Line Printer Generation is required when the information
from a binary document is needed for further processing.
Some repurposing and content management systems
require line printer data input. HostServe can take
in any binary document (PCL, PostScript, PDF, AFP,
DJDE, and XES) and convert it to standard line printer
data. To do this it uses the positional commands
used to place the data to determine the line on
which that particular piece of text should be placed.The
two primary reasons for doing this are:
- Some content management systems require line
printer data for their database engines.
- If you wish to repurpose the documents using
different fonts or forms most repurposing engines
such as the HostServe Builder module require that
the data be in a text format so that it can easily
locate and reposition the data.
Hewlett-Packard created the PCL Printer language
to provide an economical and efficient way for application
programs to control a range of printer features
across a number of printing devices. The PCL printer
language commands are compact escape sequence codes
that are embedded in the print job data stream.
This approach minimizes both data transmission and
command decoding overhead. HP PCL printer language
formatters and fonts are designed to quickly translate
application output into high-quality, device-specific,
raster print images. Formatted properly PCL can
be very efficient on the network and run faster
printers at rated speed. Our content management
solutions behave like a PCL printer driver enabling
users to output a variety of printer languages through
the PCL printer language to your printer. Our PCL
supported products also act like a PCL printer driver
by enabling prints in PCL to be outputted in other
The Postscript language is a simple interpretive
programming language with powerful graphics capabilities.
Its primary application is to describe the appearance
of text, graphical shapes, and sampled images on
printed or displayed pages, according to the Adobe
imaging model. A program in this language can communicate
a description of a document, form a composition
system to a printing system or control the appearance
of text and graphics on a display. The description
is high-level and device independent.
Portable Document Format (PDF) is the open de facto
standard for electronic document distribution worldwide.
Adobe PDF is a universal file format that preserves
the fonts, formatting, graphics, and color of any
source document, regardless of the application and
platform used to create it. Adobe PDF files are
compact and can be shared, viewed, navigated, and
printed exactly as intended by anyone with free
ADOBE Acrobat Reader software.
TIFF describes image data that typically comes from
scanners, frame grabbers, and paint- and photo-retouching
programs. TIFF is not a printer language or a PDL,
rather its purpose is to describe and store raster
image data. TIFF provides a rich environment within
which applications can exchange image data. Though
TIFF is a rich format, it can easily be used for
simple scanners and fax applications because the
number of required elements is small. Tiff will
continue to evolve as new imaging needs arise. A
high priority has been given to structuring TIFF
so the future enhancements can be added while maintaining
compatibility with existing TIFF specifications.
(Extensible Markup Language) is an application as
defined in the Standard Generalized Markup Language(SGML).
It is designed to enable the use of generalized
markup in the context of Internet applications and
has been adopted as a standard by the World Wide
Web consortium (W3C). The term XML is also informally
used to refer to a number of related initiatives
that augment and supplement XML in the areas of
resource description, document schemas, data typing,
linking, addressing, and style sheets. HostServe
produces XML output.
Microsoft Word product produces *.DOC documents.
This format has become a standard for editable electronic
document distribution worldwide. Microsoft Word
is a universal file format that preserves the fonts,
formatting, graphics, and color of any source document.
Microsoft Word PDF files are compact and can be
shared, viewed, navigated, and printed almost exactly
as intended HostServe accepts .DOC files as input
and produces PCL, PostScript, Tiff, and PDF output
from any supported input format.
The Rich Text Format (RTF) Specification provides
a format for text and graphics interchange that
can be used with different output devices, operating
environments, and operating systems. Version 1.8
of the specification contains the latest updates
introduced by Microsoft Office Word 2003. RTF uses
the American National Standards Institute (ANSI),
PC-8, Macintosh, or IBM PC character set to control
the representation and formatting of a document,
both on the screen and in print. With the RTF Specification,
documents created under different operating systems
and with different software applications can be
transferred between those operating systems and
Network converter modules take PCL, PostScript and
PDF data to any network printer, e-mail, fax server,
or content management system. HostServe's capabilities
Convert PDF, PostScript to PCL
Convert PCL, PostScript, PDF to Text
Convert PCL, PDF to PostScript
Convert PCL, PostScript, PDF to TIFF
Convert PCL, PostScript to PDF
Convert TIFF to PCL, PostScript, PDF
Convert .Doc,.RTF to PCL, PostScript, PDF
HostServe™'s network converter will convert yourPCL,
PostScript and PDF print streams into the appropriate
output format: PCL,PDF, PostScript, Text, TIFF,
if applicable; and sends the data to the correct
destination device and ensures quick speedy prints.