How to process password-protected PDF files in ABBYY FlexiCapture 12?
In ABBYY FlexiCapture 12 it is impossible to import the password-protected PDF files through the Hot Folder (Mail Server or Local\LAN Folder).
However, on the manual load of the password-protected PDF files using the Project Setup Station, it will ask to input the password, and after that, the image will be added to the batch:
If a PDF file is not protected from printing, it is also possible to print it as a not-protected PDF before processing. This will delete the password protection from the PDF alongside other metadata, but FlexiCapture will be able to process it.
To automate it:
- Set up a HotFolder and populate it with several PDFs, with or without password protection.
- Normal PDFs will be processed normally and password-protected PDFs will go to the Exceptions folder.
- User can now navigate to the Exceptions folder, Right-Click on files, and choose Print (as PDF).
- Rename the files and save them to the HotFolder.
Described actions (printing of the files in the Exceptions folder) can be automated using Windows Task Scheduler.