FileOpen develops a set of clients/plug-ins to enable authorized access to FileOpen-protected PDF and Microsoft Office documents. These clients may differ slightly across platforms and operating systems. Details as follows:
The FileOpen Plug-in for Adobe Reader/Acrobat consists of the FileOpen.api Acrobat/Adobe Reader plug-in, and a number of ancillary modules required in order to operate from within the “protected mode” sandbox in Reader X and XI. These modules include the FileOpen Manager Service and the FileOpen Broker; details of the operation of these modules are available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plug-in operating system compatibility includes Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP; Mac OSX, 10.5 or later; Linux Kernel 2.4 or later.
The FileOpen Plug-in for Foxit® Reader consists of the FileOpen.fpi plug-in, and an optional companion plug-in, fowpkbd.dll. The main plug-in, FileOpen.fpi, must be installed to open encrypted documents. The companion, fowpkbd.dll, which restricts the taking of screenshots, is optional though some publishers may refuse to grant permission to open files if this plug-in is not installed.
Plug-in operating system compatibility includes Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP.
FileOpen also supports Bluebeam® Revu®, and Nuance PDF Converter. Within these environments the FileOpen Plug-in / Client is bundled into the application/viewer and require no additional installations. Coming soon: Nitro Pro 8, Tracker PDFXChange.
The FileOpen Viewer for iPad and iPhone is a native iOS application that performs a client-server interaction with the document owner’s PermissionServer. The app supports both OPN (FileOpen’s native file format) and PDF files. For more details on the FileOpen Viewer App for iPad and iPhone, see our FAQ for Publishers or FAQ for End-Users.
Client compatibility includes iPhone (3GS, 4, 4S, 5), iPad, iPad Mini and iPod Touch (3rd Generation or later); running iOS 4.0 or later.
The FileOpen Client for Microsoft Office (beta) scontrols Office documents in the manner described in the Microsoft Office application programming interface (API) specification, via a set of Add-in Modules for Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Client operating system compatibility includes Windows 7, 8, Vista, XP. Office versions 2003, 2007 and 2010 are supported, with 2013 in development.