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Document Search Guide

Introducing The Document Search Guide

I’ve heard many people say that there are two type of technology users – searchers (people who will use document search technologies to access the document or the folder they need) and filers (people who will go navigate through their folders/notebooks to look for the file). These are sometimes referred to as “hunters and gatherers”. […]

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1 Fix Mac Spotlight Not Searching PDFs

I received a Twitter question from awesome DocumentSnap reader (and awesome sculptor) Carol Griffin. She had a strange issue – after she upgraded to Mac OS X 10.9 Mavericks, her scanned PDFs were not being indexed by Spotlight, and therefore she could not find them via search. After trying some 140 character-at-a-time troubleshooting (“Are the […]

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7 Should You OCR That Document?

A few months ago, Ernest Svenson from PDF For Lawyers wrote a very interesting piece: When should you OCR documents? A quick primer. His premise is that you should be very selective about the documents that you make searchable by applying Optical Character Recognition. Many people know that OCR stands for ‘optical character recognition,’ or […]

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