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C# .NET eSigning API to Find Metadata Signatures in Images


This article covers a brief introduction about the e-signing process; the benefits gained by end users together with a reference to one of the well-known document eSigning APIs for .NET platform.

Electronic signing or e-signing is the procedure of signing your legal, contractual or any other type of documents digitally, without the need to scan or print them. e-Signing helps in reducing the hassle of obtaining hard copies, processing and storing them, together with providing an avenue towards a paper-less environment.

Let’s talk about at which levels is eSigning process required. Is it exclusive to certain departments, businesses or individuals? No, this process has a very broad scope; one might implement it at a personal or enterprise level too.

We can now look at how you can actually eSign your documents. Whether it is a manual or automated procedure? There are no hard and fast rules, individuals can add e-Signatures into their files manually or, there could be an automated approach for batch processing. If you are a programmer and would like to code an app on .NET platform which lets you digitally sign numerous types of files, you can consider using GroupDocs.Signature for .NET API. It supports adding text, image, digital, barcode, QR-code and metadata type signatures into PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Text, JPEG and TIFF files proficiently.

Latest release of this .NET API comes with an interesting feature of searching for metadata signatures inside your .NET based image file formats. Feel free to checkout available features yourself – http://bit.ly/2TRzEAW

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Watermark your Documents and Images with Online Watermarking App


In this article, we will briefly discuss about watermarking, the benefits and convenience it offers together with primary uses and how you can incorporate it into your business processes effortlessly.

Watermarking helps secure your legal, official, personal or medical documents. It is also a way of setting a specific status for your documents to differentiate them from other files as well as to comply with certain organizational policies.

So, by now we probably understand the importance of watermarking your valuable files and the significance it carries. The next question, what type of files or documents would you like to watermark? And how do we do it?

We are living in the age of applications (or apps) not software, which is a reference to the portability and convenience we look to incorporate into almost everything we do. ‘On the move’ is a common terminology, related to the use of mobile devices while also referring to something like ‘Oh I don’t want to sit in front of a computer screen to be able to do my daily tasks’.

This means, we might like to use an app for watermarking important documents and even better if we can use it from the comfort of our couch, on a mobile, from our favorite browser. To sum it all up, a platform independent online app, allowing us to access it at anytime, from anywhere, using any device and operating platform. Among all available apps which bundle together every aforementioned requirement, GroupDocs.Watermark App is a great choice.

It lets you add text watermarks to your PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio, OpenDocument and other notable documents in addition to PNG, GIF, JPEG and other popular image file formats. All you need to do is upload your file, add watermark text, select desired font plus color, process the watermark and obtain the resultant document. All this without having to download and install a plugin or software; use it on a range of devices, browsers and operating platforms effortlessly. Why not check it out yourself at – http://bit.ly/watermark-documents

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Redact Classified Content in PDF, Word, Excel and PowerPoint Documents using C# .NET API


Do you frequently send or receive documents electronically? If so, you will be familiar with the importance of protecting sensitive information contained within digitally processed documents. Text encryption, hiding or even removing specific types of information from the documents are few different ways of securing your files.

A question, why would you need to protect this type of information anyways? What’s the big deal? Well, everyone may have his own reasons, depending upon the kind of documents and data in question, key principle stays the same; to be sure that the information being transferred electronically is safe, it isn’t manipulated in any wrong or harmful way.

So, in conclusion, we want to transfer documents over the internet, but we want to be able to protect document contents by any means feasible. Considering it could be cumbersome processing a bunch of files manually, we can use an API which lets us develop apps for hiding or removing sensitive document data and automate the whole process. If you are working on .NET platform, you can leverage the newly launched GroupDocs.Redaction for .NET API. It is a feature rich document redaction API which helps you obscure classified text, metadata or tabular data from document contents, comments and annotations inside your PDF, Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. Learn more – http://bit.ly/redact-documents

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Edit your Documents in Multi-threaded Environment using C# .NET API


Editing different types of documents programmatically on different development platforms is almost a given when talking about document manipulation in general. Most basic requirement is to modify file contents, then re-convert the file to original or even a different format too. Add to it some other perks like multiple sources for loading documents, securing the resultant documents and so on.

