I'm an experienced developer but new to SharePoint and need some help...
My system uploads a number of scanned documents to SharePoint each day (currently in TIFF format but can be changed if needs be).
The users want to read these documents, and add various document properties depending on the contents. The volumes are high and choosing the properties they want is usually quick (but cannot be automated so will involve a human reading the document).
To do this the users must opening the documents in an external application (Microsoft Office Document Viewer) read it, choose Edit Properties in the SharePoint document menu and type in the category to the appropriate fields as they go through the document flicking back and forth between the document and SharePoint window. Then close the document. Then click on the next document on the list and repeat.
This is all very slow and cumbersome.
Is there a way to create a view in SharePoint with two frames, where the top frame (the header) has editable fields for a few of our document properties and a forward and back button, and the bottom frame shows the scanned document? The bottom frame should be scrollable so multi-page documents can be viewed in their entirety but the the Header section will always show without having to scroll up to the top, so the various property fields can be filled in as the document is read. The forward and back buttons should save any property changes and then move to the next or previous document as appropriate, loading both the top and bottom frames.
Assuming this is possible, the users like the ability to highlight parts of the documents as they are reading them - which they can do in Microsoft Office Document Viewer, so any way to have this functionality in the document viewer frame?
Or is there there a better solution than the one I'm proposing?