PDF is both the most flexible and reliable format for common use. This is true for documents, consistent printing, archiving, viewing and more. Adobe created PDF to serve as a replacement for paper in the digital domain that could be used everywhere, jumping from place to place with ease. It makes sense that their flagship PDF software is named “Acrobat”: “one that performs gymnastic feats requiring skillful control”. If only there were a way for all your documents to be so flexible…
Datalogics is pleased to announce a new way to extend the reach of both Acrobat and the PDF format. FLIP2PDF is a versatile, one-stop solution for converting multiple common document types to PDF, letting you take them anywhere PDF can go. Starting today, FLIP2PDF is available for free evaluation and/or annual subscription in our online store. Get your trapeze ready and let’s start flipping!
What is FLIP2PDF?
FLIP2PDF is our newest scriptable server tool, available for Windows 64-bit and Linux 64-bit systems. It converts all of the following digital document types to PDF:
- Microsoft Office file formats:
- Word documents (doc, docx)
- Excel spreadsheets (xls, xlsx)
- PowerPoint presentations (ppt, pptx)
- PostScript (PS) and Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)
- Raster image formats: JPEG, PNG, TIFF, BMP
As with our other scriptable server tools, FLIP2PDF is designed for simple, automated use. It makes it easy to manually convert documents or integrate into automated workflow processes for large-scale bulk document conversion. FLIP2PDF does not require Microsoft Office to be installed and can create PDFs or PDF/A1-a compliant documents from both binary and Office Open XML formats of Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations.
FLIP2PDF allows you to meet multiple specific requirements for display, printing, or archiving by setting parameters in a JSON file called a profile. A profile called ‘standard.json’ is included with the program, and users can copy and modify this profile to control how PostScript and Office files are converted. The profile controls all configuration options for the PDF, including
- Compression method
- Image resolution
- Tagged PDF generation (Microsoft Office documents only)
- PDF/A-1a production (Microsoft Office documents only)
- PDF/X-3 production (PostScript and Encapsulated PostScript documents only)
Who should use FLIP2PDF?
Anyone who needs to create PDFs for archival or distribution purposes. FLIP2PDF can turn many kinds of documents into PDFs suitable for batch archiving or prepress.
Anyone who needs to use Office files in a prepress workflow. FLIP2PDF can convert Microsoft Office files to a reliable fixed layout, saving time and headaches in a prepress system.
Anyone who needs to store documents in content management. FLIP2PDF is well suited for creating PDF renditions for storage in enterprise content management (ECM) and document management systems (DMS).
Anyone who requires consistent results. FLIP2PDF helps ensure your documents will look the same no matter what browser or other environment they’re used in.
How do I get started with FLIP2PDF?