OK, so I’m in the process of scanning in a ton of paperwork from my office, and transferring various files. Learning as I’m going, but I’m definitely a newbie.
I got tired of seeing that box pop up that I have to click Save , on every scan. So eventually I realized I could uncheck the box that says “Enter metadata after text recognition”. Voila, no more box! My question is what does the elimination of that box do to me in my database? Have I eliminated something important to the search process? So the process right now is that I scan my document using ScanSnap. It goes through Devons OCR process, converted to pdf, and is deposited in my database inbox. The original is deleted from “documents”. In my inbox I usually change the title of the file, and tag it, then move it to a group.
My second question is, I’ve noticed that if I reverse things, i.e., uncheck Devon’s box in preferences that says “convert to searchable PDF”, and check ScanSnap’s box in settings>OCR that says “Convert to Searchable PDF” my process is much quicker. EXCEPT that for some reason the original document does not delete from my document folder.
Is there an advantage to having the OCR done in Devon versus ScanSnap? Do I lose something if I use ScanSnap versus Devon? And if ScanSnap is used, how do I get rid of the original documents other than deleting each one manually?
Thanks for all your help.