Last update: 4 August 2017
You have some options to configure and control the conversion server and the resulting PDF output, that may be important to you especially if you use Microsoft Word fields or form letters.
You can set UpdateFieldsAtPrint on the conversion server. This option allows you to set whether Microsoft Word should update all Microsoft Word fields before printing the document or not.
This option corresponds to this Microsoft Word setting:
and can be simulated by using this Microsoft Word Macro:
To configure UpdateFieldsAtPrint create the following registry key:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
To activiate UpdateFieldsAtPrint set the dword value to 1 .
The MSI file FolioPluginDocPropertyUpdate (earlier known as FscCtlDocPropertyUpdate.msi ) can be found in the installation kit Setup\ComponentsWeb\Client .
After you've installed the package you have to make sure it has been activated. To do this logon as conversion service user and start Microsoft Word.
Goto Word options ==> Add-Ins ==> Manage "COM Add-ins" ==> Go ...
This Add-In updates all DOCPROPERTY (type = wdFieldDocProperty) fields after the document has been opened. It will not update other fields!
It is equal to the following Microsoft Word Macro:
Dim aStory As Range
Dim aField As Field
For Each aStory In ActiveDocument.StoryRanges
For Each aField In aStory.Fields
If aField.Type = wdFieldDocProperty Then
MailMergeCopy = dword:00000001
With this setting on the client machine the document will be copied while mail merging, so the default template ( normal.dotm ) on the client is not used for the new document.