PaperPort has a feature called the "Send To Bar". It provides a convenient, drag-and-drop interface for using other installed software, such as Microsoft Office. However, this article shows that the latest Office 2016 apps (installed with an Office 365 subscription) do NOT work with the Send To Bar.
In previous video Micro Tutorials here at Experts Exchange, I discussed a feature of Nuance's
software called the
Send To Bar
PaperPort Send To Bar - Part 1
PaperPort Send To Bar - Part 2
Article Update on 18-Apr-2020:
Last year, Kofax acquired the Document Imaging Division of Nuance, which included PaperPort. I discuss this in an EE article and video:
Free in-place upgrade of Nuance PaperPort Professional 14.5 to Kofax PaperPort Professional 14.7
Free upgrade of Nuance PaperPort Professional 14.5 to Kofax PaperPort Professional 14.7
In other previous video Micro Tutorials here at EE, I explained how to obtain a free, one-month trial of
Office 2016/Office 365
How to get a free trial of Office 365 with the Office 2016 desktop applications
How to install the Office 2016 desktop applications that come with the free trial of Office 365 Home
As part of the
trial, I installed the 32-bit desktop versions of these
applications (on a 64-bit Windows 7 system):
As you can see in the PaperPort video Micro Tutorials mentioned above (which were done on a system with
), all four of those modules should appear on PaperPort's Send To Bar:
However, the Send To Bar on the system with the Office 2016 applications (installed as part of the Office 365 subscription) has only the Outlook icon on it —
Excel, PowerPoint, and Word are all missing!
My first thought was that this may be an older "point" release of PaperPort 14, but it is not — it is the latest
, as described in this EE article:
PaperPort 14 - Free Upgrade to Version 14.5
My second thought was that this PaperPort 14.5 may be missing
— indeed, it was! So I installed Patch 1 as explained in this EE article:
How to install the Patch 1 update for PaperPort 14.5
The Patch 1 installation went fine, with
showing the correct
for Patch 1. However, no joy with the Send To Bar — it still shows just Outlook. I tried a reboot followed by a
Send To Bar>Refresh
in PaperPort — still no joy!
My third thought (and final one, at this time) is that it's a bug in PaperPort. I looked in the
PaperPort knowledge base
for "office 2016", "office2016", and "office365", but got no hits on them. I did get two hits on "office 365", but neither is helpful. So I submitted a bug report to Nuance's technical support and will post back here if and when I receive a response. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but I hope that this is valuable information for PaperPort users who have moved to, or are considering moving to, Office 2016/Office 365.
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Thank you for joining Experts Exchange today, reading my article, and sharing your experience with us. I'm very glad to hear that your PP14.5/Patch1 is working well with Office 2016 (from Office 365 subscription), but I want to be clear on one point, i.e., does your Send To Bar have the Excel, PowerPoint, and Word icons on it? If so, does dragging a file to them work? Thanks, Joe
I've added the Word link using the instrux at https://nuance.custhelp.co
I haven't tested Excel and PowerPoint so far as I don't need that.
PaperPort Send To Bar - Part 2
I had not tried the method in PP14.5/Patch1 for Office 2016, but that's a great idea! Did you also have to make the registry change mentioned at the MS forum link in your first post?