How is the printer created FreePDF
Type the following command, I call by
shell on (XP / Server 2003 - different version of Windows possibly
other INF path and different printer model):
rundll32 printui.dll, PrintUIEntry /
if / f C: \ Windows \ inf \ ntprint.inf / r "FreePDFXP1:" / m "Apple
Color LW 12/660 PS" / b "FreePDF" / z "
C: \ Windows \ inf \ ntprint.inf is
the driver source - in the case of FreePDF the Windows drivers,
FreePDFXP1: is the printer port, Apple Color LW drivers and "FreePDF"
the printer name.
The whole does only on Windows 2000
and Windows XP, if the Windows driver file Driver.cab is available -
otherwise you will receive a prompt to insert the Windows CD. On other Windows versions will be
canceled if there is no driver.
To remove the printer I use
rundll32 printui.dll, PrintUIEntry /
dl / n "FreePDF"
The RedMon Port I wear in on the
FreePDF as a network printer
FreePDF is a Graphic attachment for
Ghostscript - ie a user interface for a command-line oriented
conversion tool. The use as a network printer was not
in focus in the development and makes this Kontenxt no sense.
Setup Error freepdf.exe
you experience problems during the installation of FreePDF occur, first
check the following:
- Do you have administrative
- Do you have sufficient free
disk space? You
should allow approximately 10 MB of disk space for FreePDF.
Problems when creating the
- Do you have any installed an
older version of RedMon?
Please remove this before
When are PDF documents used?
PDF documents (Portable Document
Format) are used to program and platform-independent display of
documents. The aim of PDF documents is to play
content layout True.
PDF documents are insbesonderen
- If documents are stored
- If documents from different
programs are published
- If documents are handed over to the
How to create PDF documents
PDF documents can be created with
FreePDF as follows:
- Select your application's 'File',
- Select the printer 'freepdf.exe',
print as on an ordinary printer (Do not 'Print to file')
- The blue highlighted FreePDF dialog
appears. Select an option:
'By email' opens a new e-mail to
which the PDF is attached.
With 'Save As' you can select a
folder and file name.
With 'On Desktop', the document is
simply created on your desktop. You can handle it from there.
'MultiDoc' represents the current
document back and processes it later together with one or more other
documents into a single PDF
With what PDF documents can be
PDF documents are usually with the
Adobe (R) Reader from Adobedisplayed.
In addition, several other programs
are able to display or process PDF files - usually on platforms that
are neglected by Adobe.
Can freepdf.exe and Ghostscript are
used for free? Is there a license
First time in words:
FreePDF may be used free of charge,
but must - because it contains Redmon - will not be sold (not as part
For AFPL Ghostscript applies the
same; GNU and GPL Ghostscript may also be sold.
And for future reference:
The license to freepdf.exe you to the
manual or the site About
FreePDFfound. The AFPL applies to the contained
Ghostscript is available in the
meantime with three licenses:
- AFPL Ghostscript (eg http://www.artifex.com/downloads/doc/Public.htm ) or
better in the online manual for Ghostscript 8:14, 8.50, and others.
- GNU Ghostscript - See the Online
- GPL Ghostscript - See online manual
version 8.15 and the following
How freepdf.exe works under the hood
FreePDF.exe can be started in many
ways. This here is the usual way using File
1 Windows spooler
The Windows spooler stores the data
and sends it to the port FREEPDFXP1.This port is managed by Redmon
(http://www.cs.wisc.edu/ ~ ghost / redmond /).
Redmon Redmon starts the tool
redrun.exe, witch writes the print job to a temporary directory. Normally, this is the% temp% of the
invoking user. If the spooler runs as a system, this
is C: \ Windows \ temp.
fpRedMon.exe is part freepdf.exe and
is called with the PS file as a parameter. fpRedMon.exe open the PS file and
extracts the owner.FpRedMon.exe
then moves the file to the psDir, which is normally Profiles \ All
Users \ FreePDF and renames the file in Benutzername000001.ps to (if
this is the first file to the user). FpRedMon.exe then tried the NTFS
Permission to Everyone: to put RWXD (if it is an NTFS file system).
This program searches every second
for a file Username *. Ps. If a file is found, a dialog for the
user opens. Now, a user must click on one of the
buttons to start FreePDF.exe.
FreePDF.exe is "/ 3" called with the
command (see FreePDF.exe parameters in the Administration Guide). FreePDF creates the PDF file by
calling gswin32c.exe. Then it performs the given commands -
eg open PDF file or open an e-mail.
In the case that the user wants to
open an e-mail fpMailer.exe is called. This is looking at HKey_Local_Machine
\ Software \ Clients \ Mail the active mail program. This program is called with a new
email that contains the PDF file.The call depends on the email program
and is usually done via MAPI or IAC functions.