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James Davis
2018-02-12 10:00:05 UTC
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Hi All Apple II and II Plus Enthusiasts,

I just uploaded a new copy of [my] "Apple II Reference Manual (for II & II+) - 1979 + Addendum" to Asimov incoming:

Apple II Reference Manual (for II & II+) - 1979 + Addendum (alt JPD).zip and
Apple II Reference Manual (for II & II+) - 1979 + Addendum (alt JPD) [PAGES].zip.

[These zip files are huge! The manual & addendum are PDFs. The pages are JPEGs.]

I reworked (prettied up) the cover art, so it is not the [my] original cover. The Apple computer in the center of the cover looks a lot more like a real Apple II (on my LCD monitor), but it is not a photograph. I hope the colors are satisfactory. Colors always look slightly different on different monitors.

I also included [my] "The Addendum to the Apple II Reference Manual" (both within the manual and separately from it), but it [my copy of the addendum] is different from the other versions I found online.

The reason I scanned in my copy of the manual is so I could convert the AutoStart ROM listing in Appendix C into text. All the other versions I found online don't convert well. I will have to see if my copy will convert better than those. But, I figured that since I was removing the binding, I had better scan in the whole manual, not just the appendix desired.

Antoine Vignau's version of the AutoStart ROM is just source code and does not have the assembly address and byte code columns (that I want) and his version is a later version, 1985; but it does convert well (with CiderPress), since it is already in a textual format.

[Jorge, a diehard Apple II enthusiast (in Spain?), will probably love my manual (if he can read/translate the English to Spanish?).]


Yours truly,

James Davis
Jorge
2018-02-12 19:05:35 UTC
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Hi All Apple II and II Plus Enthusiasts,
Apple II Reference Manual (for II & II+) - 1979 + Addendum (alt JPD).zip and
Apple II Reference Manual (for II & II+) - 1979 + Addendum (alt JPD) [PAGES].zip.
[These zip files are huge! The manual & addendum are PDFs. The pages are JPEGs.]
I reworked (prettied up) the cover art, so it is not the [my] original cover. The Apple computer in the center of the cover looks a lot more like a real Apple II (on my LCD monitor), but it is not a photograph. I hope the colors are satisfactory. Colors always look slightly different on different monitors.
I also included [my] "The Addendum to the Apple II Reference Manual" (both within the manual and separately from it), but it [my copy of the addendum] is different from the other versions I found online.
The reason I scanned in my copy of the manual is so I could convert the AutoStart ROM listing in Appendix C into text. All the other versions I found online don't convert well. I will have to see if my copy will convert better than those. But, I figured that since I was removing the binding, I had better scan in the whole manual, not just the appendix desired.
Antoine Vignau's version of the AutoStart ROM is just source code and does not have the assembly address and byte code columns (that I want) and his version is a later version, 1985; but it does convert well (with CiderPress), since it is already in a textual format.
[Jorge, a diehard Apple II enthusiast (in Spain?), will probably love my manual (if he can read/translate the English to Spanish?).]
Hahaha, thanks James, probably... but I can't find it, incoming is empty and it's not in unsorted either.

ftp.apple.asimov.net/apple_II/incoming -> nothing here
ftp.apple.asimov.net/apple_II/unsorted -> not there

Can you post the exact path to fetch it?
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Jorge.
James Davis
2018-02-13 02:44:17 UTC
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Hahaha, thanks James, probably... but I can't find it, incoming is empty and it's not in unsorted either.
ftp.apple.asimov.net/apple_II/incoming -> nothing here
ftp.apple.asimov.net/apple_II/unsorted -> not there
Can you post the exact path to fetch it?
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Jorge.
Jorge,

Give Isaac Asimov a few days to sort it out. I just uploaded it late last night and/or very early this morning, immediately before posting the message above. It usually takes the AsimovLookerAfterer a few days to sort out the uploads.

