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lmason

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  1. Thanks Gazumped for the tip. I always forget about the import folder.
  2. I let my SnapScan do OCR on pages I'm scanning. According to the following in Evernote's Knowledge Base, then these PDFs are not OCR'd by Evernote. Evernote says they have the best-of-breed OCR engine . Is Evernote's OCR better than what SnapScan can do? How should I, a premium user, do OCR in the future? Let SnapScan do it or let EN do it? Thanks. ___________________________-- How does Evernote's PDF processing work for scanned PDFs? Our PDF processing system is built to allow people to use a scanner to take a scanned document and make it searchable within Evernote, even if the scanner doesn't perform any type of optical character recognition (OCR) processing when the document is scanned. To make sure that this process is fast and efficient, we have instituted a set of boundaries in the system that try to approximate what a "regular user" would do with a scanner (which we'll describe in a minute). When a note is synced to Evernote that contains a file with the "application/pdf" MIME type (more info on MIME types here), it is placed in the queue for processing. Note that the file doesn't necessarily need to have the .pdf extension. Once the PDF gets to the front of the processing queue, the processor analyzes the file to ensure it qualifies to be processed/recognized. The processor will reject the PDF if any of the following conditions are met: The PDF contains more than 100 pages The PDF file is more than 25MB The PDF does not contain at least one "scanned" page, defined as: A "scanned" page contains at least 1025 pixels of image data A "scanned" page contains no more than 512 characters of regular, searchable text (e.g. this is enough for a text-based fax header or similar). PDF files that have already been processed by a separate OCR system will not satisfy this condition and will be rejected. The PDF contains no more than one non-scanned page. (I.e. the doc may have one "cover" page without any image data, but if there's more than one, than it's not a real scan and we reject it.) The analysis crashes or fails for some technical reason, typically due to a malformed PDF from some crazy source, or if the PDF is password protected (encrypted). This analysis process takes more than 30 seconds to complete. Once the PDF has been deemed valid for processing, the PDF is run through our best-of-breed OCR engine which generates a searchable form of the same PDF. This version is synced back down to the user's desktop and mobile client applications.
  3. In windows, I save the pdf file to my desktop then add it to EN. I haven't found any other way to do it. I'll be looking for a better way from the responses.
  4. What I do, I click on the notebook I want the scan to go into before I scan. It will go to the current folder. I then rename it and assign tags. I use a lot of different presets in SnapScan. If I am scanning a batch of papers set to create different pdfs for each sheet, I scan into the !Inbox so I will remember to rename and assign the correct notebook to each scan along with the correct tags.
  5. Did you have the auto sync on? I started with that but found that I was almost over my limit, premium user, so I turned it off. My guess is, if you had it turned off, you would've caught it in time to delete the newly created notes BEFORE they were synced. Anybody know if I'm correct in this assumption? I know this won't help in this case but could be useful for you and others in the future.
  6. Another way would be to create a new note and put links to all the other notes that relate to that Exam. Each time you add a new note, just link it to the master note and before the test, use the master note to access all your related info. Or, if you use the notebook and tag structure mentioned, you might want to add another tag for the Exam # so you can limit it by test.
  7. Are you looking at All Notes (By Created)? Can you filter by Notebook to reduce the number? The only way you can remove notes en masse is to move them to an offline notebook - then TTC can't see them. I hope to learn the answer to davidward's question: should only time tagged notes show up? I hope that is the case, otherwise how and where the non-time tagged show in the calendar? I believe all notes are brought in and placed by DATE CREATED. You can select one of the following to narrow your view [attachment=0]ScreenClip.png[/attachment] as well as using the filter window in the left pane. I think it would be helpful to have a date range to select notes to bring in or only do those with a specific date in the note text using the ## ## syntax.
  8. I agree. It looks great. Are you able to pull data into the calendar from outlook or export to outlook? I'd hate having two separate calendars to follow. Though if you can export to outlook, the data would be there along with all my other appointments and on my iPhone and I can use your calendar app for filtering and viewing projects.... Look forward to trying it out.
  9. I like this suggestion. I have extra tags created by mistake as well. Since we're talking about tags and ease of use, I can't wait until I can create a new note, with focus in the TITLE box, then press TAB to cycle to TAGS then NOTE Window. Or am I missing something? Can this be done? Thanks.
  10. cwk, I think might be of value to you, in addition to those listed above: http://michaelhyatt.com/tag/evernote Michael has written a lot on Evernote and that's how I found out about it.
  11. I know encrypting has been discussed a lot on these forums but I think a tag that would set encryption on for a note would be useful or the ability to encrypt a whole note book (which would be better for me). I know that you can keep notes in a local folder for a method a security but then you lose so many of the features we use Evernote for: availability on any computer and most smartphones, the auto backing up to the cloud and so much more. I think for many of us, it would work to have a password to enter the program, like Quicken, but have it 'unlock' all the locked notebooks, tags, notes so we can search all of them easily and then lock those encrypted notes that changed before syncing and make the exb 'secure' upon closing.
