FolderMill Document Imaging Software

Employees in many companies frequently need to convert documents among different formats. The requirement to convert various documents to PDF or images of different types (JPG, TIFF, etc.) is especially frequent. FolderMill will help set up a document imaging service.

FolderMill could be described as unique document imaging software. It may be used to create a highly efficient and extremely user friendly service capable of supporting a large office made up of a number of departments. FolderMill’s primary functionality is converting virtually any source files to PDF or one of the seven most popular image formats: BMP, TIFF, JPG, etc. It uses the virtual printing technology and an advanced quantization algorithm to accomplish the task. In combination, this helps produce extremely high quality output files with a resolution of up to 600 DPI which may be used for printing.

In addition, FolderMill is capable of performing supplemental processing of electronic documents while they are being converted into images. Specifically, this product can crop empty source file margins which prepares the files for use in presentations or for publication to a web site. The ability to handle multi-page documents is an important feature of this document imaging service. And this ability applies to both input and output files. Worthy of special note is the functionality of combining several input documents, including documents in heterogeneous formats, into a single output document. This functionality makes producing presentations, product catalogs, etc. a breeze.

But the extensive document imaging features are not the only advantage of this software. It is important to note that the FolderMill-based service is extremely easy to set up and use. To start, this is a full-fledged server product. It may be installed to an intranet server or a stand-alone host. Nothing needs to be installed to end user workstations. There is no question that this greatly simplifies Folder Mill deployment and configuration and is a major selling point for IT departments.

Using the FolderMill-based document imaging service is also very simple. The only thing a user has to do is copy the documents to be converted to a special folder on the server. The product will detect the new files and proceed with the conversion. And as a result, electronic documents will be saved as images to another server folder. Therefore, users will not have to receive any training. What could be simpler than copying documents to a folder and collecting them later from a different folder!

At the same time, the document imaging service remains a fairly versatile tool. An administrator can create any number of rules to describe the output format and all conversion settings. Each rule has its own corresponding folder. That is to say, if a user needs to get a high-quality PDF document for printing, he or she needs to copy the input data to one directory while if he or she requires TIFF files for faxing, the input data go into a different directory. Employees no longer have to concern themselves with selecting the correct settings for the operation which saves a lot of their time.

To conclude this discussion, let us summarize. Folder Mill is very creative document imaging software. This is a product that has extensive functionality, on the one hand, and is easy to deploy and use, on the other. A document imaging service based on this software product may become a very good tool for corporate workflow automation.

  • Arthur Rabatscher

    Arthur Rabatscher

    AR-Soft Widnau GmbH, Switzerland

    «On a Delphi-Developer-Homepage we found an example how to convert Word- or Excel Documents into PDF. Within this source code the use of the OCX of the Universal Document Converter was shown. This was the easiest way, how we could convert all kinds of documents into the PDF Format.»