Scanning and Document Management Software Needed

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

  1. jkaz macrumors 6502

    Feb 3, 2004
    Upper Mid West
    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?

  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    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

    Feb 3, 2004
    Upper Mid West
    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.


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