Document Management

A Document Management System (DMS) is a system (both hardware and software) used to track, manage and store documents and reduce paper. Most are capable of keeping a record of the various versions created and modified by different users (history tracking). It is often viewed as a component of enterprise content management (ECM) systems and related to digital asset management, document imaging, workflow systems and records management systems.

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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 …
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.
Hi experts,

My printer has seen some better days; its not working right now and I need to sign a pdf document and email it to a coworker.

How can I digitally sign a pdf document?

Is there a free option?

Thank you.
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)
Hi Guys,

We have a Windows 2012 file server with a document directory structure which includes security groups and user permissions on the domain.

We have a requirement for higher security, documents to be encrypted and a record of all files being opened, copied, printed, etc.

I guess a document management system is the ideal solution, but to which extend can a document be monitored once it is saved outside the document management system, such as on the users' desktop?

Any recommendations?
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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I contacted Visioneer.  They took down my info and created a support ticket.  No response after 2 days.  So I finally caved in, ran another disk backup, deleted all the Visioneer and Paperport software, and reloaded it all from the Visioneer RoadWarrior disk.  I then patched the Paperport reg entry and loaded the latest Visioneer driver.  I checked and paperport is rev 14.5.  Everything now appers to work correctly.

I have no idea what caused the "Invoke Link Failed.." error, but it is gone.  Perhaps I made a mistake with Regedit.

Thanks again for your support and patience!!
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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You're welcome, Stephen, and thanks to you for stopping back to post your results...much appreciated! Great news that everything is looking good now, although it would be nice to understand where that "Invoke Link Failed" error came from...and the really weird "Intel Play QX3 Microscope" message. But sometimes there's simply no explaining the tech mysteries. :) Regards, Joe
I use Alfresco CE 5.2 for document management.

I have a simple parallel workflow for sending the document to review. This business process works fine.

I need to develop the dashlet, in which I need to list all the assignees and the result of reviews. Also I need to show some additional information: comments, start date, end date, on whom the task was assigned, etc.

The problem is that for the completed workflow, I can't get the task list. Here is my web script part:

model.put("workflowId", workflowId);

WorkflowTaskQuery inProgressTasksQuery = new WorkflowTaskQuery();
WorkflowTaskQuery completedTasksQuery = new WorkflowTaskQuery();

List<WorkflowTask> inProgressTasks = workflowService.queryTasks(inProgressTasksQuery, true);
model.put("inProgressTasks", inProgressTasks.size());

List<WorkflowTask> completedTasks = workflowService.queryTasks(completedTasksQuery, true);
model.put("completedTasks", completedTasks.size());

List<WorkflowTask> allWorkflowTasks = new ArrayList<WorkflowTask>();
model.put("allWorkflowTasks", allWorkflowTasks.size());

QName taskName = QName.createQName("", "registrationIncomingDocs");

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Powershell with a pdf.  I have a folder with about 1000 pdf's.  each pdf is one page.   each pdf has a unique account number with in the text of the pdf document.  is there anyway i can have powershell look into the content of all 1000 files and name them based on the account number that is in the data.  I am open to other routes beside powershell
I have a pdf that has 10,000 pages.   1 page for each bill for a customer.  I occassionally search for bills by the accountnumber on the pdf.  it takes a long time.  Is there a personal document management system that can import the 10000 pages and save each page as it's own individual document and then automatically tag the document by the accountnumber that is on the page?

ie.. i search the interface of the document management system by the accountnumber and it will quickly retrieve a single page of the original 10,000 page document.
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Why Document Management is Necessary for organization?
I have an email server Mail Deamon from Alt-N and once in a while (quite often) my users receives email where the attachment is trucken. Let say the initial pdf was 10mb and my user receives an almost empty pdf of juste a couple of bytes.
I am an Exchange admin and don't know much about Deamon: so where would I start?

I have an EC2 instance, as well as a S3 bucket.

I have mapped to the S3 bucket from the EC2 instance successfully, using a third party app called ExpanDrive, it maps as a Z drive.

I have done the same from my local PC. Also mapped as a Z drive.

I can save a file into my new Z drive, and it appears immediately in the corresponding Z drive on the server.

Problem is, the document management system we have installed on the EC2 instance has an automated collection facility where it collects and ingests any files dropped into the shared folder, but it is failing. Log files say it is access denied.

We tried running the application as administrator - no change.

Can an AWS guru please advise on what might be necessary here?

Many thanks in advance.
We need to start digitizing some of our paper processes.

