PDF-eXPLODE Version-4

Top features that emphasize the benefits of the new PDF-eXPLODE Version-4
  1. Windows Support:
    • PDF-eXPLODE now works with Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 and 64-bit versions of Windows.
  2. Program Architecture:
    • A new exploding engine processes jobs up to 100% faster, new PDF creation engine produces PDF files up to 25% faster.
    • Printer Server and Terminal/Citrix Server versions now create a separate print queue for each user to avoid collisions.
  3. Exploding / E-mailing Options
    • E-mail blast without PDF attachments: You can now configure PDF-eXPLODE to not include PDF attachments when sending e-mails. This feature enables you to use PDF-eXPLODE as a bulk e-mail merge program.
    • Attach multiple PDF files: You can now configure PDF-eXPLODE to attach multiple PDF files to an e-mail when they are addressed to the same e-mail address. The default behavior is still to send only one PDF attachment per e-mail.
    • Include multiple cover sheet files: You can now include multiple cover sheet files. If you select to attach them as separate files, files can be of any type (not limited to PDF.)
    • PDF-eXPLODE tag:
      1. You can now use curly braces ({})or square brackets ([]) instead of angle brackets (<>). For example: {pdfexplode}…{/pdfexplode}
      2. The maximum length of the contents of a PDF-eXPLODE tag is increased to 240 characters from 190 (i.e. the text between <pdfexplode> and </pdfexplode>.
    • Variables:
      1. The number of variables supported is increased from 6 to 9. You can circumvent the limit of 9 variables using the new VSplit() and MSplit() functions to extract portions of a variable within an e-mail subject or message (see next item).
      2. You can manipulate and format variables in e-mail subjects and messages using programming functions, including: VSplit(), MSplit(). Replace(), FormatDate(), Ndays(), Upper(), Lower(), Proper(), Replace(), Trim().
      3. You can now set the variable used as the From Address to also set the Return Path / Reply To address.
      4. You can also now specify a coversheet file name using a variable on a specific Default Message ID Tag, Client Details or a Client-specific Message ID Tag
      5. You can now specify nested folders in a variable used for the exploded file folder. This means you can create a multiple level folder path ‘on the fly’
    • Printing PDFs: A new PDF-eXPLODE specific PDF print engine expands your available functionality like:
      1. Print number of copies: If you print to a physical printer, print only / print also, you can now specify the number of copies.
      2. You can print PDFs that are password protected
    • Drag-and-drop PDF files to explode and e-mail: If you have created a master PDF with another PDF creator and it includes <pdfexplode> tags, you can drag-and-drop the file onto the PDF-eXPLODE window to explode and e-mail. PDF files using version 1.7 or lower of the PDF format are supported.
    • Combine PDF files from the command line: You can now automate the process of combining master PDF files so that it is possible to include multiple reports into a single e-mail attachment. Use the command line to automate the process.
  4. Administration Enhancements
    • Job completed e-mail log: You can now attach the log from the current job to the job completed notification e-mail. The log is in comma-separated values (CSV) format and includes the exploded PDF file name and path, e-mail address, date and time.
    • Re-start interrupted process: If the PDF-eXPLODE process is interrupted after creating the temporary exploded PDF files (named *_expl.pdf), you can restart the process and complete the naming, e-mailing and archiving steps.
    • Configurable log and settings file locations: Registry entries are now used to specify the location of log and settings (pdfexplode.ini) files.
    • Log SMTP e-mail details: You can now configure logging to optionally capture the complete conversation between PDF-eXPLODE and the SMTP server to help diagnose problems.
    • Individual user settings on Printer Server: Now each user can have their own settings on a printer server based on their Windows user account name.
    • Copy settings utility for Printer Server: A utility program aids in multi-user administration by allowing you to copy settings from one user to another user.
    • Anti-virus compatibility: A new PDF-eXPLODE program architecture is more resistant to anti-virus software that interrupts the PDF-eXPLODE process.
    • Font configuration simplified: It is no longer necessary to manually configure the printer driver’s font substitution table. This was necessary on some computers to support newer Windows fonts.
  5. Utility Programs
    • A new PDF Splitter utility can be used to explode a PDF having no <pdfexplode> tags, resulting in a separate file per page ( Pg0001.pdf, Pg0002.pdf…Pg9999.pdf.) You can specify a filename prefix.
