We get this question a lot. There are two types of document types in particular that we want to touch on: Paper and Digital documents. 

Digital documents are easy - these are the PDFs, Docs, Excel sheets, or even presentations that you'd like to store in your document management system. You could be getting these from either your local storage (where it's stored on your computers hard drive) or from an email.

Storing Physical Documents

When you are turning a physical document into a digital format, there are a few things you'll need to know.

The first is that you're going to need a capture device (you probably already have one of these).

Storing Digital Documents

PaperVision Enterprise and Radix are designed to store multiple different types of files. The system will classify the documents as image based or non-image based.  

There are two types of viewers, the Papervision/Radix Viewer that requires install, or the Browser-Based viewer that does not require any install but limits the user functionality. The supported files types for each viewer are listed below.  

Supported File Types in the PaperVision Viewer:

ARC Compressed Archive Format (Most commonly created as Macintosh Hierarchical File Systems or MS-DOS archives.) 

BMP Standard Windows Bitmap Graphic Format (including OS/2) 

BTR Brooktrout FAX 

CAL CALS Raster Type 1 

CAR Computer Assisted Retrieval Format (used for microfilm-based document and record storage and retrieval) 

CGM Computer Graphics Metafile 

CLP Windows Clipboard 

CR2 Canon CR2 Digital Camera RAW Format 

CRW Canon CRW Digital Camera RAW Format 

CSV Comma Separated Values 

CUR Windows Mouse Cursor 

CUT Dr Halo Bitmap Graphic Format 

DCM DICOM (Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine) Image Format 

DCRAW Digital Camera RAW Format 

DCX Intel Multi-Page FAX 

DGN MicroStation Drawing 

DICOM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine 

DNG Adobe Digital Negative Format 

DOC Microsoft Word 

DOCM Microsoft Word (file contains macros) 

DOCX Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office Open XML Format) 

DOT Microsoft Word (template file) 

DWF Autodesk Design Web Format 

DWG Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Format 

DXF Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Exchange Format 

EML Microsoft Outlook Express Email 

GEM GEM Paint Raster Format 

GIF Graphic Image Format 

GZ GZip Compressed Archive Format 

GZIP GZip Compressed Archive Format 

Hasselblad Hasselblad Digital Camera RAW Format 

HDP HD Photo Format 

HeaderlessRaw Headerless Digital Camera RAW Format 

HPGL Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language Format 

HTM Hyper Text Markup Language Format 

HTML Hyper Text Markup Language Format 

ICA IBM Image Object Content Architecture 

ICO Windows ICON Format 

IFF Electronic Arts Interchange File Format 

Imacon Imacon Digital Camera RAW Format 

IMG Xerox Raster Format 

IMR IMRS-Raster Image Format 

IMT IMNET Format 

JP2 JPEG 2000 File Format 

JPEG JPEG File Interchange Format 

JPG JPEG File Interchange Format 

JPX JPX File Format (JPEG 2000 Extensions) 

KDC Kodak Digital Camera RAW Format 

KFX Kofax Group 4 Image Format 

LeicaRaw Leica/Panasonic Digital Camera RAW Format 

LV Laserdata LaserView Format 

MEF Mamiya Digital Camera RAW Format 

MHT MIME HTML Web Page Archive Format 

MHTML MIME HTML Web Page Archive Format 

MJ2 Reserved for Future Use 

MODCA IBM Mixed Object Document Content Architecture Format 

MOS Leaf Digital Camera RAW Format 

MRW Konica-Minolta Digital Camera RAW Image Format 

MSG Microsoft Outlook Message 

MSP Microsoft Paint Format 

NCR NCR Bitonal Image Format 

NEF Nikon Digital Camera RAW Format 

ODP Open Document Presentation Format used by OpenOffice and 

StarOffice. It is based on the ODF (OpenDocument Format by OASIS) 

ODS Open Document Spreadsheet Format used by OpenOffice, StarOffice. It is based on the ODF (OpenDocument Format by OASIS). 

ODT Open Document Text Format used by OpenOffice and StarOffice. It is based on the ODF (OpenDocument Format by OASIS). 

