Black Ice Document Converter Server

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  • Supported File Formats
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Key features


The Document Converter key features:


Dozens of supported file formats

The Document Converter can be used to convert Adobe PDF, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Text, RTF, image files such as PNG, JPEG, BMP, GIF, TIFF, FAX and web pages such as HTML, HTM, XML simultaneously.

Multi-driver Parallel Conversion

The Document Converter can utilize multiple Black Ice Printer Drivers for parallel document conversion!

To make sure that the conversion process is running in the optimal environment, it is required to have at least one CPU core per Printer Driver. For example: When converting with three Black Ice Printer Drivers parallel, the minimum of 4 CPU core system is needed. One core for the Operating System and 3 cores for conversion for the printer drivers.

Process and Map subdirectories

The Document Converter can process the documents from the subdirectories of the monitored directories, and map the same directory structure for the converted documents!

Document Filtering

In the Document Converter once can configure which documents must be processed by Document Converter Service.

Converting documents without user interaction

Document Converter uses Black Ice Printer Drivers for converting documents in a simple and easy-to-use user interface.

Directory Monitoring

The Document Converter monitors the specified directories, and process documents from the monitored directory.

Windows Service based document conversion

The Document Converter service can run under "Administrator" account instead of under a particular user or System Account. This allows the service to continue the document conversion even after the current user logs off in unattended mode.

Changing Printer Driver settings from within the sample

The Printer Driver settings can be changed simply from the sample applications user interface.

Email notification

Email Notification feature can send emails to the specified recipients about conversion errors, when the conversion finished successfully or to alert administrators if a specified error occurs during conversion process to review the conversion results during the conversion process. The email notification significantly simplify administrators task to monitor high volume document conversions.

Detailed logging

Document Converter creates detailed log file during the conversion, to help developers and administrators identify and troubleshoot the occurring issues.

Sorting processed documents

Into Failed, Processed, Converter (Output) directories to help users and developers see through the converted, processed, and problematic files immediately.

Reliability and advanced erroneous document handling

The conversion never stops! The Document Converter Server handles erroneous, damaged, password protected, and not printable documents and continues the conversion after moving the problematic document into the failed directory.

Text Output

The Document Converter Server is capable of extracting the text information from the printed document. The text extracted from the document is saved as a standard text file. The text file gets the same name as the printed document, but with the .txt extension. The Document Converter supports the following text outputs:

- Plain text (default) – option generates plain text output without formatting, position and font information.

- Add font information, position and style – option generates text output with font information, position and style. This option is recommended if one intend to convert the text back to formatted document.

- Text with layout – option generates plain text output without font information but tries to keep the original physical layout, indent, alignment and spacing.

Document Converter Server

The Document Converter provides high-volume parallel document conversion to TIFF, Image PDF, Fax, JPEG, PNG, and more file formats from windows services. The Document Converter comes with the Service Manager utility, which provides an easy-to-use user interface to configure the Document Converter Service and the document conversion process.

Document Converter

  • Key Features
    • Dozens of supported file formats
    • Multi-Printer Parallel Conversion
    • Batch Conversion & Directory Monitoring
    • Conversion Scheduling
    • Conversion Profiles for common tasks
    • Process and Map subdirectories
    • Document Filtering
    • Sorting processed documents
    • Print Annotation, Header, Footer
    • Event Logging
    • Redirect to Physical Printer
    • Extracting Text, OCR and More

Benefits of document conversion running Black Ice Document Converter Server:
The Document Converter service can run under "Administrator" account instead of under a particular user or System Account. This allows the service to continue the document conversion even after the current user logs off in unattended mode.


How does the Document Converter works?

The The Document Converter Service installs automatically during the installation. The Document Converter Service Manager utility provides an easy-to-use user interface to manage the document conversion. The Service Manager let’s the user to interact and configure the Document Converter Service which converts the documents in the background.


Starting the document conversion

To start converting documents after the installation, start Document Converter Service Manager from the desktop. The green line at the top indicates that the service is installed properly, and ready to convert documents.

Copy the files that need to be converted into the specified Monitored (Input) directory, and click on Start Conversion button.

When the Service Manager has started to initiate the conversion, it starts to write the events to the Event log. The successfully converted (output) documents will be moved to the Converted (Output) folder. The successfully processed original documents will be moved to the Processed folder, and the documents that could not be converted will be moved to the Failed folder.


The Document Converter service must run under a local or domain administrator account. The Document Converter service cannot run under system account.

Supported Platforms


Document Converter Server supports the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server 2012 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 (32-bit and 64-bit)


Document Converter requirements:
  • Document Converter requires .NET framework 4.0

Supported File Formats


Document Converter can convert the following file types:

Source file extension Printing application
DOCX, DOTX, DOCM, DOC, DOT, XLSX, XLS, XLSM, XLSB, CSV Microsoft Office 2013 or 2010
RTF Microsoft Office 2013 or 2010
PPSX, PPS, PPT, PPTX Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2013 or 2010
HTML and HTM Internet Explorer (the recommended version is 8 or higher)
VS, VSD Microsoft Visio 2007 or higher
DWG AutoCAD
PDF Adobe Reader 10 or higher
TXT Microsoft Office 2013 or 2010
TIFF, FAX, JPEG, GIF, BMP, and PNG Included
XPS XPS Viewer

Document Converter supports the following output (printed) documents:

Output file format Output file extension
PDF image (non-searchable PDF) .PDF
JPEG .JPG
TIFF Group3 1D, TIFF Group4, TIFF Uncompressed, TIFF LZW, TIFF JPEG, TIFF for Cisco, TIFF for Dialogic, TIFF for Gammalink, TIFF for NMS .TIF
PNG - Portable Network Graphics .PNG
GIF - Graphics Interchange Format .GIF
BMP Bitmap .BMP
CCITT .RAW
CALS .CG4
PCX .PCX
DCX .DCX
EMF - Enhanced Metafile .EMF
HTML, HTML - editable webpages .HTM
XML, XML - editable .XML
ASCII Text .TXT

Document Converter Pricing

For Document Converter pricing, please call +1 561-757-4107 or contact sales@blackice.com .