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Installing alfresco-pdf-renderer

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

Note: To use the alfresco-pdf-renderer, ensure that Alfresco Community Edition has been installed. Changes made to the alfresco-global.properties file in your installation of Alfresco Community Edition will change the configuration and enable you to manually install the alfresco-pdf-renderer application.
Note: The alfresco-pdf-renderer executable file is platform-specific.

The alfresco-pdf-renderer binaries are available in the Alfresco Community Edition 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=${alfresco-pdf-renderer.root}/alfresco-pdf-renderer
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.url=http://localhost:8090/
  • For Linux:
    • Extract the file alfresco-pdf-renderer/alfresco-pdf-renderer-1.0-linux.tgz to a location of your choice.
    • Browse to the location of your saved file and extract the archive.
    • Add the following properties to the alfresco-global.properties file:
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.root=<alfresco-pdf-renderer_installation_dir>
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.exe=${alfresco-pdf-renderer.root}/alfresco-pdf-renderer
      alfresco-pdf-renderer.url=http://localhost:8090/
Note: Use the alfresco-pdf-renderer.url property when running alfresco-pdf-renderer remotely. If you are running alfresco-pdf-renderer locally, then you do not need to set this property.

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