FCpro-CL – commandline tool for the FileConverterPro

With the FCpro-CL tool documents can be converted to PDF(/A) via commandline call. The installation can either be local or on the same pc where also the FileConverterPro service is installed or also on a remote pc (internal network or internet). The communication between the FCpro-CL tool and the FCpro server takes place via SOAP web-service  through HTTP / HTTPS.

Commandline paramters:

4_FCPro - Commanline Optionen

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Sample: 

  • FCpro-CL.exe /src=”c:\temp\in.tif” /dst=”c:\temp\out.pdf” /profile=”iOCR

Supported input-formats:

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

Supported output-formats:

  • PDF
  • PDF/A-1b
  • PDF/A-3b
  • ZUGFeRD

 Call of the userinterface for the configuration:

  • FCpro-CL.exe /config

1_FCpro Commandline - Aufruf über config - Konfiguration der Verbindungseinstellungen

Requirements:

  • MS-Windows XP/7/8, Server2008, 2012 …
  • .NET Runtime 3.5.x
  • HTTP / HTTPS communication with the FCpro service

Download – FileConverterPro – Commandline setup >>>

ReadMe – FileConverterPro – Commandline >>>

FileConverterPro HotFolder – Windows service for folder monitoring

The freely available application FCpro HotFolder works together with the FileConverterPro Server and makes it possible to monitor yet one and soon also multiple input folders automatically.

Existing or newly added documents of the monitored folder get recognized and via the FCpro server, with or without OCR, converted to a PDF, PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-3b or ZUGFeRD document. For the monitored folder a processing-profile from the FCpro server is chosen which controls the conversion. The documents stored in containers (ZIP, RAR, 7ZIP, MSG, EML) get converted one by one and merged to an overall-PDF.

FCpro HotFolder is installed as Windows service and can also be installed on the same (localhost) or any remote computer. The communication with the FileConverterPro Server takes place via WebService through HTTP or encrypted through HTTPS.

FCpro HotFolder Service - Konfiguration  FCpro HotFolder Service - System & User Account Konfiguration  FCpro HotFolder - konfiguration User Interface Sprache  FCpro HotFolder - Icon Tray Menu

Supported input-formats:

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

Unterstützte Ausgabe-Formate:

  • PDF
  • PDF/A-1b
  • PDF/A-3b
  • ZUGFeRD

Please note that the Windows Service is installed with the local system account. This account has no rights to access network resources. To read or write files from/to a network-share, a user with the needed permissions has to be used.

Download – HotFolder -folder monitoring for FileConverterPro >>>

OwnCloud integration for FileConverterPro and AutoOCR available

OwnCloud is the most popular and common OpenSource Cloud software which is used for both private- and public-clouds. OwnCloud is available as an OpenSource (community edition) as well as an extended Enterprise version. We also use OwnCloud in our company to make files externally accessible and share them with our partners in a quick and easy way. Files can be synchronized automatically and can also be retrieved via mobile apps on the smartphone or tablet.

The functionality of OwnCloud can be extendes with server apps and there is already a great amount of different apps for various scopes of application which are available to download for free.

On this basis, we developed an integration between AutoOCR and our FileConverterPro server / service. With it most Office, CAD and e-mail document formats can be converted to searchable PDF or PDF/A-1b, PDF/A-3b automatically or interactive / manually  incl. OCR directly from the OwnCloud.

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Supported FCpro file-formats:

  • DOC, DOCX, DOCM, RTF, TXT, ODT
  • XLS, XLSX, XLSM
  • PPT, PPTX, PPS, PPSX,
  • FDF, XFDF (Adobe forms),
  • 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

Unterstützte Output-Formate:

  • PDF
  • PDF/A-1b
  • PDF/A-3b
  • ZUGFeRD

How the conversion should take place can be chosen from the processing profiles which are stored on the FileConverterPro / AutoOCR server. Behind these profiles there can be a whole set of options and settings which not only offer the conversion but, with the FCpro, also additional extended functions e.g.:

  • underlay stationery
  • add stamps or watermarks
  • pagination
  • insert header and footer
  • generate table of content
  • control file-permissions and document-security

Container formats like ZIP, RAR, 7Zip or e-mail container like MSG / EML which can contain multiple files or nested attachements get resolved by the FCpro, converted and merged to an overall-PDF with bookmarks.

Download – OwnCloud App – integration withAutoOCR / FileConverterPro >>>

Caution: The conversion is initiated from the OwnCloud server via “Crown” job with a setable intervall. To shorten the waiting period the, by default set to 15 min., interval should be set to 1 to 5 min.

Android App for FileConverterPro and AutoOCR available

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There is now also a freely available Android App which works together with our FileConverterPro und AutoOCR – server / service. With it, a multitude of document formats incl. text recognition (OCR) can be converted to searchable PDF or PDF/A files. Via ZIP contaioner also multiple files can be combined to get an overall-PDF from the single-documents (merge).

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Scope:

  • mobile / tablet as scanner – creates searchable PDF’s
  • create documents mobile – e.g. with Google DOCS – to afterwards provide them with staitionery or watermarks as PDF.
  • combine multiple files as ZIP – creation of an overall-PDF with bookmarks.

Supported input-formats:

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

Supported output-formats:

  • PDF
  • PDF/A-1b
  • PDF/A-3b
  • ZUGFeRD

How the conversion should be done can be chosen via processing profiles stored on the server, which can be chosen in the app. Behind these profiles there can be a whole set of options and settings which not only control the conversion but also additional extended functions – e.g.:

  • underlay stationery
  • add watermarks and stamps
  • pagination
  • add header and footer
  • create table of contents
  • control rights and document-security

As good addition to our app it makes sense to also install the following apps:

  • Google DOCS / tables – to write Word / Excel files – these then can immidiately be converted to PDF and e.g. underlayed with stationery
  • Scanbot – to quickly and easily scan documents
  • ES Datei Explorer – to easily manage the documents and files and to create ZIP files – single-documents can be merged to an overall-PDF via ZIP

After the installation the app has set our hosted FileConverterPro test-server by default, with which tests with own documents can be run immidiately and without any further expense.

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Android Library for FileConverterPro and AutoOCR available

To be able to quickly and easily develope apps which can interact with our FileConverterPro or AutoOCR servers through the REST interface, we published an Android library. Based on this library also our FileConverterPro Android Appwhich is now available for download on Google Play, was developed. This library can also be used as base for Java applications on other platforms.

Download – Android library for FileConverterPro and AutoOCR >>>