General Tab

Use the options in this tab to activate PDF Converter and set the general attributes of the component.

Option Description
Activate Activate the component. You can use a condition in this field.
Remove original documents after PDF conversion Selecting this check box will remove the original documents from the process after conversion takes place.

When this check box is selected:

  • If the process is successful, the original document will be removed.
  • If the process fails to convert to PDF, the original documents will follow the "on failure" file options that have been defined.
Concatenate the generated PDF documents A job may consist of several files. Select this option to concatenate the converted files into one PDF file. For example if 5 JPEG files are scanned in from an MFP device, this option will generate a single PDF file for all 5 images. This option will only concatenate the PDF files that are generated through the PDF converter, input PDF files will be skipped.
Fail job if PDF conversion is unsuccessful Select this check-box to reject a job when the component fails to process input files. All the documents in the job will be rejected if the component fails to process any input file. If this check-box is not selected the component will skip the failed file and continue the job.

All failed jobs are marked as rejected and are processed according to On failure job process settings.

Paper size Enter the default paper size for new documents. All standard paper sizes supported by Windows are also supported by the PDF Converter. You can use available RRTs in this field.
  • The default value for the paper size depends on the Windows settings and corresponds to the locale-specific standard paper size.
  • If the standard paper size is selected, the Width and the Length fields are disabled and display physical paper dimensions in millimeters.
  • If you select Custom paper size option, the Width and the Length fields become enabled.
Note: Some applications, for example, MS Word, sometimes ignore the specified page size settings and set another page format. It is recommended to verify that the generated PDF files have the correct format.
Width Enter the width of the paper that you want to use for your documents, in millimeters. This field is enabled only when Custom is selected in the Paper size box or this box contains an RRT. The minimum allowed value is 0.1mm.
Note: The maximum allowed value is 5000.0 mm due to the printer driver restriction. If you enter a value greater than 5000.0 mm, the generated PDF file will lose the content.

You can use RRTs in this field.

If a standard paper size is selected, this field is disabled and displays physical paper width in millimeters.

Length Enter the length of the paper that you want to use for your documents, in millimeters. This field is enabled only when Custom is selected in the Paper size box or if this box contains an RRT. The minimum allowed value is 0.1mm.
Note: The maximum allowed value is 5000.0 mm, due to the printer driver restriction. If you enter a value greater than 5000.0 mm, the generated PDF file will lose its content.

You can use one or several available RRTs in this field.

If a standard paper size is selected, this field is disabled and displays physical paper length in millimeters.

Resolution Enter the resolution that the virtual printer will use for printing, in DPI. You can enter the value manually or select one from the drop-down list. The resolution value is important mainly for raster images. Text appearance can also be improved by increasing this value.

You can use available RRTs in this field.

Note: This field is important when you select the Downsample high resolution images option on Advanced tab. In this case the images with resolution higher than specified in this field will be downsampled to the specified resolution.
Orientation You can set the orientation of the output to Portrait or Landscape.
Note: When creating a PDF document from TIFF or JPG images, some print application (for example, MS Print Pictures, MS Paint, IrfanView) ignore orientation and paper size settings specified in the component and use their own default settings. The solution is to allow the service to interact with the desktop.