Properties and arguments

Andrea Vacondio edited this page Dec 12, 2018 · 3 revisions

System properties

A list of system properties that users can configure to alter PDFsam behavior.

org.pdfsam.disable.ui.restore
values: true|false
default: false
description: if set to true PDFsam will not restore the stage position, dimensions and mode, it will start with default values instead (maximized).

org.pdfsam.default.locale
values: a supported locale
default: default locale
description: if no locale is set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam to use this locale.

org.pdfsam.default.checkforupdate
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should check for updates at startup.

org.pdfsam.default.checkfornews
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should check for news at startup.

org.pdfsam.default.play.sounds
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should play alter sounds.

org.pdfsam.disable.split.optimization
values: true|false
default: false
description: if set to true PDFsam will not try to optimize split tasks result files.

org.pdfsam.default.donate.notification
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should show the notification to kindly ask for a donation.

org.pdfsam.default.fetch.premium.modules
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should fetch and show premium modules description in the modules dashboard

org.pdfsam.settings.panel
values: true|false
default: false
description: if set to true, PDFsam will start with no the settings panel
since: 4.0.0

Runtime arguments

-c
-clean
--clean
description: clears user preferences and locally stored information, starting PDFsam with default values.

--workspace="/path/to/workspace"
description: loads the given workspace. This has precedence over the application settings.

/path/to/file1.pdf /path/to/file2.pdf
description: a list of PDF files to be opened with PDFsam.

MSI properties

A list of properties that can be set during the silent installation of the PDFsam MSI package.

CHECK_FOR_UPDATES
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should check for updates at startup.

CHECK_FOR_NEWS
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should check for news at startup.
since: 3.2.5

PLAY_SOUNDS
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should play alert sounds.
since: 3.2.5

DONATE_NOTIFICATION
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should show the notification to kindly ask for a donation.
since: 3.2.1

LOCALE_CODE
values: a supported locale
default: default locale
description: if no locale is set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam to use this locale.

SKIPTHANKSPAGE
values: Yes|No
default: No
description: Tells the MSI installer to skip or not the thanks page that is usually opened once the installation completes successfully.

PREMIUM_MODULES
values: true|false
default: true
description: if not already set in the application preferences, tells PDFsam if it should fetch and show premium modules description in the modules dashboard.
since: 3.2.5

Environment variables

On Windows system the executable pdfsam.exe tries to find the most appropriate Java installation available on the system. You can override this behaviour by setting an environment variable called PDFSAM_JAVA_PATH to the path of the JRE you want to use.

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