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+ - Ask Slashdot: How to become paperless? 3

THE_WELL_HUNG_OYSTER (2473494) writes "I've had numerous ADF scanners over the years, and all of them jam or grab multiple pages at a time (thereby missing pages). Like you, I've got years of tax returns and legal documents to scan, but with these kinds of barriers, it would take months to scan everything. Enterprise-grade machines cost 5 figures. How do Slashdotters become paper-free?"
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  • You pay to use their equipment, but you can do the actual scanning -- to make certain that nothing is left behind or left out.
  • Having worked around computers since shortly after Xerox first suggested the idea of a paperless office I'm unimpressed by the idea and therefore religiously file everything that comes in and copies of all my outward letters etc. However, just because I file all my incoming mail that doesn't mean that I don't also scan it. I originally wrote (very simple) DIP software under Python/Linux, but these days use Nitro PDF to create PDFs direct from my scanner. Given that I only get a limited amount of post or ot

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