Is it a batch, a document, a page or a file?

“The ability to save compound documents blurs the definition of “pages”, which is sometimes confusing for knowledge workers.”

The ILINX product suite, as well as most content management systems, saves content in batches. A batch can contain one or more documents and a document can contain one or more pages.

“This made complete sense when we we’re all saving only TIFF images.”

ILINX has the ability to store diverse file types in a single compound document. This includes standard image file formats along with virtually any type of electronic document, such as Microsoft ® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Text, Video, audio, web content, etc. What used to be pages in a document may now include, as an example, a single page TIFF, a Word document with 35 pages, and a PowerPoint document with 12 pages, all combined into and saved as a single compound document that displays as three pages when indexing.

“We just might have to think about revising our terminology to keep up with all the advances in content management.”

Robert Hughet
Quality Assurance Mgr.
ImageSource, Inc.

ILINX Capture Mobile for iOS and Android Update

ILINX Capture Mobile extends document capture, normally limited to scanners inside of your organization, out to mobile devices in the field.

  • Capture documents on your mobile device via its camera or existing photos folder
  • View and select batch profiles and associated document types live from your internal ILINX Capture system
  • Index and send documents directly into your ILINX Capture workflow for processing, all from your supported mobile device

ILINX Capture Mobile is great for city/county inspectors, accident photos, realtors, appraisers, or anyone needing to document information remotely or even just expedite travel expenses.

Look for the full details coming soon at:

Robert Hughet
Product Manager
ImageSource, Inc. 

How to Convert Office File to PDF File Format in C#

How to Convert Office file to PDF in C#.

These codes are used for Microsoft Office products with the Save As PDF add-in installed.

Note that You will need to add a reference to Microsoft.Office.Interop.(word,excel, or powerpoint)

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How to Count Multi-Page TIFF Files

Here is the simple TIFF file page counter using TiffBitmapDecode.
This code works for most cases. Some TIFF file compression may not work.

Kyoungsu Do
Software Quality Engineer
ImageSource, Inc. 


Making Form Screenshots In .NET

Have you ever need to take a screenshot of your .NET form from code within the form?  Some sort of print screen method?  Don’t touch that PrtSc button just yet, there is another way.

No, I’m not talking about using the gdi32.dll or the Visual Basic Power Pack.  The .NET graphics object has it’s own built in screenshot-taking ability, and ImageSource is here to help show you how to use it.

Getting a screenshot of your form is as easy as instantiating a Bitmap object (sized to your form’s width and height), creating a graphics object from that bitmap and finally calling Graphics object’s CopyFromScreen method.  The code below demonstrates how to do this:

private Bitmap GetFormScreenshot(Form frmRef)
   //Setup the bitmap and graphics objects
   Bitmap bmp = new Bitmap(frmRef.Width, frmRef.Height,
   Graphics gfx = Graphics.FromImage(bmp);

   //Take the screenshot
   gfx.CopyFromScreen(frmRef.Bounds.X, frmRef.Bounds.Y, 0, 0,
       frmRef.Bounds.Size, CopyPixelOperation.SourceCopy);   return bmp;

Wow, it’s just that simple.  Enjoy the rest of your day knowing that you’ll be screenshotting your troubles away.

Adventures with Oracle IPM 11g (part 1)

Part 1

Oracle starting shipping its latest IPM product, 11g earlier this quarter. As a company, ImageSource has been working as a partner with Oracle on this next step in their ECM evolution. I, personally, am a little late to the 11g game, so I will be sharing with you my impressions as a relative newcomer to the 11g world.

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