features in PDFing v5
has the following new
- SSL/TSL connection to
- Connection to two SMTP
servers and the ability to select a
particular server for an email.
- Faster emailing on most
- Hard copy printing now
runs in a separate thread.
- Extra controls for hard
copy printing parameters.
- Conversion to Excel
2007 (.xlsx) files. (NT service only)
- Conversion to PDF/A
(1-b) standard files. (NT service only)
- Can use PDF files as
- Can attach additional
file(s) of any kind to email.
- Application of font
changes, pdf overlays and graphic images can be
conditioned by the text in spooled-file pages.
- Support for bar-code
font (code 39 and code 128) check-sums
on [Font] pages. (NT service only)
Some SMTP servers such as gmail and office 365 require that its clients
use the TLS/SSL protocol when they connect to the server. For this
pages of the PDFing configuration form now have a new control,
labelled "TLS/SSL ?"
that allows you to specify that the
connection to your SMTP server is encrypted using the TLS/SSL protocol, either implicitly or explicitly.
A new [SMTP2]
been added to the PDFing configuration. This page allows you to specify
a connection to
a second SMTP server. You can specify which one
of the two possible SMTP servers that an email must be sent by:
- Use the EMV=n "tag", where n=0 means no preference of
server, n=1 send by the server specified on the [System] page, n=2
by the server specified on the [SMTP2]
- Use the control labelled "Server for domains"
of the configuration form to enter a list of
domain-names (one domain per line). If any
of the "to" addresses for an email has
a domain name which in this list, then the email will
be sent by corresponding SMTP server.
- If all the "to" addresses of an email
have the same domain as the one specified in the control labelled "From
then the email will be sent by corresponding SMTP server.
If no SMTP server is selected, then the email will be sent by the SMTP
server to which PDFing is currently connected.
If two SMTP servers are specified then one server can act as a backup server for the other and only one needs to be online for PDFing to send email. However, if the "Server for domains" control is not empty, then the corresponding SMTP server must
be online for PDFing to send email.
The control labelled "Encoding ?"
of the configuration form
allows you to specify how email attachments are encoded. By
default PDFing encodes attachments using the "base 64" method,. For
certain SMTP servers like MS Exchange 2010, you may select "binary"
encoding for faster transmission of email. The SMTP log-file (if
specified) will show the encoding that was actually used for email
Because printing now runs in a separate thread email for a particular
job can be sent at the same time as the PDF is printed. There
is a new "Print" column in the grid
of converted spooled-files
which shows any printing activity
for a job.
New controls for rotation, x-offset
and y-offset have been added to the "Edit
the [Destination] page of the configuration and
equivalent address string
may also be specified using the EPN=
If you use a "scripted" workbook with the .xlsx extension to control
spooled-file to Excel conversion, then the output workbook will be in
the same (Excel 2007) format.If you have two "scripted" workbooks of
the same name, then the one with the .xlsx extension will be used to
control conversion. The latest IDE for L4X, is available at:
This version is easier to use and has much improved help.
.The "PDF ?"
of the configuration and
markup forms, has a new option. If the PDF/A
selected, then the output PDF will conform to the PDF/A-1b standard for
The new [Attach]
the markup form has controls that allow you to use pages from
existing PDF files as "overlays" for the PDF files output by
If you specify a PDF file and select the "Append PDF?"
radio-button, then the pages from the specified PDF file will be added
after the last page of the output PDF file.
If you specify a PDF file
and select the "Merge
radio-button, then you can select from further
sub-options to determine which pages of the output PDF will have the
overlay. When "merging" only the first page of the specified PDF is
used as an overlay, unless the "Cycle?"
radio-button is selected.
If the "Cycle?"
is selected, then first page of the specified PDF is used as an overlay
for the first page of the output PDF, then the second page of the
specified PDF is used as an overlay for the second page of the output
PDF, and so on until all the pages in the specified PDF have been
applied, when the cycle begins again at page one of the specified PDF.
Using a PDF page as an overlay has many advantages over graphic images,
the resulting PDF is usually smaller and the text is very much
The new [Attach]
the markup form has controls that allow you to specify files
that are to be attached to email in addition to the output PDF.
Select the "Basic?"
if you do not want PDFing to make a copy of the specified file.
radio-button to specify that PDFing should make a copy of the specified
file and attach the copy.
Select the "Move?"
to specify that PDFing should make a copy of the specified file, delete
the specified file and attach the copy.
Selecting an option that copies the specified file allows you to
re-send an email with exactly the same attachments as before, even when
the specified file has been changed or deleted.
markup form now allows you to specify that a condition-number be set
for a page, depending on the pages text matching a specifed
text-string. The numbered
sub-pages of the
pages also have a new control labelled "When condition?"
This control allows you specify the condition-number that must
be set, before the actions (as
specified on this numbered sub-page) are actually applied to this page.
The new "Bar?"
the markup form allows you to specify that a check-sum be calculated
for text that is to be rendered by a bar-code font and start/stop
characters added when required. The options are:
- code 128.
- code128 subcode-b.
- code39 with checksum.
We can also supply free code-39 and code-128 fonts. This feature
only applies to "untransformed" *SCS spooled-files
only and requires an NT service license-key.