Specifying PDF Conversion Limitations for Indexing and File Preview

You can use these settings to specify file size and conversion time limits for PDF conversions done in the context of indexing and file previews.

The limits are not used in these contexts:

These are the default settings for the maximum size of the source file by file type.

  • Email file: 10 MB
  • Microsoft Excel file: 10 MB
  • Image file: 100 MB
  • PDF file: 10 MB
  • Microsoft PowerPoint file: 10 MB
  • Microsoft Visio file: 10 MB
  • Microsoft Word file: 25 MB

The maximum processing time is 120 seconds.

To change these values, do the steps given here on the M-Files server computer as a system administrator.

To change a file size limit:
  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.
  3. Expand a file format.
  4. In Maximum Source File Size, enter the size limit in bytes.
  5. Optional: Specify the other settings for the selected file format.
    For more information, select a setting and see the Info tab.
  6. Click Save.
To change the conversion time limit:
  1. In the Advanced Vault Settings section, expand File Previews > Viewer Files and change the value of PDF Conversion Timeout.
To apply the changes:
  1. 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.