Generate PDF Service

The Generate PDF service converts native file formats to PDF. It also converts PDF to other file formats and optimizes the size of PDF documents.

The Generate PDF service uses native applications to convert the following file formats to PDF. Unless otherwise indicated, only the German, French, English, and Japanese versions of these applications are supported. Windows only indicates support for only Windows Server® 2003 and Windows Server 2008.

  • Microsoft Office 2007 and 2010 to convert DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, VSD, MPP, MPPX, XPS, and PUB (Windows only)

    Note: Acrobat® 10.1 or later is required to convert Microsoft XPS format to PDF.
  • Autodesk AutoCAD 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2009 to convert DWF, DWG, and DXW (English only)

  • Corel WordPerfect 12 and X4 to convert WPD, QPW, SHW (English only)

  • OpenOffice 3.3 to convert ODT, ODS, ODP, ODG, ODF, SXW, SXI, SXC, SXD, DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, XLS, XLSX, PPT, PPTX, VSD, MPP, MPPX, and PUB

    Note: The Generate PDF service does not support the 64-bit versions of OpenOffice.
  • Adobe Photoshop® CS2 to convert PSD (Windows only)

    Note: Photoshop CS3, CS4 and later versions are not supported because they do not support Windows Server 2003 or Windows Server 2008.
  • Adobe FrameMaker® 7.2 and 8 to convert FM (Windows only)

  • Adobe PageMaker® 7.0 to convert PMD, PM6, P65, and PM (Windows only)

  • Native formats supported by third-party applications (requires development of setup files specific for the application) (Windows only)

The Generate PDF service converts the following standards-based file formats to PDF.

  • Video formats: SWF, FLV (Windows only)

  • Image formats: JPEG, JPG, JP2, J2Kí, JPC, J2C, GIF, BMP, TIFF, TIF, PNG, JPF

  • HTML (Windows, Sun™ Solaris™, and Linux®)

The Generate PDF service converts PDF to the following file formats (Windows only):

  • Encapsulated PostScript (EPS)

  • HTML 3.2

  • HTML 4.01 with CSS 1.0

  • DOC (Microsoft Word format)

  • RTF

  • Text (both accessible and plain)

  • XML

  • PDF/A-1b and PDF/A-2b that use only the DeviceRGB color space

  • PDF/E-1 that uses only the DeviceRGB color space

The Generate PDF service requires that you perform these administrative tasks:

  • Install required native applications on the computer hosting Document Services

  • Install Adobe Acrobat X Pro on the computer hosting Document Services

  • Perform post-installation setup tasks

These tasks are described in Installing and Deploying ADEP Document Services Using JBoss Turnkey.