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Admin Console: Transformation services

Transformation services let you convert content between different file formats. The JODConverter installation (part of is used by Alfresco for document transformations, such as a text file to PDF. The ImageMagick and PDF2SWF installations (part of SWFTools) are used for image transformations and transformations to Flash respectively, and it is recommended that you do not change their settings.

  1. Open the Admin Console.
  2. In the Repository Services section, click Transformation Services.

    You see the Transformation Services page.

  3. Set the Office Transform - JODConverter properties.

    Property Example setting What is it?
    JODConverter Enabled No This enables or disables the JODConverter for transformations.
    Max Tasks per Process 200 This is the maximum number of tasks that can be performed concurrently.
    Office Suite Location /Applications/alfresco-4.2.0/ This shows the directory path locations of or LibreOffice.
    Port Numbers 8100 This is the port number that JODConverter uses. To enable multiple process instances, enter a comma-separated list of port numbers, all of which must be available.
    Task Execution Timeout 120000 This is the duration in milliseconds after which a task will timeout.
    Task Queue Timeout 30000 This is the duration in milliseconds after which a the task queue will timeout.
  4. Click Save to apply the changes you have made to the properties.

    If you do not want to save the changes, click Cancel.