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Offline Ktownphoneco

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Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« on: June 29, 2015, 09:14:00 AM »
Anytime I acquire or download a small size schematic label, of a size that's normally found inside the telephone itself, and which normally requires a magnifying glass to read it, I quite often scan the schematic at 200% of it's normal size, convert it to PDF and file it with the rest of my schematics for future reference.      I just did one for an A.E. 34 Desk Set, and it's attached here.     This schematic has been provided with the compliments of the technical library of Telephone Collectors International.

Jeff Lamb   

SCHEMATIC :  Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk set Schematic at 200% of it's normal size in PDF Attached. (129 kb).
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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2015, 11:15:14 AM »
SCHEMATIC :  Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk set Schematic at 200% of it's normal size in PDF Attached. (129 kb).
Jeff: What program are you using to make these PDFs? The reason I ask, is I can not open any of your recent PDFs - I never used to have any problem. I am using Adobe Reader 11 Version 11.0.11, but several other readers I have come back with the same problem, saying, "There was an error opening this document. The file is damaged and could not be repaired".

Now, what I find interesting, is the downloads that fail, all show in My Downloads in Firefox as 126K; those which succeed show as 130K. If I get a 126K download, I can reload the page, and next time, I will get a 130K good download. If I don't reload, I will continue getting 126K failed downloads till the cows come home. Wierd.

I don't actually believe it is your PDF making program that is at fault - somehow, under certain conditions, the file gets clipped, - as if I re-load the page, then try downloading it again, it does download. So, I think at this point, it may be a bug in the CRPF software. So, I am curious - have any of our users been having the same problem?

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2015, 11:33:23 AM »
Hi Dave   ....   It's been created with Adobe XI Pro with no security settings applied (obviously).    I just opened it from CRPF using Adobe Reader Version XI, and it opens fine.     

To repeat Dave's question :   Is anyone else having a problem opening the PDF file I posted  ?

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2015, 11:41:07 AM »
To repeat Dave's question :   Is anyone else having a problem opening the PDF file I posted  ?
I would be interested in hearing from anyone with the same problem. I only seem to be having the problem with PDF files on the Forum, and even on some I have uploaded to the Forum myself.

Remember, if for some reason the upload fails, try reloading the page, and do your download right away. It will more than likely download correctly.

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2015, 05:46:12 PM »
It opens for me with no problems.  I don't know why you're having problems.

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2015, 07:07:29 PM »
How did you actually create the pdf?
 
Was the original a screen-capture or did you convert a pdf that was sourced from the TCI Library? 

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2015, 07:14:32 PM »
Here is a link to a wiring diagram in the TCI Library. If further magnification is needed only one click of the plus sign will magnify it more than amply.

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2015, 07:31:39 PM »
Yes, that's the pdf file I downloaded from the TCI library.        If not sure what your referring to insofar as clicking on a (+) sign, but if you print that file, it will come out at the same size as the TCI file, which is a scan of a factory schematic inserted in the telephone set when it left the factory, and that is according to my ruler, approximately 3" inches wide, by 2-5/8" inches high.
The TCI file indicates the page is a letter size sheet of paper, 8.5" inches by 11.0" inches, but the schematic itself is as I've stated above.
I've got a pair of "old eyes" and 3" by 2-5/8" isn't all that easy to read.        For me, the bigger the better, withing reason of course.
I printed the TCI schematic, setting my printer output to "Best", then placed the results on my flat bed scanner and set the software to print it at 200% of the original.   The result is a schematic that prints out at about 5-7/8" inches wide, by about 3-1/4" inches high, and for me, probably most people, that's a lot easier to read.
But everyone is welcome to use the little one if they'd like. 

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2015, 07:38:39 PM »
Jeff,

I can open and read the PDF OK on W8 using Adobe software, Nuance software and the W8 PDF reader App. Given past experience, I can probably open it on Linux as well.

Last night though, I couldn't open it in Polaris Office, or the other PDF readers (I forget their names) on Android. I don't remember having this trouble before. This is no big deal - just information.

By the way, if you think of it, can you (and others) add your esteemed self to the PDF meta data (where appropriate) when you create the file? I like to know who to acknowledge if I pass the file on.

Thanks
Jack

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2015, 07:44:03 PM »
Thanks Jack.    I'll do that the next time I scan something for posting here.       Mistake in my last post :    I set the scanner software to "SCAN" at 200%, not print at 200%.    Brain working, fingers, not so much.

