Month: June 2014

ifresco Tools – RepoWorker scripts – convert Alfresco documents to searchable PDF or PDF/A automatically

The module ifresco Tools offers the following functions for the Alfresco ECM / DMS:

  • ifresco-RepoWorker – enables time-controlled execution of a repository-JavaScript on a definable amount of documents.
  • ifresco-ScriptAction – enables the definition of share-actions which execute Repository-JavaScript on documents.

RepoWorker – scripts integrate AutoOCR and FileConverterPro:

With the RepoWorker we created an extension for the ifresco Transformer based on scripts. With that all existing and / or newly added documents of specific content- or MIME-types of an Alfresco server are converted to searchable PDF or PDF/A documents. The user doesn’t has to be concerned with it, the conversion takes place at the server automatically, indepent of how the documents are added into the ECM / DMS.

Functions:

  • time-controlled execution of JavaScript on a definable amount of documents
  • existing documents of a specific content- and MIME-type get converted to searchable PDF or PDF/A and replace the source-documents.
  • processed documents get marked with the “Transform” aspect to prevent a repeated processing.
  • singular or in definable time intervals repeated execution of scripts e.g. every 5 min
  • scripts can easily and quickly be adjusted to new conditions and requirements.
  • easy installation and configuration

Description – RepoWorker scripts for AutoOCR / FileConverterPro >>>

GitHub – RepoWorker scripts for AutoOCR / FileConverterPro >>>

Requirements:

  • Alfresco 4.x,
  • AutoOCR or FileConverterPro ,
  • ifresco Transformer (AMP).
  • ifresco Tools (AMP)

A demo installation can also be found on our ifresco / Alfresco testserver (admin / admin)

1_TIFF Datei in einen Alfresco Folder kopiert    2_TIFF Datei wird gefunden in ein durchsuchbares PDF konvertiert und ersetzt die Ursprungsdatei

PDFMerge Client for FileConverterPro (FCpro) – extends the PDF(/A) converter-service by new functions

Based on PDFMerge we brought out a PDFMerge Client for the FileConverterPro (FCpro) Server. It makes it possible to produce document conversions and compilations as PDF or PDF/A from any workplace. The PDF-conversion and processing of the documents is done via a FileConverterPro Server-service reachable in the local network or via the internet, which is addressed with SOAP / REST through HTTP(S). With that resources can be used collectively more efficient: the local computers get relieved, applications installed centrally (MS-Office, DWG/DXF converter or an Abbyy OCR Engine) get installed centrally and used together and don’t have to be installed on the local workplaces.

Differences to a local installation of PDFMerge:

  • The PDF or PDF/A conversion doesn’t take place locally but via HTTP(S) communication through a central FCpro service.
  • No local installation of MS-Office, DWG/DXF converter and Abbyy OCR Engine needed – because the central FCpro service is used.
  • No configuration of own local conversion profiles needed – selection of centrally predefined FCpro profiles.
  • Document preview only possible for image and PDF documents.
  • More compact setup – 65MB to 240-500MB – because the PDF converter and the OCR engine aren’t installed locally.
  • Simplified usage because less configuration possibilities are available.
  • Cost-effective option to produce PMT / PMTX files on any workplace to process them via a FCpro Server or PDFMerge.

1_PDFMerge für FCpro - Auswahl der FileConverterPro Verarbeitungsprofile  2_Context Menü für die eingefügten Dokumente  3_Kommunikations Einstellungen und Default Profilauswahl für den FileConverterPro Server

New features for the FileConverter Pro through the PDFMergeClient _ FCpro

The PDFMerge Client for the FCpro not only allows pure PDF or PDF/A conversions but also offers the following functions:

  • Creates merged PDF and PDF/A documents from single documents which are structured via bookmarks
  • Setting of the PDF info fields, PDF-open parameters and PDF rights and opening password.
  • Pagination and text stamp with a multiplicity of variables and configuration options.
  • Underlay / Overlay of PDF stationery
  • TOC – table of contents generated from the bookmarks automatically (planned).

After the installation of the PDFMerge Client for the FileConverterPro (FCpro) Server the processing can be tested immediatly with our FCpro testserver which is freely reachable via the internet, because the connection data needed is already predefined in our setup. The commandline parameters of PDFMerge are also valid, whereby the profiles refer to the FileConverterPro profiles of the configured FCpro server.

Download – PDFMerge Client for FileConverterPro (FCpro) – about 60MB >>>

FileConverter – Version 1.0.40 available – new additional HTML converter

Innovations & improvements – FileConverter 1.0.40:

  • With the processing of e-mails (EML, MSG) now also e-mails which contain MSG or EML attachments themselves can be converted
  • An error at the processing of MS-Exchange e-mail boxes via the webservice interface was fixed – the error blocked the service at times by which the service had to be restarted.
  • The underlying converter component was actualized and adjusted to the current state of the FileConverterPro.
  • Especially for the HTML conversion a new converter engine (ASP-direct) was implemented. There are now 3 for choice
  • HiQ-direct = previous „direct conversion“
  • ASP-direct = new HTML converter
  • MS-Office – same as so far

We recommend to use ASP-direct as standard because this converter displays the fonts bigger and therefor the created PDF’s are more readable.

