eDocPrintPro – Plugin – PrintDOC – creates MS-Word Dokumente via printing process and PDF

The PrintDOC eDocPrintPro Plugin makes it possible to create a MS-Word text file – DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT or HTML via printing process from any application. With that it’s e.g. possible to edit or add text to an offer or invoice belatadly. Or the printout of an internet page through the browser can be saved as word document and then added to another document. Thereby the original layout remains the same as far as possible. Therefor the edited file can be outputted as PDF again afterwards.

Caution: An existing PDF file shouldn’t be printed again via the Acrobat Reader but converted to the MS-Word format directly by drag & dopping it into the eDocPrintPro DropZone. By printing a PDF file again with the PDF printer driver the text content could get unusable. Therefor the direct way over the DropZone is preferable for already existing PDF’s.

PrintDOC - Erzeugt MS-Word Dateien über einen Druckvorgang  PrintDOC - unterstützte Ausgabeformate

Download – eDocPrintPro – plugin PrintDOC – creates MS-Word from PDF >>>

ExtractZUGFeRD-XML – commandline tool – extract XML from a ZUGFeRD PDF/A-3 file

With the eDocPrintPro ZUGFeRD printer driver it is easily possible to embed a XML file with the invoice information to the via print process created PDF/A-3. To further process the XML-file at another place, it has to be extracted from the PDF container. To make this possible we offer a free commandline tool. Passing the path of the ZUGFeRD PDF file as parameter, the ZUGFeRD XML found in the PDF gets extracted and saved with the same name and path as the PDF.

Download – ExtractZUGFeRD-XML – commandline tool >>>

iPaper – AutoPrint action – Printer with / without not printable margins

If it occurs that with the iPaper action “AutoPrint” the printout is moved a little to the right and down and therefor not the whole document is printed on the paper, this is a quite easy problem to solve.

There are printers which are able to print to the edge of the paper. With that the print-origin (0,0 – coordinate) is located exactly at the top-left corner of the paper. Many or nearly all office or laser printers however have an about 5mm big not printable area all around the paper. With this printers the print-origin isn’t located at the top-left corner but about 5 x 5 mm right under it.

To, depending on the type of the printer, print the site correctly and in scale there is an option to control the print-origin. If this parameter isn’t set correctly there will be an offset and the top-left border is incorrect.

The Option “Borderless” has to be activated on printers with not printable margins. If it isn’t activated the printout will be moved to the right and down and eventually cut off on the right side and the bottom. If a printer is able to print to the edge the option has to be deactivated.

Additionally there is an update (DLL) – it will be included in the next iPaper Version – with the possibility to declare an negative offset for the position of the printout on the paper. With this the printout can be moved to the left or up independent of the “Borderless” option.

iPaper AutoPrint - Randlos für bei Druckern mit nichtdruckbaren Rändern Bereich setzen  Negatives Offset für die iPaper AutoPrint Funktion

Download – iPaper AutoPrint Action  DLL Update – negative Offset  >>>

PDFmdx – new version 1.4.3 available

Innovations and improvements:

  • Anchor-field search function improved – now also terms separated by spaces can be searched and found – e.g.: “I N V O I C E”
  • Special characters in the fields for the CSV export don’t get replaced by “_” anymore – e.g. “/”
  • Beside the export of the extracted field data as CSV or TXT (IDX) now also the direct export of the data as MS-Excel (XLS) is supported.
  • New export variables for the exported PDF file (name, folder, path) can be used and exported.
  • Error when saving a password for the e-mail server configuration got fixed
  • Improvements and fixed errors at the coniguration and e-mail adress-search.

Download – PDFmdx Template Editor & Processor >>>

eDocPrintPro 3.19.0 – New SDK version available

With the version 3.19.0 there also is a new SDK available now.


  • The PDF/A level 1 to level 3 functions can be used through the SDK now.
  • VBA support for MS-Office 32 and 64bit was added, VBA sample macros are available.
  • The, in the source code or as VS-projects, delivered applications got extended with the new functions.
  • The CHM (Compiled HTML Help) documentation got updated and supplemented.

The SDK offers samples for the following environments as source code or VS-projects:

  • 32bit application under 32bit OS – C# / VB.NET / VB6
  • 32bit application under 64bit OS – C# /  VB.NET / VB6
  • 64bit application under 64bit OS – C# / VB.NET

eDocPrintPro SDK documentation  eDoCPrintPro SDK Demo

To use the functions of the SDK under the different operating systems and with varying printer versions there is a SDK demo. With it the printer settings can be read or set. The events from the printer for start and end of the printing process = creation of the PDF file gets evaluated and shown on the user interface.

Testprogramm um die Events des Treibers anzeigen zu können  eDocPrintPro SDK Demo Anwendung

Download – eDocPrintPro SDK Demo 32 und 64bit >>>

.NET Runtime – Version 3.5 required

The .NET Runtime version 3.5 is standardized installed on the Microsoft operating systems MS-Windows 7 and MS-Windows Server 2008 R2. On MS-Windows 8 / 8.1 as well as MS-Windows Server 2012 already .NET Framework 4.5 is used and delivered. The versions aren’t backward compatible so if a software is compiled for the version 3.5, the .NET Runtime 3.5 has to be installed on the PC.

Almost any of our applications requires the .NET Runtime version 3.5.

Therefor they can be instantly installed on Windows 7 while on Windows 8 / 8.1 the .NET Runtime 3.5 has to be activated and installed first. An automatic activation and installation through the setup isn’t working properly, therefor this step has to be done before the software installation.

Under Windows 8 / 8.1 the .NET Runtime 3.5 be activated as “Windows Feature” directly from the control panel.

Windows 8 - activate Windows Features  activate .NET framework 3.5

Only the eDocPrintPro, -PDF/A, -ZUGFeRD – setups work with both .NET versions – the setup recognizes under which OS the application runs and installs the corresponding version.

ifresco Client for Alfresco DMS/ECM – New version in labor

We work on a new version of the ifresco Client for the Alfresco DMS/ECM OpenSource Software and there are already the first screenshots of the new version.

Some of the coming innovations:

  • The JavaScript programming is only based on ExtJS. Until now also jQuery was used.
  • The new version uses the recent version of the PHP framwork – Symfony
  • For the search and for the document- and treeview individual server side JavaScripts in the Alfresco repository get used.
  • Essentially improved and revised user interface for the administration and configuration.
  • Search and view of document libraries of the Alfresco sites is supported.
  • Direct search for folders to be able to quickly choose the folder in extensive folder structures.
  • Tag Manager – Creating and managing of the Alfresco tags.

Template Manager  Template Manager - Suchprofile  Suche nach Ordnern   Suche nach Sites  Site Dokumente  Tag Verwaltung

iPaper – New version 2.1.37

The iPaper version 2.1.37 is now based on the recent version of our PDF printer driver eDocPrintPro version 3.19.0 and therefor also on the recent GhostScript version 9.10.

Requirements: The requirements for the installation get checked from the setup. For the installation under MS-Windows 8.0 or 8.1 the .NET runtime 3.5 is required.

Download – iPaper 32 & 64bit >>>

As installation requirement the setups checks if the GhostScript version 9.10 already exists. If not it gets automatically downloaded from our FTP server and installed. The GS setup could also be run before.

GhostScript 9.10 setup – see also >>>

Download – GhostScript 9.10 MSI Setup – 32bit (ca. 16MB) >>>
Download – GhostScript 9.10 MSI Setup – 64bit (ca.16MB) >>>