Scribe 4 - FileMaker OCR Scanning Demo Video
Today, we wanted to share a practical way to use the new FileMaker OCR and PDF integration features in Scribe 4. If you have a stack of paper with information you need to access from FileMaker, you can easily automate this process with Scribe.
In this demo video, we will show how you can scan in a stack of paper and extract the text (using OCR) into FileMaker, and have it on individual (spliced) PDF pages.
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New Major Version Release: 360Works Scribe 4! Experience OCR functionality, PDF merge, and improvements for Excel and Word integration in FileMakerBy 360Works
New Major Version Release:
We are excited to announce a new major version of a popular 360Works plug-in, introducing Scribe 4! 360Works Scribe is the ultimate document automation plug-in for FileMaker; it allows integration with Word, Excel, and PDF documents. In this release, we are taking it to the next level by adding in the ability to read your scanned documents, such as receipts, forms, or contract PDF files, with OCR (Optical Character Recognition) functionality. Additionally, we added features to allow you to merge PDFs and get meta-data from them, plus multiple fixes for existing functionality in Scribe.
New OCR Functionality
Scribe 4 ships with brand new OCR functionality to read your scanned documents and extract text to be added into FileMaker. For example, a law firm can scan in loads of paper legal contracts and have the text extracted and imported into the appropriate FileMaker records! Scribe leverages the technology of Amazon Textract which goes beyond simple OCR by not only extracting text but also identifying key information like the contents of fields in forms.
Click here for a cool demo file showing how to use this new OCR functionality in Scribe!
New PDF Merge Feature
We added two new functions to merge and manipulate PDFs with Scribe. For example, if you have a couple of PDFs stored in container fields, the new function ScribePDFMerge allows the two PDFs to be merged together. The new ScribePDFSplice function allows a multi-page PDF to be split up into smaller PDFs. This is beneficial if you have containers with multi-page PDFs, and only need to utilize a specific part of the entire PDF file.
Get PDF Meta-Data
You can now get meta-data about a PDF, such as the name of the author and page count. The new ScribeGetPDFAttributes function will return various meta-data about a PDF. This can be helpful if you want to have FileMaker manage PDF files according to the author or number of pages specified in the meta-data.
Multiple Improvements to Existing Functionality
We also made several upgrades to the existing Scribe functionality. When using Excel with Scribe, the Excel cell reading and writing images to Excel cells has been greatly improved. We also made fixes for the ScribeDocSubstitute function for replacing a value.
Try or Buy Scribe 4
Scribe 4 is available now at the Scribe product page. Active maintenance subscribers for Scribe or the 360Works Portfolio Bundle can download new major version 4 at no additional cost. All purchases within the last 12 months are still under an active maintenance subscription. If the maintenance on Scribe has not been renewed within the last 12 months, you will need to purchase a new license to use Scribe 4.
For new license purchases, we have several license types available based on number of users, client-side or server-side usage, and a solution bundle license for developers with a vertical market solution.
A free, fully functional demo is available to test Scribe. While in demo mode, Scribe will run for 2 hours every time you launch FileMaker (or FileMaker Server, for server deployment).
Full pricing, license type information, and the demo version can be accessed at the Scribe product page.
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360Works DevCon Discount EXTENDED!
We are giving you additional days to take advantage of our 2019 DevCon Discount on 360Works Plug-ins and Add-ons for FileMaker!
If you need to add features or customize your database, now is the perfect time. With our DevCon discount you will receive 15% off of your online order using promo code DEVCON2019 during checkout, this offer expires August 16, 2019.
Click on any of the product links at the bottom of this email to learn more or to place your discounted order!
New Product Availability and Updates
Buy Now to Take Advantage of the Discount!
This year, we were excited to showcase major improvements in the new versions of MirrorSync 6 and Zulu 4 to be released in the upcoming weeks.
MirrorSync and Zulu are BOTH maintenance products, this means that you receive all major and minor upgrades for a full year with your purchase. You can buy MirrorSync or Zulu NOW with your DevCon discount and receive the latest major version the moment it becomes available, at no additional charge!
Be sure to renew your maintenance or buy now (using the product page links below) to receive these exciting new updates.
New in MirrorSync 6:
Automated deployment and version management for server-to-server syncs Now uses the Data API (instead of XML or xDBC) All new MirrorSync script, re-written to support new features in FileMaker 17 and later Unlimited tables Leverages new FileMaker features for much faster container field syncs
New in Zulu 4:
Added support for Apple Reminders One click url calendar subscriptions, making it easier than ever to onboard new users Some users like Apple Calendar, but some are only on Google? No problem! Drive all calendars from FileMaker Minimum start date for Exchange and Google supported, so you don't need to worry about ancient events crowding your FileMaker solution.
Current Suite of FileMaker Products:
Product Name Product Description 360Deploy Automated, simple deployment of new database versions Charts Easy-to-use charting for FileMaker CloudMail Send and track email marketing campaigns Email Send and receive text and HTML emails in FileMaker FTPeek FTP upload and download from your FileMaker database JDBC SQL access with JDBC Compatibility MirrorSync Sync FileMaker Go and Pro on a device without network connection, sync FileMaker Servers, and sync FileMaker with SQL databases Plastic Payment processing plugin RemoteScripter Trigger scripts on FileMaker Pro from the web or IWP SafetyNet FileMaker Server offsite backup Scribe Read and write PDF, Word, and Excel files ScriptMaster Adds many new functions & create custom plug-ins SuperContainer A better container field Web Assistant Access internet resources, URLs, and fill out web forms Web Services Manager Publish FileMaker scripts as XML Web Services Zulu FileMaker calendar sync Stay updated with 360Works
360Works Portfolio Bundle: Build a complete solution in FileMaker at a fraction of the cost.
The 360Works Portfolio Bundle offers the best FileMaker plug-in deal around. You receive all of the 360Works plug-ins and tools for FileMaker at 75% off the cost of the entire product suite from 360Works, saving you a great deal of money in the long run.
Additionally, it saves you time by providing one, single license key to register all plug-ins and add-ons in your FileMaker solution. You even save time with updates! The Portfolio Bundle is on our Maintenance model for licensing, this means that your purchase includes 12 months of maintenance, which gives you all new products and upgrades released up to a year after your Portfolio Bundle purchase. At the end of 12 months, you may choose to renew your maintenance subscription for each additional year, for a cost of $695 (or auto-renew at $625.50).
The Portfolio Bundle includes over 18 FileMaker products, some of which are exclusive to Portfolio Bundle license holders only. Here is a friendly reminder about all that it has to offer:
Download products and learn more today at 360works.com/portfolio.
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By Mr. Scott
When I fired up FMPA 18 the first time with plugins installed, I received an alert for a number of well-known commercial plugins as well as every one of the plugins created with ScriptMaster Advanced.
Will a near-future release of ScriptMaster Advanced allow us to create "digitally signed" plugins?
If so, ETA or a workaround?
Thanks in advance,
- - Scott
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