Made a joyful career change and now work in recruitment. My new job requires logging of all interactions into a CRM. I also have a paper notebook. Things go into the paper notes but do not always end up on the computer. I estimate I am not accounting for 40% of what I could get credit for. I think that the notebook being an actual book matters. I have started setting appointments to remind myself of mundane activities, but that is not enough. Has anyone abolished taking written notes in pursuit of putting everything onto a computer? What has kept you going?
posted by parmanparman
on Apr 28, 2014 -
My work requires a lot of printing and reviewing large documents. It's not that easy to do this outside an office environment, and I want to get better at doing it onscreen -- looking for hardware/software recommendations and just general tips. [more inside]
posted by pete_22
on Jan 31, 2014 -
Is there an integrated system that will let me digitize scraps of paper very quickly? The intended use case would be removing the paper clutter from a busy person's desk. Household uses Linux, Android phones, an iPad and a Mac. [more inside]
posted by themel
on Apr 7, 2013 -
I've got a Scansnap printer and I'm ready to go paperless -- but I need the right Mac software to manage my scanned documents. None of the options I've found seem quite right. [more inside]
posted by yankeefog
on Sep 4, 2012 -
I am going paperless at home and I need some program that will take care of digitized stuff with tagging. [more inside]
posted by zaxour
on Apr 10, 2012 -
I'm scanning my financial records to PDF with my new Fujitsu ScanSnap. (So wonderful.) Are there things I should keep in paper form, other than, say, my car title and social security card? What about my past tax returns? [more inside]
posted by raf
on Jan 15, 2011 -
Looking for a PDF printer (or similar file printer) that can be used to print from remote locations. [more inside]
posted by dozo
on Sep 28, 2010 -
I'm trying to go paperless, and have scanned and OCR'd huge stacks of paperwork into PDF documents. Can you recommend a tool to split, merge, delete pages etc from PDFs? [more inside]
posted by blacksky
on Jul 2, 2010 -
What document imaging company do you recommend that is user-friendly, cheap, and secure? [more inside]
posted by Merlin144
on Dec 25, 2009 -
For purposes of "going paperless", when is an electronic, scanned copy of a document NOT enough? In other words, in what situations will a paper original of a document be required? [more inside]
posted by QuantumMeruit
on Aug 21, 2009 -
I'm looking to digitise all of my documents or as many as possible, but am slightly weary about shredding everything what sorts of documents should i keep original paper copies of and which should I digitise?
I ask because I don't want to end up in a sticky legal situation where I would require the original paper copy. [more inside]
posted by Chamunks
on Apr 10, 2009 -
Is there Mac-based software available that will search my entire hard drive or designated folders for image-only PDF files (have not been OCR'ed) and then automatically run OCR (using Acrobat Pro or whatever) and override the original file with a searchable version? [more inside]
posted by randex8
on Dec 16, 2008 -
My wife just won a Canon PIXMA MP610 printer/scanner. (We have not received it yet.) Can this machine do the paper-digitizing magic of a Fujitsu ScanSnap s510 scanner? Perhaps with additional software? If not, exactly what is it we'd be missing?
posted by winston
on Oct 14, 2008 -
I would like to go completely paperless. In order to accomplish this, I'll need an excellent bulk-feed scanner to turn all of my received bills and other important pieces of paper into searchable PDFs. Which scanners should I consider? [more inside]
posted by killdevil
on May 1, 2008 -
I want to scan all my important papers, including documents which are on legal sized (long) paper.
I have a Canon MP830 scanner and while the glass for scanning is the size or regular notebook paper, I thought I would be able to scan in the legal sized document from the automatic document feeder.
So far, no go - all my PDF copies are only notebook sized copies.
posted by cmh0150
on Apr 20, 2008 -
So my office is overrun with old bills, receipts, letters, etc and I'm sick of it. I want to scan what I can, keep what I must, and throw away the rest. What items should I store in their original paper format and what are ok to scan?
posted by jeff_w_welch
on Dec 7, 2006 -
I do my best to not print out PDF documents and I realized that I could reduce my printing to almost zero if I had a PDF reader that would let me hilite and save hilites and add my own notes. Acrobat Reader doesn't seem to do this.
What readers can do this? I prefer linux or MacOSX but I do have a laptop that can boot Windows.
posted by substrate
on Aug 27, 2004 -