    • A new PDF Rotate utility can be used to to rotate landscape-oriented pages within a PDF to portrait orientation (counterclockwise 90 degrees).
    • A new PDF Viewer utility program is faster and more accurate.
    • A new PDF Explode and E-mail utility program will process a third party PDF which includes embedded tags from an easy GUI screen.
    • A new Copy Message ID utility program duplicates any currently configured default Message ID and assigns it to a another Message ID, Client or Client-Message ID to enable you to quickly create exception business rules.
    • A new PDF Printerutility includes the following enhancements:
      • You can now configure the number of copies to print in the printer driver
      • You can now print password protected PDFs.
      • You can now print to any printer on the network.
      • You can now run the print program from the end of processing program (i.e. from the command line) to automate a process.
Pricing in US Dollars Single-user Edition PDF-eXPLODE Version 4 Single-user Edition is $595. Version 3 customers may purchase an upgrade for $135. Version 2 customers may purchase an upgrade for $225. Multi-license orders are discounted per the table below.
Quantity   New License [Each] V3->V4 Upgrade License V2->V4 Upgrade License
1 $595 $135 $225
2 $565 $95 $199
3 $545 $85 $199
4 $535 $80 $199
5 $515 $75 $199
Server Editions PDF-eXPLODE is available for three server environments. In a server environment, PDF-eXPLODE runs under the SYSTEM account without the computer being logged-in.
  • PDF-eXPLODE Terminal/Citrix Server: This edition runs on a Microsoft Terminal Services or Citrix server. Licensed per concurrent-user, it can be configured so that all users share the same settings or to allow each user to have their own settings. It also supports Citrix Published Apps.
  • PDF-eXPLODE Printer Server: This edition runs on a network shared computer as a shared printer. Licensed per concurrent user, all users share the same settings.
  • PDF-eXPLODE Report Server: This edition runs on a server that is also running a report server such as Business Objects Enterprise, Crystal Reports Server, SQL Server Reporting Services or another report scheduling application. Licensed per server, any report printed by the report server can be directed to PDF-eXPLODE. This edition also includes PDF-eMONITOR Server, providing the option to explode and e-mail PDF files exported by the report server. PDF-eMONITOR works by monitoring an “inbox” folder for newly created PDF files.
Product Concurrent-user License (# of users) ServerLicense
1 3 5 10 20 30
PDF-eXPLODE Terminal/Citrix Server $745 $1195 $1,695 $2,595 $3,595 $4,795 N/A
PDF-eXPLODE Printer Server N/A $1195 $1,695 $2,595 $3,295 $4,795 N/A
PDF-eXPLODE Report Server N/A $1,695
How to Upgrade to Version-4 Upgrading to PDF-eXPLODE Version 4 is quick and easy. Please review the steps below before starting.
  1. Enter your on-line order: Buy Now.
  2. You will receive an e-mail with a License ID and Password.
  3. Uninstall Version 1 – DO NOT DELETE SETTINGS or you will have to re-enter them! Only one version can be installed on the same computer.
  4. Install Version 4: Download Now and select Run.
  5. Open PDF-eXPLODE.
  6. Select Activate online License ID and click Continue.
  7. Enter the License ID and Password and click OK.
  8. Click Save.
  9. Close PDF-eXPLODE.
Try Version-4 before Upgrading If you prefer to try PDF-eXPLODE Version 4 before upgrading, you can install and use the Free trial version for 45 days. The Version 4 trial allows you to explode and e-mail the first 25 PDFs. Trial version e-mail messages contain a brief promotional message at the bottom. Archived PDFs contain a cover page noting the file was created with PDF-eXPLODE. Please note that you cannot install BOTH Version 3 and Version 4 on the same computer. You will need to install the Version 4 trial on a different computer than you currently use for PDF-eXPLODE Version 3
  1. Download V-4 here. Trial the software up to 45 days
  2. When you are ready to purchase Version 4, open PDF-eXPLODE and select Purchase this software online.
  3. You will receive an e-mail with a License ID and Password.
  4. Enter the License ID and Password and click OK.
System Requirements Windows Operating System: Microsoft  Windows XP, (SP1/2), Windows 2003, Win Vista, Win 7, Win 2008 (R1/2), and PDF-eXPLODE V4+ ONLY : Win 8, Win 10  and Win 2012 Hard Drive: Minimum 40.5MB of free disk space, plus additional space for PDF files created RAM: At least 64MB of free RAM, more during PDF creation

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