What’s new in DocuVieware 3

DocuVieware 3.0 is the first major release of 2017 concomitant with the major release of the well-known document imaging SDK it is built upon: GdPicture.NET 14.0.

Release Overview

This new version brings several interesting features and quite a lot of core performance improvements. It now supports HTTPS TWAIN acquisition in every browser and it provides a new collaborative document review mechanism with a dedicated Snap-In.

Global improvements

Benefiting from the latest improvements in GdPicture.NET 14.0, a lot has been done in the inside of DocuVieware 3.0 at several levels to improve performance, memory footprint and, therefore, user experience.
The rendering quality of images has also been greatly improved for certain zoom levels and the PDF rendering time has been dramatically speeded up. Data transfer speed between server and client is faster.
Format support has also been improved and it is now possible to export a Microsoft Office OpenXML document to vector PDF. RAW images loading speed has also been improved and support for more than 80 new cameras has been added.

Annotations

The annotations now benefit from two new CanEdit and CanDelete independent properties that enable or disable the corresponding action buttons to allow a finer handling of access rights.

TWAIN acquisition

The DocuVieware TWAIN Web Connector 2.0 now supports TWAIN acquisition over HTTPS so it does not break the security chain in SSL secured environments. All the security aspect is automatically taken care of during the installation process so it is totally transparent to both the user and developer.
DocuVieware 3.0 also allows to programmatically define a default configuration using the corresponding JavaScript client API methods that have been added. Besides the acquisition settings, you can also choose whether you want the device driver dialog to appear or not, so it is now possible to silently scan documents within DocuVieware and make the acquisition process easier for your end users.

New Comment feature and built-in Snap-In

In the continuity of the existing annotation system, a new annotations comment feature has been added to GdPicture.NET 14.0 to help integrators tackle the document review challenge.
DocuVieware 3.0 provides a new built-in rich user experience Snap-In that allows users to add, remove and edit comments.
The collaborative document review process is made easy for everyone thanks to comment statuses and discussion support allowing a user to answer to an existing content.
This comment feature is available for PDF and TIFF document but also for all the 100+ document formats DocuVieware supports.

Printing support

Header and footer have been removed when printing in Chrome and Firefox.

User Interface

DocuVieware 3 has a new intelligent toolbar system that (optionnally) automatically adapats to small screen in order to offer the best user experience on all devices.

User Interface localization

DocuVieware 3 supports several new languages: Swedish, Norwegian, Finnish, Slovenian, Korean and Hebrew. This increases the number of supported languages in DocuVieware 3.0 to 25.

Learning resources and tutorials

A new set of tutorials is provided to facilitate DocuVieware 3.0 integration in any web technology. Those richly illustrated step by step guides demonstrate how to serve DocuVieware through a REST API and integrate it inside your application using JavaScript, Angular, PHP, Java, ASP.NET and more.

.NET Server API

New method added to DocuViewareManager:

  • AbandonSession

New properties added to DocuVieware:

  • TwainSetCapCurrentNumeric
  • TwainSetCapCurrentString
  • TwainSourceEnableCustomConfiguration
  • TwainSourceSelectFeeder
  • TwainSourceBitDepth
  • TwainSourceResolution
  • TwainSourceEnableDuplex
  • TwainSourceHideUI
  • ForceHTTPS
  • CollapseSnapinOnDocumentClosed
  • ShowAnnotationsCommentsSnapIn
  • ToolbarStyle

JavaScript Client API

New methods added to DocuViewareAPI:

  • TwainAcquireToCurrentDocument
  • TwainAcquireToNewDocument
  • TwainDownloadServiceSetup
  • TwainGetLocalServiceStatus
  • TwainGetSources
  • TwainSetConfig
  • ResetAnnotToDefault
  • SetAnnotPropertiesValues
  • SetAnnotDefaultAuthor
  • SelectCommentsSnapIn
  • EnableAnnotEditionOnDblClick
  • RegisterOnCommentAdded
  • RegisterOnCommentEdited
  • RegisterOnCommentDeleted