Making your PDF documents searchable is great, but sometimes it can slow things down. One way to speed things up is to scan first and then OCR afterwards. This is referred to as “batch OCR”.
If you have a ScanSnap and a Mac, you can do this using the ABBYY FineReader software that comes with your scanner, and this video shows you how.
Note that this workflow comes from this comment by awesome DocumentSnap reader Telegard, so thanks to him or her for the suggestion.
View the video below, or click here to watch it on YouTube. If you are able to, I recommend that you watch it with HD turned on.
This video on doing batch OCR after scanning is part of a series of quick videos on paperless tips and topics. View more in the series here.
(Photo by Rachel from Cupcakes Take the Cake)
I can’t find ABBYY FineReader in Applications – it looks like it didn’t come with my ScanSnap software when I downloaded it from the website…