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  1. These seem like awfully large files, even for text books. Do you know how they were created? If they were scanned, they may have been scanned at overly high resolutions (300 dpi is more than enough) and may have been scanned as color even though the document is B/W. If you have access to a copy of Adobe Acrobat, you could try using it to optimize the scanned file. You could also run it through the compression utility at smallpdf.com I just ran a 1400 page engineering report that was about 70 MB in size and it compressed it (basically reducing the resolution) to about 30 MB. And still very readable.
  2. I use the web version of Evernote in the Chrome browser - not the beta of the web version. I print by right clicking on the note snippet in the middle column and select Print... This brings up the Google Chrome Print screen, showing a preview of the printed page(s). You are correct that if you try to print from the view of the note - either the view in the right column or the view in a separate window, you get a blank page - at least in the print preview screen.
  3. I work at several different locations on employer's machines and use the web version since I can't (and don't want to) install my Evernote data on those machines. I also use a Chromebook and Chromebox and my main personal computers and use the web version through them.
  4. I'll second the choice of the Epson Workforce scanner family. I got the WF-3640 and use it to scan directly to Evernote or Google Drive. (In scan to Google Drive if I need to do some sort of manipulation or editing of the document or image). This scanner really makes it simple and easy to scan stuff - don't have to fire up the computer, don't have to load up Adobe or other software, Just drop the paper into the doc feeder, mash a couple of buttons and off it goes. Can probably pick up one of these for $120 or so.
  5. Hey Scott, I think I might know what he is talking about. I have been doing receipts in Evernote now for 3 years, and i am still not satisfied on the best way I should use it. The biggest thing Evernote does is it SAVES IT -- you can throw the paper way -- you now always have the receipt and that benifit is HUGE. But does Evernote save me any time getting my expensese together? For Receipts, Not really. Once you take the picture, you have to name it, tag it correctly (or it will just be lost in the mess) but then you have to, at some later date enter the amount in a spreadsheet or accounting program. Wouldn't it be GREAT if there was an app that lets you take a pic of a receipt, you can text in the amount, have the app grab the date and time (as a default -- which you can change if you are taking the picture much later than the expense) put that date and time and amount in a spreadsheet then send that info to Evernote AND a spreadsheet which you can later upload into an accounting software. As it is now you still have to manually type in all these numbers in later Bujanda, Nope . . . . there is really not an easier way of doing this. When I first started keeping receipts in evernote I scanned EVERY receipt . . well that didn't last long at all. It just isn't worth it for me. Now I just scan major purchases, and or when I am on Trips I will scan everything -- Gas, toll roads, even Coffee -- just sort of want to know what I'm spending on trips. My every day at home receipts . . .its just not worth the time to scan them IMOP, I put everything on credit cards and the numbers are there on the monthly bill -- which I DO scan into Evernote and can search and find it on the credit card bill Major Purches, yes, Job related refundable expenses, yes, All the rest? not worth the time So how do it? TAKE THE TIME TO NAME AND TAG YOUR RECEIPT CORRECTLY -- it will save you a lot of time later ================= Tagging Receipts ================= Every Receipt I take a picture of gets AT LEAST these tags "Receipt" "Jul" (or whatever month it is I keep my month tags 3 characters) "2014" (or whatever year) Lets say I get lazy, or busy (because I am on Evernote forum broads writing posts when I should be doing my accounting) and I don't look at my expenses for a month or so. When I finally get doown to doing them a simple search "Tag:jun Tag:receipt: Tag:2014" Will get me ALL of my receipts for the month of June. how about all the Receipts for the YTD search "Tag:2014 tag:Receipt". Planning a trip to the same place you were last year in Aug? Search :"Tag:receipt Tag:aug tag:2013 tag:trip" BINGO all my expenses from trips in august of last year, Now once i am at my desktop I use Hyperlinks "Copy Note Link" and for trips (business or pleasure) I have a master Index page which has all my hyperlinks to the various notes, reservations. Each Trip has its own Master Index page for the airline tickets, mass transit Maps and a list of all my expenses, At each of the notes I have a hyper link back to the index page. The trip Index pages are linked to my Main Trip Index for all my years. Trips in 20014, trips in 2013 etc. My own personal hyperlinks are the easiest way to get to my related pages on my phone -- works WONDERFULLY in my iPhone but hyperlinks never worked in my windows phone one of the reason why I finally broke down and bought an iPhone ============== Naming Receipts ============== How do I name my receipts Receipt - Starbucks - 2014-07-23 - $4.85 Receipt - HomeDepot - Supplies - 2014-07-23 - $4.85 Receipt - Toll Road - 2014-07-23 - $3.00 Invoice - CC Contruction Co, - 2014-07-23 - $3,000.00 Bill - ATT Phone - 2014-07 - $45.00 Bill - Evernote Premium - 2014-07 - $45.00 Basically I can see most of what I need to know right in the name -- the date or just month and year. I can see is it a bill, receipt, or invoice? -- and how much was it, the most important thing to read in the title, you don't want to be opening each note to find out how much You could do away with the date tag by using the created criterion in your search syntax. Using the Created criterion is fine if you are diligent in imaging the receipt the day it is issued. Me - I tend to do all this stuff on the weekend when I have a weeks worth piled up in front of me. Call it a character flaw.
