Document Imaging

Document imaging is an information technology category for systems capable of replicating documents commonly used in business. Document imaging systems can take many forms including microfilm, on demand printers, facsimile machines, copiers, multifunction printers, document scanners, computer output microfilm (COM) and archive writers. Document imaging is a form of enterprise content management, built around the need to manage and secure the escalating volume of electronic documents (spreadsheets, word-processing documents, PDFs, e-mails) created in organizations.

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Twain compatible home office MFPs.  We are testing the Paperport software with Brother MFC-9340CDW.  The reason for this was the Canon MX series scanner software was acting a bit wonky over the years and the printer is five years old. We actually really like the MP Navigator software but as discussed in our previous thread, MP Navigator is no longer being made for the later MX series.  Thus, we were turned on to Paperport document management software.  It came with the Brother MFC-9340CDW.  Though, I don't think it works with network shares unless I upgrade but I digress.  Anyway, my question is...  Could I have avoided maybe purchasing new hardware and just bought better document management software?  The reason I ask is Paperport prompted me to connect with the Canon hardware using Twain.  Did I just assume most 100 or $200 MFP weren't TWAIN compatible?  A google query of Canon MX twain shows nothing of the sort.  The better question is how common is Twain compatibility (is there a list?) so I can push Document Management software on to some of my other clients?  They too have horrible document management software.
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Need reasonably priced Home Office Twain compatible scanning documents software.  MP Navigator suite me well for years but they no longer distribute it with the Canon MX series MFP.  What's a really intuitive scanning software that initiates the scan for ADF or flatbed, makes simple adjustments for single or double sides series of documents, and gives you options for a couple standard formats like PDF or tif, etc?  Is there a really intuitive and elegantly done software that does all that plus organizes your scan documents well?
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How to scan to a PDF file with free software
I've published three five-minute Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorials that describe terrific features in an excellent, free PDF product called PDF-XChange Editor:

How to rotate pages in a PDF with free software
How to OCR pages in a PDF with free software
How to password-protect a PDF with free software

PDF-XChange Editor has many other features in its free version, but, unfortunately, it cannot do scanning — you must purchase one of its non-free versions to get scanning functionality. Fortunately, there's another excellent, free PDF product that can perform scanning — Foxit Reader. However, the free Foxit Reader cannot do OCR, so you'll want to keep the free PDF-XChange Editor for its OCR capability, and add Foxit Reader for its scanning capability. The combination of the two products will allow you to create searchable PDFs (aka PDF Searchable Image files) with your scanner, utilizing free software.

N.B.: As with any "free" software, there may be restrictions, which are always specified in the software's licensing agreement, typically known as the End-User License Agreement (EULA). I encourage you to read the entire EULA of these products to be certain that you are in license compliance.

In order to scan, Foxit Reader requires an …
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by:Andrew Leniart
Another excellent Video tutorial that shows folks how to do something for free that usually requires a purchased copy of the appropriate software.

Endorsed!
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
Hi Andrew,
Thank you for the compliment and the endorsement — much appreciated! Cheers, Joe
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Hello All,

Does anyone know of a software that would achieve the below?

Software that will allow me to have users via my website upload pictures and save these pictures locally inside my network? The idea is for certain users to upload a picture, get prompted to name that picture and save it to either my system or its own system... Then I will build into my internal applications a way to grab that picture when querrying the name of that picture... Sort of like a document imaging system I guess but with actual pictures and a web interface for the user to upload the picture rather than an internal scanner.

much appreciated on the responses.
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Baby steps with PDFtoText for OCR

What steps are the first for me to take as I create a proof of concept that will be:

- a C# Winforms program
- uses the PDFtoText library for OCR

Are there any demo programs I can review? Should I just dive in?

Thanks
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PaperPort installer detected previous installation
You did a proper uninstallation of PaperPort. You even ran the official PP14 Remover Tool. But when you try to reinstall PaperPort, you get the dialog box above, which you can't get past. There is simply no way to install PaperPort! This article presents a solution that has worked for many PP users.
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Hello Randal,

Thanks for the email, however I don’t think I have joined your service.  An article by your Joe Winograd came up when I was searching for how to fix an issue with my scanner & Paperport 14.  Unfortunately, having followed his various suggestions I am no further along, other than now I have uninstalled the old Paperport so may be royally in a pickle.

I am not an IT professional so not eligible for membership of your community.  I am just someone who uses a PC and wishes we could go back to the olden days when you installed software from discs and the PC just happily went along until you decided to do something to it.  Nowadays I feel like I would be justified sending a monthly invoice to Microsoft for all the work they make me do trying to figure out how to sort the issues caused by their latest ‘helpful’ update.

Please give my best to Mr Winograd.   In case he’s still interested in Windows 10 and Paperport, here’s what happens when I try to installed 14.5 from the link provided in his article:

This runs:

 

Then I’m asked to select my language and this pops up (normally in English – must have accidentally clicked Deutsche this time!):

 

I’ve done a Windows uninstalled and the special Nuance uninstall, rebooted between each stage and still the same as above.

