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Old 11-05-2006, 01:07 PM   #4
spinoza
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Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Boston area
Device: PRS-505, iPhone, MacBook Pro
I paid just over $300 for the Scansnap after the rebate. It does include Acrobat Standard (7.0, I believe) and the ABBYY FineReader OCR software, which works very well. Since you are doing 'dirty' indexing for the PDFs, the accuracy isn't as important. These apps, along with the Scansnap Manager, all work in tandem to make the process as automated as possible. The scanner occasionally misfeeds, but not very often, certainly not often enough to be a problem. It is relatively easy to correct the problem and keep going when it does misfeed. I'm still working on optimizing the settings for the Sony Reader, but you are correct in thinking that a 16-18-point font will be best. All in all, the Scansnap is a polished product that is a personal workhorse for me.
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