Basically, we'd like to print invoices and pack slips to PDF (or scan them), while automatically renaming the files based on PO number and/or order number (based on OCR?). Bonus if they automatically print after saving the PDF copy.

What can do this? Or is this even possible??

Thanks in advance!
In need suggestions on a tool or a way to import PDF Files into our database thru the UI.  I need to be able to show this data in a View and report on it, export to PDF or Excel.
The problem we have is the creator of the PDF Form does not have the form fields named in any consistent way for me to map them to our database fields.  

Any suggestions welcome!
What are my options for creating a PDF file from my WebApi2... initiated from my SPA using Sencha ExtJs? The concept is I want to have a template in PDF with a grid, and based on user selection from my front end website, fill in the grid with data from my database. I'm not looking for someone to write code for me, just for a path to go down. I am open to suggestions so if a template is too complex I am open to creating the PDF from stratch every time. Whichever is the least complicated option as I am definitely no expert.

Dear Folks,

I am looking for document Repository free open source like Share Point. FYI, currently, we have all documents available in Share Point and don't want to renew license.
I need to move all documentation from Share Point to other free open source.

Do you have any thoughts on it? Can I use NuGet (Private) to store as documents, along with approval process for each document upload and versioning? Any other options?

Best Regards
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,

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Do you have so many invoice documents and searching for a method to separate invoices. If yes, then read this blog and know about best PDF Invoice Splitter tool. With this advanced utility, you can easily perform the splitting of invoices into several documents and save them in the desired location.
I have a SharePoint list app that uses workflows....

I have one multi-line field that I am using for a history field where I place a quick entry on updates....

This technique uses string builder in the workflow...  What I am trying to achieve is:

date for latest entry
blank line
previous entries

I can not get a CR to work at all, have tried all three format and <br/>

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
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!!!
Applying a partial SVN Patch using Tortoise

I see I can Apply an SVN patch, but worry that it's all or nothing.

Using Tortoise, if I select Apply Patch, then choose a file a Tortoise Merge tool opens.

Does this let me select the files I want to merge? What if there are wanted and unwanted changes in the same file?

Is there any way to revert?

What can I back up before I experiment with Applying Patches?

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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by:Andrew Leniart
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I tried repairing then uninstalling, reinstalling Power PDF Standard. Still getting "DLL not found" when I attempt scanning.

I don't mean to interject here, but I recently had this *exact* problem, albeit when trying to re-install a free PDF writing utility for a client of mine. Whenever he tried to create a PDF, same thing - "DLL not found". After much frustration (and a couple of uninstalls/re-installs) I tracked the problem down to a Windows registry corruption, whereby even uninstalling the app completely and reinstalling it didn't resolve the issue.

I ended up installing the PDF writer on one of my own VM's where it worked correctly, tracked and exported the registry entries from my working VM and imported them into my client's machine. All DLL related problems instantly dissapeared because I'd already verified of course that the necessary DLL's were where they were supposed to be. Your issue may be totally different, but I just thought I'd throw that in as a possible cause.

@Joe - I hope you don't mind me chiming in here, just thought it may be another scenario you may like to consider.

Regards, Andrew
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by:Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVE
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A few more thoughts:

(1) Since you're on W10, make sure you install Patch 1 after installing PP14.5, as PP14.5/Patch1 is the only W10-compliant version of PaperPort. Also, see if any of the Tips in my PaperPort 14 in Windows 10 - A First Look article are things that you haven't tried yet.

(2) Maybe there's a corruption in your user profile that is causing the grief to PaperPort and/or Power PDF. Try creating a new user profile.

(3) This is certainly not the DLL problem, but it would be a good idea to get the latest W10/64-bit drivers from the Brother site for your MFC-J6710DW.

(4) I sent an email to my contacts at Nuance with a link to this thread. They may not want to post publicly about it, but, with their permission, I'll share whatever they say here.

Regards, Joe

Edit: Hi Andrew,
I saw your post after hitting Submit on mine. I don't mind your chiming in here...indeed, I encourage it! Colloaboration with the many bright folks here at Experts Exchange often leads to a solution that eludes an individual. In this case, your idea is certainly a good one... thanks for chiming in! Regards, Joe

Document Management

A Document Management System (DMS) is a system (both hardware and software) used to track, manage and store documents and reduce paper. Most are capable of keeping a record of the various versions created and modified by different users (history tracking). It is often viewed as a component of enterprise content management (ECM) systems and related to digital asset management, document imaging, workflow systems and records management systems.