Version 188.8.131.52 - 28 Feb 2011
The new built-in Word and Excel Viewer allows you to view .doc, .docx, .xls and .xlsx files
even if you do not have MS Office installed on your computer. What’s more you can even annotate and stamp MS Word and MS Excel files the same way as you could with files such as TIFF and PDF files (annotations cannot be burned on MS Word or MS Excel files).
So how does this help?
Let us say you use Open Office Writer from Sun Microsystems, and your colleague uses MS Word. You have just received a Word document in Sohodox that has been created by them. If you didn’t have version 7 of Sohodox, you would click the button at the top right of the preview pane (“Open this document for viewing in its associated application”). This would open the document in MS Word if you had it installed on your machine. But if you did not have MS Word installed, it would have given you an error message. But now that you have version 7, even if you do not have MS Word installed on your machine, you can still view the document with the built-in MS Word viewer.
Using the options dialog, you can now specifically configure what viewer you wish to use for MS Word, MS Excel AND PDF File.
Using the options dialog, you can now lock the file type viewer settings so that only the superadmin can change them.
In the earlier versions of Sohodox, whenever a document was added to Sohodox, the OCR/Text Extraction for the document was performed at the time of adding the document. But now this process will be performed in the background. This means adding multiple files (even hundreds of them at a time) to Sohodox will be much faster than before, as you will not need to wait to add the next file until the OCR/Text Extraction has been completed for the current file.
The text extraction only happens on the machine on which Sohodox is installed in server mode (a single user installation of Sohodox is always installed in server mode).
Since text extraction now happens in the background, the process continues even when you close Sohodox.
The background text extraction service can be viewed by exploring Control Panel>Administrative Tools >Services>ITAZ Sohodox Indexing Services under the Name column. A user can stop or restart this service by right clicking and selecting the Stop or Restart options.
Sohodox now features built-in text extractors for popular file formats such as MS Word (.doc, .docx), MS Excel (.xls, .xlsx) and PDF files. This means you no more need to have iFilters installed on your machines for these file formats, as Sohodox can handle them on it’s own.
Sohodox now ships with a backup and restore utility which makes it very easy backup and restore your Sohodox DB. The utility support encrypted and multi-volume backups.
Now Sohodox will remember the width of the various panes that you set within the main window and within the document windows too. It will also remember the document window size you had set last time. So the next time you open the application or the resized document, it will open Sohodox with the pane and window sizes you had the last time when you closed the document or the main Sohodox window.