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Acrobat plug-in that enables text to be added to a range of pages in a PDF file (text stamping)

Impress is an Acrobat plug-in that enables text to be added to a range of pages in a PDF file (text stamping). An impression (Text stamp) can be set either as a watermark, which is on a layer below all of the existing text and images, or above existing text, where it can be used for headers and footers, page numbering etc. Variables can be set to define page numbering, total number of pages and date and time. Bates numbering is supported.

Impress Pro is an Acrobat plug-in that enables one or more text impressions (text stamps) to be added to a range of pages in single or multiple PDF files. Impress Pro contains all of the features of Mapsoft Impress, with the addition of being able to run over batches of PDF files and the ability to set multiple impressions at the same time. In addition, security, open defaults and document information can all be set.

Impress Pro Developer is a developer version of Mapsoft's popular Impress product. It enables text to be added to a range of pages in a PDF file via OLE calls from programming languages such as Visual Basic and Lotus Script.


Mapsoft Impress - Features

Impress is an Acrobat plug-in that enables text to be added to a range of pages in a PDF file (text stamping). An impression (Text stamp) can be set either as a watermark, which is on a layer below all of the existing text and images, or above existing text, where it can be used for headers and footers, page numbering etc. Variables can be set to define page numbering, total number of pages and date and time. Bates numbering is supported.

Impress Pro is an Acrobat plug-in that enables one or more text impressions (text stamps) to be added to a range of pages in single or multiple PDF files. Impress Pro contains all of the features of Mapsoft Impress, with the addition of being able to run over batches of PDF files and the ability to set multiple impressions at the same time. In addition, security, open defaults and document information can all be set.

Impress Pro Developer is a developer version of Mapsoft's popular Impress product. It enables text to be added to a range of pages in a PDF file via OLE calls from programming languages such as Visual Basic and Lotus Script.

Impress

The following options are available to allow you to control the impression with which you want to mark your document:

  • Text - the text to be used for marking the specified pages of your document. The text you specify here will appear on the relevant pages within your PDF file. Within the text, you can enter some special fields relating to page numbering and date/time stamps. These fields will be replaced with their specific values when you impress your PDF file. These fields can be date and time stamps, page numbering, page counts and page ranges.
  • Alignment - controls the alignment used for your impression. Alignment options are Left, Centre and Right
  • Name- the name of this impression. To reuse an existing impression (either one you created previously, or one of the samples supplied with Impress) make your selection from the drop-down list associated with this field.
  • Position - controls the horizontal and vertical positioning of the impression within a page, and its angle.
  • Layer - controls whether the text appears in the foreground or background of the specified page(s).
  • Font - controls the font settings to be used for your impression.
  • Colour - sets the colour of the impression either with pre-set colours or as RGB or CMYK.
  • Transparency - controls the level of transparency for your overlay text. Content below can be seen through the text.
  • Page Range - specifies the pages which you wish to mark with this impression.
  • Page Spread - Specifies the page spread, of pages lying within the specified page range, to be marked with the impression. These can be Odd and Even Pages, Odd pages only, Even pages only.

Impress Pro

An Acrobat plug-in that enables a text impression (text stamp) or multiple impressions to be added to a range of pages in one or more PDF files. Version 2.1 of Impress Pro has a number of enhancements based on feedback from our customers.

Contains:

  • Impress Standard
  • InfoSetter v1.5
  • OpenOptions v1.5.2
  • SecuritySetter v1.5

Features

Apart from the text stamping features in Impress Pro, for added convenience, the document information fields, the default index, a base URL, the open defaults, and security can be set at the same time. These settings are not changed unless set. Documents can also be printed with an impression without being permanently altered (Impress Pro needs to be installed).

Text impressions can be set either as watermarks, which are set on a layer below all of the existing text and images, or above existing text, where it can be used for headers and footers, page numbering etc. Variables can be set to define page numbering, total number of pages and date and time in a variety of different formats. Impress Pro can also make use of the transparency features in Acrobat 5.0.

