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    documents - e.g. skydrive pro

    Does anybody have an experience to integrate Alpha Anywhere with a document system? - I have a client who
    needs to use outlook, excel, word, pdf, etc.. and needs to support versionering and also is integrated with office or office 365.

    use of skydrive Pro would be an excellent solution - any experiende on this?


    Re: documents - e.g. skydrive pro

    We use Dropbox at a fairly simple level, but I think there are a few others here who have used Dropbox's api, which SkyDrive might have. At a simple level, Dropbox can be installed on the server as a directory, and then you can access that drive through XBasic, etc just like you would a normal directory. So I can say file.copy2("C:\A5Webroot\myfile.doc","C:\Dropbox\myfile.doc"). Dropbox then syncs the newly copied file based on the Dropbox account. That wouldn't allow for syncing changes to a document simultaneously open on multiple users' computers, though, so I'm not sure if that helps.


      Re: documents - e.g. skydrive pro

      I have just loaded Nuances Paper Port. It is a semi professional document management application, so I'll see if I can link it to AS.
      There is a Print to PP option so it should be possible.
      Scanned/Printed docs can be sent to mail, word, excel etc.
      Been usin the previous version for a while and it is really good. And free -at least mine is!
      See our Hybrid Option here;

      Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
      You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.


        Re: documents - e.g. skydrive pro

        Yes it is easily possible.
        In the Printer Setup, select the Paper Port driver as the default.
        The printed document goes into the folder which is currently open.
        So if you need a PDF, that is what will appear.

        From the PP folder, you can collate, mail, view or move the docs.
        You can send to Word/Excel/Powerpoint/Acrobat/Notepad/E-Mail or Recycle Bin.

        If you need a video on this, I can do you one tomorrow. I'm on a training course today.
        See our Hybrid Option here;

        Apologies to anyone I haven't managed to upset yet.
        You are held in a queue and I will get to you soon.


          Re: documents - e.g. skydrive pro

          Hello Knut; longtime no see!

          Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand