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valleyblue

I'm a big fan of scanning and eliminating paper. However, be careful of what format you use. Some legal documents must use TIFF format to be admissible in court. Most people scan to PDF or if you're using a camera it will be JPG. Since these formats can be altered, they may not be considered equivalent to original hard copy. TIFF format (which is about the same size as PDF) is not generally alterable and therefore considered original. No, I'm not a lawyer but I am a business consultant that has to deal with these issues. PDF or JPG is probably fine for most scanning, but certain legal documents you're better off with TIFF or just maintaining hard copy. A TIFF copy along with the hard copy is good in case of disaster.


On the subject of back-ups. Back up daily. I use Time Machine and if I'm on vacation or even just away for a few hours, I take that drive and put it in a fireproof safe. An ounce of prevention. Also, if there is an emergency such as a fire, all I need to grab (other than people and pets) is that back up drive and my financial life, photos, music, and all my records are safe.

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Kim Westwood

sorry I am still with paper and I file most things. I find when I look for something I still much prefer to pick it up in my hand to read. besides I have a very impatient husband who wants it now, doesnt want to wait for you to find on the computer. So its still paper for me with my many folders & files.

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bevier1

I'm with Kim. I think scanning is "busy work".

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