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Installing alfresco-pdf-renderer

Alfresco Content Services uses alfresco-pdf-renderer for creating document thumbnails and previews. Use this information to install alfresco-pdf-renderer on your system.

Note: Where a step indicates to update the alfresco-global.properties file, this makes changes to the Alfresco Content Services application configuration files to enable the manually installed alfresco-pdf-renderer application. This step can only be performed after Alfresco Content Services has been installed.
Note: The alfresco-pdf-renderer executable file is entirely platform-specific.

The alfresco-pdf-renderer binaries are available in the Alfresco Content Services Distribution zip.

  • For Windows:
    • Extract the file alfresco-pdf-renderer/alfresco-pdf-renderer-1.0-win64.tgz to a location of your choice.
    • Browse to the location of your saved file and extract the archive.
    • Add the following properties to the alfresco-global.properties file:
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.root=<alfresco-pdf-renderer_installation_dir>
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.exe=${alfresco-pdf-renderer.root}/alfresco-pdf-renderer
  • For Linux:
    • Extract the file alfresco-pdf-renderer/alfresco-pdf-renderer-1.0-linux.tgz to a location of your choice.
    • Browse to the location of your saved file and extract the archive.
    • Add the following properties to the alfresco-global.properties file:
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.root=<alfresco-pdf-renderer_installation_dir>
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.exe=${alfresco-pdf-renderer.root}/alfresco-pdf-renderer
  • For Mac:
    • Extract the file alfresco-pdf-renderer/alfresco-pdf-renderer-1.0-osx.tgz to a location of your choice.
    • Browse to the location of your saved file and extract the archive.
    • Add the following properties to the alfresco-global.properties file:
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.root=<alfresco-pdf-renderer_installation_dir>
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.exe=${alfresco-pdf-renderer.root}/alfresco-pdf-renderer

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