JetPCL Document Capture is a desktop print driver designed to be used either as a stand alone single user electronic document capture utility or as a server based automatic electronic document capture tool. It can also be used as an interface into a larger server based electronic document application. It captures a printed document from the users desktop and renders it into an Adobe PDF file or into a standard TIFF file. It can be configured to launch a viewer after capturing the document so the user can see the output.
When JetPCL Document Capture is installed, it adds a print driver to the system. Once this is done, the user can print to this driver from any Windows application and JetPCL Document Capture will capture the print job into an electronic document file. Depending on how it is configured, it will generate an Adobe Acrobat PDF file or a standard TIFF file at 200, 300, 400 or 600 dpi resolution. By default it is configured to launch a viewer for display when the capture is complete. This can be the default system viewer or a user specified custom viewer. JetPCL Document Capture can be configured to capture to a specific folder and to ask the user for a capture file name or it can generate a capture name automatically using special variables.
JetPCL Document Capture is completely configurable from either the print driver Properties page or by running the JpConfig utility from the Start menu.
Once the installation is complete, the simplest test is to run Microsoft Word, or your favorite word processing application, and print to the newly installed JetPCL Document Capture printer. Depending on how JetPCL Document Capture is configured, it may display your captured document in a viewer. Assuming that you installed the Desktop evaluation kit, then by default it will be setup to capture the document to a PDF file and then launch Acrobat for viewing when finished. Or you can change the configuration to capture to a TIFF file. Most Windows systems include a default TIFF viewer.
For user interaction, select 'Query output file' and it will ask the user for the capture file name.
Additionally, PCL data files can be copied directly to the JetPCL Document Capture printer and they will be captured as if they were printed from a Windows application. Similarly, legacy applications that print PCL data directly to the print driver in RAW mode will also work with JetPCL Document Capture where other print capture products will fail to work.
For corporate IT programmers or product software developers, advanced JetPCL Document Capture configurations will allow the developer to specify a Pre-Process executable and a Post-Process executable that will be called during processing. The Pre-Process is called at the start of the capture and the Post-Process is called afterward. The captured output file is passed to the Post-Process for further workflow processing. Either of these processes (Pre or Post) can display a user interface for gathering user information if needed and either may cancel the print job. The Post-Process is expected to take the capture output file for final processing (for example delivery via fax/email or submission into a document management system).
When installed as part of a developer application, many of the configuration settings can be pre-defined by the developer so that installation does not require any additional changes by the end user. Similarly, the developer can define which setting can be changed by the user and which ones may not be modified.
JetPCL Document Capture features: