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catsknit

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  1. I have the same Lenovo tablet but have not allowed it to upgrade to Android 5 yet and EN is working fine on it, so it's an issue with android not the tablet.
  2. I have an Epson ds-30, a simple portable scanner I use a lot. The software, Epson Document Capture Pro, does most of what i want easily, but I am having 2 problems I can't find an anwer to from Epson's support 1)It comes with a button for sending directly to Evernote. When I click on it, it tells me I don't have EN installed, which is not true (had EN long before this scanner, and am running the most current version on Windows). The work-around is to save to a folder, and I use my "Into Evernote" folder on my hard-drive. It's just an extra step and I wondered if anyone else had the same problem. 2) there is a button in DCP to make pdf's searchable. It came bundled with ABBYY fine reader 9.0, but I eventually bought ABBYY FineReader 11.0. Both are still installed. When the searchable button is on, I get an error message that it can't connect with finereader's ini. I have re-installed the FR 9 software with no help. Mainly, I'm trying to figure out if I should just leave the searchable part off, and let EN do it, or is it better to have the OCR done locally first and then upload? I have a basic account, and I thought only jpgs are searchable, which is why I was doing it this way.
  3. I frequently have pdf notes from meetings that I need to highlight or annotate. I just open them in a pdf viewer on my tablet (android) - PDFmax, etc., annotate and then save, then import into Evernote for filing when I am done changing them. This also keeps me from exceeding my upload limit (uploading a new file each time I add to the notes), as I'm still on the free version.
  4. I have a Samsung Note 4 phone running android 4.4.4 and the latest Evernote for android app. When I try to take a picture through the EN app, I line it up carefully within the screen, only to find the top 1/3 of it cut off when I then view the result immediately afterwards. However, after taking several shots and syncing them, I find the one that ends up in EN is actually correct after all. But, I can't tell that until I exit the camera part and check, so I've been retaking multiple shots trying to get the info I need. Also, I don't see a way to immediately discard a photo if it's not good, without it creating the note. Additionally, is there a way to turn off flash from within the EN camera app or do I have to have set it prior, using my phone camera settings? eta - one more thing - when should I be using the Document camera button vs the regular camera button? Most of my pics are of things like packages of items I want to remember the name/number to get again -ie, today it was the new spark plug for the lawnmower. So it's a photo with text
  5. Can you open it on the computer app or on the web from a computer? If so, maybe try copying the info into a new note, resaving and see if it will open on your devices.
  6. I don't need a true dark scheme but would love to see something besides white with pale gray - I can barely see where the scroll bar is on my laptop b/c the gray is so close to white.
  7. Thanks - it works perfectly in Windows. I had started trying to do it originally from the web client, and then when I posted I used Windows I thought maybe it would be different in the Windows version. All done now! Everything moved and mostly retagged.
  8. When I first set up EN, like many people I made lots of notebooks. Now I see the reasoning behind fewer notebooks and would like to do this. I've set up 2 new notebooks which will contain all of my personal in one and then all of my work info in the other. However, within each notebook I'll still be using tags. is there an easy way to tag a whole group of notes at one time, like for instance I have a notebook for pets - could I tag each note with "pet" all at once or will I have to do it manually to each one? edited to add - I'm using Windows if it makes any difference.
  9. It's probably my limited understanding of these documents but I thought if you scanned something as a "flat" pdf it would not be able to be OCR'd at a later date, it's just an image. So the older documents are being stored as images, and to textify them (I thought) would require rescanning before OCR. Not right?
  10. Ahh, yes, now I see it. I thought I had seen a pg 2 thing somewhere once but couldn't find it on these documents. I didn't realize it a hover item, since all i was seeing was the first page and I was trying to scroll down to the next one. Thanks so much! (now off to delete the 10 extra copies I made, trying to force it to take the 2nd page ha!)
