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The easiest way to get started with Export is to become familiar with its capabilities through the Visual Basic sample program, Export Demo.
The source code for the program is in the directory
install is the path name of the Export installation directory.
Export Demo is for Windows only, and requires Internet Explorer 4.01 with Service Pack 1 or higher.
The output options that control the look of the output files are predefined in Export Demo and cannot be changed in the user interface. Export Demo uses a small sample of the options available in the Export API. The Template Wizard sample program is an example of a Visual Basic program that does allow the user to control some of the output options by using template files. You can use the sample documents in the directory
\testdocs to experiment with converting different file formats.
To launch the sample program, select Export Demo from Start > Programs > Autonomy > Export SDK >
Export Demo: Launching
The default location for source files is the
The default location for output files is the
To change the default directories for the source and output files
Select Options > Set Directories.
Export Demo: Setting Directories
From the tree view, select the drive letter and directory for the source or output files.
In Change Location, select which files are stored in the directory, either Source or HTML.
Click Change. The Current Locations fields are updated with the new selection.
Follow the same procedure for the other file types. When you are finished, click OK.
Specify a PDF reader
Specify whether rotated text in a PDF file is displayed in its original position or at the bottom of the page
In Export Demo, you can convert PDF documents in one of two ways:
generate a JPEG for each page of the PDF file by using a graphic-based PDF reader (
kppdf2rdr). See Convert PDF Files to Raster Images.
Export Demo provides an option to select the type of reader that you want to use to convert PDF documents. By default, the basic reader (
pdfsr) is used to convert PDF documents.
To specify that the graphic-based reader be used to convert PDF documents
Ensure that Export Demo is not running.
Set the appropriate configuration file options. See Convert PDF Files to Raster Images.
Start the Export Demo program.
Select Options > HTML Config > Set Hifi.
pdfsrPDF reader. This feature is demonstrated in the
cnv2htmlC sample program, and the
HtmlTestJava sample program. Convert PDF Files to a Logical Reading Order.
In HTML Export, you can specify how rotated text is displayed in the HTML output. By default, rotated text in a file is displayed in its original position, at the original font size, and at zero degrees rotation. Because the text is the original size, but might be displayed in a smaller space, the text might overlap adjacent text in the HTML output. You use the text rotation configuration option to avoid this problem. If you set this option, rotated text is displayed at the bottom of the page on which it appears. See Convert Rotated Text. Currently, this configuration option applies only to PDF files.
To specify that rotated text be displayed at the bottom of the page on which it appears, select Options > HTML Config > Set Text Rotate.
To convert a single file
Select Options > Convert > Single file.
Select the document from the file list. Click HTML in the Convert file to pane.
To convert files in a directory
Select Options > Convert > Entire directory.
Click HTML in the Convert directory to pane.
To view a converted file, double-click the output file in the Output Files pane, or select the output file, and then click View. The converted file is displayed in the view pane:
Export Demo: Converting Files
To view the original document, select the document from the file list, and then click Open. If you have an application on your system associated with the file, the file is displayed in that application.
To delete output files, select the file in the Output Files pane and click Delete.