  12. Just curious, why would you want OCR off for their homework? I'm planning on putting my daughters' homework in EN for backup purposes and for some, as keepsakes.
  13. I'd like to suggest a selective sync as well for mobile users. I'd love to be able to NOT download headers for certain notebooks to my iPhone. It does take a while for certain users. Some sort of selective sync would be helpful.
  14. mbraeke1 I need the same info for the same reason. I'm gonna try the SQL access to gain the info. I'd much rather see it within EN. Should be easy for them to implement. The data is easily accessible.
  15. Thanks. I should've known that. The mighty *. That's what I love about forums. Great input in a timely manner.
  16. windows. I think the trouble is searching for a tag starting with a special character (ie. non letter or number). When I add the tag: I have to type the full name of the tag. It won't hit on any partial searches. If I just type !Critical or @ Critical it doesn't apply the prefix even when I put quotes around it. If I use _to do soon then it won't find it but tag:"_to do soon" will find it. So it looks like _ works for some but won't show up in the tag select box when tagging a note from the note pane. Too much for me. Gotta go. I appreciate any feedback you have. It's just frustrating to not see what I am missing.
  17. Ok, I changed all but one tag from "!" to "_" and observed this strange behavior. I was on an existing note and went to add another tag. I type _ but none of my tags that start with _ appeared. Then I started over and typed ! and the one remaining tag with ! appeared. If you use tags that start with _ do they show up in the list when adding a new tag?
  18. I understand your pain. I created tags modifying a suggestion for GTD. !Critical, !Reference, !To Do, !Projects, etc. I thought I would be able to enter tag:"!" and get all notes with one of the tags beginning with ! but it doesn't work. It will group them together when I sort by tag but I have a lot of untagged notes so I have to scroll down or create a more complex search. Is there any identifyer that I could put infront of a text tag that would be searchable? Obviously the + and ! won't work. I really want to find a symbol that I could put in front of a few key tags so I can quickly check all of those associated notes to make sure I am not missing something that needs to be done. All input welcome.
  19. Thanks for the tip on strikethrough. Any input from Evernote if and when they plan to implement highlighting? I think it would be extremely useful in both text notes and PDFs. I think a logical next step after adding highlighting would be a whiteboard type markup ability. That would help in both collaboration projects and to visually aid edits, etc. Thanks. I love reading through the forums to learn new ways of using Evernote.
  20. I'm an avid photographer (10K pictures in last year) and use Lightroom on my PC to manage photos and have quite a few stored, original size, on Smugmug. I just started using Evernote in May and currently am only putting copies of key images, in jpg format, in Evernote. I'd love to go back through my old images, using Lightroom, and pick a select few dozen(s) from each year to save in Evernote. This would serve as a backup to my pc, external hard drive and smugmug. Plus, they would be searchable, by tags, from basically anywhere. Anybody else using it for photos? Open to suggestions.
  21. I, too, would like a bar code scanner. I take pictures of books that I want to read, make a note and link it to the master to read note. Using bar codes would make that easier. Also, my daughter is a big reader and I can't remember all the books she has read. I could scan each book she reads and add it to her Books Read Note in EN so I can check, while shopping or at the library, as to the status. It would help with tracking your home inventory. Just scan everything that comes in that is not a consummable. You would have pricing available, product details, etc. You could then add the receipt, manual, a photo of the object, whatever and you'd be ready for the insurance adjuster after a loss. Of course, you'd still have to add old data but what a great way to keep track of all future purchases. I'm sure there are many more uses. If Evernote is to be a repository for our important data and data we want to easily access and not lose then adding barcode scanner capabilities would be a great addition. What uses can you think of?
  22. I second an earlier posted about the need to offer some way to temporarily increase the data limits. I am trying to input lots of old info and have already reached my limit and still have 6 days to go in this cycle. Maybe offering a one time extra 10gigabytes that won't expire or maybe allowing extra from previous months to accrue and still be available. I'm a premium user. Part of the problem is that I didn't realize that, according to a forum post I found, whenever you change or add a tag, the whole note is uploaded again, counting toward usage limits. I had it set to sync in the background and do it frequently therefore everytime I edited a note by modifying tags which a lot of new users do, it uploaded again. One user suggested putting large notes in a local folder until you know you've finished tagging and editing it. Then move to a synched notebook. Any suggestions? I'd love to find a resource that gives best practices, like how to deal with this and other gotchas. I don't want to pay $25 for the Evernote Essentials and don't know if it covers this or not. If you know where I can get info like this please let me know. As of now, I'm stuck with not syncing Evernote on my main computer for the nex 6 days. Thanks for any tips.
  23. Want to follow to see response. Haven't tried printing from EN yet.
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