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Author Topic: Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series  (Read 3165 times)

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Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series
« on: May 22, 2009, 07:33:11 AM »
I bought Jaws PDF Creator and was going to write a review about it here.
I was impressed - it can handle graphics that others couldnt, creates incredibly small PDF files and claims to be capable of creating PDF's for press/publication.

So I went back to their website and in the intervening week they had released a completely new product called "gDoc Fusion" - this is a "new tool for creating, editing, assembling and merging different types of document" using PDF and XPS formats (is XPS popular?)
If you want to trial it or the creator you download the one exe (over 100MB) and if you purchase, depending on which product you purchase the key will unlock relevant aspects (I havent installed it yet so not 100% sure there)

Here's the page with the details - http://www.globalgra.../en/gdoc/gdoc-fusion
(they also have a product called "gDoc PDF Server")
Tom

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Re: Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series
« Reply #1 on: May 24, 2009, 03:30:17 AM »
so what happened to Jaws PDF Creator, are they going to maintain two separate products or has Jaws gone the way of the dodos?

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Re: Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series
« Reply #2 on: May 24, 2009, 07:21:30 AM »
Jaws products are replaced by the new products - I've installed at this stage - the approach is emphasis on ease of use.

In fairness I shouldnt say too much more till I've tested it properly but I gotta say there's still at least a few bugs to be ironed out ...
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Re: Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series
« Reply #3 on: May 24, 2009, 09:40:15 AM »
gDoc Fusion hardly rolls off the tongue, does it?! Lacks the cachet of Jaws PDF to my mind. I wonder why they've done this?
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Re: Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series
« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2009, 10:36:12 AM »
gDoc Fusion hardly rolls off the tongue, does it?! Lacks the cachet of Jaws PDF to my mind.

to confuse things more they write the g like @  (bad designer, bad bad designer lol)
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Re: Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series
« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2009, 08:20:52 PM »
Jaws products are replaced by the new products - I've installed at this stage - the approach is emphasis on ease of use.

what about the license that you've bought for Jaws, are they carried over? sounds a bit hazy if they allow purchase of products soon to be phased off.

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Re: Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series
« Reply #6 on: May 24, 2009, 08:33:03 PM »
There is an upgrade path from Jaws to gDoc

See http://www.globalgra....com/en/gdoc/upgrade

I got to that page from http://www.jawspdf.com/gdoc.html

Upgrade prices (in pound sterling - full price in brackets) seem to be:

JawsPDF Creator --> gDoc Creator GBP 20 (GBP 49)
JawsPDF Creator or Editor --> gDoc Fusion GBP 60 (GBP 99)

Not cheap if you have already bought Creator and Editor as there doesn't seem to be any credit for having bought both products in the past (which is the logical upgrade path to Fusion).

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Re: Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series
« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2009, 10:28:53 AM »
JawsPDF Creator --> gDoc Creator GBP 20 (GBP 49)
JawsPDF Creator or Editor --> gDoc Fusion GBP 60 (GBP 99)
for the Creator upgrade you're paying 40% of full price
if you're upgrading from Jaws Editor you have to pay 60% of full price - that's an espacially costly upgrade.

I had bought the Jaws Creator within 30 days of the 'changeover' and got a free upgrade - unfortunately it didnt work via the website (I suspect I was the first in this situation who tried to upgrade via the website and there were teething problems) and it involved a lot of emailing over and back - they were very friendly and helpful which helped a lot - but if I had worked hard in the time I spent emailing over and back, I could have bought the upgrade *and* gone for a few pints - of course being realistic, I probably would have been rooting around here instead of working in that time :)

There is almost no reference to their Jaws customers in the new site - at a minimum I think a comparison of products would be helpful
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Re: Jaws PDF products replaced by "gDoc" series
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2009, 05:01:36 PM »
I've been contacting them re problems converting ancient EPS files and I've got to say the support is very impressive, enthusiastic even :)

Tom