PDFing v5 will install over existing copies of PDFing v3 and
v4. It will also preserve your existing configuration and license-keys.
Because the "Queue" directories have been re-organized, you cannot reinstall v4
you first delete the \PDFing\Queue
directory and all its sub-directories. Therefore, before
installing v5, you should make
a backup copy of both the existing \PDFing \PDFing\Queue
If you are running PDFing v2.1 or earlier, you must
install PDFing v5 into a different directory. If you are
v2.1 as an NT Service program
, you must
this service.Do not
delete the existing PDFing directory and files until you have installed PDFing v5 and copied your existing configuration files
to the PDFing v5 \Markup directory.
Please note that, if
all your license-keys were issued before 8th February
, PDFing v5 will only work in "un-licensed"
not proceed with installation unless you have an upgrade, or
Service license-key issued on or after 8th February
should apply your Upgrade or NT Service license-key before v5
installation or as soon as the installation is complete. See http://www.pdfing.com/slicense.html
which describes how the upgrade key is applied. If all your
license-codes were issued before 18th
please do not proceed with
installation until have purchased a V5 upgrade
(300547512). You should apply the
upgrade license-key before v5 installation or as soon as the
installation is complete.
Before you install PDFing version 5, you must first stop
PDFing. If you are running PDFing
as an NT Service program, then you must use the windows administrative
"Services" to stop the PDFingMailer service.
Before you install PDFing version 5 over an existing v4
installation, please note the
directory in which your existing copy of PDFing is installed. When you
"windows installer file" PDFing5setup.msi and the
"Select Installation Folder" dialog appears,
select the name of the previous installation
directory, as noted above.
Providing that you install
PDFing v4 into this same directory then you will not
need to re-configure PDFing.
If you install version 4 into a different directory,
then you should follow
the steps listed in the following section.
In some circumstances, the "windows installer"
will ask if you want to remove the existing copy of PDFing. If so, you
the remove option, you will then be prompted to remove the
configuration and queue
directories. When prompted, you should not enter Y
or y, unless you are sure that you
will not be re-installing PDFing, or you have a
backup of your existing
\PDFing\Markup directory. After you have removed the
existing copy of PDFing v4,
run PDFing5setup.msi again.
If you installed PDFing version 5 into a different directory and you have
existing configuration files, you should run PDFing, select menu-option
to display the file-open dialog-box, select files of type - all
then take the following steps:
- Copy the saved file: \PDFing\PDFing.ini
(if it exists) and paste it into
the list of files in this dialog box.
- Copy all the files in the saved directory: \PDFing\Markup
and paste them
all into the list of files in this dialog box.
- Copy the saved file \PDFing\Res\Ebcdic.txt
(if it exists) and paste it into
the list of files in this dialog box.Close the dialog box.
- Once you have confirmed that these files have been copied
to the correct location,
you may delete all the saved program files and directories.
If you installed version 5 into a different directory, and you were
as an NT Service program, you must
the previous version and then
the existing NT service program for PDFing.
You may also need to change the target and start-in values of shortcuts
on the desktop or start menu that were not created by the PDFing
windows installer file.