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August 5, 2010
I clip a lot of articles relating to travel. I am deluged by a mountain of clippings. I would like to scan the clippings and save them to a file (maybe in Word?) under a file name of the state it relates to and then the city. For instance: CaliforniaLodi, and CaliforniaSanFran, and UtahOgden. Is this feasible? If so, HOW do i do it?
Sure, scanning your clippings and organizing them is a great use of the computer. There are lots of ways of accomplishing the task. It sounds like you could use a scanner like our friends at TechnoRV sell ( LINK ). Check it out.
There are other options, like scanners that include database software. Those are usually more expensive and require you to adhere to someone else’s idea for saving the documents. There is software to perform Optical Character Recognition, too. It depends on how sophisticated you want to get.
Another possibility is to snap a photo of the clippings and use Picasa to organize them using tags or captions. We do that a lot.
I have also looked at some smart phone apps that allow you to use your phone camera to create PDF files. CamScanner is one.
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This is a older topic thread, but looks like what I’m researching. I’d like to find a pretty simple portable document scanner like shown at TechnoRV, (nice features like moving the image around, sizing photos, SD card) but his appears to be limited to Windows 7 and down. Do you have any more up-to-date experiences and/or recommendations? Thanks