I did also download the patch (Patch 1) which he suggested but guess there’s not a lot I can do with the patch if I can’t get the .exe to run.

I am now going away to have a …
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PaperPort Splash Screen
Sometimes PaperPort will not even open. It displays the splash screen (above) and exits, or it may show an "Application Crash" dialog before exiting (sometimes with a dump, sometimes not). There are many reasons for this problem. This article discusses several of them and offers possible solutions.
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Hi,
Iam looking for a solution using imagemagic to combine multiple tiff files to to single tiff file in the DIR, which has sub folders.

Let me explain

There are multiple sub folders which contains tiff images, lets take in a particular folder there could be 2 or more images which needs to be combined as one image.
I tried the basic concept and it works

convert 0003_404.tif 0030.tif 1_merged.tif   ( Here i have changed the dir and run the comand which combines two tiff images to a single tiff

i was also trying to use the below , not sure how far good.

for %f in (%cd% D:\subfolders\) do (convert 0007.tif 0011_623.tif +append 1_merged.tif)
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PaperPort Splash Screen
Sometimes PaperPort will not even open. It displays the splash screen (above) and exits, or it may show an "Application Crash" dialog before exiting. There are many reasons for this, but a recent cause that has reached epidemic levels is due to an issue with Firefox. This article offers a solution.
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This worked for me also, PP 14.5 stopped working about a month ago, changed the registry to Chrome and it now opens again.
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Hi James,
Thanks for joining Experts Exchange today and reading my article. I'm very glad to hear that, after a month of not being able to use PaperPort, it is now opening again — great news! Regards, Joe
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PaperPort loses connection to scanning device.
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Standalone open source or commerical software which uses Google OCR to be used.

Assume i bought and have the valid Google Vision API credentials and would like to know does any standalone open source or commercial client is available which is already integrated with Google Vision API which has other features as well.

Basically want to convert image to text....bulk conversion etc. via an application,

Thanks.
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I have a scanner script that I got from here:

http://beaukey.blogspot.com/2015/09/document-scan-with-vbsscript-and-wia.html

OPTION EXPLICIT

'--- dim objects...
dim wsh, fso, objWIAdialog, objImage, imgFilename
set wsh=CreateObject("wscript.shell")
set fso=CreateObject("scripting.filesystemobject")
set objWIAdialog = CreateObject("WIA.CommonDialog") 

'--- Start the Scanner dialog box, where a scanner can be selected...
set objImage = objWIADialog.ShowAcquireImage

'--- Save and show the scan if the scan was successful...
If Not objImage Is Nothing Then 
    Randomize
    imgFilename=fso.GetSpecialFolder(2) & "\Scan2BMP" &  Int((999999 - 100000 + 1) * Rnd + 100000) & ".jpg" 
    wscript.echo "Scan stored as BMP in file: " & imgFilename
    objImage.SaveFile imgFilename 
    wsh.run(imgFilename)
End if 

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It works fine. I would like to tweak it so after it scans, it opens Adobe (I have the full version on Adode CS) instead of windows Image Viewer. I also don’t want to save the file, just have it scan and open in Adobe – is that possible?
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I have a printed Excel workbook with all the cells with squares printed around them - not sure how else to say that.  Is there any program that could scan that information in from the printed sheet and put in an Excel document?  No, I don't have access to original document.
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I have an issue with all the Fillable PDF Forms, if I log in through terminal server into my shared Drives (we use Terminal servers for offsite users) and open any Fillable PDF Forms the fields are all blank but if I go directly to those forms on the share drive while I'm on the network without using TS all the forms are filled, the form were created on computers with Windows as an operating system (not a MAC), Both the Adobe Acrobat reader on the local machines and the terminal server are (Adobe Acrobat Reader DC) Version 2018.011.22.8, both have identical Adobe reader settings so I'm not sure what is causing the issue
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I have used Nuance Paperport 14.5 on windows 10 for at least a year now. Something happened the other day and I don't know what but now when I try to use the program itctells,me I seem to be running in the windows xp comparability mode and each time I try to use the program it shuts down. I have uninstalled reinstalled, run registry cleaners, contacted the manufacturer of my scanner (Brother) and Nuance along with a whole host of other things and nothing works. Help!!!
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PaperPort XP Compatibility Mode
Nuance's PaperPort may display this error message: PaperPort appears to be running Windows XP Compatibility Mode which may result in errors. We recommend disabling Compatibility Mode for the PaprPort.exe program, see Technote 6629. This article provides a possible solution to the problem.
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Hi Christophe,
You're very welcome...and thanks to you for joining Experts Exchange today, reading my article, and letting me know that it worked for you...I'm glad to hear that! If you take a moment to endorse the article by clicking the thumbs-up icon at the bottom of the article (not the one under this comment), I'll be grateful. Welcome aboard to EE! Regards, Joe
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Thanks for endorsing the article, Christophe — much appreciated! Regards, Joe
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I want a local based office documents management system, I don't mind on a local nas server or something like that. We have a lot of sales employees who get a take invoices and receipts. and it just keeps piling up. I think a paperless office is the way office. scan it, shred it, search and use it anytime.

some features I can find online:

1. Approval Workflow

An invoice, a vacation application or another document needs to be approved by one or several people before next steps?

