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Reorder scanned pages while creating a new note


ChicagoGrl

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I need to be able to drag and drop scanned (photo, auto) pages in the order in which I need them, rather than the order in which Evernote successfully scans them. Sometimes the scan quality is bad, and I need to scan the page over again. That leaves them in the order in which I have edited them, after likely deleting some of them, not the paginated order in which they might appear in a user manual, for example. I thought I was able to drag and drop pages so that they would be laid out in the order in which I needed them saved, but that doesn't happen. Either that or I've done it in another scanning app and Evernote just doesn't currently offer that function in this Android app.

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Since EN does not create a continuous file from the scans, you can only reorder the pictures after they were imported to a note.

This is no problem with the desktop app, but quite clumsy on mobile.

An alternative is the Scannable scanner app offered by EN. I am just not sure if it is available for Android - for iOS it can be downloaded for free.

It has a postprocessing step where pages can be reorganized before uploading them to EN. They are loaded as one pdf file, not as individual pictures.

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I use SwiftScan for similar page reordering, which is how I hoped to do it within Evernote. I'd rather not have to process the scan as a PDF or use another app, but I appreciate the idea. For now I will mark the note with a reminder and manipulate the pages in the desktop app when I switch to it on heavier input days.

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On 9/9/2021 at 9:04 AM, ChicagoGrl said:

I need to be able to drag and drop scanned (photo, auto) pages in the order in which I need them, rather than the order in which Evernote successfully scans them. Sometimes the scan quality is bad, and I need to scan the page over again. That leaves them in the order in which I have edited them, after likely deleting some of them, not the paginated order in which they might appear in a user manual, for example. I thought I was able to drag and drop pages so that they would be laid out in the order in which I needed them saved, but that doesn't happen. Either that or I've done it in another scanning app and Evernote just doesn't currently offer that function in this Android app.

I agree, this is annoying. As you may know, the legacy Android app allowed re-ordering and re-taking of scanned images prior to importing them into a note. I hope they bring back that functionality in the v10 app.

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We agree it is clumsy on the mobile platform to rearrange the scanned pictures.

But opposite to other scanning solutions, EN creates a series of independent picture files, each representing a page, and is embedding them into the note. The scans can be reordered without a need to „crack“ a pdf file, better on a desktop than on a mobile device.

For iOS there is Scannable as an alternative to the integrated scanner. And for all mobile platforms there is a wealth of independent scanners, with a broad range of capabilities from plain scanning over advanced file operations ‚til full OCR capabilities and workflows.

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