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Win2PDF Pro Terminal Server Edition can continuously watch a local or shared folder and automatically convert all files in one of the following input formats:

 

PDF

HTML

XPS

TIFF

JPG

PNG

BMP

GIF

 

It can convert them to one of the following output formats:

 

PDF

PDF Image Only - monochrome

PDF Image Only - grayscale

PDF Image Only - color

PDF - compressed

PDF - searchable (OCR)

Text - formatted

Text - unformatted

Text - formatted after making searchable (OCR)

Text - unformatted after making searchable (OCR)

JPEG - grayscale

JPEG - color

TIFF - monochrome

TIFF - grayscale

TIFF - color

TIFF - color with transparent background

PNG - Grayscale

PNG - Grayscale with transparent background

PNG - Color

PNG - Color with transparent background

 

Win2PDF Desktop - Watch Folder Formats

Win2PDF Desktop - Watch Folder Formats

 

 

You can watch a folder and convert files from one format to another by opening the "Watch Folder and Convert..." window from the Win2PDF Desktop "File" menu:

Win2PDF Desktop - Watch Folder Menu

Win2PDF Desktop - Watch Folder Menu

 

Win2PDF Desktop - Watch Folder and Convert

Win2PDF Desktop - Watch Folder and Convert

 

The "Convert Files From" setting allows you to configure the location of the files to convert. Any files in this folder that are supported will be converted to the "Convert To Format". You can type in the location, or click "Change Folder" to browse to the location.

 

The "Move After Conversion" is enabled, the following folder setting allows you to configure the location of the files after conversion. It must be a different location from the "Convert Files From" folder. You can type in the location, or click "Change Folder" to browse to the location.  If you don't want to save the files after they are converted, set this to "Delete After Conversion".

Win2PDF Desktop - Watch Folder Delete After Conversion

Win2PDF Desktop - Watch Folder Delete After Conversion

 

 

The "Save To" folder setting allows you to configure the location of the converted files. It must be a different location from the "Convert Files From" folder. You can type in the location, or click "Change Folder" to browse to the location.

 

The "Convert" button will start monitoring the watch folder and converting any supported files to the selected "Convert To Format". Any files that cannot be converted are automatically skipped.  The "Stop" button remains active while watching the folder, and allows you to cancel the watch folder process.  If an error occurs when converting to the selected format, the file is renamed with a ".err" extension and an error message is displayed before the "Watching..." status line.

 

Win2PDF Desktop - Watching Folder

Win2PDF Desktop - Watching Folder

 

 

You can also watch and convert a folder of files from one format to another using the WATCHCONVERT command line.

 

This feature requires a licensed version of Win2PDF Pro Terminal Server Edition. Contact us for a time limited evaluation license.