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GHall

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  1. 9 minutes ago, DTLow said:

    Thats a serious bug - I would open a support ticket if it happens again.

    >>This one little issue has caused me about 6 hours of hassle with about another 6 hours to undo this.
    I have personal backups and would be looking there for for lost notes if I couldn't find them in the Trash notebook.

    I just opened a support ticket.  Funny thing, this is the first time I've ever had an issue with Evernote; yet, my level of trust has dropped.  I bought into the idea of remembering everything.  How can I do that if I cannot trust that the information will be there?

    One thing that has bothered me during the past year or so is the huge influx of new features.  EN is getting bloated.

  2. Recently, I had a local notebook sync some new notes to the Evernote cloud, creating that supposedly "local" notebook in the online version of Evernote.  I'm Premium by the way.  So when I deleted the online version of the "local" notebook, the "local" version of that notebook deleted and all my notes synced to the Evernote cloud.  I lost 15 notes in this process.

    I mainly use Evernote as a repository for all my files.  Luckily, I've kept all the same files in folders on my hard drive for the past three years.  Recently, I planned to delete them, since I use Evernote exclusively.  I think I might scrap Evernote instead.  This one little issue has caused me about 6 hours of hassle with about another 6 hours to undo this.

  3. The searchable PDF makes the 45/yr price a bargain

    Definitely! But keep in mind that EN also gives far more than $45 of value in the free version. I upgraded to premium after one month. I love it.

  4. My work flow includes the use of the following tools:

    • Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M
    • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro for Mac (included with scanner)
    • Evernote (free version)

    1. Scan to high quality PDF

    2. OCR in Acrobat Pro

    3. Optimize in Acrobat Pro

    4. Save in a single folder on local hard drive titled something like "OCR & Evernote"

    5. Copy to Evernote and sync

    File sizes are 1/10 or smaller of the original size and the Acrobat OCR is superior to ABBYY FineReader for Mac and PDF OCR X per my trials. Also, Acrobat 9 Pro for Mac works great on my Mac running Lion (10.7.3). I also like to see the archived PDF's in the original color schemes so I scan using "auto color detection".

    Currently I use the free version of Evernote, though despite my initial reservation, Evernote functions great, so I'll likely upgrade to the "yearly" option. I initially hesitated to install Acrobat 9 Pro on my Mac due to the large amount of negative net chatter that I read. Instead I spent hours trying out various other OCR options. In the end, I installed Acrobat 9 Pro and found it works better than the others that I tried. It's a robust program and comes free with the ScanSnap S1500M.

    One of the ways Acrobat 9 Pro is better than others that I've tried is its ability to OCR documents with multiple and inconsistent formatting. For example, some of my utility bills have headers with typical "to" and "from" info, usage charts that run the width of the document, narrow columns on one side of the document, additional tables of varying columns and rows and then paragraphs. This is all on one standard letter size document. Acrobat 9 Pro OCR'd 99% of the text correctly, including "$", "#", "@", and " " (spaces). I can not say the same for the other programs. The odd thing is I don't really want to like Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. I want to prefer a program developed by a smaller, leaner competitor.

    It should be noted that if you run the PDF optimizer on Acrobat it will automatically OCR for you at the same time that it optimizes. Furthermore, I've discovered that this combined process is a lot faster than having snapscan do the OCR and then seperately allowing Acrobat to optimize. The resultant file size is much smaller. I should mention that I do all this in a folder that I call "PDF holding" which I have elected as my default folder in all of my SnapScan profiles. After I have done all my tweaking, optimizing, page shuffling etc in this folder I save it as a "reduced size pdf" directly into my EN import folder. This will further reduce the size by about 10% or more and places it into the import folder which allows it to magically appear in EN. Therefore, it is my EN import folder which contains the final version of the pdf and not the "PDF holding" folder which is simply a transitional station. I generally delete most of the files that are there but I back up the files in the import folder.

    You do something similar to me.

    You're right about the OCR/optimization being run in the same process.

    I first scan all my documents to a folder I call "ScanSnap Temp". I manually rename every file using an intuitive naming scheme that looks something like this:

    date - tag - tag - tag...

    The "tag" is really a key word or key words. The date is in this format "yyyy.mm.dd".

    After I rename all the files, I then choose the option in Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro to OCR all documents in the folder "ScanSnap Temp". My OCR is automatically set to do the following:

    1. OCR each PDF

    2. Optimize each PDF, including reduce file size

    3. Place completed file in a folder called "Optimized"

    Right now I manually drag my files from "Optimized" into EN. I then move the files from the "Optimized" folder into a folder called "OCR & IN EVERNOTE". That's right, I currently keep a separate copy of the PDF in this folder on my hard drive. At some point, I plan to delete this folder and to keep only my data in EN. For now, this is a safety measure until I resolve all issues, etc.

    I'm also a very young EN user, as I started about seven weeks ago. Though, I did go premium after my first month.

  5. My work flow includes the use of the following tools:

    • Fujitsu ScanSnap S1500M
    • Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro for Mac (included with scanner)
    • Evernote (free version)

    1. Scan to high quality PDF

    2. OCR in Acrobat Pro

    3. Optimize in Acrobat Pro

    4. Save in a single folder on local hard drive titled something like "OCR & Evernote"

    5. Copy to Evernote and sync

    File sizes are 1/10 or smaller of the original size and the Acrobat OCR is superior to ABBYY FineReader for Mac and PDF OCR X per my trials. Also, Acrobat 9 Pro for Mac works great on my Mac running Lion (10.7.3). I also like to see the archived PDF's in the original color schemes so I scan using "auto color detection".

    Currently I use the free version of Evernote, though despite my initial reservation, Evernote functions great, so I'll likely upgrade to the "yearly" option. I initially hesitated to install Acrobat 9 Pro on my Mac due to the large amount of negative net chatter that I read. Instead I spent hours trying out various other OCR options. In the end, I installed Acrobat 9 Pro and found it works better than the others that I tried. It's a robust program and comes free with the ScanSnap S1500M.

    One of the ways Acrobat 9 Pro is better than others that I've tried is its ability to OCR documents with multiple and inconsistent formatting. For example, some of my utility bills have headers with typical "to" and "from" info, usage charts that run the width of the document, narrow columns on one side of the document, additional tables of varying columns and rows and then paragraphs. This is all on one standard letter size document. Acrobat 9 Pro OCR'd 99% of the text correctly, including "$", "#", "@", and " " (spaces). I can not say the same for the other programs. The odd thing is I don't really want to like Adobe Acrobat 9 Pro. I want to prefer a program developed by a smaller, leaner competitor.

  6. So, I agree that Scanning with ScanSnap and letting it OCR at the same time takes awhile. However, after scanning your pdf into a note, right click on the note and open with Adobe Acrobat. Run the OCR command, and close the note and it will automatically save the OCR'ed version over the regular version in your note.

    That's what I do.

    So I understand your process, the PDF is scanned into an Evernote note first; and then you right click on the PDF located in the Evernote program and click "open with Adobe Acrobat"?

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