ORF Oylmpus Digital Camera RAW Format 

OTS Open Document Spreadsheet Template Format used by OpenOffice and StarOffice. It is based on the ODF (OpenDocument Format by OASIS). 

PBM Portable Bitmap Format 

PCD Kodak Photo CD 

PCX PC Paintbrush 

PDF Adobe Portable Document Format 

PEF Pentax/Samsung Digital Camera RAW Format 

PhaseOne Phase One Digital Camera RAW Format 

PNG Portable Network Graphic Format 

PPT Microsoft PowerPoint 

PPTX Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft Office Open XML Format) 

PS PostScript Language Format 

PSB Adobe Photoshop (Large Document Format) 

PSD Adobe Photoshop 

PTOCA IBM Presentation Text Object Content Architecture 

RAF FujiFilm Digital Camera RAW Format 

RAS Sun Raster Format 

RAW Headerless RAW Format 

RTF Rich Text Format 

SCI SCITEX 

SGI Silicon Graphics Raster Format 

SonyRaw Sony Digital Camera RAW Format 

SVG Scalable Vector Graphics 

TAR Unix Standard Archive Format 

TGA Truevision Targa Graphic Format 

TIF Tagged Image File Format 

TIFF Tagged Image File Format 

TXT Text Format 

U3D Universal 3D File Format 

VDX Microsoft Visio 

VSD Microsoft Visio 

VSS Microsoft Visio 

VST Microsoft Visio 

VSX Microsoft Visio 

VTX Microsoft Visio 

VZW Microsoft Visio 

WBMP Wireless BMP Format 

WPG WordPerfect Graphic Format 

XBM X Windows Bitmap Graphic Format 

XLS Microsoft Excel 

XLSB Microsoft Excel (binary workbook file) 

XLSM Microsoft Excel (file contains macros) 

XLSX Microsoft Excel (Microsoft Office Open XML Format) 

XLTX Microsoft Excel (template file) 

XML Extensible Markup Language Format 

XPM X Windows Pixmap Format 

XPS XML Paper Specification Format 

XWD X Windows Dump Format 

ZIP WinZip 

Supported File Types in the Browser-Based Viewer:

ARC Compressed Archive Format (Most commonly created as Macintosh Hierarchical File Systems or MS-DOS archives.) 

BMP Standard Windows Bitmap Graphic Format (including OS/2) 

BTR Brooktrout FAX 

CAL CALS Raster Type 1 

CAR Computer Assisted Retrieval Format (used for microfilm-based document and record storage and retrieval) 

CGM Computer Graphics Metafile 

CLP Windows Clipboard 

CR2 Canon CR2 Digital Camera RAW Format 

CRW Canon CRW Digital Camera RAW Format 

CSV Comma Separated Values 

CUR Windows Mouse Cursor 

CUT Dr Halo Bitmap Graphic Format 

DCM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine 

DCRAW Digital Camera RAW Format 

DCX Intel Multi-Page FAX 

DGN MicroStation Drawing 

DIB Microsoft Device Independent Bitmap 

DICOM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine 

DICM Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine 

DNG Adobe Digital Negative Format 

DOC Microsoft Word 

DOCM Microsoft Word (file contains macros) 

DOCX Microsoft Word (Microsoft Office Open XML Format) 

DOT Microsoft Word (template file) 

DWF Autodesk Design Web Format 

DWG Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Format 

DXF Autodesk AutoCAD Drawing Exchange Format 

EML Microsoft Outlook Express Email 

EPS Encapsulated PostScript Format 

GEM GEM Paint Raster Format 

GIF Graphic Image Format 

GZ GZip Compressed Archive Format 

GZIP GZip Compressed Archive Format 

Hasselblad Hasselblad Digital Camera RAW Format 

HDP HD Photo Format 

HeaderlessRaw Headerless Digital Camera RAW Format 

HPF Hewlett-Packard Plot Format 

HPGL Hewlett-Packard Graphics Language Format 

HTM Hyper Text Markup Language Format 

HTML Hyper Text Markup Language Format 

ICA IBM Image Object Content Architecture 

ICO Windows ICON Format 

IFF Electronic Arts Interchange File Format 

Imacon Imacon Digital Camera RAW Format 

IMG Xerox Raster Format 

IMR IMRS-Raster Image Format 

IMT IMNET Format 

JP2 JPEG 2000 File Format 

JPEG JPEG File Interchange Format 

JPG JPEG File Interchange Format 

JPX JPX File Format (JPEG 2000 Extensions) 

