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Thought of the Week:- "We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give."
pdfmoto:- http://www.pdfmoto.com/ Free(9529 KB). Windows NT/XP/2000/2002.

PDFMoto is an automated web publishing software that converts any MS Word, Excel, Visio document into PDF format and can automatically upload it to your web site and create an index page, linking to the files. In fact, it can create entire web sites, fully automatically. The program uses a centralized approach, that allows you to specify a local folder, and any document saved to that folder will be automatically converted and saved to a publishing folder. From there, it can be uploaded to your web site. The entire process can run fully automatic, you save a Word document to your specified folder, it is converted and added to the web site without further interaction on your end. Navigation and linking are automatically created and the look and feel can be matched with your existing designs using a powerful XML template system. You can even choose to have it create PHP or ASP pages. PDFMoto monitors the source document structure, detects documents that have been added, deleted or amended and reflects these changes by automatically updating the site. Additional features include browser based document submission, document management, unlimited web site destinations and support for Meta schemes. The free version can maintain a web site with up to 50 documents and adds a small, very discrete `Create with...` watermark to the pages. The features of the software are -

High quality PDF conversion from common desktop applications such as MS Word, Visio, Excel.

Automated web site creation, all navigation and hyper linking generated.

Source document folders monitored for additions, alterations and deletions.

Automatic republishing of new or altered documents.

Documents can be published to multiple web site destinations, eg intranet, extranet and internet.

Documents can be published to different viewing platforms, eg PDA, kiosk, web site.

Fully scheduled build process.

Different document collections or “Document Libraries” can be set on different build schedules.

Fully customisable look and feel, or choose one of the many factory shipped styles.

Set “publish on” and “remove after” dates for individual or groups of documents.

Set “rolling dates”, i.e. remove any document that has not been modified in the past 7 days, for folders or entire Document Libraries.

Full set of tools to find and manage un-published and expired documents.

Protect documents using the PDF document security model (add password protection, restrict the ability of users to save, print, copy or paste).

Protect documents using native operating system security (Windows NT based operating systems only).

Hide documents and folders using “exclude” feature.

Support for International character sets, such as Eastern European, Russian, Japanese etc.

Web optimisation for fast download speeds (linearization).

Font embedding.

Graphic compression.

Fully customisable XSLT templating system.

Redesign and create templates to match existing corporate standards.

Add defined meta standard schemes (Dublin Core, eGMS).

Add your own meta tags.

Add documents via the browser.

Manage documents and folders through the browser.

Add mandatory meta information fields with each document.


Site of the Week:- http://www.diseasesdatabase.com/content.asp

The Diseases Database contains many human diseases, medications, symptoms, signs, abnormal investigation findings etc. It provides a useful reference service for medical practitioners and researchers. The Database website offers a cross-referenced index and search portal that cover such topical areas as Symptoms and Signs, General Internal Medical Disorders, Drugs and Medications, Congenital and Inherited Disorders, and more. The Diseases Database index is modeled after a standard medical textbook, and "was inspired by the 'surgical sieve' classification and memory technique used as medical school. The site contains dictionary type definitions for many items via links to the National Library of Medicine's Unified Medical Language System, A 'pre-loaded' multiple search engine inquiry page using all item synonyms, subject specific hyperlinks to web information resources for many items, and more. Links on the site also include: Tips for Searching, Database Content FAQ, Site Troubleshooting Tools, and a Feedback Page.

That's all for this week. See you next week.

Madhuresh Singhal