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Hummingbird's Paper2Web Prepares Paper for Web Publishing

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Hummingbird's Paper2Web Prepares Paper for Web Publishing

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Hummingbird Communications Ltd. has announced the shipment of Common Ground Paper2Web, a scanning application for enterprise documents to DigitalPaper, a portable, Web-ready file format that preserves the original appearances of a paper document and can be viewed through any Java-enabled browser. When combined with the Common Ground Web publisher, Paper2Web offers an automated solution for publishing paper documents directly to an intranet.

Common Ground Paper2Web converts scanned documents to DigitalPaper using any TWAIN- or ISIS-complaint document scanner. It supports the conversion of black-and-white, gray-scale, and color documents and also converts electronic images, such as TIFF, JPEG, BMP, and PCX. Then Common Ground Web Publisher, Hummingbird's document publishing product, takes the DigitalPaper documents and automatically posts them to a Web server. Simultaneously, it updates a series of HTML navigation pages pointing to the newly scanned documents. The Digital Paper documents can be viewed with a small Java applet that works with any Java-enabled browser, eliminating the need to download and install special plug-ins or helper applications in order to view documents across multiple computing platforms. …

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