Hi folks,

Long time, no talk.
But some few days ago we’ve released the annual new major-versions of GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware: GdPicture.NET is now at version 12 while ‘junior’ DocuVieware turned to version 2.0.
Want to take a look?

To start with, our universal HTML5 Viewer and document-management kit DocuVieware 2.0 now supports the .docx file format, besides the already existing about hundred of them formats.
It is our own implementation of Microsoft Word OpenXML which means you don’t need any external plugin.
Other Office formats such as .xlsx and .pptx are on their way and they will be available soon.
Go to the Gallery demo on our live demos website to see how DocuVieware 2.0 renders and handles .docx files: you can either use our demo file (left panel, scroll down for OpenXMLWord.docx document) or load your own .docx documents using, for example, the Annotations demo then add annotations or make searches to find words within your .docx files.

Another new feature DocuVieware 2.0 comes with is TWAIN acquisition support for all modern browsers running on top of any Windows OS later than Vista (Vista being included on the list).
Yes, you got it, paper documents can be scanned directly from- and into DocuVieware 2.0.
Of course, newly acquired image(s) can form a new document or can be added as new page(s) to an already existing document, which you can save in the PDF/A-1b archiving format standard for long-term preservation.
But why read about all that when you can see for yourself how everything works?
Go to our TWAIN acquisition live demo; you will be prompted to download and install a tiny piece of software which is meant to connect to your TWAIN drivers.
Just a one-time thing to do as for all next times this small software will silently start when Windows starts.
Not much of a “zero-footprint” for that feature, we must admit that, but there’s no other way to do it so far (and all other vendors do the same, if this brings you back to the right mood).

Now let’s check-out the PDF forms interaction.
That’s right, DocuVieware 2.0 allows filling in PDF forms fields and you can use the entered data to feed your business processes.
Sounds too voodoo-ish?
Let’s show you what this is all about: just go to our PDF Forms Fields live demo.
You will get a sample of an invoice (apparently issued by ACME , the most important Corporation in the world of cartoons, mind you) so feel free to enter some article names, quantities and prices.
You can even select a VAT value from the dropdown “VAT %” field.
When done, you will surely notice that the “Subtotal”, “VAT” and “Total” fields cannot be interacted with.
But why is that?
Well, because these fields will be automatically populated with the results of the server-side processing, just a tiny business logic we’ve created for you to have a glimpse on what you can do with PDF Form Fields feature using DocuVieware 2.0.
So click the “Calculate” button (ie, the calculator icon).
Ta-daaaam , all automatic calculations’ results are now displayed. You now have a complete and correct invoice you can send to your customer by saving or printing it.
Or not.

Do you remember DocuVieware snap-ins?
Starting with DocuVieware 2.0 you can create your own so you, integrators, can fancy any interface requirements you (or your customers) might have.
And the magic spell you sorcerers have to use to accomplish that isn’t complicated at all.
Just take your magic wand and say: “AddCustomSnapIn” (sounds rather like a .NET method, isn’t it?) and you’re good to go.
And just for the fun of it (what would you expect? we love snap-ins!) we’ve built a new one for you, it’s here and it’s a snap-in for barcode recognition.
So go recognize: load an image/document file containing barcodes, click the snap-in’s icon (top-left , below the main menu), select the barcode-types you want to get recognized and click “Start”.

When using thumbnails, does any of you feel frustrated if, besides clicking, you cannot also re-order the pages by simple drag-and-drop of any thumbnail?
Well, don’t.
DocuVieware 2.0 allows you to do that and you don’t have to take our word for it, go check for yourself!

Well folks, there are many other new features added in DocuVieware 2.0 but this article is already very long.
Let’s just mention Event Page Transfer Ready (it is now possible to customize the image that will be displayed to the user, ex: add a watermark, without affecting the actual document), programmatically select a page using a JavaScript method (SetThumbnailSelected, if you’re curious), alongside a whole lot other optimizations on both the client-side and the server-side APIs, to make DocuVieware even faster and even less resource-consuming than you already know.
Improved DocuVieware 2.0 is powered by the improved GdPicture.NET v.12 and should you check us out from time to time you’ll see we keep improving and innovating because that’s what we do.

The Force awakens.
And our Jedi-class softwares, GdPicture.NET and DocuVieware, are here to make that Force be with you!

See you next time, bye!

Bogdan