James Davis
D Finnigan
2018-02-13 03:04:57 UTC
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Hahaha, thanks James, probably... but I can't find it, incoming is empty
and it's not in unsorted either.
ftp.apple.asimov.net/apple_II/incoming -> nothing here
ftp.apple.asimov.net/apple_II/unsorted -> not there
Can you post the exact path to fetch it?
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Jorge.
Jorge,
Give Isaac Asimov a few days to sort it out. I just uploaded it late last
night and/or very early this morning, immediately before posting the
message above. It usually takes the AsimovLookerAfterer a few days to
sort
out the uploads.
His name is Patrick M. Kane.
James Davis
2018-02-13 03:17:40 UTC
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His name is Patrick M. Kane.
"Isaac Asimov" must be his alias, because the last time I uploaded a 7zip file, the AsimovLookerAfterer wrote to me requesting I send zip files in future, and he signed it "Isaac Asimov" !!!
joltenjoe
2018-02-14 12:52:03 UTC
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Perhaps it's really Hari Seldon and everything we will ever need to know will be contained within the Apple II.
Anthony Ortiz
2018-02-14 13:20:15 UTC
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Considering that Daneel Olivaw is the true maintainer of all Apple II knowledge, let’s be thankful that he isn’t limited to a language card and 16-bit banked memory.
James Davis
2018-02-14 17:54:45 UTC
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Perhaps it's really Hari Seldon and everything we will ever need to know will be contained within the Apple II.
Considering that Daneel Olivaw is the true maintainer of all Apple II knowledge, let’s be thankful that he isn’t limited to a language card and 16-bit banked memory.
I don't understand these jokes. Who are these people?
Charlie
2018-02-14 18:33:25 UTC
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Post by joltenjoe
Perhaps it's really Hari Seldon and everything we will ever need to know will be contained within the Apple II.
Considering that Daneel Olivaw is the true maintainer of all Apple II knowledge, let’s be thankful that he isn’t limited to a language card and 16-bit banked memory.
I don't understand these jokes. Who are these people?
Hari Seldon was a main character in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
He was a computer guy.
Daneel Olivaw (actually R. Daneel Olivaw) was a humanoid robot who is a
main character in several of Isaac Asimov's robot books.

Charlie
James Davis
2018-02-15 02:04:38 UTC
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Post by James Davis
Post by joltenjoe
Perhaps it's really Hari Seldon and everything we will ever need to know will be contained within the Apple II.
Considering that Daneel Olivaw is the true maintainer of all Apple II knowledge, let’s be thankful that he isn’t limited to a language card and 16-bit banked memory.
I don't understand these jokes. Who are these people?
Hari Seldon was a main character in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series.
He was a computer guy.
Daneel Olivaw (actually R. Daneel Olivaw) was a humanoid robot who is a
main character in several of Isaac Asimov's robot books.
Charlie
Thanks Charlie,

I read everything Isaac Asimov ever wrote back in the 1960s and 70s (Science & S.F., before he died, except not textbooks), but I don't remember people's (or the character's) names well.

James Davis

P.S. What is your name, again? ;-D
Anthony Ortiz
2018-02-15 02:09:33 UTC
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Thanks Charlie,
I read everything Isaac Asimov ever wrote back in the 1960s and 70s (Science & S.F., before he died, except not textbooks), but I don't remember people's (or the character's) names well.
James Davis
P.S. What is your name, again? ;-D
If you don't remember the Foundation series I would recommend reading it all over again; it's that good!
James Davis
2018-02-15 02:40:45 UTC
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Post by James Davis
Thanks Charlie,
I read everything Isaac Asimov ever wrote back in the 1960s and 70s (Science & S.F., before he died, except not textbooks), but I don't remember people's (or the character's) names well.
James Davis
P.S. What is your name, again? ;-D
If you don't remember the Foundation series I would recommend reading it all over again; it's that good!
I remember the stories, just not the character names. I remember concepts better than I remember details. That is why I forget people's names.
joltenjoe
2018-02-16 16:33:39 UTC
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Oh here comes the complete geek reference:

R Daneel Olivaw was indistinguishable from humans. He manipulated both human and robot to create a society that did not need robots.

He did have to swap out parts and upgrade body and brain over something like 20,000 years. His robotic brain became so complex that I think his final replacement brain was not electronic but rather biological.

So maybe in a Futurama twist or cross over, all of the advances and new hardware will mean that Woz's brain will become the future Apple II to replace the 65xxxx02
f***@hotmail.com
2018-02-16 18:31:05 UTC
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Speaking of Futurama, I seem to recall that Bender has a 6502 for a brain.
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So maybe in a Futurama twist or cross over, all of the advances and new hardware will mean that Woz's brain will become the future Apple II to replace the 65xxxx02
joltenjoe
2018-02-16 23:03:33 UTC
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Yes! I forgot. David X Cohen was a big Apple II guy as a teen. He tossed in the bender 6502 reference on purpose.

