We are considering moving about 300k documents to Mayan and we've been evaluating it for a week or so now through the docker images. For the most part, we see Mayan as a positive tool that we'd like to use.
We've run into a couple of issues that I'd like to ask about:
- Our documents are about 2/3 PDF and 1/3 outlook .msg files. The PDF's import and convert pretty well, but the .msg files not so much. I think there's some linux support for being able to read .msg files and as a dev with no mayan experience at all, I'd like to know how difficult it might be to add support for previewing previously unsupported document types? We'd at least like to be able to preview the text of the email, and it would be a great plus for us to list attachments, and perhaps go so far as to index the email attachment contents.
- Speaking of importing, I created a ~500 page text file filled with random dictionary words and converted it to pdf by opening it in libre office and then exported it to pdf with no encryption or password. I imported the document to mayan and mayan can show all the pages in the page preview and it knows the page count. However, there is no 'content' data nor ocr data so I presume that failed for some reason. Nothing is listed at system -> tools -> OCR errors page. Is there another log somewhere that I should be reviewing?
Here's the PDF info:
Producer: LibreOffice 3.5
CreationDate: Fri Sep 13 09:05:27 2019
Page size: 612 x 792 pts (letter)
File size: 1521548 bytes
PDF version: 1.4
- I notice it takes several clicks to get at the document in the case where you'd like to open the actual file instead of working with the preview. For example, from recently added, I think I have to click the document link to access the preview, then choose quick download, then open the file from the browser footer bar. I'd prefer to have an 'open file' command available, maybe a link or button on the preview, or at least as an option in the action menu. Rather than forcing a download every time, I'd like an option to add the 'Content-Disposition: inline; filename="filename.pdf"' header to be added so we can skip some of the extra clicks. How difficult might it be for a new-to-mayan dev to add an "open file" option to Mayan?