We would like to request the following functionality be added to Laserfiche moving forward. When submitting a document within Laserfiche Forms, it will only come into Laserfiche client as the native document type. We would like to see the ability to have PDF submitted documents be converted to TIFF documents and ocr'd as the are imported into Laserfiche.
I was thinking about this yesterday and I realized there is a way to do this now, even if it is a little convoluted.
You need to have Forms, Import Agent 9 and Distributed Processing installed.
Import your PDF via a Laserfiche Form. If the file ends in .PDF or .Tif, use workflow to export it to a directory that import agent monitors.
Import Agent 9 has a new ability to “Generate Pages” when importing PDF’s but for some reason it doesn’t actually let you OCR the generated pages. This is where Distributed Processing kicks in, with workflow kicking off a DC process that now has a completely OCR’d document.
It’s a roundabout way to do this but it should work.
I would like to second the request to have the ability to seamlessly have attachments in forms generate pages when imported into Laserfiche.
I'm assuming you are referring to uploaded attachments to a form as far as the coverting to TIFFs, correct?
Remove the original pdf after convert to tiff pages has been supported with Forms 11 Update 3. It will follow the save to repository profile user's attribute of "[Settings]KeepPDFFile"
You can see other changes of Forms 11 Update 3 from https://support.laserfiche.com/kb/1014413/list-of-changes-for-laserfiche-forms-11-update-3 and get Forms 11 Update 3 from Laserfiche 11 package https://support.laserfiche.com/kb/1014263/software-versions-and-fixes-included-in-the-laserfiche-11-download-package.
Has this ever been implemented?