document management choices
p.echols at comcast.net
Tue Jul 13 00:39:19 UTC 2010
Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On 7/12/2010 4:54 PM, Patton Echols wrote:
>> I have a project coming up that requires some intensive document
>> examination. I have been looking for a document manager. So far I have
>> not installed any to try because none seem to do what I need. I need
>> something that starts with the obvious functions, listing documents by
>> creation date, modified date if any, author, document name and
>> description, giving the user the chance to change the latter. The
>> documents I'll be dealing with will mostly be PDFs. Some will be images
>> of documents, others will contain text.
>> Most important, I need to be able to view a document, take notes on it
>> and have the notes attach to the document in question. Then, I need to
>> be able to both search my notes as well as generate a report of my
>> notes. In a perfect world, the ability to OCR the documents (or text
>> extract) and save that to a searchable field separate from notes would
>> be great. As would the ability to add arbitrary categories to documents
>> so I could group differently than I receive them.
>> The DMS that I have looked at seem to be focused on version control,
>> some with searcability, but none with the note taking ability.
>> Thanks for any thoughts.
> I'm wondering if something like this would not be better served by
> Google Docs
I'll take a look, the big deal is the comments related to the documents
and being able to report on those comments. I don't think I mentioned
it before, but ideally I'd report by tag. Like reviewing a stack of
articles so you can only print your notes on the one topic / tag.
> (which supports all that including PDF's ~ if I remember
> right) or a simple PHP or Perl app (which would take no time to do
> something like that).
Yup, that's probably what I'd do if I had a clue about coding either.
Teaching myself PHP is one of my long term goals and perl isn't even on
When I am a couple of days away from 3 to 5k pages of text in I have no
idea how many documents . . . not the time to learn it.
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