PDF Saver

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PDF Saver


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The PDF Saver feature enables the combination of multiple print jobs into a single PDF document. This makes the initial temporary file generation faster, which allows the queuing of new jobs prior to the final file assembly and generation. The PDF Saver option is available in the Job Management menu of the Save settings page:



Figure 1. Save Settings Dialog Box. Use PDFSaver for Job Management Highlighted


The settings for the PDF Saver can be accessed as follows:


Click the windows start icon start-icon in the taskbar.

Enter "pdfsaver" in the search bar. Under the Programs search results, click PDF-XChange Standard V6 pdfSaver. The following dialog box will open:



Figure 2. PDF-XChange Printer V6: pdfSaver Dialog Box. Jobs Tab Selected




The Jobs tab is divided into two sections: Jobs Groups and Jobs Documents:

A jobs group is created when documents are sent to the PDF-XChange printer. Drag documents into existing groups to add them to the group.

Jobs groups can be imported or exported from the list, which is convenient when working in a multi-user environment.

Use the buttons to Save, Load, Remove and Generate Jobs Groups.

When a Jobs Group is selected the documents that it contains are displayed in the Jobs Documents list.

Use the Move Up and Move Down buttons to adjust the order of documents in the Jobs Documents list.

The Detach and Remove buttons can be used to detach and remove documents from Jobs Documents lists.




The Languages tab is used to determine the PDF Saver language settings:



Figure 3. PDF-XChange Printer V6: pdfSaver Dialog Box. Languages Tab Selected


Select the Use Users Regional Settings dialog box to set the language of the current region as the PDF Saver language. Clear the box to select languages from the options displayed in the Available Languages window.

Click to select languages, then click the Set As Default button to set selected languages as the default language.




The Settings tab is used to determine the general settings of PDF Saver:



Figure 4. PDF-XChange Printer V6: pdfSaver Dialog Box. Settings Tab Selected


Use the Default Folder for Jobs Files text box to enter the default folder for jobs. Alternatively, use the Browse button to select a folder from the local computer.

Select the AutoSave Jobs box to save jobs automatically when the software is closed.

Select the AutoLoad Available Jobs on Startup box to load available jobs automatically when the software is launched.

Select the Show Icon in System Tray box to display an icon in the taskbar when PDF Saver is open.

Select the Show Printing Progress Window box to view the printing progress window when documents are printed virtually.

Select the Don't Remove Temporary Files box to retain temporary files after documents are printed.

Select the Autounload pdfSaver after box to close the program after the number of seconds specified in the number box.

Select the Run pdfSaver at Windows Startup to run PDF Saver when Windows launches.




The About tab provides further information about PDF Saver.



Command Line Options for PDF Saver


Please note the following:


Unless the path to pdfsaver6.exe is added to the system %path%, then the full path to pdfsaver6.exe must be explicitly specified.

If a profile is specified then changes will be made to that profile. If a profile is not specified then the changes will be made to the current printer's settings.

If any value has spaces, backslashes or forwardslashes then the option that contains it should be enclosed in double quotation marks. Similarly, if there are spaces within the optionslistfile, it should also be enclosed in double quotation marks.



Command Line Options



pdfSaver6.exe /RemovePrinter <PrinterName> [/NoNotify]


This command line removes instances of the PDF-XChange printer.



pdfSaver6.exe /SetAsDefault <PrinterName>


This command line sets a specified printer as the default printer.



pdfSaver6.exe /SetOptions optionname1=value1[;optionname2=value2] /Printer <PrinterName> [/Profile <ProfileName>] [/NoNotify]




pdfSaver6.exe /SetOptions @optionslistfile /Printer <PrinterName> [/Profile <ProfileName>] [/NoNotify]


These command lines can be used to change the printer options.



pdfSaver6.exe /DumpOptions [<dest_file_name>] /Printer <PrinterName> [/Profile <ProfileName>]


This command line lists all settings of the printer specified. If <dest_file_name> is not specified then settings will be listed in the console window.



Command Line Examples



Set the letter paper size:


pdfSaver6.exe /SetOptions "DevMode.PaperSize=1" /Printer "PDF-XChange V6"


Specify the generation of "PDF/A-2b" PDFs and not run the PDF Viewer after file generation:


pdfSaver6.exe /SetOptions "General.Specification=PDFA-2b;Save.RunApp=false" /Printer "PDF-XChange V6"


Specify the use of an options file:


pdfSaver6.exe /SetOptions @c:\documents\opt.lst /Printer "PDF-XChange V6"


An options file is a text file (supported text files in Unicode with BOM, UTF-8 with BOM and UTF-8 w/o BOM formats) where each line has one option and value, such as:





Use the command line below to dump all printer options to the console:


pdfSaver6.exe /DumpOptions /Printer "PDF-XChange V6"


Alternatively, it is possible to specify a file in which to dump the printer options:


pdfSaver6.exe /DumpOptions "C:\printer_settings.txt" /Printer "PDF-XChange V6"