automatically export files in .pdf format

April 9, 2009

Q:
I am trying to automatically export files in .pdf format. I have created a OPTIONS.CFG file and placed it in the correct path but the exported files are still being created in .tif files. What am I doing wrong?

A:
If you want to change the export file format to PDF format, you can do this on the fax server in the menu File / Export / Properties.


Cornelia Wegmueller, Customer & Partner Support
ActiveFax Communication Group
a division of INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES

Switzerland / Europe:
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LTD
Blegistr.25 CH-6340 Baar
Phone: +41 44 5866974 :: Fax: +41 44 2742350
mailto:support@activefax-distribution.com

USA:
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LLC
5647 110th Avenue North
Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411 USA
Phone: +1 (561) 459-3606

INTERTRADE GROUP WebSites:
http://www.ActiveFax-Distribution.com
http://www.CreaCity-Group.com
http://www.InstantWeb48.com
http://www.Intertrade.cc

-~-
Get your FREE Flash animated company web site today!
See http://www.Instantweb48.com/

Advertisements

Data Fields in pdf

December 1, 2008

Q:
I really do not understand how can I add Data Fields into a PDF file. Do I just have to write them into the file? I’m making PDF files with FPDF a php library… I read in some where that I had to write them with the “ActiveFax font”, but I don’t have that font and I really need it in order to use it as font in my PDF file. Another suggestion I got is to put the data fields as part of the filename, but what if I need to add a “cover page text”? it could be too many characters…

A:
When using PDF files, I recommend to use the data fields as part of the file name, since the PDF file format does not allow printer internal fonts (like the ActiveFax font) to be used. If you need to add long datafields (i.e. for the cover page text) it would also be possible to add the data fields through a reference file with the data field @F500. Another alternative would be to add the data fields as plain text at the end of the PDF file. The data fields are automatically removed and evaluated by the fax server in that case.

Q:
Thank you very much for your answer, it’s very complete. Any way, I’d like to ask you one more question…
I want to configure active fax server in order to create a “special folder” and any file I put in this folder will be sent automatically by Active Fax Server.
Let supose this folder is called “my_folder”, so If I use @F500, is the following right?
I’ll have these files:
my_folder/@F500 my_datafields.dat@.pdf
my_folder/my_datafields.dat
where the first one is my PDF file and the second one is a normal file made with “vi” and with this content:
————–
@F211 +43 1 1122 3344-12@
@F307 Purchase Order 123456@
————–
??
If not, then what do you mean with “add the data fields as plain text at the end of the PDF file”?
It means that if I view my file in a PDF viewer before send it I’ll see, for example, this:
————–
Dear Customer,
Here all the text
@F211 +43 1 1122 3344-12@
@F307 Purchase Order 123456@
————–
with the same font??

A:
Yes, doing it that way would be correct. The reference file (my_datafields.dat in your example) can be a normal text file created with vi, Notepad or any other text editor.


Cornelia Wegmueller, Customer & Partner Support
ActiveFax Communication Group
a division of INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES

Switzerland / Europe:
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LTD
Blegistr.25 CH-6340 Baar
Phone: +41 44 5866974 :: Fax: +41 44 2742350
mailto:support@activefax-distribution.com

USA:
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LLC
5647 110th Avenue North
Royal Palm Beach, Florida 33411 USA
Phone: +1 (561) 459-3606

INTERTRADE GROUP WebSites:
http://www.ActiveFax-Distribution.com
http://www.CreaCity-group.com
http://www.InstantWeb48.com
http://www.Intertrade.cc


pdf not working

August 22, 2008

Q:
Attached please find a PDF that is not faxing properly.  It is faxing the raw PDF code. Any assistance in determining the cause would be greatly appreciated.

A:
This PDF file uses PDF-1.4 format that is not supported by your Ghostscript version. I recommend to use PDF-1.2 or PDF-1.3 documents instead and make sure that the latest Ghostscript version is installed. Take care to also once stop and restart the fax server when you update Ghostscript.


