Test of OCR function
Database verified and repaired – no issues.
This issue has arisen over several databases, but for test purposes I have closed all but one to improve visibility in the screenshots
22 items in imported database identified as not having been OCRed prior to import (see items needing OCR) by using Smart Group (see screenshot “Smart Group to select items needing OCR”)
Item one in the list (the top item) is OCRed via right click /OCR/to searchable PDF (see screenshot “Change in item count having OCRed item 1”)
No apparent issues with above, no replicants created, and the PDF+ Text file appears in the group with the original PDF and the associated HTML file created on import from Evernote. (see screenshot “Item 1 group”)
Selected items 4 to 5 inclusive, these are then OCRed via right click /OCR/to searchable PDF as before. (See screenshot “Change in item count having OCRed items 2 to 5”). Note that 2 items are now showing in “Inbox Evernote Import 2016” and in “Replicants (these are….) Smart Group”. (see screenshots “Inbox Evernote Import 2016” and “Items replicated during OCR of items 2 to 5”)
See screenshot “Example group with replicant”, showing Group, PDF document and HTML created on import from Evernote, and the replicant PDF +TEXT file created by OCR.
I have left the option in the OCR preference pane to move originals to trash after OCR unchecked at present in order to be able to unwind any actions that occur whilst OCRing. If I do check it, it leaves a .html file in every group that was created on import, and those files then point to the deleted file. This another issue that I either live with by retaining the PDF and the PDF +Text file, or the PDF+Text file and a redundant .html file. I need to think how best to deal with that point.
Meantime if I proceed with the OCR process, I need to carefully note the change in item count after each batch of OCRing, and if happy with that can delete the unwanted replicants from the Inbox should they occur.
Perhaps if I am doing something wrong you could advise.