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Difference in searchability in same document when scanned as 1 vs. more pages with Scannable app

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Hi guys, 

 

I have just started using the Scannable app. When I only scan one page the search function seems to be working fine, but if I scan the same page together with another one and load this 2 page pdf document into evernote, the search ability is lost. I tried to search for the same words in the 1 and 2 page documents,  and it found most words in the 1 page, but none in 2 page docs. 

 

Do you have an idea about an explanation of this phenomenon? And maybe also a fix (one which is not scanning only single docs :-))?

 

Best, 

 

Anders

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Scannable apparently converts 1-page scans to images, and multi-page scans to PDFs.  PDFs are searchable (via OCR) only for premium subscribers of Evernote, whereas image files are searchable for all users.  Are you a premium subscriber?

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Thanks for your reply. I am a premium subscriber, so it shouldn't be a problem. Do have an as to what might be the problem, if that's not it? Thanks for helping out!

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Unfortunately, since you are a premium subscriber, I don't have an alternative idea for what you are observing.  Sorry!

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Hi.  I don't know whether Scannable does any OCR by itself - I'd think not,  because the Evernote servers do that job for JPG and PDF files and it seems dumb to duplicate the work.  If your scans of 1 page go as JPGs this might explain why they're available quickly - the OCR queues for JPG and PDF are (apparently) different.  PDFs may take a while longer to process.  Do you have an old note you could go back and check on,  to see whether 2+ page documents are searchable after a few minutes or hours?

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