  11. Thanks, that looks like it will be a good one to try. No, the reason I said a lot of steps is that a) my OCR is still learning from my articles (lots of medical jargon, abbreviations, etc) so it's taking me awhile to correct each one. and 2) more importantly, I have a lot already scanned in as pdfs that I'd rather not have to rescan and do the OCR on one at a time. I may be confused by all of this but it looks like you were able to have Automator do it in batches, which would help me a lot. Thanks!
  12. So is the best way to take notes in an outline in a word processor, then save as a pdf to import into EN? I use Word Perfect as my wp which doesn't have a save as pdf option but I have CutePDF installed as a printer, which will do the same thing.
  13. I am scanning in professional articles for later retrieval. I scan them in and then do OCR through ABBYY FineReader Pro, then save as pdf into my Evernote folder, which is then scanned by EN. My notes are indeed appearing in EN but in each case it is only the 1st page of a multipage paper, even though ABBYY has treated it as a single document. I could just scan and send directly to EN as pdfs but if I understand EN correctly, pdfs aren't searchable in the free version. I'm just getting familiar with EN overall and still get confused about what is the best format for scanned items. In other cases I tried scanning as jpgs but then it creates a separate note for each page. Thanks for any pointers! Karen
  14. Actually, in Evernote where you designate the folder to monitor there is a check box for "delete source" to have it done as soon as it's imported.
  15. Yes, having Penultimate for my tablet would be extremely helpful!
  16. My question is about the security of having these types of documents in EN, with bank account numbers, SSNs, etc. My plan is to have a local-only notebook (backed up separately to external hard drive) to keep these in, but it somewhat defeats the searchability aspect. Also, I currently have my scanner set up to go directly into EN, but that's through a folder that is monitored by the EN sync and it goes into my Inbox. To keep these local I would have to change the scans to go directly to the local folder on my desktop EN and not allow any syncing at all, correct? Once it's gone through the server, even if I then moved it from my Inbox to the local folder, it's out there, correct?
  17. Thanks, David, that did the trick. I'm a happy camper once again!
  18. Thank you thank you thank you! Ever since I upgraded my Window EN client a few weeks ago, it would no longer sync, telling me the user name/password was invalid. I could still access everything on the web, and from my android tablet and phone, but not desktop. I have even been in contact with support and have had several back-and-forth suggestions with no help. I did this and it fixed the problem immediately! EDited - oops spoke too soon. Yes, it now syncs with what is online but apparently I had quite a few notes in the desktop client that never got synced and so now are lost (other than being in the backup which I sent to Dropbox, thankfully). So I need to figure out how to merge those I guess.
  19. Duh, exiting completely did the trick. I thought I had done that, by clicking on the X in upper right hand corner, but I guess something stays active that way? Thanks for pointing out the obvious. Tiberius, thanks for your screenshot, too. I see you use numbers to keep your notebooks in the order you want - that's another good idea. I think I have too many notebooks, but am experimenting with stacks for family, work, etc. May have to pare down later.
  20. Very basic question here but I can't seem to find how to do this. I have seen others name notebooks with a "!" at the beginning to have it sort to the top automatically. I did this for my Inbox but it still appears in alphabetical order where "I" would be. I've closed and reopened EN thinking it might just need to be restarted to take effect and also checked it on my Android tablet, etc. but it's the same. thanks
  21. I currently have a multi-function HP printer/scanner/copier, ie flatbed. while I'd love to have one of the quickie document scanners that do both sides at once, this will have to do for now. However, I wanted to point out that for kids' artwork, if it's anything like my kids' stuff, it far exceeds 8.5 x 11, which is the max size for all the personal scanners I'm aware of. Easiest thing to do is just snap a picture with it, then put that into a note in Evernote. You don't really need anything fancy to hold the camera if you're just shooting a picture of picture, just hold it steady and take it close enough to fill the frame. My phone camera has a button for Share, after taking the picture, which goes right to Evernote since I have that installed on the phone too.
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