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #10 on: June 29, 2015, 09:04:05 PM »
Thanks Jack.    I'll do that the next time I scan something for posting here.       Mistake in my last post :    I set the scanner software to "SCAN" at 200%, not print at 200%.    Brain working, fingers, not so much.

Jeff Lamb

Jeff, why do you need to print and rescan a document that is already in digital form?  Turns out the original from the TCI library was apparently scanned at 600 dpi and shows finer detail than your rescan.  All that was needed was to resize it if it needs to be viewed larger.

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #11 on: June 29, 2015, 10:11:20 PM »
Karl   ....   You caught me; I didn't check the DPI of the schematic before I scanned it.      You'll probably find that most schematics in the library haven't been scanned using that high a scanner setting, and in the case of small schematics, I rarely bother to check anymore.         I've gotten into the habit of printing them and re-scanning at a size that's easy to read, then converting them to PDF files.   

I think the "product" itself is the important thing here, not how it was achieved.

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2015, 01:43:51 PM »
OK thatís fine, but in your original post you did not specify the reason you wanted to enlarge it was for printing it out. Otherwise the plus sign would increase the magnification to view the pdf file on your screen.
One reason they are created so small is so that collectors can print them out in their original sizes so they can replace missing or soiled labels inside of their sets.
Another method of creating larger diagrams would be to have your pdf program perform the following:
  • Create an image
  • Crop the resulting jpeg
  • Resize the page to 8.5x11
  • Add appropriate credit to source, in this case, TCI Library so as to not plagiarize the works of others.
The result of the above is attached.


Yes, that's the pdf file I downloaded from the TCI library.        If not sure what your referring to insofar as clicking on a (+) sign, but if you print that file, it will come out at the same size as the TCI file, which is a scan of a factory schematic inserted in the telephone set when it left the factory, and that is according to my ruler, approximately 3" inches wide, by 2-5/8" inches high.
The TCI file indicates the page is a letter size sheet of paper, 8.5" inches by 11.0" inches, but the schematic itself is as I've stated above.
I've got a pair of "old eyes" and 3" by 2-5/8" isn't all that easy to read.        For me, the bigger the better, withing reason of course.
I printed the TCI schematic, setting my printer output to "Best", then placed the results on my flat bed scanner and set the software to print it at 200% of the original.   The result is a schematic that prints out at about 5-7/8" inches wide, by about 3-1/4" inches high, and for me, probably most people, that's a lot easier to read.
But everyone is welcome to use the little one if they'd like. 

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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2015, 03:02:16 PM »
Yes, I do understand all that.     Personally, when I'm wiring, re-wiring or trying to trace a problem, I prefer to print the schematic so I can take it into my workshop, and read it without any effort.
I've contributed a number of schematics to the TCI library myself, and on several occasions, have scanned 2 copies of the original, one at the same size as the original, so it can be used to install in the set, and one to fit nicely on  8.5 x 11 inch letter sized paper.

The appropriate credit to the TCI library was stated in the original message,  ... Quote  " This schematic has been provided with the compliments of the technical library of Telephone Collectors International."

As I explained in one of my lasts posts, more often than not, schematics of all sizes, are scanned at a low resolution, with a low dots per inch setting.      Taking a small schematic and enlarging it so that it can be printed out and read easily, usually produces a poor quality product.   

A number of methods to enlarge such schematics can be used aside from re-scanning, but my mistake was not converting the "PDF" downloaded from the library, to an image file and check the resolution and the dpi setting used when it was originally scanned.       I made the assumption, incorrectly of course, that the original was probably not a good candidate for enlarging, so I opted to scan it instead.
The entire purpose was to post and make available, an easily readable and printable schematic for those forum users who don't possess the software to produce a larger schematic from something designed to fit inside an actual telephone set.    Nothing more.
I wasn't trying to give an informal presentation on the various methods one could use to produce such a schematic, as I don't consider myself an expert in such things.
Believe me, the next time I post a schematic to the forum, I'll simply state that the schematic is available and attached.     Period.   


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Re: Automatic Electric Type 34 Desk Set Schematic
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2015, 03:11:45 PM »
I meant to add, that I've also amended the original schematic in my post to show the words "TCI Library".

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