DMS overview

PDF Professional Enterprise 7 displays a toolbar and menu for each detected and supported Document Management System (DMS). These let you open PDF files from the DMS and save them back. PDF Pages can be inserted or extracted. Files of any type can be opened from the DMS to become attachments to the current PDF document. PDF Professional Enterprise (and its components PDF Create and PDF Converter ) support Microsoft SharePoint through dialog boxes included in the program. All other Document Management Systems (DMS) are accessed through their own interfaces.

The DMS support now extends to five systems as detailed in System Requirements. All supported DM systems, including SharePoint, have the ability to open not just PDF files, but a wide range of file types from the DMS and have them converted to PDF in the background using existing settings and displayed in PDF Professional.

Here is a summary of the functionality offered by each component:

PDF Professional Enterprise:

  • open and save PDF files from and to DMS.

  • open non-PDF files from DMS with background conversion to PDF.

  • insert pages from or extract pages to a DMS.

  • attach files of any type from DMS to the current PDF.

See DMS support for detail.

PDF Create Assistant:

PDF Converter Assistant:

  • open PDF or XPS files from DMS.

  • save converted files to DMS.


Integration in Document Management Systems

When working in SharePoint, Hummingbird Enterprise or Interwoven Worksite, a Nuance PDF control provides access to all three PDF Professional Enterprise components. In SharePoint, this integration must be configured by an administrator.

Calling PDF Professional Enterprise:

  • open a copy of a PDF file using a shortcut menu, edit it and save it back alongside its original or to the local computer.

  • scan pages to a PDF file that is saved in the DMS at a specified location, using the scanner’s own interface. One page is scanned at a time, unless an ADF is available.

See Integration into DMS for detail.


Calling PDF Create Assistant:

  • open a non-PDF file, make a PDF from it and store in alongside its source.

  • convert a non-PDF file from the local computer to a PDF and store it in the DMS.

Calling PDF Converter Assistant:

  • open a PDF or XPS file from DMS; convert it and save the editable file to the local computer or back to the DMS.

In these three DM Systems you can enter or modify document properties for stored files. Choose the Document Properties menu item in the relevant DMS menu.


DMS overview