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Michael Campbell

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  1. Yeah, that would "backups" =) Don't misread me; I don't fear the cloud whatsoever. I'm probably more cloud-ed than a good many people, but in no way am I not also backing up the data I want to make sure I can't afford to lose, no matter where I put it.
  2. What advantage does that give you, if I may ask? Particularly going forward, when you only get 1 bill for a vendor at a time; are you planning on continuing along this path and deal with the merging of many notes/pdf's into one every 3 years (or however long), or was this a one time "get all my old stuff scanned" deal that you don't plan on continuing?
  3. > being cloud based so I never have to worry about backups This is a dangerous mindset. No matter who you pay, or how much, or how often, the only one responsible for your data is *you*. Does it matter if you can sue a company for losing some precious piece of data if the data is unrecoverable, no matter what the cost? Best of luck to you in any case.
  4. I always OCR with scansnap before sending to Evernote.
  5. How do you scan a book that's too big to fit in scansnap? (Or do you just load it up; the SS scans from the bottom of the stack, so you could in theory have a stack of paper almost limitless in size...) And do you scan to Evernote directly, or to a "Searchable PDF"? feed in twenty pages or so at a time. repeat until finished. evernote does not do ocr on pdf files over 100 pages / 25mb or larger, so if you want the content to be searchable (why note?), then i would do ocr on it before putting it into evernote. an added benefit to this on the mac is that search results will also show up in spotlight searches. https://support.ever...#38;docID=12656 i ocr pretty much everything before putting it into evernote. Thanks; I OCR anything that goes through SS for sure. I've never had an occasion to do more than 1 scan and merge them, so just wondered how that worked. I'll try it later today; I'm eyeing some books I really don't need physical hardcopy of, but don't necessarily want to throw out either.
  6. How do you scan a book that's too big to fit in scansnap? (Or do you just load it up; the SS scans from the bottom of the stack, so you could in theory have a stack of paper almost limitless in size...) And do you scan to Evernote directly, or to a "Searchable PDF"?
  7. I use both Calibre and Evernote, but not together. For me, putting Calibre's library into Dropbox has worked well; I have the stuff I want in my e-reader (a nook, in my case), and it's replicated across my various machines AND the cloud in case of machine loss.
  8. Wow, mine cost ~$400... ;-) (Yes, I know what you mean.)
  9. It happens, but not very often, and generally (for me, anyway), ONLY when the backside is blank. If there's text on both sides, I don't think I've ever gotten bleedthrough from one side to the other so bad that it affected the OCR of the "real" text on that side. In short, not enough to worry about. I have the 1500 ScanSnap.
  10. This was the magic nugget... thanks. When I bought my ScanSnap it came with an Adobe product which will OCR also, but I've not yet tried it out fully. I know it can work, but I haven't tried saving the results to see if it embeds the OCR'd info in the pdf or not.
  11. I'm sure it does, but a true night mode is totally different than just turning your screen down.
  12. Jbenson, I saw this post (or an earlier version of it) before I started with ScanSnap and Evernote, so I'm also OCR'ing with SS. My question is to your point #4; what are these 5 magic rules?
  13. Moron is using power tools... in bare feet. <eye roll> Anyway, I've considered doing this with some books (although I have a bandsaw with a fence on it, so it's easier and safer), but I've yet to have the need for a digitized book that I had the hardcopy to.
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