I have used PDF's, screen shots, and several other techniques to capture date from the computer. I have even done it the "old fashion" way, capturing text in screen shots, running through an OCR, and putting the text in an FTM note.
The panorama function is great for creating files from newspapers and magazines.
I laugh when I hear people getting upset because someone has taken their pictures, with many messages in the thread about how to prevent it. I wish they would realize that if you can read/see it on the screen you can get a copy.
Newspaper are bad on thinking they can prevent people from getting copies of their newspaper. If you can see it, its yours (Of course with plenty credits, otherwise it is worthless)