Posted December 14, 2013
I did, but like I said, the spine is glued tight and the margin is inexistant, the first or last letters of every lines is often written in the crack in between two pages. The strategy guide uses the same dimensions and the same formating as the manual. The thing is, the manual's fifty pages are stappled together, so you can easily open it wide open:
blueskirt42: I know, but like I said, you cannot scan the guide without cutting the spine and ruining the book forever.
JMich: You did see post 7 in this very thread, right? It is a bit of work (even more, depending on how many pages the guide has), but it should be doable without destroying the book.
The strategy guide however has one hundred pages, so instead of staples, they had to use glue to keep the pages together. The problem is they left the formatting unchanged, and as a result you get this:
(sorry for the sucky cellphone pic quality, but yeah, there are letters deeper in the crack)
Even with your method, you'd still need to force the book wide open at every page so you can photograph the cracks correctly, and not only I doubt you would get very good results, but the strategy guide wouldn't be in top shape afterward.