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Frequently Asked Questions

linkHow to save converted PDF files in a given folder?

By default, PDFGenie stores converted files in the current working folder. To specify another output location, use the '-o' (or --output) parameter. For example:

pdfgenie -o "c:\My Output" 1.pdf 2.pdf 3.pdf

Note: If the specified path does not exist, PDFGenie will attempt to create the necessary folders.

linkHow do I convert a password protected PDF?

PDFGenie, without user intervention, will decrypt and convert documents secured with a master/owner password. If the document is secured using a user (or 'file open') password, PDFGenie will prompt you to enter the password.

For unattended conversion, the password can also be specified directly on the command-line using the '--pass' option. For example:

pdfgenie --pass secret secured.pdf

The above command line will convert PDF to HTML and will use the provided password ('secret') to open the secured document (i.e. 'secured.pdf').

Note: PDFGenie supports all standard security options available in PDF, including 40 and 128 bit RC4 encryption, Crypt filters, and 128 AES (Advanced Encryption Standard) encryption.

linkHow do I process PDF files in a batch?

PDFGenie supports batch conversion of many PDF files in a single pass. To convert all PDF files in a given folder(s) you can use the following syntax:

pdfa myfolder1 myfolder2 ...

The '-s' or '--subfolders' option can be used to recursively process all subfolders. For example, the following line will convert all documents in 'myfolder1' and 'myfolder2' as well as all subfolders:

pdfa --subfolders myfolder1 myfolder2

By default, PDFGenie will convert all files with the extension '.pdf'.

Wildcard characters can also be used to process multiple input files as shown in the usage section:

Batch Processing and Use of Wildcards.

linkDoes PDFGenie have any dependencies on third party components/software?

PDFGenie is a completely stand alone application and does not include any dependencies on third-party components or software.

linkCan I integrate PDFGenie with my client/server application?

PDFGenie can be easily integrated into third-party client and server-based applications.

Besides command-line utility PDFGenie can be included as part of the PDFNet SDK and therefore be accessed from any programming language (including C#, VB.NET, C/C++, Java, VB6, Perl, Python, Ruby, Delphi, etc).

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