. He wrote a compiler And language with some friends. I had read an article about it and perhaps that planted the Woz head in a jar thought in my head.
f***@hotmail.com
2018-02-13 05:52:02 UTC
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./documentation/hardware/machines/Apple II Reference Manual (for II & II+) - 1979 + Addendum (alt JPD) [PAGES].zip
./documentation/hardware/machines/Apple II Reference Manual (for II & II+) - 1979 + Addendum (alt JPD).zip

Nice quality! I'd be interested in the original scan of the cover.
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Can you post the exact path to fetch it?
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Jorge.
James Davis
2018-02-13 09:37:15 UTC
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Nice quality! I'd be interested in the original scan of the cover.
f
Frank,

My cover is too dirty. That is why I spent two weeks prettying it up for the publication/upload. You can find a better/good one here (to compare with):

ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines/a2_reference_manual_alt.pdf

It is the same as my cover, but cleaner (and it has the wire hoop binding in view, which my scan doesn't have).

There is a fuzzier one at <http://www.turbo-2.com/apple> also.

James Davis
James Davis
2018-02-13 09:59:54 UTC
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Nice quality! I'd be interested in the original scan of the cover.
f
Frank,
ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines/a2_reference_manual_alt.pdf
It is the same as my cover, but cleaner (and it has the wire hoop binding in view, which my scan doesn't have).
There is a fuzzier one at <http://www.turbo-2.com/apple> also.
James Davis
P.S. There is an even fuzzier one (signed by WOZ) at:

<https://ia801707.us.archive.org/19/items/Apple_II_Reference_Manual_1979_Apple/Apple_II_Reference_Manual_1979_Apple_text.pdf>

The www.turbo-2.com version was in a file called: APPLE 2 MANUALS.zip. I can't find the source for it right now, but it most probably came from Asimov, too.
Jorge
2018-02-13 10:07:20 UTC
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Cool, I didn't have the addendum! Thanks Mr. Davis! Do you have the red and/or the blue (cassette applesoft) book?
James Davis
2018-02-14 02:44:49 UTC
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Cool, I didn't have the addendum! Thanks Mr. Davis! Do you have the red and/or the blue (cassette applesoft) book?
Jorge,

I don't have any links for the Blue Book. I don't recall ever seeing one.

This is my (old) list for the Red Book:

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The Apple II "Red Book" Reference Manuals {FTP Sources, HTTP Sources, & Information}
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/
ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/
ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/misc/
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http://www.turbo-2.com/
======================================================================

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0. Apple II Woz Wonderbook - The 1st. Book - A Compendium - ©1977
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/misc/Apple2WozWonderbook1977.pdf
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1. Apple II Reference Manual - The Red Book - January 1978 Version (Used - Black & White)
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines/Apple_II_Redbook.pdf
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2. Apple II Reference Manual - The Red Book - January 1978 Version (Used - Red, Black & White)
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines/redbook.pdf
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3. Apple II Reference Manual - The Red Book - January 1978 Version (Used - Red, Black & White) {Pictures of each page}
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines/redbook.zip
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4. Apple II Reference Manual - The Red Book - 30th Anniversary Version 1 [Searchable] - {This version is the best quality Red Book document!}
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines/Redbook alt version.pdf
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5. Apple II Reference Manual - The Red Book - January 1978 Version (Used - Bright Red, Black & White)=(8.)
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines/a2_reference_manual-1978.pdf
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6. Apple II Reference Manual - The Red Book - January 1978 Version (Used - White & Black)
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines/a2_RED_BOOK [alt2].pdf
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7. Apple II Reference Manual - The Red Book - 30th Anniversary Version 2 [Searchable]
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ftp://public.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/hardware/machines/Apple II Reference Manual - The Red Book v2.pdf
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8. Apple II Reference Manual - The Red Book - January 1978 Version (Used - Bright Red, Black & White)=(5.)
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http://www.turbo-2.com/
\APPLE 2 MANUALS.zip <--[Down-Loaded via Internet Explorer]
\a2rb.pdf
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ftp://... <--[Down-Loaded via Windows Explorer]!
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Jorge
2018-02-14 20:03:11 UTC
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Cool, I didn't have the addendum! Thanks Mr. Davis! Do you have the red and/or the blue (cassette applesoft) book?
Jorge,
I don't have any links for the Blue Book. I don't recall ever seeing one.
Oh, sorry. A misunderstanding. I was going to offer you a scanned copy because I have both. Lucky me somebody else has done it already so I don't have to do it. Thanks for the links.
Nick Westgate
2018-02-14 08:39:39 UTC
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Cool, I didn't have the addendum! Thanks Mr. Davis! Do you have the red and/or the blue (cassette applesoft) book?
ftp://ftp.apple.asimov.net/pub/apple_II/documentation/programming/basic/Applesoft_Reference_Manual_1978-%20bluebook.pdf

Cheers,
Nick.
joltenjoe
2018-02-14 12:41:55 UTC
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Steven Weyrich has the 1977 version and explains the difference.

https://apple2history.org/2012/07/19/being-blue/
James Davis
2018-02-14 18:08:03 UTC
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Steven Weyrich has the 1977 version and explains the difference.
https://apple2history.org/2012/07/19/being-blue/
Do you have to subscribe to this website to download the Blue Books?

