WebORB PDF Generator FAQs

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What am I downloading?

If you do not have a software license for the PDF Generator, the software you download will run in evaluation mode.  If you do have a license, your download will automatically convert to unrestricted mode operation.  You can download the latest releases for as long as you have an active support/maintenance plan.

Evaluation mode restricts use to printing only 2 pages and there is a watermark.  All other features are available to enable successful evaluation of this product.

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Why would I want the WebORB PDF Generator?

Many PDF generators are client-side solutions that are geared toward individual usage, with client-side fees.  Server-side PDF generation allows users to generate PDFs from any web application on the server, which doesn’t consume memory resources on the client.  WebORB PDF Generator is a full-featured server-side server extension that enables single-click PDF generation from Flex, Flash, Silverlight and Ajax clients.  We’ve added a little extra sauce though for developers using Flex Builder, by enabling Visual Template Design™ within the FlexBuilder application.  Silverlight is next.  This all means that developer productivity is enhanced, development costs reduced, time to market reduced and user experience enhanced.

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How do I get started with WebORB PDF Generator?

Simply download the evaluation edition, read the associated documentation and follow the tutorials and you will be up and running in no time.  Product licensing and training are available for an additional fee.

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What is the cost of a WebORB PDF Generator License?

Please Contact Sales for licensing information.  We have various pricing options ready to meet almost any budgetary need.

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Is there a client license or access fee?

No, that is the beauty of server-side PDF Generator as there are no client-side fees; only a one-time fee for each server you license plus an additional fee for annual support and maintenance. 

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What does support and maintenance cover?

Support and Maintenance covers installation and configuration assistance, as well as, access to software updates, patches, fixes and builds.  It does not include product training. Please Contact Us to learn more.

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What is an evaluation copy and how can I get a copy?

An evaluation copy allows you to explore all the features of PDF Generator, but you are limited to creating two-page documents and the evaluation copy will display a watermark on generated PDFs.  When you purchase a production license you can create documents of an unlimited number of pages and the watermark is removed.  Please Contact Sales to learn more about licensed versions of PDF Generator. 

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How can I buy WebORB PDF Generator?

Contact Sales to purchase a PDF Generator license.

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Can I use PDF Generator with WebORB Community Edition?

Yes, you may purchase the WebORB PDF Generator for development and runtime use with your application that is powered by WebORB Community Edition. 

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Who creates PDF templates?

Developers typically create PDF templates for PDF consumer use.  WebORB PDF Generator accepts client-side templates created in FlexBuilder for Flex applications or Visual Studio for Silverlight applications.  WebORB PDF Generator also accepts server-side templates created using a developer's favorite editor.  

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Who needs to generate a PDF?

Someone who needs to generate a PDF is a "consumer".  Probably the most useful example of consumer's need for PDF generation is one who needs to complete a web application form and convert it into a document for electronic or print distribution.