User Tokens

With the user token feature, we give the advanced user the possibility to define own tokens directly in the original document. The original files will be analysed for user tokens, which will be removed from the document after extracting the value.

Warning

This feature is currently in beta status. If something is not working properly, feel free to send us your use case with example files to support@pdfforge.org

Note

This feature is only available for PDFCreator Business and PDFCreator Terminal Server. Please activate this feature when you intend to use it, because the search for user tokens might be time consuming on slower PCs.

Usage

Place a user token in your document with the following syntax:

[[[NameOfToken:User token value]]]

The name can be chosen completely free and independent from the regular tokens.

Note

The user token name must not contain blank spaces.

When the user token feature is activated, it will be evaluated and removed from the original document.

Note

User tokens should be placed on separate lines because the whole line will be removed during the process.

In PDFCreator, you can define user tokens the same way as regular tokens. The token name is composed of keyword “User:” and the name of the token:

<User:NameOfToken>

In case that the document does not include a used user token, the following syntax allows you to set a default value

<User:NameOfToken:Default value>

Note

The default value is not used if the user token is present in the document but its value remains empty.

[[[NameOfToken:]]] would be replaced with an empty string.

Usability

Just like the regular tokens, user tokens can be used in the following fields:

  • Title
  • Author
  • Stamp Text
  • Filename Template
  • Folder Template (for save file dialog)
  • Target folder (for automatic saving)
  • E-mail recipients
  • E-mail subject
  • E-mail text
  • Script file path
  • Script parameters
  • FTP server directory

Tip

Don’t hesitate to contact us, if your use case is not covered (support@pdfforge.org).