Strange. It works for me with ExactScan Pro and Devonthink 3.
In Exactscan I have unchecked “Create Searchable Documents” and of course in Devonthink I have checked “Convert incoming documents to Searchable PDF”.
Also instead of automatically importing to Global Inbox I get a prompt window to choose which group I want to import it into. I am using also a Fujitsu iX500.
Is that an ExactScan popup or DT3? I have ExactScan set to “Edit Each Filename” but that popup (in addition to the filename) gives me a Finder choice of destinations, not DT3 groups. What are you doing to get the latter? I have DT Import pref to selet group but doesn’t seem to apply to incoming scans.
It’s a setting in Devonthink/Preferences/Import/Destination. You can then choose either to import to Global InBox or Select Group. I chose Select Group.
It seems Select Group might not be working for you if you have selected it as you say.
Devonthink itself will provide the pop up choice to select group.
Okay maybe you don’t have Devonthink 3 selected in ExactScan.
Under the Filing tab in ExactScan choose Open With: and then select the Devonthink 3 app.
That’s why Devonthink isn’t Processing it. Saving your copy in DT Inbox on your file system is probably not enough to trigger the OCR.
The link to the Global Inbox in the Finder’s sidebar is not the Global Inbox itself. It is a temporary container, accessible to other apps. When you put a file in it, DEVONthink detects the file and moves it into its proper location in the database. (This is why the folder is always empty when you select it in the Finder sidebar.) Since the file has moved, it can’t have an OCR process done on it.
As @orytek suggested, sending output to DEVONthink 3 is the appropriate option. Any Save location should be at the default location suggested by the scanning application.
Thanks, Jim; this is the part I didn’t understand. Now I see that using the scanner “output to DT3”, the file is moved from Finder when DT3 saves the OCR’d result. Appreciate the additional info, and motivation to go back and read all the release notes (I started using DT3 with B6).
You’re welcome, and yes, it’s the same in 2.x but we’re more explicit about the behavior and warnings in 3.
and motivation to go back and read all the release notes (I started using DT3 with B6).
Excellent! And please take some time with the documentation, in general. A ton of hard work went into restructuring, revising, and writing it (and yes, it’s my part of our Development ). It’s full of good info. Cheers!