  6. I would not rely on the OCR of a PDF's contents to be able to find it in the future. Its getting better, but I personally don't think its good enough to rely on solely. I would still use notebooks, tags, note titles and keywords to effectively index and locate notes and documents. My "day job" is document imaging for a state agency. A lot of the historical documents that had been imaged were done so by outside contractors. The indexing of those documents were hit and miss in a lot of cases. (this state agency uses a in-house built image database, not Evernote, but I think my observations are the same) I don't know what kind of documents you are looking at imaging and how much granularity you want in the indexing. If you are looking to have a fair amount of detail in the indexing, I would not rely on the outside contractor to do that. Using Evernote, I would suggest have them scan the documents and put them in some general notebooks that can be further refined by someone in your organization - i.e letters, reports, invoices, receipts - whatever works for you. Then if you need to take it further, do it yourself (or someone in your organization). I don't think the outside contractor and the people they have do this would be dependable to index to much detail.
  7. Looks like you can. There is an app in Google Play Store for Google Cloud Print. I just went to a page in Chrome on my Galaxy S3, tapped the Menu button and then selected Share. One of the "Share" options was Google Cloud Print. Selected that and all of my Cloud Printer options came up, including my little HP 1000 that I print to.
  8. If nothing else, try using Google Cloud Print from the Evernote Web app. This works for me all the time. I have it pointed to several different printers.
  9. Don't know what's unfriendly about it. When you sign up, you know its a recurring expense so just put it on your calendar (Google or otherwise) with a reminder of the time frame of your choice. Or how about this - put a note with a reminder in Evernote.
  10. Alan, I'm not Matt, but I have used an app called CamScanner on my Android phone (Galaxy S3). It does a pretty good job of creating PDFs from the phone's camera, including multi-page PDFs. It will share the resulting PDF with Evernote. There is a free version - give it a chance and see how you like it. Greg
  11. Re-ordering attachments is a feature I too would like to see. -- Greg
  12. I picked up the Doxie One a couple weeks ago and it is similar to the Doxie Go. Both scanners capture images without the need of a computer. Turn the scanner on, insert the document and it is pulled through the scanner and the image is captured as individucal JPEGs and stored to the scanner's local memory - either an SD card or, in the case of the Doxie Go, a USB drive or a modest amount of onboard memory. When done scanning, you can pop the SD card out of the scanner and insert it in a computer where you have installed the Doxie software. The software will import the images from SD card. From there you can clean up the images - brightness, contrast, cropping, rotation - and for multipage documents, "staple" multiple images together into a PDF file. You can then save images as JPEG or PDF, with or without OCR on PDF files. The final image files can be stored locally on the PC in a folder, sent to Evernote on the local PC or can be sent to various cloud services. So you can scan documents and capture the images without the need of a PC, but to do anything with the images, you will need a PC. Before you poo-poo this concept, it is still pretty slick. I keep the Doxie on the kitchen table and as I go through the paper mail, I scan what I need to and when I have the time, even several days later, process the images from the SD card. The Doxie is small enough to go into my bag when I head out and if I get paper stuff I want to image, I can with just pulling out the Doxie and running the paper through it. No need to drag out the laptop and hook everything up. **Update** - I just got a reply back from Doxie support and they tell me that a wireless Eye-Fi SD card can be configured to send the images directly to certain cloud services - they specifically mentioned Evernote and Flickr, although Dropbox and Google Drive were questionable at this time. Of course you would have to have wifi internet access but a mobile hotspot would probably work. Of course what would be sent to the cloud service would be the individual JPEG images with no processing. I prefer the Doxie One - its about $55 cheaper (Amazon) than the Doxie Go and runs on replaceable, rechargeable NiMH AAA batteries. (make sure you get the NiMH batteries - it won't work on Alkalines) So if the batteries run out of juice, I can swap out a set and keep on going. The Doxie Go has a built in rechargeable battery and when it runs out, you're out of luck until you can re-charge. The SD card works fine for me so I don't really need the option for a USB drive or the internal memory. Keep in mind that the Doxie is a single page, one sided scanner. If you are needing to do more voluminous scan jobs, you probably need something else. Hope that helps.
  13. Maybe I am not following you, but I just did a test and was able to do exactly what I think you are wanting to do. I have a PDF file in Evernote with fields in the document. From Evernote, I double click on the note in the view pane and the PDF opens up in my PDF editing program - PDF Nitro in this case. I make the changes I want and click on "Save" and the note is saved back into Evernote with the changes in the original note. No new note was created. Using Windows - although I don't see where that would make a difference in this case.
  14. David, when you are scanning books, are you cutting the binding off and then running them through a sheet-feed scanner or are you using a flat bed scanner and leaving the books intact? Greg Glad the scanning is working well for you. As for them not understanding how the scan can improve your college work, ask them some question that is in your text book. While they are looking up the answer, you just to a "search" and see how that "geekdom" is, or is not, working for them!! When I do my scans of books I have been keeping a log of the pages and time it takes. Will share this with the group. All of my scans are in high compression. PDF - single side - 71 pages - 8:11 minutes PDF - double side - 327 pages - 19:45 minutes Best of luck in your college work. David in Wichita 30 years in education, retired!
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