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Image and File Support for Docs2Web

Image Formats
Docs2Manage has the capability store images in TIFF (1-bit B&W and 8-bit grayscale), JPEG (24-bit color), or PNG (24-bit RGB, 8-bit 256 indexed color, and 8-bit grayscale) formats stored at 200dpi or greater resolution.  These image formats are either too large or not supported by the common browser for Internet usage.  Docs2Web can resize images and change the format of the document images, so they are easy to view in a standard browser.  To learn how Docs2Web does this, please read Docs2Web Interface for Requesting Images or Files section of this help file.

Image Conversions Table
Docs2Manage  Docs2Web via browser
Black & White Tiff GIF 8-Bit
Grayscale Tiff  JPEG
JPEG   JPEG (just resized as specified)

Docs2Web can Dynamically Create PDF's
Downloading the entire document at once is possible by creating a link that will request all pages of a document as a PDF.  More on this in the Docs2Web Interface for Requesting Images or Files section.

NOTE: Any image can also be downloaded in the original format and size by using the "ToDownload" parameter as explained in Docs2Web Interface for Requesting Images or Files.

Other File Formats 
Docs2Web will also serve other documents types like MS Word, MS Excel, and other forms of media to a standard browser.  If the client computer has the appropriate software to open that software, the browser will attempt to embed that document inside the browser.  If planning to use a format that cannot be embedded into a browser, then the browser may ask to save it to disk, where it may be opened with the appropriate program later.  Once again, use the "ToDownload" parameter as explained in Docs2Web Interface for Requesting Images or Files section to cause the browser to ask to save the file to disk.

OLE Formats
Docs2Manage allows documents to be created in OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) format.  This, however, is not a good format for the web.  As explained in the Docs2Manage documentation, OLE format is not a recommended format for this and other reasons.  Storing files in their native file format is a much better alternative and is better for Docs2Web as well.  If documents are already stored in OLE format, they may be able to be viewed using the free Docs2Manage OLE Viewer.