Set the Include subfolders checkbox to scan any subfolders for new
or modified files to convert. Enter any output folders in the Exclude
Paths to ignore the output file locations. Entering these paths will
prevent “conversion loops” from occurring.
Next specify the Output Location for the currently selected Watched
Folder. Use Source Folder places the output file in the same folder
as the source file location. Note that if you are going to use this
option, it is recommended that you filter the output file type by adding
the output file type to the Ignore list discussed in the previous
section. For example, if the Use Source location is checked and the
output file type is defined as PDF, make sure that PDF is in the
Filters dialog so that the PDF file will not be re
converted. Note: If “.pdf” is added to the ignore list, and if scripting is
set, the PDF will not be processed. You should specify a separate
folder for processing PDFs if you want to apply scripting operations to
Use default folder to select the default folder as identified on the
General settings, Output Folder setting.
To specify a different output folder, click the Set folder button and
enter the path in the text box to the right of the button, or choose the
file selection button
next to the file path text box.
To select an output file type other than PDF (including PDF/A for
archiving), click the Save As Type list under Output Options. To
overwrite existing files with the same name in the output folder, click
On in the Overwrite output file list. If the mode is set to Off, a
numeric value will be appended to the end of any duplicate file
names. Subsequent conversions will be saved with an incremented
number appended to the end of the filename. If [Use default] is
selected, the default Overwrite setting from the General tab will be
Check the Mirror source folder tree box to build up subfolders
similar to the source folder structure. If this is not selected, all
resulting converted files will be placed in one folder specified in the
Check the Line Merge Enabled box to created line merged PDFs
from the AutoCAD plugin.
Watched Folders – Page Setup
This tab is used to control the output (or converted) file parameters.
The left hand panel (Select watched folder) displays the currently
configured watched folders.
Once a particular watched folder has been selected, change the
parameters by editing the values on the right
hand side of the
watched folders dialog. These parameters are described below.
DPI – sets the dots per inch (DPI) setting to use for graphics included
in files. If PDF is defined as the output filetype this is the down
sample resolution to use when converting files that have embedded
graphics. If a raster output file is chosen (JPG, TIF) this is the overall
DPI setting to use for the output file.
Color depth – Defines the number of colors to have available in the
output file. For black and white choose 1 bit.