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Workflows

Creating and editing a workflow

Log in to SAFEQ Cloud Web UI and go to Scan Workflows > Workflows.

You must have ViewScanWorkflow permission to access the section. Additionally, you must have the following permissions to create, edit, and delete scan workflows respectively: CreateScanWorkflow, ModifyScanWorkflow, and DeleteScanWorkflow.

To add a workflow, click Add.

To modify a workflow, click the edit icon next to your selected workflow. The form is the same for adding and editing a workflow and consists of several sections with a specific set of fields.

General section

In the General section, enter the name and the description of your workflow.

The Name and Description fields appear to end users on the terminal. The field "Active" determines, whether the workflow is available on the terminal at all (in addition to how you configured the access rules – see Access rules). 

Destination section

In the Destination section, select a connector. After selecting a connector, its per-workflow customizable fields will be displayed below. Connectors are managed separately.

In this instance, the From, To, Subject, and Body fields are taken over from the selected email connector and represent its customizable parameters. You can use various dynamic placeholders, as described in Workflow variables.

Processing section

In the Processing section, you can enable additional workflow processing. When you enable a processing step, its configurable fields will be displayed. For more information, see Workflow processing steps.

Output section

In the Output section:

  1. Enter the Filename.
  2. Select the output format. The available formats are:
    • PDF
    • Compact PDF
    • JPEG
    • TIFF
    • Multipage TIFF
  3. If you wish to allow the users to change the output format at the MFD before scanning, select Can be modified by the user on the terminal.
  4. Choose what happens if the filename already exists in the target directory:
    • Keep both files — A new file will be created with a numeric sequence in the "_#####" format. For example, "filename_00001", "filename_00002", etc. No files will be deleted.
    • Replace original file — The original file will be replaced with a new one.
    • Append to the original file (PDF only)
    • Prepend to the original file (PDF only)
  5. When OCR processing is enabled in the Processing section, the available formats change to Searchable PDF, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, RTF, and TXT.

  6. If you selected the Searchable PDF format, you will see additional configuration options.


    • Modify PDF metadata
      • This option allows you to modify the standard PDF metadata in the searchable PDF fields. If enabled, you can specify the following metadata: Title, Author, Subject, Keywords.
      • If appending or prepending a searchable PDF file, you can choose to overwrite the metadata on each append or prepend by enabling the Override metadata upon appending or prepending to PDF option.
    • MRC compression
      • Enables or disables the MRC compression in a searchable PDF file.

        MRC (Mixed Raster Content) is a special compression technology used to minimize the size of PDF files.

        If document image files are excessively large, it's often due to the background, which may account for up to 90% of the file size. This compression technology recognizes the color background and deletes it or compresses it, leaving the text and pictures against a white background. This reduces the PDF file size. Picture objects (diagrams, graphs, logos, photos, drawings, stamps, signatures, etc.) are also slightly compressed, but only to an extent that does not lower the quality. Therefore, we recommend using this option if you don't need background in the scanned documents.

    • The supported PDF/A compliance types are:
      • PDF/a-1a
      • PDF/a-1b
      • PDF/a-2a
      • PDF/a-2u
      • PDF/a-3a
      • PDF/a-3u
    • The supported Encryption strengths are:
      • Low - 40 bit
      • High -128 bit
      • High - AES 128bit

Scan settings section

In the Scan settings section, you can configure the general scan settings.

  • Scan resolution — Select scan resolution. The DPI values depend on the MFD vendor. See the table below.
  • Sides — Choose whether only one side or both sides will be scanned.
  • Color — Select the color of the scanned document.
  • Merging originals — Choose whether the documents will be combined together.

Scan resolution DPI values:

Scan resolution in Scan settingsKonica Minolta*Ricoh*FUJIFILM BI*HP Workpath*
Low200*200100*100200*20075*75
Normal200*200200*200200*200150*150
Fine

300*300

300*300300*300300*300
High400*400400*400400*400500*500
Super600*600600*600600*600600*600

*Pure cloud terminal

Changing the order of workflows

To alter the order in which workflows are presented on terminals and in the SAFEQ Cloud Web UI, click Reorder in the list of workflows. This will switch the UI to re-ordering mode, where paging is disabled and individual workflows can be dragged & dropped in the desired position.

You must have the ModifyScanWorkflow permission to reorder workflows.

Deleting a workflow

You can delete a workflow directly from the workflow list by clicking the delete icon, or by clicking Delete in the workflow detail. To do this, you must have the DeleteScanWorkflow permission

Deleting a workflow will also remove all access rules that were configured for it.

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