Split one PDF Page into Two Pages

I think I’m going to attempt to make more use of this blog as somewhere to record the cool things I learn. I’m sure at least some of you have had this problem:

  1. You scan in a file two pages at a time.
  2. The pages are a little skewed, but the two pages are skewed a little differently.
  3. OCR doesn’t work too well.

The solution to this problem was found here. In short, you print to PDF using Acrobat. Then, in the print options specify to “Tile Large Pages”. Look at the preview image, and adjust the margins and scaling so the split happens in the appropriate place. Hit print, and save as another file. Then, run OCR on that new file. The pages can then be deskewed separately. PRETTY NIFTY!

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