Plutext

PDF Converter - Windows Service

You can use Plutext's Word to PDF Converter in your application to programmatically convert or export Microsoft Word doc/docx files to PDF.

It installs as an operating system service on Windows (Windows Server, or Windows 7 or later, 32- or 64-bit).

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Installers

Installation and Getting Started

To install, simply run the installer. Take a note of what port it will run on.

After installation, you should see a service 'pds' running.

To test the service is operating correctly, please see Getting Started.

Port configuration - Windows

You can set the port using the installer.

After installation, you can change it via registry key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\PLUTEXT_SERVICE_ARGS

127.0.0.1 only accepts connections from localhost; 0.0.0.0 accepts connections from anywhere (assuming your firewall allows it)

Restart the "pds" (PlutextDocumentServices) service after changing the registry key value

Updating to a new release

To install a new release without having to reboot Windows, take these preliminary steps:

Now you can run the new release installer, and after this you should see service 'pds' running again.