I had the pleasure of finally meeting Alex Hernandez in person yesterday.  He is a very warm and friendly person, and it was nice to finally put a face and a name together.  Alex has blogged about what he saw at IBM Software University, specifically about IBM Workplace Forms:

Today I attended a Hands-on lab that teach us the basics on how to build some amazingly perfect forms to be used with any data repository, as DB2 Content Manager or Lotus Domino.

It has an incredible Designer Client that is used to "paint" the screen with the imported form (can be imported from images, PDF, Word, etc) and is "pixel-perfect" in terms on how it position any element of the form to be completely accurate with the original paper form.

One of the main uses that this will have is for regulatory compliance, were, formats of forms are mandatory in the way they look, but with the advantages of the electronic forms, providing security, background logic and integration with the existing systems.
As I've been trying to make clear in another discussion thread, this "pixel-perfect" stuff is one of the keys to why this is such a cool product.  Look for more at Lotusphere this week.

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