Enabling Non-Standard Page Sizes for PostScript Conversions


If you are converting a PostScript® file that contains dimensions for a page size other than letter size, edit the PostScriptProfiles.xml file to enable non-standard page sizes.


After making this edit, the bounding box settings in the input PostScript file will be used and the corresponding page size generated.


Note: In order to make these configurations, you need to install:




  1. Stop P3 Service:

    • In Server Manager, select Configuration > Services.

    • Highlight ActivePDF P3 Service.

    • Click Stop the service.



  2. Open the PostScriptProfiles.xml located in:
    C:\ProgramData\activePDF\Settings\DocConverter
    or
    C:\ProgramData\activePDF\Settings\Server

  3. Create a backup file and save it in a safe place.

  4. In the original PostScriptProfiles.xml file, scroll to the end of the file, below the closing tag for the</PostScript:ScaleMethod>element, and above the closing tag for the </PostScript:PostScript> root element, add the text shown in blue below.


</PostScript:ScaleMethod>


<PostScript:FontPath></PostScript:FontPath>


<PostScript:OptionalParams>


<PostScript:Param>


<PostScript:Name>-dEPSCrop</PostScript:Name>


<PostScript:Value></PostScript:Value>


</PostScript:Param>


</PostScript:OptionalParams>


</PostScript:PostScript>



  1. Start the P3 Service:

    • In Server Manager, select Configuration > Services.

    • Highlight ActivePDF P3 Service.

    • Click Start the service.




Note: This edit to the to the PostScriptProfiles.xml file will affect all future PostScript conversions.