I am a new premium user after a year on Evernote, and I recently made the paperless plunge with the addition of a Scansnap 1500 on a Windows platform. I have a boat load of archived and frequently reviewed hand-written (not cursive, usually) notes that, if possible, I would like to get into a searchable format within EN. I would also like to maintain a filing structure outside of EN for these scanned documents, for both backup and non-Endnote sharing purposes.
My process to this point for scans of digital documents (primary source journal articles, book chapters, proceedings, etc.) has been:
- scan to high quality PDF into my desktop "inbox" folder (purged at least daily)
- Rename PDF as per my system
- OCR with Acrobat X Pro
- Save as optimized PDF
- Import to my "collection box" within EN and tag/note away.
- (aside) then move the pdf to a cloud-synced and locally backed up folder structure
I have gotten so much from these forums already, so thank you all, and I look forward to any responses.