Submit Hint Search The Forums LinksStatsPollsHeadlinesRSS
14,000 hints and counting!


Click here to return to the 'A paperless office workflow' hint
The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
A paperless office workflow
Authored by: regulus on Jan 11, '13 05:40:03PM

I don't think there's a need for the OCR steps. Spotlight can already search PDF's on its own. I can search my PDF's. You can see in system preferences --> spotlight that there is a setting of whihc files to show in spotlight results and PDF's are one of them, so no need for all the extra stuff in this hint. Just scan to PDF and you're done. No Adobe software is needed..

---
Hank
http://www.hamsoftengineering.com



[ Reply to This | # ]
A paperless office workflow
Authored by: howard-ny on Jan 11, '13 09:59:22PM

Most PDFs received as bills are text and image based. When you scan, the resulting PDF is entirely an image; there is no "text" for spotlight to find.



[ Reply to This | # ]
A paperless office workflow
Authored by: keirthomas on Jan 12, '13 12:15:49PM

Indeed. I'd REALLY like to see as a feature the automatic OCRing of text in PDFs and images via Spotlight.

It sounds like the kind of feature Apple would implement.

---
__________
Author of Mac Kung Fu
Over 400 tips, tricks, hints and hacks for OS X

http://pragprog.com/book/ktmack2/mac-kung-fu



[ Reply to This | # ]