Importing existing TIFF, PDF, MS Office and other documents for conversion or processing.
To disable StopFiles in 7.6.53 or higher, set registry key HKLM\Software\SimpleIndex\Misc\StopFile to be blank.
If the Input folder is empty in one of the configurations in a chain of configurations that are running with the PostProc/Post Process Command Line you can have it stop if the folder is empty or keep going if its empty.
Search for the following:
false = Stop
true = Keep going
You can set SimpleIndex to assume that it needs to check every PDF file and fix it.
Go to this location in the Windows Registry:
Create a New String Value called “FixAllPDF” and set the value to 1
The Max File/Batch setting on the Batch Options tab lets you limit the number of files to process in each batch.
In the wizard it can be found under the Advanced File Input Settings section.
There are 2 types of PDF files. PDFs created by scanning applications use images, while PDF files created by software or printer drivers use text. SimpleIndex can read bar codes from either type of document.
With image PDFs, SimpleIndex will use normal image barcode recognition. With text PDFs, SimpleIndex can read the value of the barcode from text (if it was created with a font) or convert the PDF to an image and read it (if the bar code is an image).
To read the barcode from text is much faster and all versions of SimpleIndex include the ability to parse the text of PDF file.
Find out more about bar code scanning on our Bar Code Scanning Guide.
I have a scanner/copier that creates PDF and TIFF files and saves them to my file server. Can I use SimpleIndex to create a searchable CD/DVD from these files?
This feature is included in SimpleIndex at no additional cost and is called the Media Wizard.
The Media Wizard is located in the “Send” file menu and is called Media Wizard. It allows you to burn your images, indexes, a database and a free SimpleSearch viewer for just the CD or DVD. It also provides an easy way to get the maximum amount of information on the media that you want it on.
You set up the Media Wizard by pointing it to your image folder and database and you select the media that you would like to put it on. It then saves a file folder with all the files that you would need in the size of the media you are using in the location that you designate. You then burn these files using the burning application of your choice.
You can tell SimpleIndex what types of files it should process and which file types to ignore.
This is done by clicking “Job Options” On the “Batch” tab you will find a field labeled “Input file types or mask”. These are the file types that SimpleIndex will input files from. The default types are:
To process all files, enter *
SimpleIndex will ignore any file whose extension does not appear on the list.
In SimpleIndex 6 or above you can enter file masks to filter input files. Some examples are:
abc*.pdf (PDF files starting with “abc”)
ab??ef.* (All files starting with “ab”, 2 characters and “ef”)
It is possible to have some file types open automatically in their default application. This can be done by inserting a pipe “|” into the list. Any file types after the pipe will be opened in their default application. For example:
will cause SimpleIndex to display image files and open sound and video files in the default media player.
The input filename can be specified automatically by configuring a field of type “Filename”. The input file path may also be parsed by the SimpleIndex dictionary and template matching algorithms to extract data fields from the folder and file names.
Under File choose Global Settings Wizard.
Select Configure Advanced Settings and click Next 3 times.
On this panel, there is a box for entering the Backup location. You can click Set and browse to the location where you would like the files to be stored.
When a batch is cancelled, the images will be moved to a subfolder of that folder using the current date and time as the folder name.
To re-process these batches, create a copy of your configuration file where “Input Files From” is set to “Folder” and the Input folder is left blank. When this job is run the user will be prompted to browse to the folder where the canceled batch is stored. This allows a single configuration to be used to reprocess any canceled batch, since the input folder changes every time.