mess of stale gum that it added insult to injury. Because articles in the booklet sometimes flow from, say, p.3 to p.4, and then to halfway down p.5, I have to carefully cut and paste the plain text into some semblance of order, which at this point is very painstaking and slow.
So I tried an experiment: I took page 3 (the first page with a story on it) and cropped and saved it alone. The PDF file in Preview showed just page 3. Page 3 only. When I imported (with OCR) into DTPO, it showed up as page 22 - 3 in the PDF file. When I converted it to plain text, the same flow of page 22 into page 3 resulted. Total chaos.
So I’m wondering why (and how) DTPO figures out the doggone original layout (the original is by now in the Trask) and displays the so-called cropped image as uncropped? How can I work around this? Or better yet, how can I fix this unorthodox behavior, behavior that I’ve never before experienced.
I’m using DTPO PB8 on an early 2009 Mac Mini with 4GB RAM OS X 10.6.2
Any worthy tips would be really appreciated.