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A Quick Paperless Tip - Use Separate Scan Piles


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I recently updated my blog with a fairly straightforward tip (http://www.techbarber.com/quick-evernote-tip-for-your-paperless-life/)

I've been doing this since going "paperless", but I didn't really realize it until tonight.

For the documents I'm going to scan, I like to keep two piles on my desk; one for documents that will make their way into Evernote, the other for documents that I deem to sensitive to sit in the cloud.

I then plow through each pile using very few "profile switches" on my ScanSnap S1300. The separate piles allow me to scan much faster without having to toggle a new profile with each scan.

It may be old news, and there may be versions of this system on steroids - but it works great for me!

:rolleyes:

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I've taken this a step farther and have started dividing my piles by "scan profile" Separate piles for PDF, JPG, Personal, Private etc.

Seems to cut down on a lot of time.

Hi, I'm working on being paperless and am curious when you use PDF vs jpeg? Thanks.

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Not saying this is the way it has to be done, but here's my way.

If I have a short document (say a page or so), then I generally like to add it as an image. Anything that is longer like a document or manual then I always go PDF. I do this because if you scan a 20 page document as an image, the note in Evernote will consist of 20 images, which is kind of a mess. If you put it to a PDF file then it's all saved in one, tightly packed document.

For one page documents I like images because they are easy to scan through using the card view in EN.

I know it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea but, it's my cup of tea. :mellow:

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Not saying this is the way it has to be done, but here's my way.

If I have a short document (say a page or so), then I generally like to add it as an image. Anything that is longer like a document or manual then I always go PDF. I do this because if you scan a 20 page document as an image, the note in Evernote will consist of 20 images, which is kind of a mess. If you put it to a PDF file then it's all saved in one, tightly packed document.

For one page documents I like images because they are easy to scan through using the card view in EN.

I know it's not going to be everyone's cup of tea but, it's my cup of tea. :mellow:

Thank you, I appreciate the reply! Is text searchable in an image like it is in a pdf?

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