Split PDF

The Split PDF tab allows the user to set options when splitting a PDF document to multiple PDF documents. After the document has been split, there are options for routing of the output file. The tab has the following sections:

Split Settings

This section sets the options when splitting the document into multiple documents:

Split Method

Use this section to tell PAS how to split the document into multiple documents. The available options in this section are:

Split into documents of - Use this method to split the document into equal size documents of a given number of pages. Enter the page count in the text field.

Split by page range - Use this method to split the document into multiple documents based on page range. Enter the page range in the text field. Dash is used for a page range, comma to separate pages within the same document, semicolon to separate documents. So for instance, 1, 3-5; 7-10 will output two documents, the first document with pages 1, 3, 4, and 5, and the second document with pages 7, 8, 9, and 10.

Split by blank page - Use this method to split the document when a white page is encountered. The white page will be used as a separator between documents and will be discarded.

Tolerance - This value increases the tolerance for artifacts on the page. Increase this value if the blank pages contain marks such as scan lines or fold lines to get better results.

Split by bookmark at level - Use this method to split the document based on bookmarks at level 1. You can also choose to split up to a higher level, for instance up to level 3. In this case, the document will be split at bookmark level 1, level 2, and level 3. In this method, we assume that the bookmarks contain Go To Page actions within the PDF document itself and that the bookmarks have been created in ascending page order.

Split before text - Use this method to split the document when specific text in the document is encountered. When the text is encountered in a page, this page will become the first page of the next document.

Split after text - Use this method to split the document when specific text in the document is encountered. When the text is encountered in a page, this page will become the last page of the document and the following page will become the first page of the next document.

File Name Pattern

Use this section to tell PAS how to name the output PDF files (the PDF documents obtained by splitting the incoming document): 

Append - For each output PDF file, you can choose to append the page range or an incremental counter starting at any given number. PAS will start with the original PDF file name.

Note: The original PDF file name can first be altered using the Change the PDF File Name section below).

Note: An underscore character precedes the page range formula and commas are replaced with an underscore character.

Append bookmark name - This option is only available when the "Split by bookmarks" option is selected. This will append the name of the starting bookmark to the output documents names. So for instance if "Cover Page" is the first bookmark name, the first output document will could be named test_p1-p1_CoverPage.pdf. Only letters, numbers, hyphen and underscore characters are preserved in the bookmark name to guarantee that all operating systems will accept this file name. Commas are replaced with an underscore.

 

Output Routing Options

This section determines what happens once the PDF document has successfully been processed. If the processing fails for any reason the document will instead rout the document using the settings set in the Trouble Handling tab.

Print the Print the PDF Document  

Use this section to print the PDF file as part of processing it. Click on "Edit Details" to set the settings.

Printer

Select the printer you wish to use here. When the job is running and the printer you selected is now not available, then the current system default printer will be selected instead.

Print Range

All: prints all the pages in the document

Page Range: enter a single page, a page range, or multiple pages and ranges, separated by commas.

Page Handling

Auto Rotate: rotate the printout to match the width and length with the paper. The portrait / landscape setting set by the user will be ignored.

Center In Printable Area: center the page in the paper. No effect if the pages in a document are larger than the paper they are being printed on.

Reduce Large Pages to Printer Margins: shrink pages so that they fit in the paper. No effect if the pages in a document are smaller than the paper they are being printed on.

Expand Small Pages to Printer Margins: expand pages to fill the paper they are being printed on. No effect if the pages in a document are larger than the paper they are being printed on.

Options

Number of Copies: the number of copies of the document to be printed

Collate Sheets: keeps pages in order when printing multiple copies. For example, if unchecked, two copies of a three-page document will print in this order: 1,1,2,2,3,3. If checked, the order will be 1,2,3,1,2,3. This option is not available when printing only one copy.

Duplex Processing: the options to print on the front and back of pages

Print to File: Use this option to send the printer output to a file instead of the printer.  When the option is checked, an output folder is necessary to know where to save the printer output files.

Output Folder: the full path to a local directory (on the server) to send the file

Note: This directory is local to where the server is running not the PAS Manager and so the file path must follow the format set by the OS of the server.

Specify Paper Source: Use this option to select a specific tray for paper source on the selected printer.  When this option is left unchecked, the default tray on the printer will be used.

Change the Output File NameChange the Output File Name

Use this section to change the name of the PDF file before saving. Click on "Edit Details" to set the settings.

Renaming Options

Start with the current file name: You may use a file name based on the existing file name with some simple modifications. You may specify one string of characters to be removed. If that string is found and deleted, then the replace string will be inserted at the same location. You may also specify a prefix to use at the start of each name, and a suffix to place at the end.

Replace with new file name: You may replace every incoming file name with a new name. This is useful in some E-Mail situations. If you use this option in other situations, consider appending a counter or time stamp to prevent name conflicts.

Tracking Options

Append date and time stamp: You can add a date a timestamp to the file name as well. This will be added to the very end of the file name based on the options set above.

Append an incriminating counter: If you have elected to append a counter, then as long as this value is zero (0) the counter will continue to increment as each file name is prepared. If you set this to any positive integer, then the next time a file name is prepared the new value will be used and the counter will increment from there.

Save the Output File to a FolderSave the Output File to a Folder

Use this section to save the file to a folder after setting the permissions. Click on "Edit Details" to set the settings.

Location

Folder Path: the full path to a local directory (on the server) to watch for files.

Note: This directory is local to where the server is running not the PAS Manager and so the file path must follow the format set by the OS of the server.

Save

In one ZIP file: when checked all processed files will be placed into a single .ZIP file in the directory chosen.

Name Collision Logic

When a prepared output file has the same name as an existing file the existing file could be overwritten. You may choose to have a unique name created by appending a numeric or alphabetic counter to the end of the file name. Be careful when using the overwrite option.

FTP the Output FileFTP the Output File

Use this section to send the file to an FTP server after setting the permissions. Click on "Edit Details" to set the settings.

Destination

Server: the host name of the FTP server, such as ftp.example.com

Folder: the directory on the FTP server to watch for files

User: the user name to access the server

Password: the password for the user set above

Save

In one ZIP file: when checked all processed files will be placed into a single .ZIP file in the directory chosen.

Name Collision Logic

When a prepared output file has the same name as an existing file the existing file could be overwritten. You may choose to have a unique name created by appending a numeric or alphabetic counter to the end of the file name. Be careful when using the overwrite option.

E-Mail the Output FileE-Mail the Output File

Use this section to send the file by e-mail after setting the permissions. Click on "Edit Details" to set the settings.

Recipients

Send List: the "To:" field when sending the email. Multiple email addresses can be entered by using a comma and a space (i.e. john@example.com, jane@example.com)

Copy List: the "Cc:" (carbon copy) field when sending the email. Multiple email addresses can be entered by using a comma and a space (i.e. john@example.com, jane@example.com)

Importance: sets the importance of the email being sent. Can be set to Low, Normal, or High

Sensitivity: sets the sensitivity of the email being sent. Can be set to Normal, Personal, Private, or Confidential

Content

Subject: subject line of the email being sent

Message: message to be sent with the email. The message will be sent as plain text in the body of the email.

 


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