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Andrew Hamilton
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      02-16-2009, 06:35 AM
A friend of mine uses this product to scan in receipts. But he scans
everything into PDF, and I would want to scan receipts directly into
Quicken 2009.

Comments?

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      02-16-2009, 11:40 AM
Andrew Hamilton <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> A friend of mine uses this product to scan in receipts. But he scans
> everything into PDF, and I would want to scan receipts directly into
> Quicken 2009.
>
> Comments?
>
> --AH


I think you are confusing the format of a scanned receipt (pdf, jpg,
whatever) with the application that uses it. After I scan something (I
rarely do), I use the attachment function in Quicken to link the scanned
item to a transaction. I have not used the attachment dialog in my Quicken
to scan something directly into Quicken. If you have already a scanner,
that may be the way to go.

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      02-16-2009, 03:35 PM
I have a Neat Receipts scanner/product. The software is worthless to me
(duplicates what I can do easier without it and the scanner refuses to
scan full page receipts not matter how much I try to fix the problem).

With that said, if you have their scanner - Quicken will recognize it.
You will need to go into attachments, Scan, select your Neat Receipts
scanner and it will attach it as an image file - it will not create a
PDF format document.

I think you can find other scanners that would do this without the Neat
Receipts software for a cheaper price.

Oilcan

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Andrew Hamilton <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> A friend of mine uses this product to scan in receipts. But he scans
> everything into PDF, and I would want to scan receipts directly into
> Quicken 2009.
>
> Comments?
>
> --AH


I think you are confusing the format of a scanned receipt (pdf, jpg,
whatever) with the application that uses it. After I scan something (I
rarely do), I use the attachment function in Quicken to link the scanned

item to a transaction. I have not used the attachment dialog in my
Quicken
to scan something directly into Quicken. If you have already a scanner,

that may be the way to go.

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Andrew Hamilton
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      02-17-2009, 04:10 AM
On Mon, 16 Feb 2009 07:35:12 -0800, "Oilcan" <(E-Mail Removed)>
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>I have a Neat Receipts scanner/product. The software is worthless to me
>(duplicates what I can do easier without it and the scanner refuses to
>scan full page receipts not matter how much I try to fix the problem).


That's no good!
>
>With that said, if you have their scanner - Quicken will recognize it.
>You will need to go into attachments, Scan, select your Neat Receipts
>scanner and it will attach it as an image file - it will not create a
>PDF format document.


Well, I already have two other scanners, but it never occurred to me
to try to scan in with Quicken. My real goal is to avoid hand-entry,
in effect to have software that does an "intelligent" OCR on a
receipt.

>
>I think you can find other scanners that would do this without the Neat
>Receipts software for a cheaper price.


Already have two, including a Corex Cardscan, which does a good job
with business-cards.

Thanks everyone for the replies.

 
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      02-17-2009, 11:54 AM
Andrew Hamilton <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in
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> Already have two, including a Corex Cardscan, which does a good job
> with business-cards.
>
> Thanks everyone for the replies.


Can you please let us know how exactly you fare with your scanner(s) and
OCR-ing into Quicken? The last part would be good to know. It is a pain
to enter the individual items from a receipt into the split transactions
they need to go into.

Thanks in advance! And best of luck!

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Han
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      02-17-2009, 12:35 PM
Han wrote:

> Can you please let us know how exactly you fare with your scanner(s)
> and OCR-ing into Quicken? The last part would be good to know. It
> is a pain to enter the individual items from a receipt into the split
> transactions they need to go into.
>
> Thanks in advance! And best of luck!


I'd also love to hear from people about the worth of scanning receipts and
such into Quicken. I have never done this; I have thought the time and
effort to doing this is vastly outweighed by any benefits. I keep receipts
I need in a yearly file I store in the box with my annual financial records
each year. I circle the dates on the paper to make it easier to see and
organize.

What do people DO with this information in Q? Do you ever really need to
retrieve these things in the future, and if so, for what?

I must be missing something.
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      02-17-2009, 12:51 PM
"Andrew" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:499aaf06$0$20301$(E-Mail Removed):

> I must be missing something.


When I want to find when I bought something, or how much it cost when I
bought it, I go to my Quicken file, not my badly organized box of receipts.
Since I'm likely to be close to my computer that is the fastest way to
retrieve the info.

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      02-17-2009, 02:41 PM
"Andrew" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:

>I'd also love to hear from people about the worth of scanning receipts and
>such into Quicken. I have never done this; I have thought the time and
>effort to doing this is vastly outweighed by any benefits.


I agree. I keep credit receipts around until the statement shows up, which is
usualy beyond any return window. The receipts I need to keep beyond that are few
and far between.
 
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      02-17-2009, 03:28 PM
Han wrote:
> "Andrew" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in news:499aaf06$0$20301$(E-Mail Removed):
>
>> I must be missing something.

>
> When I want to find when I bought something, or how much it cost when I
> bought it, I go to my Quicken file, not my badly organized box of receipts.
> Since I'm likely to be close to my computer that is the fastest way to
> retrieve the info.
>

I go to Quicken to find the transaction, and get the date. Then I go to
the receipt box which has dividers labeled for each month. Having to
look through one month of receipts is pretty quick and painless.
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      02-17-2009, 03:45 PM
I've been scanning my receipts/bills into Quicken for as long as that
ability has been available. I love it. No more file folders full of paper.
If I want to know if I've made a payment, or what I paid for, I just click
on the icon and it's there. I not only use the attached/scanned receipts
feature for my personal accounts, I also use it for my homeowners
association (I'm the treasurer). No storage problems. Everything I need to
know about a tranaction is right there....attached to the payment. My only
frustration is scanning in multiple page receipts/bills for one transaction
in Quicken. Each page has to be scanned separately, unless it's scanned into
some other file (I use PaperPort) and then attached in Quicken as a .pdf
("double duty", but a work-around).



"Andrew" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote in message
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> Han wrote:
>
>> Can you please let us know how exactly you fare with your scanner(s)
>> and OCR-ing into Quicken? The last part would be good to know. It
>> is a pain to enter the individual items from a receipt into the split
>> transactions they need to go into.
>>
>> Thanks in advance! And best of luck!

>
> I'd also love to hear from people about the worth of scanning receipts and
> such into Quicken. I have never done this; I have thought the time and
> effort to doing this is vastly outweighed by any benefits. I keep
> receipts I need in a yearly file I store in the box with my annual
> financial records each year. I circle the dates on the paper to make it
> easier to see and organize.
>
> What do people DO with this information in Q? Do you ever really need to
> retrieve these things in the future, and if so, for what?
>
> I must be missing something.
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> Regards -
>
> - Andrew
>



 
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