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Technical and Instruction Manual Coversion

Mixed size and color documents with a structured content. Searchable, bookmarked, interlinked and web optimized PDF for online and print output.

TechManualConversionService.pngOur Tech Manual service will accurately convert large volumes of documents into interactive, searchable, highly marked-up PDF files.

We will scan your manuals or drawings of handle just your images. A variety of graphic image types (B&W, grayscale and color originals), including PDF input will be accepted to the conversion process.

The delivered document will be organized into a highly structured content of pages where the page count can be in the thousands.

The following standard image processing and content discovery operations are part of our process:

  • Bar-code assisted scanning, tracking and production control
  • Automatic, rule-based image separation
  • Image content detection
  • Odd-even page support
  • Punch-hole, speckle, border removal
  • Comprehensive resize operations (example: 1" margin around the page)
  • Content Discovery: Following image cleanup, content discovery and hierarchy building is performed. The internal structure of the document is discovered using highly automated methods with the help of and parsing. The discovered document structure information will be later converted to PDF bookmarks. The following structure mining tools are available:
    • Table of Contents extraction
    • Extraction of list items (Table of Illustrations, Table of Tables, list of pages etc...)
    • Automatic page match between logical and physical pages
  • Internal Linking:The internal linking process will find certain references present on the page, and will establish a link to the correct page where the reference is present.
  • PDF conversion: PDF conversion is the last step in the conversion process. Our proven PDF libraries produce standards-compliant, highly interlinked and searchable documents. The output is Image + Text PDF format, and is optimized for WEB delivery. The following features are present:

Please take a look at our questionnaire by clicking on the link below and see if we can help you in any way.

QuestionHead Tech Manual Conversion Questionnaire

If you decide to purchase a software-only solution, we recommend the ELAN Technical Manual Converter (TMC) software. For larger operations and higher volumes the ELAN Avalanche (server based processing) would be also applicable.