2. Sharing

Share documents, folders, sections or even the whole account to anyone you like. With "View" permissions they can only see the document; with "Edit" they can also edit the meta data.

3. Notifications

Set and get automatic notifications for changes in documents, folders or sections as often as you choose.

4. File versions

You can upload a new version of a document and preserve the existing metadata and all earlier versions of the file

5. Reminders

Whenever you need a notification at a certain date and time, just set up a reminder!


6. Powerful search

We have built in a powerful search so you can search documents not only by the file name but also document's title and metadata,

7.
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Hello Experts,

         I need to display various types of images, including .tif, .jpg, .pdf, .rtf and looking for a universal control (or set of controls)
that would enable me to do this in .NET environment

        Regards,
        Alex
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Suddenly PaperPort 14 will not allow the saving of files on the PaperPort desktop using the dragging method. Copy and Paste still works however.
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We have one Win 7 64-bit computer that is giving us errors when using Adobe Acrobat Standard 2017.  One error we get is ‘There was an error while reading a stream.’  This happens when we are importing and indexing PDF documents into our document imaging system.  We are also getting an ‘Out of Memory’ error at times when doing this same process.  We have uninstalled and reinstalled the software.  We have other users on different computers using the same software and doing the same process with no errors at all.  Google searches have not given me any help.  Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks
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How to create signatures in the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software
In a question here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to create a signature in Adobe Acrobat Reader DC (the free Reader product, not the paid, full Acrobat product). The member requested step-by-step instructions. This 5-minute Experts Exchange video Micro Tutorial provides detailed steps showing how to do it.

1. Open the PDF file and view the Tools


Open the PDF file with Adobe Acrobat Reader DC.

Click either:

the View>Tools>Fill & Sign>Open menu

or:

the sideways triangle on the right side to open the Tools panel.

Step1

2. Run the Fill & Sign tool


If you used the first method in Step 1, the Fill & Sign tool will be open.

If you used the second method in Step 1, click the Fill & Sign tool in the Tools panel to open it.

Either way, you'll have this:

Step2

3. Click the sign tool, which is the pen tip


Click the tip of the pen, which brings up the Add Signature and Add Initials choices.

Click Add Signature.

Step3

4. Select Type or Draw or Image


Click the Type or Draw or Image icon (default is Type).

Enter your signature, depending on the choice you made above.

Step4

5. Place your signature


Position the mouse on the page and left-click to place the signature.

Use the sizing handle in the lower right corner, if desired, to size the signature.

Step5

6. To edit/change signature, delete it and create new one


There is no way to edit/change the signature, so delete it and create a new one, if needed.

Click the minus sign to delete it, then start over at Step 3.

Step6

7. Save the file with the signature


After placing the signature, do a File>Save or Save As to save the file with your signature.

Sterp7
That's it! If you find this video to be helpful, please click the thumbs-up
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Excellent tutorial. Thanks for making this Joe.
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You're welcome, Andrew, and thanks back to you for the compliment and endorsement — both appreciated! Regards, Joe
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What to do when PaperPort crashes, hangs, or fails to start - delete metadata with CheckPPFolders
If you are (or ever were) a Mozilla Firefox user, I suggest that you immediately head over to this Experts Exchange article:

What to do when PaperPort crashes, hangs, or fails to start - popular fix for Mozilla Firefox users

The problem discussed in that article reached epidemic proportions in July 2018. The solution proposed there is very likely to solve your problem, but if it doesn't, come back here to try the idea in this video.

Please read the paragraph below before following the instructions in the video — there are important caveats in the paragraph that I did not mention in the video.

If your PaperPort 12 or PaperPort 14 is failing to start, or crashing, or hanging, it may be because of corrupt metadata (likely) or corrupt data files, such as bad PDFs (much less likely, but possible). This video Micro Tutorial shows how to use a utility called CheckPPFolders that ships with all releases of PaperPort 12 and PaperPort 14. CheckPPFolders is able to remove all PaperPort metadata, as well as identify problem files that may be causing PaperPort to crash, hang, or fail to start. PaperPort will rebuild the metadata, but there are two caveats. First, Folder Color and Folder Notes are in the MaxDesk.ini files, so you will lose those — and there's no easy way to retain the colors and notes. Thus, if you make heavy use of Folder Color and …
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Hello, I have Windows 10 and had Paperport 14 which I managed to make work for several months and then last week it stopped working. I downloaded 14.5 and have followed your instructions but it will not install as it says there is a previous version even though I have uninstalled it. I am in desperate need of this program. I appreciate your help.
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Document Imaging

Document imaging is an information technology category for systems capable of replicating documents commonly used in business. Document imaging systems can take many forms including microfilm, on demand printers, facsimile machines, copiers, multifunction printers, document scanners, computer output microfilm (COM) and archive writers. Document imaging is a form of enterprise content management, built around the need to manage and secure the escalating volume of electronic documents (spreadsheets, word-processing documents, PDFs, e-mails) created in organizations.

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