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Install Ghostscript for PdfToTif functionality

In order to fax a PDF, it must first be converted to a TIF format.  To use the PdfToTif method with Voice Elements, install Ghostscript onto your Voice Elements Server.

What is Ghostscript?

As described in Wikipedia, “Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter for Adobe Systems‘ PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages. Its main purposes are the rasterization or rendering of such page description language[1] files, for the display or printing of document pages, and the conversion between PostScript and PDF files.[2]Ghostscript can also serve as the back-end for PDF to raster image (png, tiff, jpeg, etc.) converter; this is often combined with a PostScript printer driver in “virtual printer” PDF creators.[3] As it takes the form of a language interpreter, Ghostscript can also be used as a general purpose programming environment.”

Download and Install Ghostscript

To download GhostScript, go to the Ghostscript site and download the Windows version of GhostScript.
After your download is complete, install it to the default directory provided (C:\Program Files\gs).

Copy the Ghostscript DLL to the Voice Elements Server Directory

Navigate to: C:\Program Files\gs\gs8.32\bin
Copy the file gsdll32.dll
Navigate to: C:\Program Files\Inventive Labs\Voice Elements Server
Paste the file gsdll32.dll into this directory

Running Voice Elements in 64-Bit Mode?

Here’s the work-around:

Find the 64-bit Ghostscript and copy gsdll64.dll to the Voice Elements Directory
Then copy that file and rename the copy gsdll32.dll.

References

  1.  “Ghostscript and the PostScript language”ghostscript.com. Archived from the original on 2017-09-30. Retrieved 2017-05-23.
  2. ^ Ingo, Henrik (1 August 2006). “Open Life: The Philosophy of Open Source”. Lulu.com – via Google Books.
  3.  “Creating a Free PDF Writer Using Ghostscript”www.stat.tamu.edu. Retrieved 2017-06-02.
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