Generating PDF from scanned images using ImageMagick

I used the following command with some success. To keep the resulting file size down, you may play with the quality parameter and with resampling to an even lower density.

convert -page A4 -quality 20 -density 400x400 -resample 300x300 *.jpeg Result.pdf

Bug in OpenOffice PDF export with Type1 fonts

PDF export in OpenOffice 2.4.1 has a problem when exporting special characters (e.g. german Umlauts) of Type1 fonts. They appear as outlined squares in the PDF document. Everything is fine with TrueType fonts, and the export also works when using the Ubuntu default virtual PDF printer (note that it puts the generated file into the ~/PDF directory by default!).

This is on Kubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron with OpenOffice 2.4.1.