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The author and publishers of this software make no warranty, express or implied, regarding this product. This product is provided "AS IS". In no event will the author or publishers be liable for any errors contained in the product, or for any incidental or consequential damages in connection with the use or performance of the product.

This product is proprietary to the author, who owns all copyright, trademark, and patent rights in the product. You agree to not copy, duplicate, or transfer this product to any other party. Some portions may be encrypted, and you agree not to decrypt those portions. You may use the 21-day trial version of this product for up to 21 days, after which time you must purchase a license to continue using it.

To purchase a license, contact synergetic-data.com.

Except for the 21-day trial version, you agree to operate this product on a single machine for each license purchased.

UnForm Server, select your operating systemSize (bytes)
Linux x86 64bit (libc 2.5+)36806891
Linux x86 32bit (libc 2.5+)36681831
AIX 6.1+36910913
Mac OSX 64bit38209905
Windows (2008 and up recommended)30035776
Stand-alone clients for use with other systems
Clients are automatically installed for local use with the server install
Unix/Linux client (requires Perl 5.6+)22998
Windows client3701040
Other programs for use with UnForm
Windows Support Server (included with the Windows UnForm Server)327864
UnForm Image Manager for Windows14903216

Current Release Notes, included in the above product downloads, available here independently.

SDSI Web Extension

Extensions are small software programs that can modify and enhance the functionality of a web browser. Extensions are supported in Chrome, Firefox, and soon, Edge. The SDSI Web Extension provides a new way to submit PDF files to UnForm and CirrusPrint directly from your browser, and also enables UnForm hyperlinks in PDF files generated for UnForm archiving. Internal PDF viewers typically do not support this type of hyperlink. For more information, please view the manual.

Once the extension is installed, you will see a small SDSI logo button next to the address bar. Click that button to access the extension overview and configuration, or use the browser's Extensions tool.

UnForm Sample Scanning Jobs

The uf90demoscan.zip file contains sample scanned images for use with sample job definitions which are also contained in the file.

Extract into the uf90/scanning/ folder so that the folder uf90demoscan is placed one level down, as some job definition code relies on this placement. After unzipping, see the included readme.txt file for instructions, including where to stage the sample job definitions.

Installation Notes
General Information

Install this into a different directory than any previous UnForm release, such as 7.0, 7.1, or 8.0. It can be (and generally should be) installed on top of any existing 9.0.xx release.

Ports: The UnForm server runs on Windows, AIX, OSX, and most Linux systems. The UnForm 9.0 client runs on Windows, OSX, and virtually any Linux or UNIX system. (The UNIX/Linux/OSX client only requires Perl 5.6 or higher, generally preinstalled on any modestly modern system).

The Windows server will run on both 32- and 64-bit Windows systems. The 32-bit Linux port will run on most Linux systems, and the 64-bit version is available for systems that do not support 32-bit applications.

Note: the UnForm 9.0 Design Tool is a browser-based application, not a separate download as in previous versions.

Windows Installation Note

When installing on a Windows 2003 server, you must be logged in as a primary administrator and use Control Panel Add/Remove Programs to perform the installations.

When installing on a Windows 2008 or higher Server without Terminal Services, right-click the setup executable and select Run As Administrator.

When installing on a Windows 2008 or higher Server with Terminal Services, use Control Panel, Install Application on Terminal Server or Install Application on Remote Desktop Services.

Some sites have experienced permission issues due to a 'Creator Owner' user with limited rights inherited from the root drive. Since this is inherited, its permissions can't be changed at the install folder level, but it can be removed from that folder by an administrator to work around the issue. Alternatively, grant Everyone full permission to the server's "temp" folder and subfolders below that.

UNIX/Linux Installation Note

Apache Requirement
UnForm 9.0 uses the system's installation of the Apache web server. This server is virtually always present on Linux and OS/X systems, but we have found it is not always present on AIX systems. If it is not present, it must be installed prior to installing UnForm.

