If you have downloaded
and there is no prevous installation of PDFing on this PC, then you
only need to
on this file to begin the
process. Once completed, you will find a short-cut
on your desk-top.
Users running Windows 2000 or later should open the Sharing form
using menu option [File|Sharing]
and use its
to install or uninstall the PDFing service. You may use this form
to share the PDFing directories across the network
so that NT service clients
can connect to the service from remote systems.
This form also allows you to select new locations for the directory
containing the PDFing configuration and markup files and for the
directory containing the spooled-files queued by PDFing.
If you weant to adjust the properties of the service, open the
"Service" control-panel applet and select service:
This form allows you to start and stop the PDFingMailer service.
you can select the start-up and log-on options to suit your particular
requirements. Please note that the log-on account may not be able to
accessed "mapped" drive-names. So, if you want PDFing to save a copy of
a PDF files on a remote system, you must use the UNC naming convention
to specify the directory name.
You can use also the SC.EXE command (see Windows SDK help)
to control PDFingMailer on a remote machine.
In order to view the spooled-files converted by the PDFingMailer
service program, you should execute program PDFingCntrl.exe
from the "PDFing"
directory on the system running the service. Once started, PDFingCntrl.exe
displays a PDFing icon in the windows icon tray. You may right click on
this icon to display
a pop-up menu, or double click on this icon to display a window showing
the status of
You can create a "short-cut" to the copy of PDFingCntrl.exe
that is installed on the PC
running the PDFingMailer
service.. Do not make any copies of
PDFingCntrl.exe, as they wil not be able to connect to the service!
The PDFingMailer service logs its activities to the "Event-Log" of the
on which it is running. You should use the "Event Viewer" application,
(under "Administrative Tools" on the Windows Start Menu) to see the
messages relating to application services, including PDFingMailer. You
can sort and filter
these messages from the "View" menu of this applet.
PDFingMailer will send event messages grouped into types &
The types are "Error", "Warning" and "Informational".
The categories are "General" relating to starting and stopping,
"Lpd" relating to spooled-files received,
"Cvt" relating to PDF document creation,
"Keep" relating to locally stored documents and
"Smtp" relating to e-mailed documents.
You can use the [Logging] page of the
configuration program to select
which events should be logged.
Please be aware that the Event Log can get full. If this happens, then
new Event Messages will not be added and the statistics provided by the
server status screen will be incorrect.
To un-install the PDFing service, first use the windows
"Services" to stop the PDFingMailer
open the directory where PDFing
has been installed and run the file: ServiceUninstall.bat
as an Administrator
After a second or two, you should see the following message:
You will need to un-install the PDFing service, if you install
into a different
directory from the one
service was previously installed.