This article provides guidance on improving the conversion speed of plain text files to PDF in Foxit Rendition Server. It introduces a new station, TextToPdfStation, that can significantly enhance the conversion process by eliminating the reliance on Microsoft Word. By incorporating this station into the assembly line before the BornDigitalStation, the conversion of plain text files can be expedited.
In Foxit Rendition Server, the conversion of plain text files to PDF format can sometimes be time-consuming, especially when utilizing the BornDigitalStation. This station performs the conversion of non-image documents, such as plain text files, using Microsoft Word. However, this process may not be the most efficient for achieving optimal performance. This article introduces a solution that can significantly accelerate the conversion of plain text files to PDF.
Introducing the TextToPdfStation
To expedite the conversion of plain text files, we recommend incorporating a new station, TextToPdfStation, into the assembly line before the BornDigitalStation. The TextToPdfStation is specifically designed for fast and efficient conversion of plain text files to PDF format. By leveraging this station, the plain text file is converted to PDF without the need for Microsoft Word. The BornDigitalStation is then responsible for formatting the resulting PDF file into the desired PDF/A format.
Benefits of Using the TextToPdfStation
1. Improved Conversion Speed: By bypassing the Microsoft Word conversion process and utilizing the optimized TextToPdfStation, the conversion of plain text files to PDF can be significantly accelerated.
2. Elimination of Word Instance Opening: The TextToPdfStation eliminates the need to open a separate Word instance for each plain text file conversion, further streamlining the conversion process.
3. Efficient PDF/A Formatting: With the TextToPdfStation handling the initial conversion, the BornDigitalStation can focus solely on applying the necessary formatting to achieve the desired PDF/A output.
Implementing the TextToPdfStation
To implement the TextToPdfStation in your Foxit Rendition Server setup, follow these steps:
1. Access the configuration files for the assembly line used for plain text to PDF conversion.
2. Modify the assembly line by adding the TextToPdfStation before the BornDigitalStation.
3. Ensure that the necessary parameters and configurations for the TextToPdfStation are appropriately set based on your requirements.
We hope this article provides you with valuable insights on how to expedite the conversion of plain text files to PDF in Foxit Rendition Server. If you have any further questions or require additional assistance, please don't hesitate to reach out to our support team.