The forms conform to the PDF 1.7 specification and use XFA technology. The Adobe Readers and Adobe Acrobat for Windows and Mac fully support both the PDF 1.7 specification and XFA. Most PDF third-party PDF software only supports older PDF technology. Adobe Acrobat Reader DC is free so it is suggested that you use Adobe Acrobat Reader DC for Windows or Mac. Macs require a third-party PDF print driver that is capable of flattening (publishing) encrypted XFA PDFs.
Android and iOS versions of our software require third-party PDF support that is not otherwise available on those platforms. For Android, we recommend QPDF Notes and for iOS, we recommend PDF Expert.
Yes. There are several ways to insert signatures into reports. Click on the signature line is an image field. The recommended method is to click or tap above the signature line and a browse window will open. Browse to the image of your signature. Select the signature image. You can also use Adobe Reader's "Sign Document" feature on a report that has already been flattened. Refer to the WindSurance User Manual for detailed instructions.
PDF Expert on iOS and QPDF Notes on Android offer additional signing options.
Yes. Use the PRINT button on the report or use PRINT from the FILE drop down menu.
WindSurance and Four-Point reports can be used on Microsoft Windows, Mac OS X, Apple iOS, and Android. Apple iOS (iPad, etc) requires a third-party PDF editor such as PDF Expert. Android requires a third-party PDF editor such as QPDF Notes.
No. An unflattened PDF can be edited by anyone. You should never distribute a report that someone can easily edit. Also, distributing an unflattened PDF created with any BestInspectors.Net software is in violation of the End User License Agreement and is cause for termination of your license.
"Too big" is a relative term. A file may be too big for one purpose but not for another. Published (flattened) PDFs are usually larger than they need to be, or should be, because of digital pictures that are too big. The size of the digital pitures is determined by the camera settings. The recommended setting for digital pictures is VGA. Anything larger than VGA is not necessary and will result in a larger finished file size. Different PDF print drivers and print driver settings will also result in different file sizes. The file size of published (flattened) Wind Mitigation reports is usually in the 1-3MB range.
Yes, you can insert pictures taken on your phone or tablet directly into your reports. This video, recorded on an iPad Mini, shows how you can insert pictures taken with your phone or camera.
If you are using your iPhone to take pictures but the reports is on your iPad, you can have the iPhone's pictures automatically appear in your iPad's Camera Roll and you can insert the pictures from the Camera Roll.
Android devices have similar capabilities. However, some Android devices photos that do not conform to industry standards for digital photos. We cannot guarantee that photos taken with any particular Android device will work with WindSurance software. We recommend that you download the WindSurance demo to test it before buying.
The iOS and Android versions are very easy to use. The entire report can be completed, flattened, and delivered right from your mobile device. This video, recorded on an iPad Mini, shows how easy it is to work on a mobile device. https://bestinspectors.net/video/iPad-4Pt/iPad-4Pt.html.
This is caused by insufficient memory available to the application, memory conflicts, or memory bottlenecks. Memory available to applications is not the same as installed RAM or installed mass storage (hard drive, etc). Windows Task Manager reports memory usage but does not detect or report memory bottlenecks or conflicts. The two most common causes of memory problems are anti-virus (and other anti-malware) software combined and large photos.