Scribe is the ultimate text processing plug-in. Use it to read and write text from Microsoft Office and PDF files, find what changed in a text field, and highlight text matching any criteria.
If you've been using 360Works Textractor, 360Works Difference Engine, or 360Works Patterns, those functions are all now included in 360Works Scribe. Scribe combines all of these features, plus adds the ability to read and write PDF, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Word documents. If you've purchased these plugins, you are eligible for upgrade pricing on Scribe.
There is a support forum dedicated to 360Works at FmForums.com - that is the place to go to post any questions, tips, or suggestions for 360Works Scribe.
This 6:33 video from Richard Carlton Consulting shows how to use Scribe to do a mail merge from FileMaker data to Microsoft Word.
Hear what Lee Strong and Andy Cohen have to say about 360Works Scribe on episode 123 of FileMaker Success tips.
"Inspector would not be all that it is without the help of the Scribe Plug-in from 360 Works"—Vincenzo Menanno - Director of FileMaker Development, Beezwax
"Scribe has been working very well. I was telling Richard the other day that the plugin is worth its price just for the substitute function
that you added"—Garrett Debski, Richard Carlton Consulting
"I have put Scribe in place and it is working flawlessly so far... We have under way a test of a pdf form that has 393 fields, some are extracted and the rest are inserted into the form. So far, I cannot report any problems at all... 360 Works and you have done a marvelous job!" —Charles Huff, Briggs & Associates
"I've just seen the Scribe plugin. I'm too dumbstruck for more than two words: WOW! and Thanks! "—Marc Thewes, Thewes & Reuter
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Will it run on Windows/Mac? What version of FileMaker is required?
Yes, all of our plugins are designed to run on Mac OS X (PowerPC and Intel) as well as on Windows.
Our plugins take advantage of the plugin features of FileMaker 7 and later, such as attaching styles to text, and are compatible with the most recent version, FileMaker 12. In addition, the Mac versions of all of our plugins ship as universal binaries, and will run at full speed on both PowerPC and Intel Macs.
|Mac OS X 10.4 or
later on PPC
|Mac OS X 10.4 or
later on Intel
|Windows XP or later|
|FileMaker 4-6||FileMaker Pro 7 or later required|
|FileMaker Pro 7||X||Won't run in Rosetta||X|
|FileMaker Pro 8||X||Won't run in Rosetta||X|
|FileMaker Pro 8.5||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Pro 9||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Pro 10||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Pro 11||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Pro 12||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 7 Advanced||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 8.0v4 Advanced||See note below||See note below||X|
|FileMaker Server 9 Advanced||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 9||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 10||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 10 Advanced||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 11||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 11 Advanced||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 12||X||X||X|
|FileMaker Server 12 Advanced||X||X||X|
FileMaker Server Advanced 8.0v4: Unfortunately, a bug in FileMaker Server Advanced 8.0v4 disables all plugins in the Web Publishing Engine on OS X. This affects all plugins, not just ones from 360Works. FileMaker, Inc. is aware of this bug.
Rosetta: Rosetta is not supported. If you are running FileMaker 7 or 8 on an Intel Macintosh, we strongly recommend upgrading to FileMaker 8.5 or later; the speed and stability improvements are very significant.
What about Web Publishing and FileMaker Server?
If you purchase the Enterprise License (see below), then you will be able to use the plugin with the FileMaker Web Publishing Engine. This means that when you use our plugins in your FileMaker scripts, they will work the same way with Instant Web Publishing (IWP). It also means that your Custom Web Publishing applications (with XSLT, PHP, or any other web technology) can call FileMaker scripts that use our plugins.
If you're using FileMaker Server 9 or later, our plugins are compatible with the FileMaker Server scheduled script feature.
Can I use this plugin with my FileMaker runtime solution?
Yes, all of our plugins work in FileMaker runtimes solutions, just copy the plugin to the runtime's Extensions folder.
What kind of licenses are there?
Most of our plugins are available in 3 licenses: a demo version which works for 2 hours every time you launch FileMaker, a Workgroup license for 10 or fewer users, and an Enterprise license for unlimited users within a single organization.
What about FileMaker Go?
If you'd like to add plug-in functionality to a mobile solution, there are a number of options available. Plug-ins cannot be installed directly on a iPhone or iPad, but you can trigger a script on a machine that does have the plug-in installed. Using FileMaker Server, you can have routine scripts that will process all the outstanding function calls. For an example on how to do this, see this article on accomplishing this with Plastic. Alternatively you could integrate RemoteScripter to trigger server side scripts. Finally, FMRPC is a separate product developed as a collaboration between Skeleton Key and 360Works.
There are more Questions and Answers on our product support site.
Purchase the Portfolio Bundle to obtain an Enterprise license of this product which allows for unlimited users within a single organization.
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