Is SimpleIndex for Windows only? I’m a Mac user.
Unfortunately SimpleIndex is for Windows only. This is true of most high speed document scanning applications, due to the fact that most document scanners only have Windows drivers.
However, SimpleIndex can output to databases and file shares on a Mac server. The fact that it does not have its own proprietary file system and database makes it a very good choice for Mac networks, since only the scanning workstation needs to be a PC.
Likewise, many users have reported great success running Parallels or Bootcamp on their Mac to allow the use of a Windows OS
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What is the point of SimpleQC?
SimpleQC is now SimpleView with many enhancements. In a nutshell it is designed to let you quickly browse folders containing multi-page TIFF or PDF documents. The two main uses for this are:
1 Review scanned documents for Quality Control
Occasionally a scanned document will be too light or too dark to be read. This can happen quite often with some types of paper. Use SimpleView to find these pages quickly and rescan them. You can also correct page order, rotation, skew, etc.
2 Use as a document viewer
SimpleIndex and other scanning applications create folders and files on your hard drive or network to store documents. Use SimpleView to quickly browse image thumbnails by folder and filename. Auto-rotate, enhance and OCR images as needed.
SimpleView is different from other thumbnail viewers because:
-It loads multi-page TIFF files very quickly
-It displays thumbnails for files as well as pages within multi-page files on the same screen
-It has many functions for document QC such as auto-selecting even and odd pages or files for rotation, rescan pages
-It displays thumbnails for PDF files and displays them in the Acrobat viewer
-With Acrobat Standard or Pro you can enable editing & signing of PDF files
-Viewing of office documents and electronic formats are also available
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Can SimpleIndex integrate with Microsoft SharePoint?
Any document processed with SimpleIndex can be uploaded directly to your SharePoint document library, and any custom columns or metadata tags can be set automatically using the SimpleIndex index field values.
Find out more at our SharePoint Document Scanning page.
Integrated custom metadata is only supported in SharePoint 2010 and above, including SharePoint Online / Office 365. Microsoft .NET 3.5 and the SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model are required and must be installed separately in version 7. Version 8 includes a download option in the Global Settings Wizard. Version 8.4 and above include them automatically. Version 7 users can Download the SharePoint 2010 Client Object Model here.
To configure SharePoint export, go to the Advanced Options screen in your Job Options and enter the URL of your document library in the SharePoint Document Library URL setting.
The easiest way to integrate with SimpleIndex is to simply map a network drive to the SharePoint document library and set your Output folder to use this drive. SimpleIndex will create folders and name files automatically using your job settings.
In this configuration, only the Title tag is set. You can also use SimpleIndex‘s file property feature to set EXIF tags (images) or PDF file properties for the Title, Subject, Author and Keywords tags.
One thing to remember when configuring SimpleIndex jobs for SharePoint is the extra restrictions on filenames in SharePoint. For a detailed list please visit SharePoint File Name Restrictions. When using the integrated SharePoint feature with SharePoint 2010 these invalid characters are automatically replaced when exporting.
There are also several inexpensive or free applications that allow you to upload documents processed with SimpleIndex to SharePoint. These can be useful when you have a slow connection and need the files to upload in the background without slowing down production. Here are two of them:
SharePoint 2010 Bulk Document Importer
If your SharePoint integration has requirements not met by these solutions, our Professional Services department will be able to design a SharePoint interface to meet your specifications.
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What scanners does SimpleIndex work with?
SimpleIndex will work with both TWAIN and ISIS scanner drivers. TWAIN is more common and works with virtually all scanner models. ISIS is designed for high speed document scanners. Most sheetfed scanners support ISIS.
ISIS is much faster and has more features than TWAIN, and is the preferred way to scan documents. ISIS scanning is included with SimpleIndex Full or is available as an add-on for other versions.
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