Discovery General Image PowerPoint Options

The following table provides details about the options available on the Imaging PowerPoint tab.

Imaging PowerPoint Tab



Process with Outside In (Stellent)

As of version 2016.3.1 the option Process with Outside In (Stellent) was added to image Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and/or PowerPoint) documents. Selecting this option:

  • Allows for faster and more consistent generation of images on the first pass

  • Reduces the amount of time spent manually QCing these document types

This option is cleared by default for both new and existing Projects and Jobs.

When selected, only Outside In (Stellent) is used to process images; the Microsoft related options are grayed out by default. Full metadata is extracted and time zone imaged output reflects the time zone handling options configured for the Processing JobThere are two types: Search and Standard. The Search Processing Job allows the culling of data by the dtSearch indices created during discovery. The Standard Processing Job acts upon all files of the selected Discovery Job or Jobs. If more than one Discovery Job is selected, the contents are treated as a single, combined Discovery job for the purposes of searching and de-duplication. During this process task, images are created, raw text is extracted, word positions are extracted, and metadata is extracted for an item.. All files processed by Outside In (Stellent) receive the Stellent Processed flag in QCQuality Control. A process performed on a Processing Job to ensure accuracy of the final, delivered data. QCing can be performed on one, some, or all available categories and/or one, some, or all flags (Passed QC, Text Missing, Low Priority, etc.).

The processing output will differ when using Outside In (Stellent) to view and image documents. However, the QC applied flags, metadata, and optional summary reports will be similar if processing was done without Outside In (Stellent). Other processing options, including Flex Processor processing options, are respected when using Outside In (Stellent).

There are three points in time when processing tasks are created for documents:

  • Process Job start time

  • Post-process operations for Process Jobs

  • Hung Job detection

Process tasks are distributed as non-blocking tasks for Excel/Word/PowerPoint documents when Outside In (Stellent) is enabled. Otherwise the process tasks are distributed as blocking tasks. Previously, any non-placeholdered process tasks for Excel/Word/PowerPoint documents were restricted based on the combination of documents that could be performed by the WorkerAn eCapture module. The Worker (also called the Client) runs from individual workstations and processes tasks. simultaneously due to print driver contention.

Example: Excel blocking allowed multiple Excel process tasks to be performed by a Worker, but prevented HTML process tasks (when using Internet Explorer to process HTML files) from being performed simultaneously as Excel tasks. If a Worker was processing a PowerPoint or Word task, no other Worker threads could pick up a PowerPoint or Word task. In this case, a Worker has only a single thread to process PowerPoint and Word documents; whereas the full eight Worker threads are available for non-blocking Excel process tasks. Non-blocking process tasks for a Job usually complete faster than the blocking tasks.

Original Settings (As is)

Uses Microsoft PowerPoint's default settings.

Page Orientation

Select from: As is, Portrait, or Landscape.

Slide Orientation

Select from: As is, Portrait, or Landscape.

Color Depth

Color processing for Excel files is handled separately from color processing of other types of files. This setting is independent of the Color Depth options located in the:Imaging General Options tab.

Single Page Output Type

Multi-Page TIFF Output Type

Paper Size

Click the drop-down and select an output paper size for documents during processing.

Note: For Excel only - For Custom[8.5x11.0in], the Custom Paper Size dialog appears.

The Custom Paper Size defaults to 8.5x11 inches. The range values are shown for both Units: Inches and Millimeters. Maximum size in Inches 50.00x70.00; for Millimeters 1270.00x1778.00. When this option is selected, the document will be processed through the PDF driver (Text-Based PDF creation) regardless of the Flex Processor option selected. OCRing is not applicable in this instance. Export settings will be limited to Text-Based PDF Output only; even if image format is selected. Non-Excel documents will export as usual.

Center on Page

Select Horizontally or Vertically.

Page Order

Select from: As Is, Down then over, or Over then down.


Select As Is, Adjust to % (select a percentage value from the drop down list) normal size, or Fit to (select a value from 1 to 1000) page(s) wide and (select a value from 1 to 1000) tall.

Save as System Default

Appears when setting options at the Case (ProjectIn ADD, the level beneath Client in the hierarchy. Projects can have one or more Custodians.) Level. Select this option to retain these settings for future Cases (Projects) created for the ClientThe highest level in the ADD hierarchy. A Client is required to create a case.. The settings are saved to the eCapture Configuration database. The Settings.INI file is stored in the location path indicated during Case setup. The location path appears in the Client Management tab summary panel.

Save Settings as Case (Project) Default

Appears when setting options at the Job Level. Select this option to retain these settings for future ADDAutomated Digital Discovery StreamingThe process of automatically copying, processing, filtering and loading data into review systems. DiscoveryProcess used to determine file type(s) to later be processed. The process of making data known to the eCapture system and assigning an index value to this data. Jobs created for the Case (Project), The Settings.INI file is stored in the location path indicated during job setup. The location path appears in the Client Management tab summary panel.

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