PDF-eMONITOR eliminates the need for phase 1 (creation of Master PDF) to be run by PDF-eXPLODE. PDF-eMONITOR will accept a PDF with the invisible tags 'built-in' and created with ANY PDF writer available. By using your preferred third party PDF engine, you can potentially eliminate the 3500 page PDF processing limitation that PDF-eXPLODE PDF engine has. Furthermore, you can also optimize the time taken to produce the master PDF by using faster PDF writer software. This externally produced master PDF must be saved into a PDF-eMONITOR configured 'INBOX' folder.
PDF-eMONITOR will automatically launch PDF-eXPLODE and pass to it, each PDF in the INBOX, with a special command to commence processing at phase 2 - 'exploding' and then on to phase 3 - 'email'. This is graphically represented as:
Once the process is complete, PDF-eMONITOR will move the incoming PDF to an OUTBOX folder and write a log to record the PDF file processing as completed.
PDF-eMONITOR has the following process types:
The files are combined one behind the other - in the directory listing order. To ensure your 'Combine PDF' master is created in the order of your choice, you can place numbers 1 to 5 as a prefix to (front of) the filename. For example: Mark.PDF and John.PDF can be saved in the folder as 1Mark.PDF and 2John.PDF to ensure that the entire John.PDF ('2John.PDF)') is appended to the back of Mark.PDF ('1Mark.PDF').
In your business application, you create a PDF using any PDF writer of your choice. For example, if you are running a report from Crystal Reports or Sequel Server Reporting Service (SSRS) reporting software, then you can EXPORT the report as PDF rather than PRINT to PDFeXPLODE printer (in order to create the master PDF). The PDF created must include the PDF-eXPLODE tags. You ensure that the PDF created is saved to the location specified as 'INBOX' in PDF-eMONITOR configuration.
PDF-eMONITOR is configured to monitor the INBOX folder at a configured time interval between 1 and 120 minutes (or 2 hours)- we recommend a minimum of 10 minutes between each INBOX folder scan. PDFeMONITOR is loaded in the Windows system tray (either at Start Up or manually starting the software), from where it silently 'watches' the inbox for incoming PDFs. Once an incoming file is detected, PDF-eMONITOR will open PDF-eXPLODE and pass all files in the INBOX queue to PDF-eXPLODE using a special command designed to start the process from phase 2.
PDF-eXPLODE will process and explode the PDF file and then email all of the PDF attachments. This is a significantly faster process cutting up to 30 minutes from a 1,000 page PDF-eXPLODE FULL ('end to end') creation process. Larger files save more time and eliminate the 3,500 page limitation for PDF document creation which the PDF-eXPLODE PDF writer has.
We are sure you will find a lot of 'soft' benefits after using PDF-eMONITOR for a while in your business. But here are some 'hard' (real) benefits:
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PDF-eXPLODE & PDF-eMONITOR System Requirements
Windows Operating System:
Desktops: Microsoft Win XP, Vista,7,8.1,10 and Servers: Win 2000, 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2019
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