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How to Convert PDF on Server/Service/ActiveX

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You may also convert PDF files on web-servers or services with the help of Total PDF Converter X (SDK).

General Description

Total PDF Converter X includes:

  • Command line converter;
  • ActiveX.

Advantages of Total PDF Converter X are the following:

  • Ideal for on web-servers, it has no GUI or any popups to interrupt the process;
  • Using the program from service;
  • Conversion PDF files to Doc, Excel, HTML, Text, CSV or images;
  • It does not need any third-party PDF software including the Adobe Acrobat;
  • Possibility to save Adobe files as images in JPEG format;
  • Renaming the resulting files;
  • Ability to convert password protected PDFs;
  • Batch conversion;
  • Automatic work;
  • The possibility to build the custom applications with the help of Active X.

Note: Pay attention to some details during installation Total PDF Converter X:

  • Do not forget to register ActiveX in your web-server account.
  • ActiveX works only with 32-bit internet information server. 64-bit server is not supported. Use command line version instead.

You may have a look at the examples of ASP and PHP below.

Example ASP:

dim C
Set C=CreateObject("PDFConverter.PDFConverterX")
C.Convert "c:\source.PDF", "c:\dest.HTML", "-cHTML -log c:\pdf.log"
set C = nothing
Example PHP:
$src="C:\test.PDF";
$dest="C:\test.XLS";
if (file_exists($dest)) unlink($dest);
$c= new COM("PDFConverter.PDFConverterX");
$c->convert($src,$dest, "-c XLS  -log c:\pdf.log");
if (file_exists($dest)) echo "OK"; else echo "fail:".$c->ErrorMessage;

Registration Total PDF Converter X on the Server

Usually internet information server works under default account which is not the administrator's one. When you try to use our dll, the browser can not open the page or the server hangs up. You receive 'page time out' message.

To settle this problem do the following:

  • Login the account where internet server runs.
  • Register ActiveX:
    • Reinstall Converter X.
    • Enter regsvr32 C:\YourPath\PDFConverter.dll in command line.
  • Make sure the dll was registered. Convert any PDF file with the file: axPDFDev.exe. If it converts without any problems ActiveX was successfully installed on your system.
  • Run htmlconveterx.exe.
  • Click 'Register' button and enter the key you have received by e-mail after purchasing the product.

Note: To register Total PDF Converter X on the server you must have the administrator rights.

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