Author: Wolfgang May

FileConverterPro 1.0.91 – New Version

Innovations FCpro Version 1.0.91:

  • Updated and corrected components for OCR, PDF to PDF/A, HTML to PDF and Office to PDF
  • PDFCompressor functionality enables the PDF optimization and thus the generation of smallest, highly compressed PDF files. (Additional license required)

  • Using the GenOCR component as a common basis with AutoOCR.
  • OmniPage a very fast and accurate OCR engine: OmniPage can be licensed and unlocked in addition to the existing Tesseract iOCR. The additional OmniPage OCR setup must be downloaded and installed. Then the OmniPage OCR engine will be displayed as “Available” and can be used. The OmniPage standard license allows use on 64 bit Microsoft client operating systems – Windows 7/10 up to max. 25,000 pages per month.

  • Order of email attachments in the total PDF document can be specified via a parameter. “None / Filename / Date & Time” are available. This determines whether the order in the PDF document is controlled by the order in the message or by the file name or the creation date and time of the attachments.

  • Encrypted PDF can be processed via “Rendering”. Normally it is not possible to process an encrypted PDF without knowing the administrator password. Well protected, e.g. all functions except “Display” will be blocked. Via the display function it is possible to create a “rendering” of the PDF file. The PDF is converted to a PDF image file with underlying text, but then no longer has encryption and processing restrictions. However, PDF files that have password protection for viewing / opening can not be processed.

  • Generating ZUGFeRD 2.0 E-Invoice PDF with selection of the ZUGFeRD profile (MINIMUM, BASIC WL, BASIC, EN 16931, EXTENDED).

  • CHTML = Compressed HTML (ZIP file): Convert HTML to PDF incl. the locally referenced files / components with the help of a ZIP file with the extension CHTML = Compressed HTML. Several HTML files in the CHTML are merged into a PDF total file. The names of the HTML files contained in the CHTML determine the order in the result document. All external files referenced in the HTML must be included in the ZIP file.

  • Proxy Support – When converting HTML documents or email messages (MSG, EML), it may be necessary for e.g. images from the Internet to be reloaded because they are externally referenced and not included in the message. Now a proxy can be configured and used for these internet accesses.

  • Regular cleanup of temporary folders: Corrections have been made to periodically clean up the temporary folders used for processing to ensure that data does not accumulate over the longer term.
  • PDF conversion of „Apple .Pages“ documents via LibreOffice.

 

  • ZIP files created on Apple iOS are converted correctly. The “__MACOSX” folder and the “.DS_Store” file are ignored and not converted.
  • Hyphenation: DOCX – direct conversion. If a hyphenation dictionary is missing or unassigned, the document can still be converted to PDF.
  • REST web-service, job-label for placeholder pages: If a job can not be converted, either an error is reported or a placeholder page is returned. There is now an additional indicator “placeholder = true/false” for the job query via the REST API. With this, the job status “Successful” can be used to detect whether a placeholder page or the converted document has been returned.

Download – OmniPage OCR engine as option for FCpro (ca. 235MB) >>>
Download – FileConverterPro (FCpro) ~600MB >>>

FileConverterPro Explorer Extension (FCpro EE) – Product Video

The FileConverterPro (FCpro) provides a central service for converting many document formats to PDF or PDF/A via its web service interface. The FCpro Explorer Extension (FCpro EE) is a free Windows client application available for the FCpro converter. The FCPro EE integrates MS-Windows clients, via the context menu in Windows Explorer, with the FCPro PDF conversion service and enables easy and direct PDF(/A) conversion for a variety of documents and container formats.

Download – FileConverterPro Explorer Extension (FCpro EE) >>>
Download – FileConverterPro (FCpro) ~150MB >>>

eDocPrintPro Plugin – PDFPrint – Product Video

With the eDocPrintPro PDFPrint Plugin, the PDF documents generated by the printer can be automatically printed on a physical printer (local or network).

The following video shows how to install and configure the plugin:

Download – eDocPrintPro – PDFPrint Plugin >>>

PDFScanEdit – Barcode Processing – Product Video

PDFScanEdit makes it possible to interactively recognize and process barcodes on PDF and scans.

  • Split by barcode
  • Use barcode value as file name
  • Delete pages with barcodes
  • Filter barcodes

The following video shows how to do it:

PDFScanEdit Highlights:

  • Provides the most important and commonly used functions for editing PDF scanned documents.
  • Page-oriented functions for comprehensive editing of PDFs and scans (black & white, grayscale, color).
  • Process documents from inbox folders – Display as document list, e.g. for multifunction devices, network scanners.
  • Integrated scanning function to capture documents via a locally connected scanner. Scan settings are selectable via presettable profiles.
  • Page preview – Zoom, Scroll, Page selection, Rotate – as well as thumbnail miniatures of all pages.
  • Quick change of document names with automatic selection of the next file incl. Area OCR.
  • Delete areas on a page / crop to area
  • Page-oriented document editing – rotate pages left/right, delete pages, drag and drop pages in the thumbnail view.
  • Split document – at marked page, after x pages, after barcode
  • Merge documents – define sequence, automatic deletion of individual files.
  • Export – to an output folder, send as e-mail attachment or via export plugin.
  • Generates searchable PDF-OCR documents including intelligent OCR processing. Only image pages are OCR processed.

