Direct Access to Files Within a Document
The current version of Docuware relies on PDF file structures but there are a great number of clients that have TIFF and DWTIFF images that are all each treated as a single clipped file in a Document. This creates a big problem for the users who wish to go directly to an image within a file with a large number of pages.
There are 2 solutions both of which I think need to be applied to Docuware as they both solve multiple problems.
1: Build a Pre 6 DW document to PDF file conversion workflow. This would allow clients with a very large number of very large documents to define a filter to convert exiting IMAGES to PDF. I have 1 client with 36 million images in there system and a very large number of those document have 1000 pages.
2: ADD a goto File in the same manner that the GOTO PAGE does. This will allow anyone with a large number of files clipped to jump to a specific file. This will be a useful tool as Docuware gets larger and users continue to clip more and more files together.
In short, it takes a VERY long time to move from file to file and in a larger document with 1000 files it takes an unacceptable length of time to move about.
Convert to PDF fixes a great deal of this issue, adding the GOTO FILE function will help as others start to add more and more files to produce documents.
Thank you for your idea. Right now we are focusing on other topics, so we are not considering this idea for future releases. If the demand for this topic increases, we might add it to future plans.