Archive for August, 2015

Tuesday tip: Search that screen capture

Following up on last week’s post, if you are following along at home, we now have screen captures going directly to DEVONthink as PDF files. However, these PDF files are merely images, ie. not searchable. With DEVONthink Pro Office and its built-in OCR, you can convert the screencapture into a searchable PDF very simply. Select the file and choose Data > Convert > to Searchable PDF or right-click the PDF and choose Convert > to Searchable PDF. Now you have a screen capture with fully indexed contents! Note: for...

Tuesday tip: Annotate screen captures in DEVONthink

Have you ever used those fancy screen capture applications that allow you to annotate on a screen capture? We had previously blogged about a procedure to change the location of screen captures, Make screenshots directly in your inbox. Combine that tip with this one and you’ll have a your own version right inside DEVONthink. Open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app. Paste: defaults write com.apple.screencapture type pdf and press Return. Paste: killall SystemUIServer and press Return. Now when you make your screen capture, you will end up with a PDF. Select the PDF in...

Tuesday tip: Routine maintenance for your database

How many of us would drive our cars daily for a year and never get any maintenance done on it? No oil change. No tire rotation. No fluid checks or general inspections at all…? Odds are, I don’t think we’d be too surprised if the vehicle suddenly started behaving a bit strangely. When it comes to your DEVONthink database, you should think about what routine maintenance would come in handy to keep it running reliably. Here are two things to consider… Tools >...