One of the most useful pages on <CG> is Calli’s list of online tournament books, http://www.chessgames.com/perl/chesscollection?cid=1016522.
From the tournament book introduction comes this:
The books for Hamburg 1885 and Frankfort 1887 are bound into one book. Similarly, Breslau 1889, Dresden 1892 and Kiel 1893 are in the same book. If you access one of these, it is easy to get confused when paging back and forth and be in the wrong tournament.
I agree with this sentiment, plus working with such a large file is less inefficient. So, since I’m all about efficiency, I sought out a solution with this series of posts on the Bistro:
|Jun-21-16||zanzibar: <Please inform if you find other tournaments not in the list. The books for Hamburg 1885 and Frankfort 1887 are bound into one book. Similarly, Breslau 1889, Dresden 1892 and Kiel 1893 are in the same book. If you access one of these, it is easy to get confused when paging back and forth and be in the wrong tournament.>Game Collection: Chess Tournament eBooks
Does anybody have access to Acrobat Pro?
I’m wondering if it would be worth the effort to break up these multi-tournament volumes…
My guess is yes, it would be helpful if we could find a permanent place to host the new volumes (with one tournament/volume).
|Jun-21-16||zanzibar: The tournament collection link above is Calli’s work.Definitely should get a vote for best collection of the year some year (or two).|
|Jun-21-16||zanzibar: RE: <PDF split>
I tried to break up the 3-in-1 tournament book by doing a <Print to PDF>.This works for the page images, but loses the OCR info. Therefore it’s only useful for tournament books without OCR.And is not useful for <Breslau (1889) / Dresden (1892) / Kiel (1893)> TB.So, nobody has access to PDF Pro (and would be willing to split that TB)?
So no help. I tried to use the “Print to PDF” trick again… but this time on a PC and not a MAC. First, I re-enabled the Chrome PDF Viewer plugin (which I normally disable, to allow direct downloading of PDF files). Then I opened the 3-in-1 tournament book inside Chrome, and printed out three sets of pages: 1-316, 317-592, 593-end.
Guess what? This worked!
Not only was the PDF split into the three volumes desired, but the OCR was also preserved. A happy ending to the story, with the links actually at the start of this story, above.