Issue setting printing save options via pdfsaver.exe /setoptions

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Issue setting printing save options via pdfsaver.exe /setoptions

Post by zacp » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:31 am

Hi All,
I'm having some trouble trying to automate some printing to .pdf with PDF XChange Standard, I hope someone can see what I'm doing wrong. So essentially, My script calls pdfsaver.exe /Addprinter to create a duplicate printer called "PDF-XChange ScriptOUTPUT", then I call pdfsaver again with;
/SetOptions "Save.File=%[DocName];Save.Path="C:\PDFOUT";Save.ShowSaveDialog=0;Save.RunApp=0;Save.UseLastPath=1" /Printer "PDF-XChange ScriptOUTPUT"

This works correctly on my system, but fails when I try to test it on a client's PC (of course). The printer gets created, but the profile settings don't get applied for some reason.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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Re: Issue setting printing save options via pdfsaver.exe /setoptions

Post by Paul - Tracker Supp » Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:41 pm

Hi zcap

you should only need to create the printer once. Having created it your call to /SetOptions looks OK to be honest. I tried it here and it is setting the values as it does on your machine:

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C:\Program Files\Tracker Software\PDF-XChange Standard>pdfSaver.exe /SetOptions "Save.File=%[DocName];Save.Path="C:\PDFOUT";Save.ShowSaveDialog=0;Save.RunApp=0;Save.UseLastPath=1" /Printer "PDF-XChange ScriptOUTPUT"
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Have you confirmed in Print Manager that the printer was made and named as expected? Also, check /DumpOptions to see what was applied.

It should works as you have it. The only thing that comes to mind, because there is no feedback at the command line as to what's happening, would be to make sure you are creating and calling the printer properly. I would myself give it a name without spaces to make my life easier.

The most common error here is not naming the right printer when using /SetOptions.

Does that help?
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Re: Issue setting printing save options via pdfsaver.exe /setoptions

Post by zacp » Wed Feb 13, 2019 6:24 am

Hi Paul, thanks for your help - I fairly sure the printer was being created properly as after creation, the script prints to the printer by name, which worked (but without the options, so the save dialog appeared etc).
Very good idea about simplifying the printer name, and I've added a step to save the /dumpoptions output in case it's still playing up. Everything still seems fine on my PC, hopefully I'll be able to test it with the client again tomorrow.

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Re: Issue setting printing save options via pdfsaver.exe /setoptions

Post by Will - Tracker Supp » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:58 am

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