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Ghostscript Timeout

When the printer runs Ghostscript to convert the output into a PDF document it has a default timeout of 300 seconds (5 minutes). In case Ghostscript is still running after the timeout has expired it is terminated. This is done to prevent a crashed instance of Ghostscript to remain in memory if something goes wrong.

A timeout can cause problems if Ghostscript hasn't finished because it is working on a huge document. In this case you might experience incomplete PDF documents as a result of the Ghostscript process being terminated. You can change the timeout to fit your purpose. This is done using a setting named GhostscriptTimeout.

The GhostscriptTimeout setting can be specified in the global.ini file.

The sample below shows how to change the Ghostscript timeout in an ini file.

  1. [PDF Printer]
  2.  
  3.   ; Set Ghostscript timeout to 10 minutes
  4.   GhostscriptTimeout=600

Place the above content in a file named global.ini, which is the file name of the global settings file for a 7-PDF Printer. The location of the global.ini file is documented in the section about the configuration files.