Linearizing PDF scans

Alexandre Souza alexandre.tabajara at
Fri Aug 13 15:23:56 CDT 2021

Hey Dave, I've been digitizing docs for free for years
Is any kind of standard, recomendation, group, mail list, to discuss the
All pdfs in were scanned by me. I'm always
open to critics and suggestions
Alexandre, PU2SEX

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Em sex., 13 de ago. de 2021 às 17:20, J. David Bryan via cctech <
cctech at> escreveu:

> Is it still useful to linearize PDFs?
> I've been scanning and PDFing manuals for 16 years, and I've been
> linearizing them regularly.  My understanding is that this made them
> accessible on a page-by-page basis in Web browsers without requiring a
> complete file download first.  But given the increase in typical bandwidth
> in 16 years, I wonder if this is still useful.  It is an extra step, and
> it
> does make the files somewhat larger.
> Recommendations?  Does linearizing confer any advantage locally once the
> entire file is downloaded?
> Thanks.
>                                       -- Dave

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