Appligent, Inc. announces FDFMerge 3.7
SEPTEMBER 29, 2001 — On September 26, 2001, Appligent, Inc. announced
Version 3.7 of FDFMerge, which is a server-based,
command-line application that combines PDF forms with
FDF data files to create new PDF forms or files.
FDFMerge generates completed forms reliably and
saves them on your server. According to Appligent, Inc.,
FDFMerge should be viewed as an alternative to using
Adobe form-filling mechanisms, and FDFMerge offers
benefits not offered by the Adobe technology. Here
are some of these benefits:
- With FDFMerge, any Adobe Postscript Type 1 font,
OCR or bar code font can be used to render form-field
text; with the Adobe technology, only the Base 14 fonts
can be used for form-field text.
- With FDFMerge, it is more difficult for an end
user to change merged PDF files.
- Merged PDF files created by FDFMerge are
easier for server-based applications to process than
merged PDF documents created by Adobe form-filling
- Merged PDF files created by FDFMerge can be
viewed by any PDF viewer - a plug-in
is not required. In contrast, the Acrobat forms plug-in
is required for viewing form-field data in merged
PDF files that were created
by Adobe form-filling mechanisms.
New Features in Version 3.7
Here is a partial list of features that are new
in FDFMerge 3.7:
- Acrobat 5 files are supported fully
- You can merge a PDF Page into a form field
- You can merge a JPEG image into a form field
- The "Button" field type is supported
FDFMergeOCX for Windows COM Programmers
On September 26th Appligent also announced FDFMergeOCX.
FDFMergeOCX allows a Windows
programmer to utilize COM technology to integrate
FDFMerge capabilities into an existing infrastructure.
This means that Windows programmers can
access the power of FDFMerge
via Active Server Pages (ASP), Visual Basic (VB),
Microsoft Foundation Classes (MFC),
Microsoft .NET, and all other COM-aware programming