Cornelia Wegmueller, Customer & Partner Support
ActiveFax Communication Group
a division of
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LTD :: Blegistr.25 :: CH-6340 Baar/Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 5866974  ::  Fax: +41 44 2742350
mailto:support@activefax-distribution.com

ActiveFax Support Deutsch: http://activefaxdeutsch.wordpress.com/about/
ActiveFax Support English: https://activefax.wordpress.com/about/

Corporate WebSites:
http://www.activefax-distribution.com
http://www.creacity-group.com
http://www.intertrade.cc


PDF colour attachments with ActiveFax

May 30, 2008

Q:
I heard that it must be possible to send e-mail in color, I downloaded ghostscript software and installed it to the Activefax server (close/restart) but when I sent email is not coloured, only greyscale. What is the procedure in detail ?

A:
I’m sorry, but color format for PDF attachments is currently not supported, since the PDF files are created based on the monochrome fax image. However there are plans to support color format for one of the next versions, so it would also be possible to use color bitmaps with PDFs then.


Cornelia Wegmueller, Customer & Partner Support
ActiveFax Communication Group
a division of
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LTD :: Blegistr.25 :: CH-6340 Baar/Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 5866974 :: Fax: +41 44 2742350
mailto:support@activefax-distribution.com

Corporate WebSites:
http://www.activefax-distribution.com
http://www.creacity-group.com
http://www.intertrade.cc

Become an ActiveFax Partner now: Partner Registration.


Fax PDF/HTML with data fields

December 1, 2007

Q:
We are writing software in .net trying to automate the fax process of pdfs and or html files without invoking the activefax print dialog.

How do we pass variables, such as fax number, when printing these document types?

We generated a html file that used the activefax font surrounding the @ codes, and even tried to manually print it, and that failed.

Put it this way, How can I take any pdf or html file, and fax it to some number, without any user interaction?

A:
HTML files are not directly support, but PDF files would be no problem.

To automatically process PDF files, I would recommend to place the PDF files to a directory automatically imported by the fax server and set the recipients fax number and other information through the file name (i.e. to send a file to the fax number 800-123-4567, you could use a file name like fax@F211 800-123-4567@.pdf).

The import directory for the PDF files can be configured on the fax server with the menu Communication / File System.

To directly process PDF files, take care to also install Ghostscript on the fax server PC.


Cornelia Wegmueller, ACTIVEFAX Customer Support
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LTD :: Blegistr.25 :: CH-6340 Baar/Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 5866974
Fax: +41 44 2742350
mailto:support@activefax-distribution.com
http://www.activefax-distribution.com


How to process Postscript and PDF files with ActiveFax

December 1, 2007

To directly process Postscript and PDF files with ActiveFax for outgoing faxes (i.e. through automatic import from the file system or as a print job through LPD/LPR), the add-on software Ghostscript needs to be installed on the fax server. Ghostscript can be downloaded at the following link (file gs###w32.exe, ### = version number) from the Internet:

http://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/AFPL/current/

Please note that the fax server needs to be once stopped and restarted after Ghostscript has been installed.


Cornelia Wegmueller, ACTIVEFAX Customer Support
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LTD :: Blegistr.25 :: CH-6340 Baar/Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 5866974
Fax: +41 44 2742350
mailto:support@activefax-distribution.com
http://www.activefax-distribution.com


ActiveFax PDF in Email

December 1, 2007

Q:
I am having a problem getting the program to email attachments in PDF forms…for some reasom it will take the document and put in the body of the email instaed of as a PDF attachment. I have PDF attachment stated in the email properties under options where it says Use individual file names for email attachments. file format is PDF. or is this the wrong place .

A:
To directly process Postscript and PDF files with ActiveFax for outgoing faxes (i.e. through automatic import from the file system or as a print job through LPD/LPR), the add-on software Ghostscript needs to be installed on the fax server. Ghostscript can be downloaded at the following link (file gs###w32.exe, ### = version number) from the Internet:

http://mirror.cs.wisc.edu/pub/mirrors/ghost/AFPL/current/

Please note that the fax server needs to be once stopped and restarted after Ghostscript has been installed.


Cornelia Wegmueller, ACTIVEFAX Customer Support
INTERTRADE ENTERPRISES LTD :: Blegistr.25 :: CH-6340 Baar/Switzerland
Phone: +41 44 5866974
Fax: +41 44 2742350
mailto:support@activefax-distribution.com
http://www.activefax-distribution.com