Linux Dependency:
UnForm 9.0 requires C libraries version 2.5 or higher. Some older Linux versions do not have this and are incompatible. To check the library level, use the command ls -l /lib/libc-*.so or ls -l /lib64/libc-*.so (for 32- and 64-bit systems, respectively). The file name reported will include the version number.

AIX dependency:

UnForm 9.0 includes a barcode toolkit that relies on two library packages for AIX 5.3. These libraries are upward compatible with later AIX releases, so maybe installed on those later versions. You can obtain these libraries from this link:

https://unform.com/download/gcc-libs-3.3.2-AIX5.3.tar.gz

This tar file should be extracted from the root directory (cd /), as it contains relative paths starting with the top level /opt directory.

Perl Required for UNIX/Linux Client
The uf90c client requires Perl version 5.6 or higher. You can test the version with the command perl -v (you might need a full path). If you do not have it, you can obtain Perl binaries for most operating systems from cpan.org or perl.com.

Compatibility With Prior Versions
UnForm 9.0 can co-exist on a system with prior versions. By default, UnForm 9.0 uses TCP/IP port 27290 and the HTTP server uses port 27292. Previous releases used different ports.

If you use Direct TCP/IP printing ports, there could be a conflict. Only one process can listen on any given port, so only one server can listen on a given port. Configure different ports for UnForm 9, and client configured printers would have to be updated to take the new ports into account.

Any application interfaces that use a prior client or executable, such as uf80c, would have to be modified to use the new UnForm 9 client, uf90c, uf90c.exe, or uf90cc.exe.

Clients and design tools from previous versions are not compatible with a Version 9 server, and vice versa.

Avoid license problems when updating existing installations
Stop the server, then do an in-place upgrade on top of your current install. This will retain your current license information. If you install to a new location, or un-install the existing installation, you will lose the license and will require a reset of your serial number system ID. Note this instruction only refers to updates within a given release level (i.e. 9.0.xx to 9.0.yy).

Server IP addresses
By default, the UnForm server allows clients to connect from the standard private IP address spaces of 10.*.*.* and 192.*.*.*. If your network uses a different address space, modify the allow= line in the uf90d.ini file to accept connections from your address space and then restart the UnForm server.

Document Archiving Requirements:

Please note the following:

  • A web server is necessary to provide browser-based access to archive libraries, and to perform some administrative functions. The Windows version of UnForm 9 includes a private installation of the Apache HTTPD server. Linux and UNIX versions need to be configured to use the Apache server that is present on that system. The UnForm server launches a private instance of this server with its own configuration, so all that is necessary is a reference to that httpd executable and home directory. The ufsetup.sh script will attempt to locate these paths, and will prompt for path information if not found at common locations.
  • Document archiving of UnForm jobs is performed by executing sub-jobs. In essence, the job, or individual documents within the job, is run twice, so anticipate that archived jobs will take approximately twice as long to process.
  • Document archiving requires disk space. The amount of space varies with the amount of document information (such as titles and keywords) and user-defined category indexing used. While this overhead is document-specific, each page of a document adds to the size of the stored text and PDF data. In general, you can anticipate between 10K and 40K per UnForm-generated page (more if large images are used), plus 20K to 40K of overhead per UnForm-generated document. External documents, such as scanned JPG images, can use considerably more document space, though they use the same amount of overhead. This could vary considerably by site, so it is important to monitor disk space availability and to export and purge libraries as appropriate.
  • If upgrading a previous version with archiving, please read the Migrating Libraries From Previous Versions in the manual.

Optional Dependencies
Some features of UnForm require either Ghostscript or Image Magick, or both. These open source tools are available primarily from ghostscript.com and imagemagick.net, and also via package management utilities or other vendor-specific sites. Both are often preinstalled on many Linux systems. If for some reason these products are unavailable, the Windows Support Server can be installed and configured with Windows versions of the products, and the UnForm server configured to use the Support Server. These features are discussed more completely in the manual.