Download – FileConverter – documents & e-mails to PDF, PDF/A and TIFF >>>

FileConverterPro & AutoOCR – test website available

To test the functions of FileConverterPro and AutoOCR and to run own conversion without having to install the software we made a server with FileConverterPro and AutoOCR, accessible via the internet for free.

Under MS-Windows the applications DropConvert (for FileConverterPro) and/or DropOCR (for AutoOCR) can be installed to carry out processings and to be able to run tests with these applications.

These Services can be used without installation of a client software and from any platform with only a browser. Therefor we have set up own test-websites to upload documents and convert them to PDF or PDF/A and/or run a PDF-OCR conversion.

FileConverterPro – test website:

URL: http://autoocr.may.co.at:3000/fcpro

Supported input-document formats:

  • DOC, DOCX, DOCM, RTF, TXT, ODT
  • XLS, XLSX, XLSM
  • PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX,
  • FDF, XFDF (Adobe Formulare),
  • XML
  • PNG, BMP, TIF, TIFF, JPG, JPEG, GIF
  • ZIP, RAR, 7Z,
  • MSG, EML,
  • PDF,
  • HTM, HTML, MHTML,
  • PMTX (PDFMerge)
  • DWG, DXF, DWF
  • Abbyy: PDF, TIF, TIFF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PCX, DCX, JP2, JPC, DJV, DJVU, WDP
  • iOCR:  PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG

Processing profiles:

At all profiles placeholder pages get inserted when conversion errors occur and for not convertible file formats.

  • Default – direct conversion without MS-Office 2010, no OCR processing
  • Direct + iOCR German – direct conversion without MS-Office 2010, iOCR german
  • Direct – no OCR – PDFA – direct conversion without MS-Office 2010, PDF/A, no OCR processing
  • Direct – no OCR – with draft stamp and overlay – direct conversion without MS-Office 2010, stamps top left with filename / date / time, watermark (stamp) “Draft”, Sample stationery is underlayed, no OCR processing
  • MS-Office + Abbyy + PDFA – conversion of the Office documents via MS-Office 2010, PDF/A-1b output, Abbyy OCR – german & english
  • MS-Office + Abbyy – conversion of the Office documents via MS-Office 2010, Abbyy OCR – german & english
  • MS-Office – no OCR – PDFA – conversion of the Office documents via MS-Office 2010, PDF/A-1b output, no OCR processing

 

AutoOCR – test website:

URL: http://autoocr.may.co.at:3000/autoocr

Supported input-document formats:

  • Abbyy: PDF, TIF, TIFF, PNG, JPG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, PCX, DCX, JP2, JPC, DJV, DJVU, WDP
  • iOCR:  PDF, TIFF, JPEG, PNG

Processing profiles:

  • Abbyy PDFA – German & English – PDF/A output, languages – english & german
  • AbbyyFR10 – english & german – no PDF/A, languages – english & german
  • iOCR – English – PDFA – PDF/A – output, language – english
  • iOCR – English – no PDF/A, language – english
  • iOCR – German no PDF/A, language – german

On the test-sites it can be switched between the FileConverterPro and the AutoOCR test-site directly.

 

Node.js as base for the test websites:

For the implementing of the test websites for the FileConverterPro and AutoOCR we used the currently most modern tools for web-software-development. The programming was realized with JavaScript only, client- as well as server side.

The following components come to use:

  1.  Node.js – JavaScript for the server – http://nodejs.org/
  2. Node.js  FileConverterPro / AutoOCR Libraryhttps://github.com/XKEYGmbH/node-fcpro
  3. Bootstraphttp://getbootstrap.com/
  4. AngularJShttps://angularjs.org/

1_FileConverterPro - Test Site - Dokumente hochladen und nach PDF bzw. PDFA konvertieren3_Die eingefügten Dateien werden in der Liste angezeigt - die Auswahl des Verarbeitungsprofils ist pro Datei möglich   4_Mit Start der Konvertierung - werden die Dateien auf den Testserver hochgeladen und gleich konvertiert  5_Nach der Konvertierung können die erzeugten PDFs über den Download Link abgerufen werden  2_AutoOCR Test Site - Scans, Images und PDF hochladen und in durchsuchbare PDF bzw.PDFA konvertieren

DropOCR – version 1.2.5 available

Innovations DropOCR version 1.2.5:

  • Direct selection of the AutoOCR processing profile through the context menu of the icon tray application
  • function “Cancel all jobs” – with that currently running transfers and processes can be canceled immediatly
  • The “AutoStart” Option is now activated by default
  • The max. page amount is now preset to 1000 by default
  • The connection data of the AutoOCR testserver are already preassigned with the installation

DropOCR - Context Menu - Icon Tray Anwendung  DropOCR - Konfigurationseinstellungen 1.2.5

Download – DropOCR >>>