Project Lead: Frank Walker (Senior Electronics Engineer).
Other CEB Participants:
MyMorph is a new Windows-based software program that enhances the functionality of the DocMorph web site. It does only one thing, but it does it very well: conversion of files to PDF. MyMorph’s designers took DocMorph’s most popular conversion (used 75 percent of the time), and integrated it with Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP), to allow DocMorph to provide this capability over the Internet to software other than web browsers. MyMorph is a client software program that runs on Windows 98, ME, NT, 2000 and XP. Its user interface is significantly more efficient for file conversions than that provided by the DocMorph browser-based interface. With just a few mouse clicks, a MyMorph user can select hundreds of files and begin the conversion. MyMorph takes care of uploading the files over the Internet to DocMorph, waiting for results, and downloading the PDF files to hard disk. It frees up the user to do other tasks, since it can run in the background on the user‘s computer. Because of the efficiency it offers, MyMorph is applicable to large-scale file conversions, and serves as a model for digital library file migration, in which obsolescent file types may need to be converted to newer versions such as PDF.
MyMorph is free and may be downloaded from the MyMorph Home Page: here