Server Installation Instructions

UNIX:
As the root user:

  1. Choose/Create a directory to store the UnForm server software.
  2. Place the download file in the directory.
  3. Uncompress the file: uncompress filename or gunzip filename (it must end in upper-case .Z - rename if necessary)
  4. Unextract the file: tar xvf filename
  5. Read the readme.txt file for current information.
  6. Execute ./ufsetup.sh.
  7. Execute ./license.sh. Select option 3 if you have Internet access from your machine. If not, visit the http://unform.com/uf9lic.cgi link to obtain a 21-day trial period activation key, and enter it using license.sh, option 7.
  8. Start the server by running uf90d start
  9. Test the installation by running uf90c -v.
  10. If you wish to change the default configuration, such as to set a default rule file, edit the uf90d.ini file.

Windows 2003 and up (2008 and above recommended):

  1. Execute the download file to install UnForm. If installing on a system that supports Terminal Services, see the Windows Installation Note above.
  2. The Start-Programs menu will have a new folder, UnForm 9.0 Server
  3. Run the UnForm 9.0 Manager. The first time you run this, you must accept the license agreement.
  4. Click the Activation button, then click the Automatic Demo Activation. If you do not have Internet access, visit the http://unform.com/uf9lic.cgi link to obtain a 21-day trial period activation key, and enter in the form.
  5. Start the server. You should see some processes listed in the Status panel.
  6. Click the explorer icon in the toolbar to open the server browser portal, or access it as http://localhost:27292. Use the Server Manager to configure the server as needed.
  7. If you wish to install the UnForm server as a Windows service, you can do using the toolbar button in the UnForm 9.0 Manager, if you are logged in as an administrator.

Client Installation Instructions
UnForm client software is included in the server downloads, but can also be installed on other machines on your network. There are two clients: one for UNIX, and one for Windows.

UNIX:
As the root user:

  1. Choose/Create a directory to store the UnForm client software.
  2. Place the download file in the directory.
  3. Uncompress the file: uncompress filename or gunzip filename(it must end in upper-case .Z - rename if necessary)
  4. Unextract the file: tar xvf filename
  5. In the install directory, execute ./ufcsetup.sh.
  6. Edit the uf90c.ini file to set the appropriate server information.
  7. Test the installation by running "uf90c -v"
  8. You can specify the server on the command line: uf90c -server server[:port] -v The port is optional and only necessary if the server is listening on a non-default port (27290 for 9.0). For example, uf90c -server 192.168.1.10:27222 -v.

Windows XP/2003 and up:

  1. Execute the download file to install the UnForm client.
  2. The Start-Programs menu will have a new folder, UnForm 9.0 Client
  3. Run the Configuration option and specify your server information, or plan to specify a -server option when running uf90c.exe.
  4. Test the client from a command prompt: uf90c.exe -v, or uf90cc.exe -v.
  5. The uf90c.exe program is a Windows program, and uf90cc.exe is a Windows console program. The uf90c.exe program relies on uf90cc.exe, and both rely on associated messages file(s) uf90msg.xxx, so be sure when copying to new locations to copy all uf90c*.* files.

Download Terms Notice
Downloading this software indicates acceptance of the following terms:

The author and publishers of this software make no warranty, express or implied, regarding this product. This product is provided "AS IS". In no event will the author or publishers be liable for any errors contained in the product, or for any incidental or consequential damages in connection with the use or performance of the product.

This product is proprietary to the author, who owns all copyright, trademark, and patent rights in the product. You agree to not copy, duplicate, or transfer this product to any other party. Some portions may be encrypted, and you agree not to decrypt those portions. You may use the 21-day trial version of this product for up to 21 days, after which time you must purchase a license to continue using it.

To purchase a license, contact synergetic-data.com.

Except for the 21-day trial version, you agree to operate this product on a single machine for each license purchased.

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