Scanning and Document Management Software Needed

Discussion in 'Buying Tips, Advice and Discussion (archive)' started by jkaz, Jan 3, 2005.

  1. jkaz macrumors 6502

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    I've got about 10,000 documents a year that I need to manage.

    Old way: Lot's of 3-ring binders loaded with paper and filemaker pro for database. Then Lots and Lots of photocopies! and wasted paper!

    Hoping for: A way to scan these documents into the mac. Use filemaker just the same. But eliminate paper waste and photocopies by organizing and arranging the scanned documents so that I can creat pdf's and other documents through mixing and matching from various document locations so that i can make the laser printer do all the work.

    any ideas?

    thanks!
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Couple of quick questions:

    These documents you wish to scan. Do you need them OCR'd so they can be edited/searched later electronically or are they OK as 'images'?

    How do currently create your PDFs?

    Edit: After all, Acrobat Pro has many of the features that you seem to want and integrates with Office 2004.
     
  3. jkaz thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply.

    Docs as images should suffice(they take much space on hd?)

    and I've been making pdf's under the print option of filemaker.

    Thanks!
     

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