Doc2pdf "freezes" with viewer windows open
The binary versions of doc2pdf are built to run on english installations of Windows. Since Doc2pdf uses the title of the various windows to determine the completions of conversion events, you will need to rebuild doc2pdf to get it to work on non-english Windows installations. To recompile doc2pdf, simply download the source .zip from the Doc2pdf website download page. Edit the #define window title constants in doc2pdf_convert.cpp so that they match the titles displayed by your Windows/Viewers installation.
Another common cause for "freezing" is if you have not disabled the "Hide file extions for known file types" as described in step #2 of the installation instructions
Doc2pdf does not correctly convert documents that contain obscure fonts or foriegn characters
The installation instructions do not include instructions to install fonts that might be necessary to convert documents with foreign characters. The following is a list of tips from Doc2pdf readers that might be helpful:
- Install the generic PostScript driver for your language that can be downloaded from Adobe's website. http://www.adobe.com/support/downloads/product.jsp?product=44&platform=Windows
- Use the fonts that are included with Adobe Acrobat Reader. These fonts are encapsulated in a file called adist4.ppd. During the installation of the generic Adobe Postscript driver, you will be prompted for a .ppd file. If you have Acrobat reader installed, you should be able to browse for the adist4.ppd file.
- Once the generic PostScript driver and fonts are installed, use them as the default 'print to file' printer instead of the "HP Color LaserJet 5/5M" that is recommended in Step 3 of the online installation instructions.