KDC Kodak Digital Camera RAW Format 

KFX Kofax Group 4 Image Format 

LeicaRaw Leica/Panasonic Digital Camera RAW Format 

LV Laserdata LaserView Format 

MEF Mamiya Digital Camera RAW Format 

MHT MIME HTML Web Page Archive Format 

MHTML MIME HTML Web Page Archive Format 

MJ2 Reserved for Future Use 

MODCA IBM Mixed Object Document Content Architecture Format 

MOS Leaf Digital Camera RAW Format 

MRW Konica-Minolta Digital Camera RAW Image Format 

MSG Microsoft Outlook Message 

MSP Microsoft Paint Format 

NCR NCR Bitonal Image Format 

NEF Nikon Digital Camera RAW Format 

ODP Open Document Presentation Format used by OpenOffice and StarOffice. It is based on the ODF (OpenDocument Format by OASIS). 

ODS Open Document Spreadsheet Format used by OpenOffice, StarOffice. It is based on the ODF (OpenDocument Format by OASIS). 

ODT Open Document Text Format used by OpenOffice and StarOffice. It is based on the ODF (OpenDocument Format by OASIS). 

LSM Oylmpus Digital Camera RAW Format 

LSM Open Document Spreadsheet Template Format used by OpenOffice and StarOffice. It is based on the ODF (OpenDocument Format by OASIS). 

PAL Dr Halo Palette Format 

PBM Portable Bitmap Format 

PCD Kodak Photo CD 

PCX PC Paintbrush 

PDF Adobe Portable Document Format 

PEF Pentax/Samsung Digital Camera RAW Format 

PhaseOne Phase One Digital Camera RAW Format 

PGM Portable Graymap Graphic Format 

PNG Portable Network Graphic Format 

PNM PBM Portable Any Map Graphic Format 

PPM Portable Pixelmap Graphic Format 

PPT Microsoft PowerPoint 

PPTX Microsoft PowerPoint (Microsoft Office Open XML Format) 

PS PostScript Language Format 

PSB Adobe Photoshop (Large Document Format) 

PSD Adobe Photoshop 

PTO Hugin-PTX Group Project Format 

PTOCA IBM Presentation Text Object Content Architecture 

RAF FujiFilm Digital Camera RAW Format 

RAS Sun Raster Format 

RAW Headerless RAW Format 

RTF Rich Text Format 

SCI SCITEX 

SGI Silicon Graphics Raster Format 

SonyRaw Sony Digital Camera RAW Format 

SVG Scalable Vector Graphics 

TAR Unix Standard Archive Format 

TGA Truevision Targa Graphic Format 

TIF Tagged Image File Format 

TIFF Tagged Image File Format 

TXT Text Format 

U3D Universal 3D File Format 

VDX Microsoft Visio 

VSD Microsoft Visio 

VSS Microsoft Visio 

VST Microsoft Visio 

VSX Microsoft Visio 

VTX Microsoft Visio 

VZW Microsoft Visio 

W2D Autodesk 2D XML Vector Data 

W3D Adobe Shockwave 3D Scene Export Format 

WBMP Wireless BMP Format 

WDP HD Photo Format 

WPG WordPerfect Graphic Format 

XBM X Windows Bitmap Graphic Format 

XHTML Extensible Hyper Text Markup Language Format 

XLS Microsoft Excel 

XLSB Microsoft Excel (binary workbook file) 

XLSM Microsoft Excel (file contains macros) 

XLSX Microsoft Excel (Microsoft Office Open XML Format) 

XLTX Microsoft Excel (template file) 

XML Extensible Markup Language Format 

XPM X Windows Pixmap Graphic Format 

XPS XML Paper Specification Format 

XWD X Windows Dump Format 

ZIP WinZip 

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