Hi, I am new to DTP and would like to use it for going through my research data. I have thousands of pages that I’ve already converted into pdfs and have broken down into groupings/subgrouping. Unfortunately, most of the files are pdf images of archival data that I took using digital camera a few years back. The image is clear but not good enough for the OCR to render it into text (a BIG disapointment). So the AI features, at least for this particular project, are not very useful to me
I would like to use DT to annotate the pdfs so I can anaylyze the data across the different groups. I saw the comments field and know that it’s readable, but I’m not sure that it’s the best for me.
Here’s what I’d like to be able to do:
** take notes/annotation while haveing the PDF open (so would be able to see both screens at once).
** have the annotations automatically linked to the pdf (or other media file) that it’s based on.
** have the annotations file be searchable
I see using DT as primarily a place to really dig into the data - and then be able to export the notes/annotation to Scrivener for writing.
I’m quite new to DT and haven’t really had a chance to learn all the features even though I did go through some of the tutorials. So any tips or suggestions from others would be greatly appreciated.
One final questions:
Is it possible to have a link in DT (e.g. in a rft file) the points directly to a specific spot in another document (either housed internally in DT or externally in another folder on harddrive).
Specifically, I have to work with a lot of policy documents and rather than placing a link for the entire document to a rtf file I’m working on in DT, I would like to have a link to a specific paragarh in the policy document that is relevant to the point I’m working on. (in this case, the document would be text based).