of the most difficult tasks in Lotus Notes has been the presentation of
a Notes document in a commercially acceptable format. Developers are
constantly being asked to print Notes data to a PDF form for diverse
industries such as Insurance, Banking, Postal, and Medical businesses.
Many states are now requiring documents to be submitted in a standard
PDF format, and the number and variety of forms that need to be
submitted electronically is increasing exponentially.
Add to this the large amounts of data that organizations have in their Notes databases, which could or should be made available as a PDF, and there are not enough resources available to satisfy the demand from the user community. The effort required to develop code to convert a single Notes form to a PDF form is often measured in terms of man weeks per form. PIN not only cuts that time to a small fraction of a week, but generally reduces the effort to just mapping fields.
You can now integrate PDF forms directly into your Notes applications!
PDF Integrator v4.0 for Notes (PIN) takes your Notes data and places it into a PDF Fillable form. This makes it possible to easily put select data on a PDF form, as well as combining data from multiple Notes documents and/or databases into a single PDF form.
PIN works to some degree like Lotus Forms, only without the need for additional software, servers, or even more powerful server(s). PIN simply and effectively generates a PDF form selectively populated with your Lotus Notes data at the click of a button, in a matter of seconds.
With PIN, any collection of Lotus Notes data can be converted (not necessarily the document that PIN was launched from) into a PDF Fillable Form. The forms can either be predefined (often Regulated / official) or custom-designed. Using PIN to generate these forms enhances the functionality of the Lotus Notes workflow.
Currently, the automatic conversion of Notes data to PDF is limited to just email. Converting data from Notes application databases can only be done manually, and often requires valuable Notes and personnel resources at least an hour or more to complete the process for just an individual form. PIN, however, enables data to be taken from single or multiple Notes databases, simultaneously, and entered into a PDF Fillable Form in seconds.