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Saving documents to the SharePoint in ABBYY Recognition Server

Note: In order to be able to communicate with the SharePoint Server, the Server Manager and the Remote Administration Console require Microsoft .NET Framework 4.5 to be installed.

To be able to save output documents to a SharePoint Server library, the ABBYY Recognition Server Server Manager service must be run under a user account that has read/write access to the SharePoint Server library. If during the installation, you chose to run the service under a Local System account, you should restart it under a user account.

To set up the publishing of documents to a SharePoint Server library:

  1. Run the Remote Administration Console under a user account that has read/write access to the SharePoint Server library.
  2. Create a new workflow or modify an existing one (see Creating a New Workflow). In the Output Format Settings dialogue select Save output file in SharePoint library.
  3. Enter the URL of the SharePoint Server site (e.g. http://myportal/mysite/) and click Connect. The Remote Administration Console will try to connect to the specified site and download the list of document libraries and folders from there. If the connection is successful, you will see the “Connected” message below the button, and the names of the document libraries will appear in the Select document library list.
  4. Select the document library from the list. Click the Settings…button to associate a document’s metadata fields with the corresponding columns of the selected document type in SharePoint.
  5. Select the folder in the document library using the Browse…button or leave the field empty to save documents in the root folder.
  6. Click OK in the Output Format Settings dialogue box.

If the Input folder has several subfolders containing image files, the output files will be saved in the corresponding subfolders of the Output folder in the SharePoint Server document library.


Integration with SharePoint Online

FineReader 15 has 2 scenarios for working with SharePoint Online:

  • Export to HotFolder;
  • CheckIn/CheckOut functionality support for PDF Editor (for detailed info please visit Save to SharePoint).

Note. Microsoft SharePoint Client should be installed (FineReader15 installs the component on the computer if it’s missing).

You can manually download it by this link – SharePoint Online Client Components SDK


We recommend you to access SharePoint using normalized links.

Normalization method (this method only works when using Internet Explorer as a browser.):

  1. Navigate to the desired library;
  2. Add the SharePoint site as “Trusted site” in Internet Explorer;
  3. Click the Tools button, and then click Internet options.
  4. Click the Security tab.
  5. Now click on Trusted sites and then click on the sites button.
  6. Enter the Website URL and click on Add: 
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  7. When you are finished, click on Close.
  8. In the SharePoint library Click All Documents and View in File Explorer: 
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  9. It is possible that you will get a prompt. Click Allow.
  10. Open the Library, click Library from the menu and Open with Explorer.
  11. The library will be opened in Windows Explorer, copy the address which can be found in the address bar.
  12. Copy the link in the Save to SharePoint section:
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PDF Editor requires UNC path or local path. In the case of such work with SharePoint, a UNC path can be obtained by Copy As Path by Right Mouse Button, or by copying the Location line from the document properties:


In PDF Editor, you can open the file by copying the path to the Open File dialog menu:


Note: For SharePoint Online Microsoft no longer recommends the network path connection method. Suggested using the OneDrive sync method. In this case, the file is accessible through explorer and file dialogs.

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