1. BDMS (AppXtender)
How to Search, Retrieve, & Index Documents with BDMS Web Access
Office of Security & Identity Mgmt.
Office of Security & Identity Mgmt.
2. Welcome to BDMS Web Access
• What is BDMS?
• BDMS is WKU’s document imaging system that enables users to query, create,
index, and annotate electronic documents in a variety for formats subsequent
• What are BDMS features?
• Scans documents to create new or add to existing documents or batches.
• Add/import electronic files as individual documents, batches, and individual
• Index documents by specifying information in the application-specific index
• Retrieve documents through queries by using various search methods.
• Attach annotations or redactions, comment on the contents of the page, or block
areas of the page from view.
3. Accessing BDMS
• Access can be obtain by clicking the Add and Retrieve buttons in Banner on the record you are
working on at that time.
• Access can be obtained by going directly to the login at
• ** Please note, you will use your Banner User ID and
BDMS password to login. If you do not know those,
please contact WKU ITS Security & Identity Management.
4. Accessing BDMS through Banner:
• By accessing BDMS through Banner, you are able to view or index documents based on the
content of the Banner form you are currently in.
**Please note that not all Banner pages will allow you to view or index BDMS documents.
If you do not have the Add and Retrieve buttons highlighted, then you are unable to link to BDMS
from that page.
• The BDMS document page will launch from the Banner page.
• You will see a list of the items available to view for that person within that category.
5. Accessing BDMS Web Access Directly:
• When visiting AppXtender directly at the link you will be welcomed with:
** Please note you will only have access to the BDMS forms you are authorized to access.
• To navigate in BDMS, click on the application name on the left side of the BDMS Welcome Page.
By clicking on that BDMS application, you will be taken to a page where you can run queries,
create new documents, or create/manage batches:
6. • To Create/Run Queries:
BDMS provides a variety of document search and retrieval methods. Documents may be
searched by index, wildcard, a list of values and a combination of search.
• Clicking on the “New Query” option will produce the option to query for a selected
application and show query fields which are unique to each application.
• In the new search page, you will specify the search criteria by using the index fields. Queries may
be created by entering one or more values in any of the search fields. The more index values you
enter for a query, the narrower the search and number of documents that will be returned.
7. • After all query selection criteria has been entered, perform one of the following actions:
• Click RUN to run the query without saving it for future use.
• Click SAVE to be able to run the query at any time. If the query is being saved, give the query a
8. Accessing Saved Queries
• By clicking on your application, you will see all saved queries, as well as the recently created
9. Adding a New Document/Attaching to Existing Document with
Drag and Drop
• Click on the New Document option
• Drag your PDF document to index into
the window. Select the option on where
you want it inserted.
• **To Drag, click and hold of the file and
drag it into Web Xtender
10. • Input your values in the right hand column
of information. Click the save at the
bottom right corner. Please note that
all * must be completed prior
to clicking the save. The last name
and first name will automatically fill-in
when you input a valid WKU ID #.
• To add to an existing document, you
will double click on the document
needing to be added to.
• Once on the document you will drag
the attachment to the document you
are viewing and click the option for
the placement of the additional document.
• Once you click OK, your document will be
attached to the placement you selected.
11. Adding a New Document/Attaching to Existing Document with
Add New Page
• Click on the New Document from the BDMS Application you are using
• Click on the Page title at the top left and click on New Page
• Click on the option you are needing.
• Most people will choose Import File.
• Choose Files from the file listing you desire.
• You may also choose to Insert Before, Insert After, or Append.
• Click Upload
• You will still complete the Index Fields and click Save
12. • To add a file to an existing document, double click on the ID you are needing to
add the file to.
• To learn how to file the ID needed, please go back to Create/Run Queries
• Click on Page at the top left corner and click New Page and follow the steps from
above when adding a new file.
13. Indexing from Banner
• Option 2: For indexing
• Click the ADD button in Banner just as you always have
• Click the Add Page icon to select the document you want to index or
drag the document and drop it as normal into the gray box
14. • Select the file from the U drive that you want to index and then click
• Enter the required indexing information and click “Save”
• When you receive this error message click “OK”
• Click the “Select Index” icon above the indexing info. I highlighted
this icon for you in the screen shot below.
15. • When the next box appears, click the “attach” icon on the far left
• After you click this icon, the page will attach.
16. How to Add Annotation in Web Doc Imaging
• Index or find the document needing an annotation and once it is loaded, click on
the Annotation needed. The “T” allows you to add your own text. The stamp has
pre-loaded stamps that you have access to.
• When Adding Text, type in the text you wish to add in the box. And Click OK. You
may change font size, add Bold, Italic, etc, and change the color. To change the
color, click on the colors to select.
17. • To add a Stamp Annotation, click the stamp icon, chose the Rubber
Stamp available. Click Ok. **Remember, each stamp is different
• Then click on the document to add the stamp.
• For all Annotations (Text or Stamp) Click on the More and click the
18. Deleting or Modifying an Annotation
• If you need to delete an annotation that you placed on a student’s record, open the
image of the document that contains the annotation.
• Click on the annotation that you want to delete, right click on it, click “Delete”
• Once you click Delete, you won’t get a confirmation prior to deletion. If you need to
undo the deletion, click the arrow pointing to the left that is located under more actions
that reflects “Cancel Changes”
• If you need to modify the annotation, click “Properties”. Once you click “Properties” a
box will appear. You can adjust the text verbiage, adjust the font size and color as well as
selecting Bold, Underline, Italic, or Strike out. Click “OK” when finished.
19. Supported file types
• Supported files are defined as those file types that Xtender can
display within the Xtender Web Access window. The following file
types are supported:
• Text files (TXT)
• Image files (JPEG, GIF, TIFF, Windows Bitmap, PCX, DCX, and TGA)
• Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files.
• Rich Text Format (RTF) files
• Hypertext Markup Language (HTML) files
• Extensible Markup Language (XML) files
20. Unsupported-Foreign file types
• Unsupported file types are those that can be imported into Xtender, but
can’t be displayed in the Xtender Web Access viewer. Example of foreign
files include Excel spreadsheet files; MS-Word documents, PowerPoint files
Foreign files stored in Xtender can be viewed in one of two ways:
• Download the foreign file. This option will display the foreign file within the
application associated with the file type. For example, an Excel file will display within
MS-Excel; Word documents will display in MS-Word and so on.
• Render the foreign file. This option will attempt to display the contents within your
• When you hover over the thumbnail of a foreign file in the query results
screen, the document thumbnail will reveal that the document is a foreign
21. • When a foreign file is opened in Xtender, it will provide the following
options for display:
• Clicking the “Download Foreign File” option will enable you to display the
contents of the file in the native application associated with the file type.
For example, a file with a “.xls” file extension will display in Microsoft Excel;
files with a “.docx” extension will display in Microsoft Word and so on.
• Clicking the “Render Foreign File” option will result in the file/document
content displaying in your web browser window. Both display options are
acceptable if the intention is just to view the document content, but the
native application option such as Microsoft Excel provides more options.