Queues

In the Queues Tab you can configure different print queues. Each queue represents a configuration to convert PDFs, similar to the profiles in PDFCreator.

Managing Queues

On the left side of the window you can see a list with all your queues. On the right side you can use the Add button to create a new queue. The Remove button lets you delete the currently selected queue and with the Rename button you are able to rename it. In order to use the settings configured in a queue, you need to assign it to a printer in the printer section below.

Configuring a Queue

Filename

The filename template is where you change the way you would like PDFCreator Server to name the documents it creates. The default value is <title>, this token will be replaced by the source document’s title. Tokens can be added by selecting an item from the token list.

Tip

You can use tokens here. For more information, please visit the Tokens section.

Target Directory

In order to successfully print using the settings from your queue, you need to choose a location to save the created files to. You can do that using the Target Directory setting.

Tip

You can use tokens here. For more information, please visit the Tokens section.

If you don’t need an explicit saving location for your converted files, e.g. if you only want to send them via e-mail using SMTP or similar, you can also choose to save files only temporarily by selecting the Save files temporarily checkbox.

Test Page

You can see the result of your configuration by using the Print Test Page button. When the test page is created, the settings of the currently selected queue are used. Because the service is not used in this process, it does not have to be running in order to create a test file.

Modify

In the Modify tab you can configure templates for the author and the title of the created documents, as well as configure a stamp. These features work the way they do in PDFCreator and you can find more information about them in the Modify section.

Actions

PDFCreator Server supports different actions that can be executed when converting a file. Because user interaction is not possible, not all actions from PDFCreator are supported. The following actions are available:

Preparation

User Tokens, Forward to profile

Modify

Cover, Attachment, Stamp, Background, Watermark, Encryption, Signature

Send

E-mail, Print, Run Program, FTP, HTTP, Dropbox

Note

It is important to note that in PDFCreator Server it is necessary to set the passwords for the SMTP or FTP servers and the printer for the print action when configuring them, as they can’t be entered during the conversion. The print action requires the service to be run from an account with permissions to print to the configured printer in order for it to work.

Image Formats

PDFCreator Server supports the creation of several image formats. More information about this feature can be found in the PDFCreator Image Formats section.

PDF

PDFCreator Server supports all the options for PDF creation of PDFCreator. Please refer to the sections Send and ref: Convert for more information.

Note

An important difference to note is that you need to set all required passwords in the settings as you are not able to interact with the application during runtime.