The following options are available to allow you to control the impression with which you want to mark your document:

  • Text - the text to be used for marking the specified pages of your document. The text you specify here will appear on the relevant pages within your PDF file. Within the text, you can enter some special fields relating to page numbering and date/time stamps. These fields will be replaced with their specific values when you impress your PDF file. These fields can be date and time stamps, page numbering, page counts and page ranges. Version 2.1 has helper dialogs to set these variables easily.
  • Alignment - controls the alignment used for your impression. Alignment options are Left, Centre and Right.
  • Name - the name of this impression. To reuse an existing impression (either one you created previously, or one of the samples supplied with Impress) make your selection from the drop-down list associated with this field.
  • Position - controls the horizontal and vertical positioning of the impression within a page, and its angle. Version 2.1 has built-in defaults for diagonal centred text and coordinates can now be set from the top or the bottom of the page.
  • Layer - controls whether the text appears in the foreground or background of the specified page(s).
  • Font - controls the font settings to be used for your impression. Version 2.1 allows the use of any font available on your system and the text can be invisible or outlined for use where watermarks would be obscured. If the file is only to be viewed in Acrobat 5 then the transparency feature can be used.
  • Colour - sets the colour of the impression either with pre-set colours or as RGB or CMYK. Version 2.1 has a custom Gray and CMYK selection tools.
  • Transparency - controls the level of transparency for your overlay text. Content below can be seen through the text.
  • Page Range - specifies the pages which you wish to mark with this impression.
  • Page Spread - Specifies the page spread, of pages lying within the specified page range, to be marked with the impression. These can be Odd and Even Pages, Odd pages only, Even pages only.

Impress Pro will also enable the setting of document information including the index to mount when the document is opened and the base URL. Version 2.1 allows the saving of a set of defaults.

Available modes are:

  • None - specifies that no Impression will be applied to documents. However, the batch facilities might still be used for setting Information, open or security defaults on their own.
  • Current impression - the impression used on the Impression tab will be used.
  • Selected impressions - one or more pre-saved impressions is used from the impressions list.
  • Current document - just the current open document is processed.
  • Multiple documents - a batch of PDF files can be selected. Version 2.1 now supports directory selection and subdirectory recursion. File paths can also be imported from a list and saved out to a list.

Impress Developer Edition

A developer version of Mapsoft's popular Impress product. It enables text to be added to a range of pages in a PDF file via OLE calls from programming languages such as Visual Basic and Lotus Script.

  • Text can be set either as a watermark which is on a layer below all of the existing text and images or above where it can be used for headers and footers, page numbering etc.
  • Any Type 1 or TrueType can be used for the text.
  • Text can be created with an outline font for use in the foreground for PDF files where the background is obscured. This can often happen with PDF files that contain images and scanned pages.
  • Invisible text can be created where you only want it to be picked up by search engines, but do not want it to display.
  • Variables can be set to define page numbering, total number of pages and date and time in a variety of different formats.
  • Text can be added to the PDF file with background colouring.
  • Diagonal text is automatically calculated to have the correct angle and centring.
  • The text position can be calculated from either the top or bottom of the page.
  • Secure PDF files can be opened* and PDF files can be saved with security**.

*Secure files can only be opened if the correct security passwords are known to the calling program and standard Acrobat security is used.

**Files can only be saved using the standard Acrobat security handler.

In this product, Impress's standard User Interface has been replaced by an OLE interface. This product needs to be used in conjunction with the Acrobat Toolkit which is available from Adobe's web site.

This product's pricing and licensing is based on one developer license and a maximum of 100 users, if the product is to be used within a single company. For licensing for additional users or developers please call QBS Software for a quotation.


Altova MapForce Server - System Requirements

Operating Systems

  • Windows: Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10
  • Windows Server: Windows Server 2008 R2 or newer
    On Windows, MapForce Server is available both as a 32-bit and 64-bit package.
  • Linux: CentOS 6 or newer RedHat 6 or newer Debian 6 or newer Ubuntu 12.04 or newer
    Note that the Libidn library, available under GNU LGPL, must be installed.
  • Mac OS X: Mac OS X 10.8 or newer

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