1. kha phan
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  3. Monday, 12 August 2019 07:06 AM

hi guys

what the current state of the Native PDF...we are currently using Amyuni which is pretty good functionality wise but support wise is a bit of a headache(dll becoming unreg, etc). How is everyone finding a Native PDF...we love migrate the Native PDF to save the headache for the support guys..

Thanks in advance

 

ps.. we use PDF in email,sms, webservice, window services, desktop apps, web apps

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  1. Wednesday, 14 August 2019 05:15 AM
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Amyuni seems to be the best option for us.... we need to display invoice/pdf in app and don't think Native pdf does it... Amyuni got activex which we need.

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If you need to display the generated PDF on a PB window, you can use the Microsoft WebBrowser control.
  1. Roland Smith
  2. Monday, 2 September 2019 03:31 AM
Or the new web browser control that is coming in PB 2019 R2 since Microsoft has deprecated IE.
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  2. Tuesday, 3 September 2019 19:23 PM
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We had been using Amyuni since 2008 and loved it, but got tired of the user PC issues, security on windows 10, etc.

Recently switched all apps to the Native PDF in Appeon and we dont do PDF merge or concatenating but we do heavy form letters, complex nested reports , etc to PDF and it works flawless. 

 

Thanks

Richard

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  1. Tuesday, 13 August 2019 07:21 AM
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Hi Tobias

 

Thank you for replying.

 

The support guys are reporting that Amyuni intermittently unregistered(?) when running in the background under Windows Service(user: System) might related Windows permission(?), need to reinstall on desktop sometimes(??), rare occurrence but considering the size the install base… the tasks add up a lot for support. Some are a few mins to fix require reinstall… some task a hour due conflict with old version of Amyuni dlls(cdintf, acpdf, pdfcreactivex)

 

We are currently using Amyuni PDF Suite v6(pro?)… its generally a good product. We can change the quality/size/compression the PDF for printer spool, and other things…but prefer a Native PDF solution. We just like to know what the community are currently using and current state of Native PDF

 

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  1. Monday, 12 August 2019 11:25 AM
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We missed some PDF-features in nativePDF (PDF merge, concatenate ...),
so we are still using Amyuni PDF Suite Developer Pro (PDF Converter & PDF Creator ActiveX).

Which DLLs are becoming unreg?
Which version of amyuni do you use? The broken printer problem should be fixed with version 6.0.

We redesigned our pdf-library with the current version of PDF Suite Developer Pro and don't have any problems.

PDF-Converter-Printer:
The printer have to be installed, you can use nativePDF alternatively.
We had some problems with nativePDF (size of PDF, duration of creation, transperency of PNG/GIF Images), so we are still using the PDF-Printer for DW-to-PDF. Planned is nativePDF as fallback at the moment.

PDF-Converter:
The DLL-Interface of cdintf600.dll can be used without registration. (declare local external function)
For example you can concatenate, split, edit metadata, merge PDF-files.

PDF Creator ActiveX:
You can use a manifest-file for the PDFCreactiveX.dll, so you dont have to register the DLL.
We used PDFCreator to convert images to PDF.

Our pdf-library is based on Roland Smith's free code example of Amyuni:
http://www.topwizprogramming.com/freecode_amyuni.html

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