I thought I’d try out DEVONthink to see if it would be useful for routinely scanning inbound correspondence (letters). Currently I use paper filing (aside of tax slips which I scan and use a separate program to OCR after which I store them in a folder hierarchy in the Finder).
The scanned pages are in a group I created called OAS letters. I don’t know what I’m doing here but the Help info on scanning seemed to indicate I should create a group. From there I can’t figure out how to OCR them and store them in a database.
I’m afraid I haven’t made it over the “basics” hump yet. One of the tips provided was just to click around and try stuff, but the interface in the Import sidebar doesn’t seem to offer much of anything, just Save (does nothing) and Move to Trash. I know I’m missing it and hoping someone can point out to me how to get the documents out of Imports and into the database. From there maybe I can then figure out the basics like combining the 3 pages into one PDF and letting DEVONthink do some magic for storing, i.e. so I can figure out how the program would benefit me.
Can anyone point me at a tutorial or help material for Importing that doesn’t assume I know how to get the scanned documents into a database?