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A method to create and send non modifiable legacy documents

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015784D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Invention Abstract The invention is a solution that provides a simple way to generate non-modifiable legacy documents such as legal documents and send them via fax and email tracking the activity and maintaining a copy of the sent docs. The solution allows to keep data from existing applications, put them in PDF (Portable Document Format) forms with the identical layout of the legacy documents and automatically send them as attachments via email or fax. The solution is based on a batch machine containing almost all the processing logic. Several clients could use this machine to generate, send and track the own documents, using a unique generic sender id. Problem solved Several clients want to generate and send, via fax and email, legacy documents containing data coming from existing applications. The legacy documents, that could be legal documents: have a specific layout : graphics, logos, fonts, and tabulations. This layout could be difficult to create from scratch; have to be non-modifiable ; should be easy to generate and customize ; have to be portable ; It is necessary a unique generic sender id .