Use SwiftPublish to automatically or manually manage your print, document delivery, content management and archiving workflows. Capture PDF, Microsoft ® Office™, HTML, or any other Windows ® documents, then convert them to small, accurate, searchable, print-ready PDF, PCL or archive-ready TIFF files.
Simple: Just print to the SwiftPublish “virtual printer” or copy files directly onto the SwiftPublish Desktop icon.
Configurable: SwiftPublish processes the output document according to your custom SwiftPublish configuration.
Reliable: SwiftPublish includes high quality print utilities, or works with any print-capable Windows program such as Microsoft ® Word™, to faithfully transform documents. Because the document was rendered by its native application, you know it’s accurate.
- Automate your conversion workflows
A simple command-line utility allows you to batch-convert files under control of your application, according to settings you supply on the command line.
- Easily convert single files
Users just print to the SwiftPublish printer or drop a file in a hot folder to manually capture and convert any Windows document.
- Convert to zipped PCL
Import documents to PCL or ZHP.
- Capture searchable text
Document text is stored in the PCL file for SwiftView and SwiftConvert to select, search, extract, and convert. Documents converted to TIFF remain searchable.
- Convert to TIFF or PDF
SwiftPublish can save imported PCL print data as TIFF or PDF using built-in format conversion.
- Color output option
Note: SwiftPublish is only compatible with 32-bit operating systems.
- Compress into a zip file for document distribution or archiving
- Save the PCL/TIFF file in a location of your choosing
- Write the PCL or TIFF files to a configured directory, e.g. on a network filesystem
- Print the PCL file to a predetermined Windows printer
- Generate a unique output filename for each processed document
- Run your application on the newly generated file
PCL files produced by current Windows print drivers are commonly not searchable – the text is “scrambled”. SwiftPublish overcomes this problem by capturing searchable text and storing it in the PCL file. Licensed copies of the SwiftView Viewer and SwiftConvert can then search, select, analyze, and extract the text. The appended data never interferes with a PCL printer’s ability to interpret the file.
Note: SwiftPublish text capture is not optical character recognition (“OCR”). Some applications display text that is actually part of an image. SwiftPublish cannot capture this “text”. SwiftPublish captures exactly the text that can be searched or selected when viewing the original document.