A rendition is a copy of a document in a format other than the original. Typically, the rendition is in a non-editable format and is distributed only for reference or hard copy printing while the original, editable source document is not distributed outside of the organization. Examples of rendition formats are Portable Document Format (PDF) and Autodesk Drawing Web Format (DWF). Renditions can often be created by the same application that is used to edit the original document or they can be created by a different application. In some cases, the renditions are stored in a separate vault or document management system than the source documents.
PowerWeb supports renditions in PDF format only and made from these source file formats:
- AutoCAD (.dwg)
- MicroStation (.dgn)
- Office (.doc,.ppt,.xlsx,.docx,.pptx,.txt)
- Images (.bmp,.gif,.jpg,.jpeg,.png,.tif,.tiff,.wmf,.emf,.ico)
Meridian PowerWeb supports renditions in numerous ways:
- Rendition viewing as described in View Renditions.
- Rendition viewing options as described in Personal Preferences.
- Viewing of rendition properties as described in View And Edit Properties.
- Printing renditions as described in Print Renditions.
- Automatic updating of renditions upon running a workflow transition.
- Updating of renditions on demand as described in Update Renditions.
- Attaching renditions to a document as described in Upload Renditions.
- Automatic inclusion of renditions with source documents in packages.
- Specific rendition security privileges.
- Redlining renditions.
A document has a rendition associated with it if it shows one of the rendition icons on its Document property page described in Property Pages.
Working with renditions is described in the following topics.