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Sharp EL-5100 Instruction Manual - PDF, full text searchable
10-16-2017, 01:09 AM (This post was last modified: 10-16-2017 01:11 AM by striegel.)
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Sharp EL-5100 Instruction Manual - PDF, full text searchable
For anyone who may be interested in a soft copy of this manual, I recently scanned my Sharp Scientific Calculator Model EL-5100 Instruction Manual. It consists of 80 pages plus the outside and inside of the front and rear cover pages.

It is freely available from http://striegels.com/alan/sharp/Sharp%20...Manual.pdf.

The PDF file is fully text-searchable, although the OCR has no success with understanding symbols, such as pi, square-root of x, etc.

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10-16-2017, 02:02 AM
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Thank you. Very useful!
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10-17-2017, 03:22 AM
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Good job, did you have to cut it up to scan it? I have seen videos of people cut the spine from a text book with a power saw and feed the loose leaf into a scanner.
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10-17-2017, 10:51 AM
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(10-17-2017 03:22 AM)Dan Wrote:  Good job, did you have to cut it up to scan it? I have seen videos of people cut the spine from a text book with a power saw and feed the loose leaf into a scanner.
Absolutely not! I did have to crease the pages for scanning on a flatbed scanner but I could not bear to cut it apart if I couldn't re-assemble it intact.

In my spare time over the course of several weeks, I put a black sheet of paper behind each page before laying it across the scanning bed of a multi-function HP printer - the PSC 950. On top of that I placed a larger black cardboard piece and weighed it down. (Incidentally, the weight was an RS-232 break out box that happened to be sitting on the table with the MFP).

Each page was scanned at 600 dpi then aligned, cleaned a bit, and cropped with ThumbsPlus. The resulting 84 .png files were assembled into the final .pdf using ABBYYY PDF Transformer+.

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10-23-2017, 05:08 AM
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Apologies, that was a stupid question.

Over the years I have accumulated a lot of books that are just taking up space and gathering dust. Cutting them up and scanning is an option for those with little value but is time consuming. I have to accept that I am a hoarder and just get rid of them. It helps that a lot is online now.
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10-23-2017, 12:39 PM
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Thank you!
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10-24-2017, 06:06 AM (This post was last modified: 10-24-2017 06:30 AM by Johnny_Bjoern.)
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Thank you. Great job.
And very usefull. I bought an EL-5100 recently. This makes it "a little" easier to use :-)
BTW the book suggested by the manual "Advanced Analysis with the Sharp 5100 Scientific Calculator" by Jon M. Smith is $135.33 on Amazon.
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