Do you have any direct download links?
joltenjoe
2018-02-16 16:18:39 UTC
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I posted a link on the subtopic about the downloads. I never noticed that Stevens link was broken but I found the download link was Slightly different and was just "dl" directory.

http://apple2history.org/dl/bluebook7711.pdf
James Davis
2018-02-17 01:10:53 UTC
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I posted a link on the subtopic about the downloads. I never noticed that Stevens link was broken but I found the download link was Slightly different and was just "dl" directory.
http://apple2history.org/dl/bluebook7711.pdf
Thanks joltenjoe, I got it with this/your link (in the other post).
Raymond Wiker
2018-02-17 08:06:43 UTC
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I posted a link on the subtopic about the downloads. I never noticed
that Stevens link was broken but I found the download link was
Slightly different and was just "dl" directory.
http://apple2history.org/dl/bluebook7711.pdf
Thanks joltenjoe, I got it with this/your link (in the other post).
Terminator (I) also runs 6502 code: http://www.pagetable.com/?p=64
Nick Westgate
2018-02-18 08:43:40 UTC
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I posted a link on the subtopic about the downloads. I never noticed that Stevens link was broken but I found the download link was Slightly different and was just "dl" directory.
http://apple2history.org/dl/bluebook7711.pdf
Thanks joltenjoe, I got it with this/your link (in the other post).
For some reason, there is another version of the Nov 1977 blue book:
https://archive.org/details/Apple_II_Extended_Precision_Floating_Point_BASIC_Language_Reference_Manual

The layout is different, but the content seems identical (after the DigiBarn intro).

Cheers,
Nick.
James Davis
2018-02-19 07:27:00 UTC
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https://archive.org/details/Apple_II_Extended_Precision_Floating_Point_BASIC_Language_Reference_Manual
The layout is different, but the content seems identical (after the DigiBarn intro).
Cheers,
Nick.
Thanks Nick,

The DigiBarn 1977 PDF version is easier to see (darker letters) and is also searchable! The Apple2history.org 1977 Bluebook PDF version is not searchable.

James Davis

Michael J. Mahon
2018-02-14 00:40:01 UTC
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Hi All Apple II and II Plus Enthusiasts,
I just uploaded a new copy of [my] "Apple II Reference Manual (for II &
Apple II Reference Manual (for II & II+) - 1979 + Addendum (alt JPD).zip and
Apple II Reference Manual (for II & II+) - 1979 + Addendum (alt JPD) [PAGES].zip.
[These zip files are huge! The manual & addendum are PDFs. The pages are JPEGs.]
I reworked (prettied up) the cover art, so it is not the [my] original
cover. The Apple computer in the center of the cover looks a lot more
like a real Apple II (on my LCD monitor), but it is not a photograph. I
hope the colors are satisfactory. Colors always look slightly different
on different monitors.
I also included [my] "The Addendum to the Apple II Reference Manual"
(both within the manual and separately from it), but it [my copy of the
addendum] is different from the other versions I found online.
The reason I scanned in my copy of the manual is so I could convert the
AutoStart ROM listing in Appendix C into text. All the other versions I
found online don't convert well. I will have to see if my copy will
convert better than those. But, I figured that since I was removing the
binding, I had better scan in the whole manual, not just the appendix desired.
Antoine Vignau's version of the AutoStart ROM is just source code and
does not have the assembly address and byte code columns (that I want)
and his version is a later version, 1985; but it does convert well (with
CiderPress), since it is already in a textual format.
[Jorge, a diehard Apple II enthusiast (in Spain?), will probably love my
manual (if he can read/translate the English to Spanish?).]
Yours truly,
James Davis
Has anyone found a usable OCR program for dot matrix printing?

And (pressing my luck) for ancient IBM line printer text?
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-michael - NadaNet 3.1 and AppleCrate II: http://michaeljmahon.com
James Davis
2018-02-14 02:53:58 UTC
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Has anyone found a usable OCR program for dot matrix printing?
And (pressing my luck) for ancient IBM line printer text?
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-michael - NadaNet 3.1 and AppleCrate II: http://michaeljmahon.com
Michael,

I don't know if this will help you, but I use this one:

FreeOCR v5.4.1

!!! Intalls to Root folder [C:\FreeOCR] !!!

1. FreeOCR - Home Page - [InternetShortcut]

http://www.paperfile.net/

2. FreeOCR - Download Page - [InternetShortcut]

http://www.paperfile.net/download.html


James Davis
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