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I'm sure I can't be the only one with this problem.

In order to reduce the amount of paper and magazine littering my place, I'd like to use Evernote to scan and archive select magazine articles in addition to my web clips and notes in photos. With the text indexing this would be fantastic!

This is complicated by several things:

1) Evernote 3 does not appear to have a "scan" option under new note or import. This means I have to use other scanning software to first scan to JPG files and then import.

2) If I were to use the above method and then imported the images, each image is imported as an individual note. I want to be able to easily say which images collectively belong to which note

3) Whether pages are stored as individual note or merged into one note, it's very difficult to read them afterwards. What I REALLY want is to have all the options found in Adobe reader, so I can flip through pages, zoom in, zoom out etc. What there is right now really doesn't work for any image with detail in it.

4) Even better would be to enable text transcription from the article - That is, keep the image for archival but present the recognized text as pure text only. I'm sure with fairly standard layouts this should be fairly easy. AND it should be possible for me as a user to go into that text and edit it where mistakes have been made, wiki-like. It can only help the character recognition.

Is this something that anyone else wants?


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Maybe there is some option in your scanning software to scan multiple pages and arrange them into a multipage PDF? Or some third-party software that can convert multiple JPG files into single PDF?

Then you could put the PDF into the note, and bring up the convenient Adobe Reader upon double-clicking on that PDF icon in the note.

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I think multi-page tiff is another industry standard solution that pretty much ever scanner supports if PDF ends up being difficult for some reason.

Right, but Evernote doesn't understand multi-page TIFF files yet (it does support TIFF files, but will likely display the first page of the document). So there still has to be an intermediate step of converting a multi-page TIFF into PDF (which may be simple if you open that multi-page TIFF in some viewer and choose 'Print to PDF' option).

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What's the point of converting to pdf if it's unsearchable?

The main point is that PDF is the multi-page format which is easy to browse, print, etc. Images in PDFs are currently unsearchable, right. We are looking into ways of improving PDF search support on all platforms.

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