Leveraging Microsoft Syntex for PDF Page Extraction and Merging

A new feature has come to Microsoft Syntex to allow users from a SharePoint document library or OneDrive to extract and merge PDFs. Users can combine two or more PDF files into a new PDF file with the Merge PDFs action or split PDF pages into new PDF files with the Extract pages action. This is all from the UI and n longer is there the requirement for users to remove the files from SharePoint/OneDrive and use third party software applications/upload to web sites offering this service. This is great for security and usability!

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Syntex Image Tagging: Boost Your Content with AI-Enhanced Image Keywords

An anticipated update has dropped into my M365 tenant today for Microsoft Syntex image tagging. Once SharePoint libraries are enabled for Syntex Image tagging and images are added they are then scanned by AI. The images are then automatically tagged with descriptive keywords with no training or manual tagging required.

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Generate Documents With Syntex & Now Use The Placeholder Values As Document Metadata

A new update has been added into Syntex Content Assembly to allow the fields (placeholders) used when generating a document to be mapped to document library columns. In the modern template settings on publishing users are prompted to choose which fields to map to document library columns. This is a great new feature as now a document is created by a user it will be tagged with all the metadata values used when creating the document.

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Effortlessly Collaborate With Document Annotation Now In Microsoft Syntex

A great new Microsoft Syntex update has recently become available to allow you to annotate documents in SharePoint. When the file is opened in SharePoint staff can then draw and highlight various parts of the document. This allows users to collaborate on files with others by annotating i.e. highlight key sections/values. A key point to note here is that the actual document is not modified and an additional copy of the document is not made. So the document integrity it retained i.e. modified timestamps. I think universal annotation is currently available if you have a Syntex per user licence and is only currently available for .PDF and .TIFF files.

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Images & Tables now supported in Microsoft Syntex Content Assembly

Recently a new update has been added to Microsoft Syntex Content Assembly to allow users to generate documents using images and tables as placeholders. I’ve have loved seeing the development of Syntex Content Assembly and using it to produce documents in bulk or single. The ability to add custom images or tables to documents is a big win for my customers. They will typically have lots of information in other lists or libraries and then want to use these entries to produce checklists & reports for engineers to perform actual on-site visits.

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