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mac OCR PDF Index Working Only 30% Evernote Mac vs. 100% Evernote Ipad

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I considered trashing Evernote after 3 years premium usage for OCR index getting worse and worse on Evernote Mac (and also I lost for some reason with a recent update my Spotlight Integration)

Still I just noticed that in fact Evernote OCR and index work consistently fine on Ipad !

So I might look at "Should I try to stick to Evernote" again for few days because there is some hope there is an OCR working actually fine in Evernote.

 

So yes for some reason Index result of OCR pdf significantly differ on Evernote for Mac (not reliable) vs. Evernote for Ipad (Index is reliable).

I have a Evernote notebook called "ScanToMac" where I load all pdf (mostly results of my paper mail that I scan).
If I search the word "Facture" in this folder (facture means "invoice" in french) my Ipad brings me (correctly) 100 results that are pdf where the word facture is contained https://www.evernote.com/l/AHYW_hBPmARMI43dMkln2sTd3ZrndlJTrTE
My Mac evernote search function brings me only 42 results that is incorrect and missed many pdf that include the word facture that was correctly OCRed / Indexed by Evernote engine and correctly delivered to the Index/Search function on Ipad // incorrectly delivered to Evernote Mac. That 42% ratio is decreasing dramatically lately to less than 30%
https://www.evernote.com/l/AHaKL3jcppREGa-q1hCqDd3-AtvrbSmrsMA
When I look at the details of which notes are correctly identified by Mac index and which ones are missing vs. Ipad it looks quite random it is like 1 in 3 pdf is indexed correctly/searchable in my Mac vs. in my Ipad but which ones is a bit random.
What steps should I take to have my Mac reflect the index of my iPad that seems correct and prevent having my Mac delivering incorrect results ?
Is there a way to "rebuild" index on Evernote Mac to make it correct and similar to Evernote Ipad ?

 

Thank you

 

Also please find below more details on what I notice on EvernoteMac when searching word "facture"
1st result is http://glui.me/?i=rs8cin85khp8kj9/2014-11-09_at_13.10.png/ > Says 1 pdf has not been indexed although the word "facture" was correctly detected inside the pdf. This word is found but not highlighted inside the pdf
2nd result is http://glui.me/?i=o0dx4qmizlap2cp/2014-11-09_at_13.15.png/ also says pdf is not indexed but it looks like it was indexed since the word facture is found. Also please note that here, the word is highlighted in the pdf (2 instances)
3rd result http://glui.me/?i=udeafzqgbjp4cm6/2014-11-09_at_13.18.png/ is the 1st result where I got the message"All attachement have been indexed" and I also have the word facture highlighted in the pdf when doing the search
On these results 1, 2 , 3 please note that on Ipad these results (sorted the same way) are respectively results 3, 17 and 19 (the ratio of 1 note out of 3 correctly found in EvernoteMac sames as Evernote Ipad is getting worse these last weeks and Evernote Mac now "rarely" sees pdf results that evernote ipad continues to see.

 

[Also on a sidenote does someone know how to get back to spotlight search to Evernote working - I have 5.7.2 Direct non sandboxed evernote and I run OSX 10.8.5 and it was working fine before an update that broke the access from spotlight to evenote pfd OCRed content. Sio I used to be able to find through spotlight pdf loaded in Evernote containing a specific word, not anymore and that is the 2nd deal breaker for me  ]

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I have this problem too. If the pdf was OCR'ed by my scanner before saving to Evernote it seems to be searchable on my Mac, but if not, it's searchable on my iPad but not the Mac!

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I am also having this problem on my OS X EN clients. iPad is accurate. iPhone is accurate. iMac version is not. Macbook Air is not.

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I have had the same issue for some time now. Any update from our friends at Evernote to address this problem?

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Nothing that I'm aware of - you might have to resubmit un-OCR'd notes to get them looked at - I imagine it could take a while for Evernote to reprocess everything in all databases.  I'm sure someone submitted a way to do that recently,  but that's one thing I didn't Evernote (yet).

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