Just purchased Devonthink pro office. I purchased the “take control” book as well.
I apologize if I ask a stupid question. My disclaimer.
I mainly import PDF’s, emails, and scan receipts etc (paper) into pdf’s via my Scansnap. Prior to DT, I never used OCR software since most of my stuff has been in folders in OSX finder and Spotlight usually found items. Now with the more data to store and save, I feel that a database will be of benefit to me.
Now that I am bringing in PDF files to DT does it make sense to make them all searchable? It seems to increase the file size. Am I correct that if I don’t use OCR, I will only be able to search a PDF by its name, metadata, group location etc and not its file contents?
I hope I am making sense…
Maybe a better question is: when would you NOT want to perform an OCR on a PDF file?
Just now, I imported a PDF attachment (receipt) from an Apple mail into DT with out performing OCR on the file and I was able to search words in the document.
So, I guess I am confused about using OCR and PDF’s.
Snow Leopard 10.6.4
2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
4 GB memory
Mac Book Pro
Fujitsu S1300 Scanner