Print Conductor 5.2: level-up in PDF printing automation

In this article we will spotlight on how our team has been developing the new version of Print Conductor, what kind of progress we made so far and what we are pursuing in future. But first, let's get a head start by briefly describing the program to get you up to speed. What is Print Conductor capable of? Print Conductor makes printing multiple PDF files, images and other files fast and easy. The key advantage of Print Conductor - it is extremely easy to use and it has simple design. In order to have your documents printed, all you need to do is add them to the printing list and press the ‘Start Printing’ button. In 9 out of 10 cases you won’t need to change the default settings - the documents will be properly printed out. Who would use Print Conductor? Print Conductor is commonly used in offices and organizations with intense document flow, such as construction and real estate companies, account departments, law firms, insurance companies, banks, post-offices, medical centers, and other institutions. Print Conductor users can be divided into 4 non-equal groups: Users who print PDF files; Users who print Microsoft Office (Word DOC, DOCX, RTF; Excel XPS, XLSX; PowerPoint PPT, PPTX) files; Users who print technical drawings and blueprints (Autodesk AutoCAD, Inventor, Design Review, SolidWorks, Microsoft Visio files) Users who print other types of files: Open Office, TXT, HTML, JPEG, PNG, TIFF, XML, MHT, CSV, Microsoft Outlook MSG and EML, etc. During the development process of Print Conductor 5.2 we made a range of improvements for all these 4 groups of users. We mainly focused...

Coming soon: Print Conductor 5.0 with a new Interface

It is time to release the new version of Print Conductor! It includes many new features and improvements. The most noticeable change is the new design of our graphical user interface. Today I am going to show it to you and explain how we at fCoder developed it. We recognize it takes time for some users to fully understand how Print Conductor works. For this reason, we decided to develop a new version of Print Conductor – version 5.0, with an updated interface. We hope this will make using the software more efficient and easier. Below is an example of what Print Conductor currently looks like, the main reasons behind the changes for the new version and an overview of the new software and user interface. This is what Print Conductor 4.9 looks like at the moment: Basis for updates: The tool bar on top of the window contains buttons that represent different degrees of importance. For example, everyone needs an option "add documents to the list" but not everyone needs an option "save the list of documents". The "Start" button is placed on bottom of the window. Some users have a hard time locating it or they confuse it with the button: "Print one document from the list". In general, the interface looks kind of faceless – it's all white.   The Development Begins 1. Our primary goal: make the buttons that all the users need more visible and distinct and to create a new color palette. As a result, less frequently used buttons are now less visible.   2. Different approach to program windows composition. This was...

9 Ways to Celebrate World Paper Free Day

Since 2010, AIIM has conducted World Paper Free Day on November 6th. This event is mainly focused on drawing the attention of organizations to the problem of paper being wasted. This year, for each organization registered for the event AIIM will make a donation to One Laptop per Child, a non-profit organization offering laptops for children in developing countries. But, what can you personally do this day to make your personal life paper free and celebrate World Paper Free Day? Here are few tips. Get rid of paper you already have 1. Get rid of unnecessary papers Go through your personal papers and recycle everything that has expired or you don't need any more. You probably have plenty of papers piled up on your desks at home and at work. See what you don’t need anymore and put all of it in the recycle bin. Don’t forget to shred anything important first, like receipts and credit card statements. 2. Digitize manuals Replace your hard copy manuals with digital copies. Try to find one online (use something like "your_device_name user guide filetype:pdf" in Google). If you can’t find one - take photos of it with your phone and save it to some service that searches for text in images - like Evernote (only in paid version) or Google Drive (free). Don't forget to check if you still have that device. I myself was an owner of stack of manuals for a VCR and CD MP3 player for much longer than I had those devices. 3. Get rid of old magazines You might also have several magazines lying around the can...