Different spellings for the same index term making you crazy? DocuWare’s Index Cleaner helps clean up all your entries that might have different spellings accumulating in your file cabinet over the years. This is an enormously handy tool that will help keep your filing system in perfect order.

The easiest way to start Index Cleaner is to enter “DocuWare Index Cleaner” into the Windows search field and click on the name in the result list. If you haven‘t yet installed Index Cleaner, right-click on the DocuWare Desktop Apps icon in the Windows taskbar, and then click Install DocuWare Desktop Apps. The Client Setup opens, where you select the Index Cleaner under the administrative applications and run the installation.

Useful Helper

Use Index Cleaner to edit all the index fields of file cabinet – one after the other. Send it off to look for incorrect entries. Cleanups within an index field comprise the following steps:

1. Select the file cabinet and the index field

Select the file cabinet and specific index field that needs cleaning.

Select the file cabinet and specific index field that needs cleaning.

2. Specify defaults

Then adjust some settings to help the system look for similarities and word groupings among the entries found:

• Identify words that need to be excluded from the check, in the list of ignored words. Index Cleaner helps you to find words in the index entries that might be useful as ignored words.

• Exclude special characters from the scan.

• You can also compare the index entries with entries from an external list. Index Cleaner includes the entries of the external list in the creation of word groups. This allows you to use these entries for corrections and, for example, to ensure that customer names from your CRM are also used correctly in the file cabinet.

3. Start index entry check

Index Cleaner offers you two different types of verification:

• With the first, you can notice typographical errors or inconsistent spellings in the index entries.

• With the second, you will notice different word sequences in the index entries. Index Cleaner determines entries that contain the same words but are in a different order in the index entries, for example ‘Thomas Rain’ and ‘Rain, Thomas’.

You can notice typographical errors or inconsistent spellings in the index entries.

You will notice different word sequences in the index entries.

The following steps are required after each scan, regardless of the type of scan you have selected. If you want to perform both checks for an index field, you must edit the respective word groups and start a correction run both times.

4. Edit word groups with similar index entries and set corrections

As a result of the check, Index Cleaner provides you with a list of word groups with similar index entries. From these word groups, you search out index entries to be corrected in the archive and determine which terms are to be used instead.

5. Carry out a correction run

Then you can start correcting! Index Cleaner will only change the index entries that you have set up for correction. If the list of word groups is very extensive, you have the option to work in partial steps. In this case, edit the word groups successively and start a correction run after each processing of a subarea.

Index Cleaner is currently only available with an on-premises system. For more information, see the DocuWare Knowledge Center.

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