Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Inforouter - New API Items - Workflow

[Inforouter] Active Innovations have added several new workflow defintions to the Inforouter Webservices API.

Returns definition of the specified workflow.
Creates a workflow definition in the specified library
Adds a step to the specified workflow definition.
Adds a task definition to the specified workflow step.

Monday, 20 May 2013

Inforouter - Best Practice

[Inforouter] It is best practice not to install Adobe Reader™ directly on the Inforouter Server, if full text search of PDFs is required. It has been reported that installation of Adobe Reader™  directly on the server running MS Index may cause the MS Index Server, pdf ifilter if installed to have problems (pca)

Inforouter - Enterprise PDF Full text search

[Inforouter] Whilst Inforouter is designed to use a document's custom property set as the main search/retrieval criteria it also has a full text search capability which leverages MS Index Server. MS Index server requires a third party ifilter to be installed to catalog the contents of a text pdf. In most cases the ifilter provided by Adobe™ as a free download is sufficient from


however it may be that in the 64bit Enterpise environment that it should be upgraded with a more powerful ifilter. One such is the PDFlib TET PDF IFilter 4.1.

A a trial download is available



Document-Genetics do no supply, support or endorse any ifilter.

Inforouter - Full text search of Open Document Formats

[Inforouter] Inforouter utilises MS Index Server to service full text search requests, and therefore if not natively supported by MS Index Service a third party ifilter is required. Installing Libre Office™ on the Inforouter Server will add an ifilter for the Open Document Formats such as ".odt", etc.(pca)

Users should satisfy themselves that they comply with the terms of the Libre Office™ license before installing.

Inforouter Custom MIME Type

[Inforouter] Should you wish to add custom mime types to associate Inforouter content with a particular application such as Libre Office™ you will need to edit the following file;

C:\InfoRouter\Configmimetypes.custom.xml   (default location)

You will need to add an entry for each document type in the following format

<item ext="odt" desc="Libre Office Document" detail="Libre Office Document" mime="application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text" />

in the <mimetypes> section of the XML file.

An example with 4 Libre Office™ formats is below (pca)

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>
 <item ext="odt" desc="Libre Office Document" detail="OpenDocument Document" mime="application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.text" />
 <item ext="odg" desc="Libre Office Document" detail="OpenDocument Drawing " mime="application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.graphics" />
 <item ext="ods" desc="Libre Office Document" detail="OpenDocument Spreadsheet " mime="application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.spreadsheet" />
 <item ext="odb" desc="Libre Office Document" detail="OpenDocument Database" mime="application/vnd.oasis.opendocument.database" />

Inforouter - Custom Icon for documents

[Inforouter] Inforouter ships with a comprehensive set of file type icons, but should you wish to add others, or customise an existing one, create your new icon as a 16 x 16 pixel gif file named as ext.gif. For example for a Libre Office Document it would be odt.gif, and an autocad drawing dwg.gif. then just add these to the site icons folder, which by default is to be found at



Inforouter - AUTOCAD Viewer

[Inforouter]  As inforouter implements all viewing through the browser or client based application if you wish to view Autocad™ format CAD drawing (.dwg,.dxf, .dwf) directly from Inforouter you need to have a CAD viewer installed on the Client PC. This can be the native Autocad Application from Autodesk™ or their free to use viewer Trueview 2014™. Another alternate is IGC's™ free Brava viewer http://www.bravaviewer.com/free-dwg-viewer. This can also be upgraded to add functionality if required.

Any application that provides a Browser plugin will open directly in the browser if supported, otherwise the drawing will be loaded into the local client application instance(pca)

Document Genetics do not supply, support or endorse any CAD viewer products, and other products can also be used with Inforouter.

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Formate Current Version 2.15.16

[Formate] New version of Formate - 2.15.16. Corrected bug in duplexing with changing page orientation for reverse side, under default duplexing behaviour(pca)