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


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.


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.


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.

Existing File Behavior

  • Overwrite files: The existing file is overwritten.

  • Ensure unique filenames: If the file already exists, the current document will get a numbered appendix added to it. As an example, if “Testfile.pdf” already exists, the output document will be saved as “Testfile_2.pdf”.

  • Auto merge: Append new files to the existing file.

  • Auto merge: Append new files to the existing file before the modify and send actions are applied.


The Auto merge options are restricted to the PDF output format. When another output format is selected, the fallback option is Ensure unique filenames.


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:


User Tokens, Forward to profile, CS-Script


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


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


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.

Skip failed send actions

You can add multiple send actions to your profile and set the order in the workflow editor. This option selects whether to continue with other send actions if one of them fails.

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.


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


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.

Test Page

You can see the result of your configuration by using the PDFCreator 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.