So, an API offering document editing features plus the document we wish to edit is all we need to get started. If .NET platform is your forte, you can try GroupDocs.Editor for .NET API, which is a feature rich file editor helping you in developing simple, scalable C# and ASP.NET apps which integrate with different HTML based editors to modify your Microsoft Word, Excel, OpenDocument, Text, HTML and other types of documents.

Latest release of this .NET API supports a refined set of lists and paragraphs to use in HTML editors. Additionally, you have access to a more stable multi-threading environment thus allowing you to further enhance your document editing experience. Try free today – http://bit.ly/2DZY99S

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e-Sign Documents in .NET & Java Applications – groupdocs.com newsletter February 2019


GroupDocs Newsletter February 2019 edition brings you latest news and updates related to all recent API releases plus much more. In the spot light is GroupDocs.Signature Product Family, which is an extensive collection of .NET and Java document e-signing APIs, allowing programmers to digitally sign their multi-format documents by adding various types of e-signatures including text, image, barcode, QR code and metadata signatures.

In other product news, GroupDocs.Search APIs for .NET and Java platforms now support blended characters and wildcard character search functionality to further enhance your indexing apps. While e-signing Image files within your .NET apps, you can add or search metadata with the help of GroupDocs.Signature for .NET API.

There are a few notable code examples also highlighted in this newsletter; you can render filtered messages from Microsoft Outlook data files OST & PST on .NET platform. Seamlessly convert your Java based IGS, PLT and CGM file formats, or, programmatically change page orientation (portrait, landscape) of your documents within any type of Java apps.

Continue reading at the newsletter blog – http://bit.ly/groupdocs-newsletter-february-2019

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Implement Wildcard Search Functionality in your Java Applications


Indexing is a term quite synonymous with search engines now days, however, by definition, it refers to organizing data based on a specific schema. To put it another way, it’s the process of making data and information more presentable as well as conveniently accessible.

Arrangement of data in an index saves you time and effort during information search or retrieval. For perspective, consider a book on space science containing hundreds of pages. If it does not include an index, you would have to search through the whole book every time you wish to view desired information. It would be a completely different scenario with this book having an index, you can open the exact page which holds the information you are looking for.

As a programmer, you may come across a business requirement of data indexing in certain types of documents. It would require creating a sophisticated schema allowing you to not only index information seamlessly, but also perform search operations where required. Add to it the need to execute all this on Java platform and you would require an API offering:

  • Support for multi-format documents
  • Ability to create multiple indices
  • Capability of several types of search

GroupDocs.Search for Java is a unique indexing API fulfilling aforementioned requisites by providing a refined feature set and flexible structure. It lets Java app developers create and manage multiple indices and use various search queries such as simple, boolean, regular expression (regex) or fuzzy search.

You can use blended characters with this Java API which help you in utilizing characters like a hyphen as valid letters and separators when indexing. Wildcard search option is another very useful feature of this API. There are two forms of wildcards available, single arbitrary character or a range of wildcard arbitrary characters. Check all available features yourself today – http://bit.ly/2TmhZRO

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Dynamically Assemble External Documents using C# .NET API


If you are a software developer, and you are looking to programmatically incorporate document automation functionality into your applications on .NET platform, there are not many APIs which offer you the convenience of use bundled with a proven feature set and seamless processing. Of the few APIs you could trust, GroupDocs.Assembly for .NET is surely one to consider.

It envelops a range of very useful functions giving you the edge when assembling various types of commonly used documents formats, from different data sources such as database, JSON, XML, OData and Custom .NET Objects. An important feature of this automation API is the ability to dynamically assemble external documents. This feature is currently available for Microsoft Word and Email formats.

You can work with doc tags, which are placeholders within templates, allowing you to absorb documents at run-time. Using these doc tags, programmers can insert documents dynamically into their reports with the .NET API. Learn more – http://bit.ly/automate-external-documents