PdfGrabber (Windows version only) offers the following command line parameters with the Professional version:

/LANGID 1031 (German)
/LANGID 1033 (English)
/LANGID 1036 (French)
Starts PdfGrabber with selected GUI language.

/[“filename”] Converts the specified file with the last selected or current profile.

/profile [“profilename”] [“filename”] The specified profile is used for processing. If no profile name is specified, the last selected or current profile is used. Note that profile names are not always unique, e.g. the profile name “Continuous text” is used for the export formats Word and Text (i.e. several times).

/profileid [“Index”] The index of the respective profile can also be used for profile selection. The index should always be used if the export is to be carried out by a standard profile whose profile name is not unique, e.g. the profile name “Continuous text” is used for the export formats Word and Text (i.e. several times).

/SILENT oder /S
Converts the specified file in silent mode. PdfGrabber converts the file in the background and is finally closed again.

/close
PdfGrabber converts the file and finally will be closed again.

/show
Opens the converted documents after successful export.

/pages [“page area”] Converts the specified pages/page ranges, e.g. /pages “1,3-5;12”. If the value “even” is specified, all pages with even page numbers are exported, if “odd” is specified, all pages with odd page numbers are exported. All page numbers refer to the document pages.

/pass [“password”] Allows you to specify a password if this is necessary to open or convert the PDF file.

/output [“directory”] Saves the converted files in the specified directory instead of the folder specified by the profile.

/outfilename [“filename”] Saves the converted file under the specified file name. This allows the output file name to be determined differently from the original PDF file name. Saves the exported files in the specified directory instead of the folder specified by the profile if a complete directory path is specified.

/move [“directory”] Moves the processed PDF file to the specified directory.

You can also test the parameters with the demo version.

Example:

At the Windows command prompt (cmd.exe), simply type:

“C:\program files (x86)\PixelPlanet\PdfGrabber 9\PdfGrabber.exe” /profile [profilename] [filename]

Replace [profilename] with the desired profile name (possibly with “ ”) and [filename] with the document to be exported (“path + name”).

If parameter values are set in quotation marks (“…”) in these instructions, the following applies: Use is not mandatory, but is recommended. General use, for example, avoids the common problem that a file path contains spaces and is therefore not recognized as a related parameter. The parameter identifiers themselves with the prefix ‘/’ (e.g. the parameter /profileid ) must not be enclosed in quotation marks.

In addition, PdfGrabber offers control functions via COM interface. The COM interface definition lies in the PdfGrabber.exe and can be integrated into your development environment via a type library import.
The functions are not available in PdfGrabber-Standard version, so the end user has to license a Professional version.

Furthermore you can use the ‘Monitored Folder’ function from the Professional version onwards to control the PdfGrabber from an external application. A folder can be defined for each profile, which is monitored by the PdfGrabber. As soon as a new file is saved in this folder, the export starts and the file is then saved in the output directory specified by you. You can specify this function in the options.

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