A new way to view documents in Quin-C

I have written on the topic of viewing documents in the web in my last posting so I am going to skip much of the background related to this topic. If you haven’t read that blog please give it a quick once over. What I want to discuss in this blog post is the new integrated viewer we have introduced into Quin-C. For those of you that did read my previous blog you will know that despite the many techniques that Quin-C uses to enable superior web viewing, in the end those techniques do fall short of the perfect solution. The issues we have not been able to overcome are as follows:

1) The time and space associated with document conversion.

2) The viewing of documents that don’t convert to pdf well such as excel documents and cad documents and things like that.

3) The overall better viewing experience of a desktop viewer.

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tleehealey | Wednesday 05 September 2018 - 7:22 pm | | Default | No comments

Viewing Documents In Quin-C

The topic of viewing documents in Quin-C is the new bane of my existence. But not because Quin-C does it poorly, actually the problem is more because Quin-C does it so well. How can that be a problem you ask? Well the problem is people quickly get lulled into forgetting that there are fundamental limitations to viewing documents in a web browser. Then when they run into these limitations, it seems almost impossible to explain the various intricacies of web viewing and trade-offs available to users. It is exactly because of these intricacies that I am writing this blog. It is my hope that this can serve as a reference to Quin-C administrators so that they can tune the system to produce the best possible viewing experience for themselves and their users. So without further ado let me take you through both topic of document viewing in the web as well as how Quin-C’s viewer works.

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tleehealey | Sunday 12 August 2018 - 04:00 am | | Default | No comments
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Quin-C Architecture

Currently the most common request I get is to explain Quin-C’s architecture. I have been asked it enough times that I figured it merited a blog entry of its own, so here goes.

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tleehealey | Tuesday 19 June 2018 - 6:53 pm | | Default | No comments