What is a good workflow for scanning 2-page and multipage documents to multipage OCR’s PDFs using an Epson ES300W scanner? The DT Help file indicates that I should be able to merge documents, but I can’t select a document in the pop-up dialog drop-down, which must be done before the action can be executed.
The ES 300W is on loan. What is the best scanner to work with mostly 1-5 page letter-size documents? (Asked previously, and more generally, here.)
That’s what I’ve been doing. The best workflow I’ve found so far is to scan to Imports, move single-page scans into a Binder, correct the sort order, and save to the destination DevonThink container.
Portable duplex scanner. I installed the most recent software, which is Epson Smart Scan 3.0.0, but have not used it. I had thought it best to use DevonThink to pull scans in and “fix” them. Are you suggesting that it’s better to use the scanner’s software and then push them (if the scanner can) into DevonThink? There may not be a general rule for which is better. I assume the scanner mfrs know scanning better than DevonThink, but I would also assume DevonThink knows PDFs better than the scanner mfrs. I’ll look into Epson’s software.
Thanks for your help. I may be moving slowly, but I wouldn’t be progressing at all without it .
Newbie here as well. I am using DT3.03 and have a Epson ES-300W WiFI Scanner. I see some of the posts in this thread showing the ES-300W working when in Wired USB mode but that is not what I got the scanner for; I want to use it as a wireless scanner.
If I cannot install a DT3 plug in to scan directly from my Epson ES-300W, I would be willing to work outside of DT3 and just push the scanned documents to my DT3 Inbbox, but I see no option in my Epson Sftware - is there a plugin I need to install for this to work?
I don’t know this specific model but I am using an Epson printer too.
Mine offers three options when scanning directly from the printer/scanner to the Mac: Scan to PDF, Scan to JPEG, and Scan to E-Mail. It is important to know that these are just names for scanning actions that although can not be renamed very well can be customized.
I set Scan to PDF to save the scan as a PDF to my Mac’s Downloads folder. I set Scan to JPEG to save the scan as TIFF (I would have preferred PNG but that’s not an option) to my Mac’s Downloads folder. And since I almost never need to scan directly to Mail I set Scan to E-Mail to save the scan as a PDF in DEVONthink.
The Epson Scan Utility allows to either just pick a destination folder, which in this case would be DEVONthink’s Global Inbox, or a destination application. While the first option pushes the scan into the Global Inbox with no further action required by the user the latter triggers the Sorter to chose the destination inside of DEVONthink’s databases.
Which option is the better depends on the user—for occasional scans probably it is preferable to directly put the scan in the place it is supposed to be in via the Sorter. When there are lots of scans done maybe pushing them into the Global Inbox and sorting them later is better (or even let smart rules do the sorting).
At least for me this is a quite comfortable way to scan into DEVONthink.
I want to merge my scanned odd pages and even pages into one PDF. So, I scan the, say first 5 pages of odd side into Odd pages binder. Then, I scan the behind 5 even pages into Even pages binder.
The problem I have is, it leaves the Imports section immediately and move to the Destination Global Inbox. Somehow, I cannot don’t choose the Destination. As such, I cannot the Sort and Merge Documents.