hydrostarr 5 Posted July 16, 2014 Share Posted July 16, 2014 Summary. How to split a many-page, scanned note into multiple notes without copy and paste? Details. I have a ScanSnap iX500 scanner. I load it with 3 different documents, each with 4 pages, 12 pages total. I scan all 12 pages into the same EN note via the "auto save to EN" feature. How can I, within Evernote, easily "split" the resulting note into the 3 documents, each with 4 pages? (No, I don't want to copy and paste.) Without such a feature, it seems I'm forced to do: 1) do 3 different scans, 2) copy and paste (way too tedious for repeating the same workflow for many more documents), or 3) buy a ScanSnap Evernote Edition (SSEE) and employ the "place a biz card between each document" (or similar) trick. Is this correct? Do I have any other options? This forum appears to littered with many request for note splits, many for same use case: many-document, multi-page paper scans. Why has the feature not been implemented? I hope this feature witholding is not motivated by SSEE sales. Even so, the SSEE "place a biz card between docs" seems like a rather inelegant way to solve this problem. Splitting via Evernote software/service possibly offers, if done right, a more-elegant solution for me. And I'm happy to pay significantly extra above my Premium service to get it. I envision copy and pasting to not only be manual, cumbersome, and time-consuming, I'm guessing it can lose metadata that the user is forced to re-enter. However, I'm a complete Evernote newbie, so I've little context, background. Alas, I can imagine a multipage note "view" that enables the user to select any number of a subset of pages from a note, click a keyboard shortcut to "split," and Evernote creates a new note whose name and metadata is derived from the original/"parent" note. Would this be hard to implement? I'd really love to shove a bunch of papers into my iX500, walk away, and come back and split the single note into multiple notes later. Maybe copy-and-paste isn't as bad as I'm thinking? Or maybe I've got the bite the bullet and buy a SSEE in addition to my iX500 (which is past its return date)? Link to comment
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