Global Graphics has released Version 4.0 of Jaws PDF Server, its server-based software solution that lets system administrators create automated PDF workflows that manage the conversion of users' documents into PDF files for corporate file sharing. Jaws PDF Server's drag-and-drop workflow management interface allows administrators to specify access and usage parameters among users, and automatically manage a PDF workflow.
Key features include: an Administrator interface, which is a drag-and-drop graphical interface, designed to simplify configuration and workflow administration. Pre-defined or custom PDF settings can be utilized. Jaws PDF Server offers full control over PDF configuration settings and allows users or corporate administrators, who want to impose corporate standards, to pre-define PDF configuration settings. These can be selected at the point of PDF generation; PDF creation and enhanced integration with Microsoft Office for Windows, which allows Windows users to convert documents to the PDF format from within almost any application. Users can simply 'print' to PDF or click on a toolbar icon that installs in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint to create 'intelligent' PDF files, which retain features from the original document such as bookmarks and hyperlinks. Mac, Unix, and Linux workstations can also 'print to PDF;'
PDF 1.5 and 128-bit encryption--Jaws PDF Server produces files compliant with the PDF 1.5 specification that can subsequently be used with Jaws PDF Editor and Adobe Acrobat products--users can produce and define encrypted PDF files to restrict viewing, editing and printing capabilities in the case of confidential or sensitive documents; PDF files optimized by Global Graphics technology--PDF files produced by Jaws PDF Server can be configured to optimize the file for high-resolution printing, printing on desktop printers, or Web publishing; balance workloads--Jaws PDF Server can be configured to spread the workload throughout a cluster of servers in a workgroup; Color accuracy in PDF files--the software also contains font embedding and image compression capabilities; companion product--PDF files created using Jaws PDF Server can be used with Jaws PDF Editor, designed to give users flexible comment/mark up capabilities plus the ability to view, search, manipulate, merge, and print PDF documents; three modules that integrate to automate and optimize PDF file conversion--SmartInput and Queuer control the file input and output paths, while Jaws PDF Creator creates the optimized PDF files.
In addition to supporting native applications, Jaws PDF Server can also be used to create PDF workflow solutions where PostScript language, Encapsulated PostScript (EPS), and TIFF files can be placed into hot folders for conversion to optimize PDF files and subsequent distribution. Jaws PDF Server Version 4.0 is available immediately from Authorized Resellers and Distributors that can be found on the Web site. Volume discounts are available for corporate and government customers wishing to seat between 25 - 299 users and for education users under the Educational Licensing Program. A downloadable evaluation version of the software is also available at the Web site.