Category: PDFPrint

PDF2Printer – Version 2.0.22 – Print pages / areas, extended PCF control file

Innovations PDF2Printer Version 2.0.22:

Print specific pages / ranges of pages:

  • Page ranges – from / to – with the minus sign: e.g. 6-8
  • Individual pages – separated by a comma: e.g. 1,4,6-8
  • All pages from a certain page to the end of the document – with the dollar sign: e.g. 1,4,6-8,10- $

Extended PCF control file:

An essential function of PDF2Printer is the possibility of controlling the printing process via a PCF- Print Control Format File. The PCF control file has now been expanded to include the new functions of the PDFPrint .NET component.

PDF2Printer can monitor an input folder. PDF files that end up in it are printed out immediately with the configured standard settings. Any subfolders can be created in the monitored folder into which PDF files are copied. The printout of these PDF files can only be triggered via a * .PCF file.

A PCF file can contain the names of one or more PDF files to be printed. The PDF to be printed must already exist in the subfolder before the PCF file is created there or copied into it. The PCF file can contain one or more lines, one line per PDF. Printed PDF files will be deleted. Once all files have been printed and the subfolder is empty, the subfolder and the PCF file are also automatically deleted.


Syntax of the PCF lines:

<PDF file name> \ t <Printer name> \ t <Paper tray type>: <Paper tray name> \ t <Copies> \ t <Grayscale> \ t <Page range>

  • \ t = TAB Character as a separator between the parameters.
  • & lt; PDF file name & gt; = Name of the PDF file to be printed, without path, the PDF must be in the same subfolder as the PCF file.
  • & lt; Printer Name & gt; and & lt; Tray_Type & gt;: & lt; Tray_Name & gt; = Can be found in the “printers.pnames” file. This file is automatically created by the PDF2Printer application when the service is started in the monitored folder and contains the list of all available printers / paper feed trays. Please note that the system account under which a Windows service runs by default does not have access to network printers. Therefore a user account should be used. You should log in with this user account, perform the PDF2Printer configuration and test the printer under this user account. This user should then also be used for the PDF2Printer service. This ensures that the PDF2Printer service has the same printers available as when configuring via the user interface.
  • & lt; Copies & gt; = Number of copies for the printout
  • & lt; Grayscale & gt; = true / false – Whether to print in color or in grayscale.
  • & lt; Pages area & gt; = Individual pages separated by a comma, from / to with the minus sign, or up to the end of the file with the $ sign: e.g. 1,3-4,10 – $ </ li>

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PDFPrint .NET Component version 1.3.6 – print certain pages / range of pages

With the PDFPrint .NET component version 1.3.6 it is now possible to print only certain pages (individual pages, page areas, all pages up to the end of the document) of the PDF document


  • Page ranges – from / to – with the minus sign: e.g. 6-8
  • Individual pages – separated by a comma: e.g. 1,4,6-8
  • All pages from a certain page to the end of the document – with the dollar sign: e.g. 1,4,6-8,10- $

Since all of our PDFPrint products – PDFPrint-CL, FM, CS, PDF2Printer, eDocPrintPro PDFPrint Plugin – are based on the PDFPrint .NET component, this new function is automatically available in all new versions of our PDFPrint products.

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PDFPrint-FM Version 1.4.2 – Setup – Installation as a service / executable application

With the PDFPrint-FM – PDF print application with folder monitoring version 1.4.2, there is now the option of installing the application as an “Executable Application” (= standard setting) or as a “Windows Service” during installation. When installing as a Windows service, certain things must be observed when accessing network resources (shares, network printers), so that it is often easier to install PDFPrint-FM as a normal startable Windows application for a first test. How the application should be installed is decided via a checkbox in the setup. If you want to change this, PDFPrint-FM can be uninstalled and then reinstalled at any time. The license and the settings are retained.

Another new feature is the option to print color documents in grayscale.

Version 1.4.2 is also required for the Windows 10 20H2 update, because after an update to 20H2 the “extended” print component generates an error and the PDFs to be printed are moved to the error folder.



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PDFPrint-FM Version 1.4.0 – Save / restore configuration

With version 1.4.0 of PDFPrint-FM it is now possible to save the configuration automatically or manually and to perform a restore at any time. With the automatic backup, a new XML backup file is created in the “Backup” folder with every configuration change. The names are given according to the date and time. You can set how long the backups are retained before they are overwritten. You can optionally switch to manual backup. The settings are then backed up manually if required. The settings can be restored at any time by selecting the XML backup file from the backup folder.


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PDFPrint-FM – Product video

The product video about PDFPrint-FM shows the most important functions to print PDF files automatically using monitored folders on physical printers locally or in the network:

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PDFPrint .NET component version 1.2.1 – Automatic printer profile selection

The PDFPrint .NET component is used to print PDF without having Adobe Reader installed. PDFPrint is available in the product variants – FM- Folder Monitoring, CL – Commandline, CS – Web-Service, DropPrint and as an eDocPrintPro Plugin.

With the PDFPrint .NET component version 1.2.1 it is now possible to have the printer profile and thus the printer selected automatically. The number of pages of the PDF to be printed serves as a criterion. This allows for documents to be output specifically on specified printers.


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eDocPrintPro Plugin – PDFPrint – Product Video

With the eDocPrintPro PDFPrint Plugin, the PDF documents generated by the printer can be automatically printed on a physical printer (local or network).

The following video shows how to install and configure the plugin:

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PDFPrint-FM version 1.3.0 – Start print processing via *.rd file trigger

With the PDFPrint-FM version 1.3.0, there is now also the possibility to trigger the start of the print processing not only via the PDF files to be printed, but via a “*.rd” file.

If a file with the extension “*.rd” is copied to a monitored folder or if it is available at a certain time, all PDF files for this event in the folder will be printed. This makes it possible to specify the exact time at which the printout of the PDFs should start and trigger it externally.

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PDFPrint-CS-FM – Hotfolder / Folder Monitoring for the PDFPrint-CS PDF Print Service

PDFPrint-CS-FM is a free add-on application for the PDFPrint-CS PDF print service to monitor one or more inbox folders and to remotely print all existing or newly added PDF files via web service.

The functions are fully in line with the PDFPrint-FM application, but the expression is not “local” but “remote” via HTTPS via the SOAP web service interface


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