January 3, 2006
Miraplacid Text Driver 4.4 SDK - text extraction component
Summary: Miraplacid Text Driver Software Development Kit generates custom virtual printer driver to be embedded into document processing software solutions. The driver extracts text from documents and saves it as plain or formatted text or XML.
Miraplacid Text Driver is text extraction software. After installation it appears as a new virtual printer in the system. All documents printed to this "printer" go to text processing engine. Miraplacid Text Driver extracts plain or formatted text, converts it to specified code page or keeps it in Unicode, then saves to disk, uploads to server or prints to a real printer.
The main part of Miraplacid Text Driver SDK is a Wizard where software developer can specify his company name, desired driver name and similar settings. Wizard generates printer driver installer to be embedded into software solution installation routine. The driver has COM interface and can be easily integrated into other software products. Main software product has control over all text extraction, conversion and saving settings and can receive notification event when document page is printed, text is saved and so on. If the main software does not want to bother with event handling, it can turn auto-send mode on. The driver will process and save extracted text with default settings automatically.
Neither driver nor driver installer has user interface by default. Software developer can implement his own user interface or modify sample driver user interface and installer user interface included into the SDK in source codes.
Miraplacid Text Driver Software Development Kit is free. It can be downloaded from Miraplacid web site. However, developer has to buy a license for every copy of the redistributable driver he installs.
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