Setting up FFEXTERN for Conversions
•Start the FFEXTERN (Document Converter) program
•If set to Active, click the Stop button while you perform configuration
•Select Pre-Processing, click the '+' icon, and select to add a new FXCVRT pre-process operation
•Select Configure Document Conversion Types. This dialog allows you to set the options for the FFEXTERN instance, and also updates your FAXFACTS.CFG file to add $convert_types keywords and the CVTOPTS environment variable, if required.
•Set the queue number to 0, and enable the pre-process operation.
•The above steps will cause FFEXTERN to scan the PREPROC folder for FS files when you press Start
•If not already enabled, run STARTCOPIA and enable automatic startup for FFEXTERN.
•You should test the setup by sending some faxes which specify documents of the types you have selected for conversion.
Normally, the only reason to select a non-zero queue number is to allow 'manual' splitting of the conversion load over multiple machines. In this case the $convert_types configuration command cannot be used and an explicit $fax_pre-process command with a specific non-zero queue number is needed. You can then set up one or more FFEXTERN instances to process each queue. Again each instance must have the capability to process all the document types that may occur together in an FS file.