 Export Plugin Interface:

  • Installable plugins for profiling and collecting metadata.
  • One or more plugins can be installed and selected.
  • Simultaneous presentation of the profile mask and the document preview.
  • Background / batch processing, e.g. for PDF-OCR conversion and upload.
  • Automatically load the next document from the list.

DownloadPDFScanEdit Scan, process Image/PDF documents >>>

Result code – CL, CS-CL command line applications

With the current versions of our command line applications (CL, CS-CL), a result code is now returned which can be evaluated. 0 = Successful, -1 = Error. The system variable %ERRORLEVEL% is also assigned the result code.

PDFmdx – Reading position data via a sliding group – Product video

PDFmdx can read information from PDF documents via defined areas and assign them to a field. However, there is also information in a document that occurs several times. For example, position data of invoices – quantity, article number, price etc. These are usually executed as tables in fixed columns and a variable number of rows.

PDFmdx is also able to read position data from PDF documents with the help of “sliding groups”. Fields are assigned to a “sliding group” and positioned on the template document. Criteria define conditions to identify a row as a “sliding group” record. Two delimiters determine in which vertical area of the pages such data records are searched for.

The following video also shows the use of “anchor fields” to find and read information which is “moving” on a page and has no fixed position, e.g. the final amount of an invoice.

Download – PDFmdx Template Editor & Processor >>>

AutoOCR-CS-CL – Command line application for AutoOCR via Web-Service

AutoOCR-CS-CL is a command line add-on application available free of charge for the AutoOCR server. AutoOCR-CS-CL enables the conversion of image PDF, TIF/TIFF, JPG/JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF files into searchable PDF or PDF/A files. Communication with the AutoOCR server is done with http/https via the AutoOCR SOAP web service interface. The AutoOCR server can be addressed locally, in the same network or via an Internet connection.

Features AutoOCR-CS-CL:

  • Free command line application for AutoOCR to generate searchable PDF(/A) via OCR from Image-PDF, TIF/TIFF, JPG/JPEG, PNG, BMP, GIF.
  • Processing takes place via SOAP web service on a (remote) AutoOCR server via http/https.
  • Processes individual files, entire folders / folder structures as well as lists of files / folders from TXT files.
  • Selection of the processing parameters by specifying an OCR profile stored on the AutoOCR server.
  • Parallel multiple upload / download to AutoOCR server configurable for optimal throughput.

   

Download – AutoOCR-CS-CL –  Command line application for AutoOCR via Web-Service >>>
Download – Readme / Help – AutoOCR-CS-CL  >>>

eDocPrintPro free / PDF/A & ZUGFeRD version 4.0.0 available

Until now, a monitor application (xxxMonitor.exe) was started automatically for each eDocPrintPro printer driver when the computer was started. The start of the monitor application was entered under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run (64bit OS).

As of version 4.0.0, the eDocPrintProMonitor.exe is no longer started automatically and is no longer listed unter “Run”. The printer driver only calls the monitor application when it is needed and is therefore no longer permanently stored in memory.

Download – eDocPrintPro free Version

Download – eDocPrintPro PDF/A & ZUGFeRD

GhostScript 9.27 Setup

ZFDetect – ZUGFeRD PDF recognize, filter and move to a target folder

ZUGFeRD files contain an XML file embedded in the PDF file as an attachment with standardized information about the invoice receipt. Billing information can thus be extracted from the XML e.g. be transferred directly to the bookkeeping.

Usually, electronic invoices are sent by email. Both normal and normal PDF invoices will be received with this ZUGFeRD XML.

ZFDetect is used by folder monitoring to filter out the ZUGFeRD PDF files from any other (PDF) files and move them to a specified destination folder.

ZFDetect features:

  • Executable application as well as MS-Windows service with folder monitoring.
  • One configurable input folder is monitored, new PDF files are recognized and processed immediately.
  • Subfolder structures can be processed and can be mapped in the destination folder.
  • ZUGFeRD PDF files are identified and moved to a configurable folder.
  • All other PDF files are moved to a different folder.
  • Defective or password-protected PDF are recognized and end up in the error folder.

Download – ZFDetect – ZUGFeRD PDF recognize and filter >>>