Modifying PDF Conversion Limitations

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By default, the maximum allowed file sizes for PDF conversions for different file formats are the following:
  • E-mail messages: 10 MB
  • Microsoft Excel documents: 10 MB
  • Images: 10 MB
  • PDF documents: 10 MB
  • Microsoft PowerPoint documents: 10 MB
  • Visio documents: 10 MB
  • Microsoft Word documents: 10 MB

In addition to file size limits, another limitation for PDF conversions is time. By default, the maximum PDF conversion processing time is 120 seconds.

To modify these values, complete the following steps on the M-Files server computer as a system administrator:

  1. In M-Files Admin, go to the Advanced Vault Settings section.
    1. Open M-Files Admin.
    2. In the left-side tree view, expand an M-Files server connection.
    3. Expand Document Vaults.
    4. Expand a vault.
    5. Click Configurations.
    6. In the navigation area, click Advanced Vault Settings.
    7. Open the Configuration tab.
      Result:The advanced vault settings are shown.
  2. Expand PDF Conversion, and then expand the file type (either Emails, Excel Files, Images, PDF Files, PowerPoint Files, Visio Files, or Word Files) for which you want to specify the PDF conversion file size limit.
  3. In the Maximum Source File Size field, enter the file size limit for the selected PDF conversion in bytes.
  4. Define the other settings available for the file type you selected.
    The help texts guide you with the settings.
  5. Click Save to save your configuration.
  6. Optional: To modify the PDF conversion time limit, in the Advanced Vault Settings section, expand File Previews > Viewer Files and modify the value in PDF Conversion Timeout.
  7. Use Windows Task Manager to restart the MFServer service:
    1. Right-click the taskbar and select Task Manager.
      Result:The Task Manager window is opened.
    2. Open the Services tab.
    3. Right-click the MFServer service and select Restart.