INCA iForm: designer/ barcode/ indexer

Document restructure, embed 2-D barcode, print and save doc. in database.

Introduction

iForm/designer converts a document containing structured text that is dispatched to a dot matrix printer, into a document with rich format, performing differentiations in the choice of font face, font size, font weight, color, etc., for each element of the source document, and it prints it on a Windows™ GDI printer.

The program considers as element of source document each word that is determined by the number of line of origin, number of column, width, including spaces that precede or follow.

With the addition of extension iForm/barcode, it can also add a tracking barcode, representing various elements of source document, e.g. the elements of tariff, as code subsidiary company, number of line, number of receipt, date.

With the addition of extension iForm/indexer, it can produce PDF or XPS copies of physical printout that is realised in GDI printers, and store them in a database, which you can later search by any criteria (field) that is determined (parameterized) by you, or you can search by any word that is contained in the source document.

Graphic printouts

Do you already have a Graphic printout you want to restructure, enrich with more text, graphics, logos, barcode, etc., but you can not do it from the printing application? I.e. you want to add your company's logo on the printout of a html page you visit on the internet.

Consider FullGraphics Advanced.

At a glance

Quick view the result, before you read the details:

  1. Initial text (as it is being sent, e.g. by your E.R.P.)
  2. Result after iForm processing.
  3. Connecting Unix, Linux, AS/400, etc.
  4. Query PDF/ XPS data

iForm/designer

  • You can define source objects (words) by number of line, column, width, space before and after.
  • For each source object define output look: font face, font size, font weight, font color.
  • For each source object define output coordinates x, y, width and height of output area, in 10ths of millimeter.
  • Insert extra text, not included in source document.
  • Insert designs like lines and rectangles, specifying width and color of lines, to improve the appearance of document drawing.
  • Import of images as logo, or watermark in the final printing.
  • Possibility of multiple copies.
  • Possibility of dissimilar copies, in different printers. Example: an invoice can be printed out in 2 copies, where first says "copy for customer" and second says "copy for issuer" and moreover it includes elements of delivery, such as phrase "It was received by ...(name)... on ...(date)... "
  • Operations of automatic parsing source document, during design process.
  • Visual output designer/ preview.

iForm/barcode

  • Parameterized definition of one or more fields that participate in the creation of barcode.
  • Creation of linear or 2-D barcode (DataMatrix or PDF417).
  • Creation of 2-D barcode, DataMatrix type, with proprietary encoding, that allows for a) inserting any national 8-bit or unicode character, and b) inserting large amount of characters.
  • An extra decoding module is available to be able to read proprietary encoded barcode data.

Encryption

Barcode can contain data in encrypted form and further apply security algorithm SHA-2.

Either for the encryption, or for the decipherment, special software (secrets) or hardware (dongles) keys are required, rendering this process irreproachable.

Thus, no one cannot produce readable barcode without the key, and at the same time no one cannot read the barcode without key.

Applications

  • Follow up of invoice deliveries.
  • Follow up of cash collection (ie. Cash Invoice delivery)
  • Encoding documents contents.
  • Certification of genuineness of document.

2-D barcode self encoder - decoder

iForm/indexer

  • Parameterized definition of one or more fields (semantics) for searching.
  • Search with any word contained in document text, independently of fields definition.
  • Database contains both initial text and an exact PDF copy of printout.
  • Supported databases are MS-SQL server 2000 (or newer), MySQL version 4.20 (or newer).

More information

  • Receives printing requests through TCP/IP, by any operating system.
  • Printing requests are received while the application on the sending operating system prints on a virtual network printer installed by iForm. This is a Windows network printer or print services for Unix, for other operating systems.
  • Works as a Windows service or as a desktop application, at the user's will.
  • Works as a proxy - forward requests, for selected requests. iForm can forward printing requests for processing to other stations while it can make PDF copies on the central workstation. This operation results in minimum usage of network bandwidth, for printouts at remote stations allowing for the usage of low speed leased lines.
  • Keeps detail logs for activity.
  • INCA iForm can also be connected directly to TaxSpooler output (Greek Taxation system).