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Q: VIPP - Variable Information Printing Protocol ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: VIPP - Variable Information Printing Protocol
Category: Computers > Software
Asked by: slider750-ga
List Price: $50.00
Posted: 14 Dec 2005 16:48 PST
Expires: 13 Jan 2006 16:48 PST
Question ID: 605961
I am looking for a tool to save Microsoft Word documents in the VIPP
file format.  Please advise on free and pay tools.
Subject: Re: VIPP - Variable Information Printing Protocol
Answered By: webadept-ga on 14 Dec 2005 17:13 PST

?FirstLogic ( demonstrated its DocuRight
variable-data-publishing solution at On Demand 2002. The DocuRight
solution consists of 1) Microsoft Office add-on software that lets you
use the Windows version of Microsoft Word as a tool to design
templates for variable-data documents, and 2) a standalone Windows
application or Unix application that merges a database with a template
to produce variable-data documents in PostScript, PCL, PDF, VIPP,
Metacode, AFP, or IPDS format.

DocuRight's powerful page-layout capabilities are suited for producing
virtually any kind of variable-data document ? from basic personalized
letters to transactional statements of varying lengths to
graphics-intensive documents in which graphics & text are positioned
and formatted dynamically.

You can store variable text in Rich Text Format (RTF); you can split
and send print jobs to multiple printers for efficient load balancing
and printer utilization; and you can generate data-driven graphics
such as bar charts & pie charts.

To get more details about DocuRight, contact Citation Software Inc. at

As for the free or opensource areas the closest I found to a serious
group working with VIPP format was here :
And it doesn?t look like they are quite ready for prime time yet. 

Not much else is working with this format at the present time. 



Request for Answer Clarification by slider750-ga on 15 Dec 2005 11:28 PST
What is the cost?  Are there any other pay for options that are easier
to understand?

Clarification of Answer by webadept-ga on 15 Dec 2005 16:02 PST

I just got off the phone with Cynthia Leslie, and I think it would be
best for you to call her for solutions for the MS Word 2 VIPP problem.
Docuright is nolonger supported, but she does have other solutions
which may work out for you.

You can reach Cynthia at 508 436 2543 ext 801


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