29100 - Internal GhostScript Error


#41

Hi,

this is default Ghostscript behaviour, I don’t know how this was working in the last version, since Ghostscript forbids redistilling password protected files in general. I am afraid there is nothing we can do about this. A possible work around is to first convert the file to an image format and then convert it back to PDF later, but of course this has some downsides to it.

Best regards,

Robin


#42

Hi,
Thank you for your very fast Response.
Did Version 2.4 work without Ghostscript ? If so, I could get rid of it and re-install older version.2.4.
Nobody seems to suggest this.
When I de-installed completely version 2.5.1 and/or 2.5 I was unable to delete one hidden folder in ProgramData (PDF Architect 5 Manager) as being shared with another program, but I didn’t find out which one; that folder came with first upgrade to version 2.5.
I never used Architect and de-installed it as soon I saw it was installed by error.
Best regards.


#43

Hi,

all versions of PDFCreator use Ghostscript, so I really don’t understand how this used to work previously. The leftover PDF Architect component can’t be causing the problem either as this is completely independant from PDFCreator. Maybe some weird bug enabled you to use this previously:9 Or did you perhaps set an owner password earlier but are now facing a user password?

Best regards,

Robin


#44

Hi,

So, Ghostscript is the kernel of PDFCreator.Versions 2.4 and 2.5 seem to work differently: 2.4 uninstall is complete, same with Architect 2.4, and in the context menu of the Windows Explorer I had “convert with PDFCreator” (with icon) which worked in the choosen profile. Uninstall of 2.5 could only be completed in Safe Mode when installed with Architect 2.5, and in the context menu “convert with PDFCreator” was replaced by “about PDFCreator” with icon, without any conversion option; I had to choose the general purpose “open with”, and got the Ghostscript Error with ptotectect files I was the author of. when choosing one of my PDFCreator profiles. I understand that “convert” and “open” are different but don’t understand why. The support don’t mention anything about this.
A work around is to “print” an open protected file (in Adobe Reader) with MS XPS Document Writer; the password is removed.
Best regards.


#45

Hi,

PDFCreator 2.4. and 2.5 use the same Ghostscript versions.
There is no PDF Architect 2.4/2.5.
The context menu entry “convert with PDFCreator” will look up the “print” or “print to” command registered for the type of file you are trying to convert, while “open with” will open the file in the application you select. Since PDFCreator doesn’t know how to display any files, opening a file with PDFCreator will actually do the same as using the “convert with PDFCreator” context menu entry. We have never seen or heard about a context menu entry “about PDFCreator”, so it is possible that you ran into some rare unexpected problem if you are getting this entry.

Best regards,

Robin


#46

This is fixed in PDFCreator 2.5.2


#47

Hello,
I still expreience this problem when update to 2.5.2. Here is the error log. Please help me.

2017-06-04 14:26:21.0665 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

2017-06-04 14:26:21.0822 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion: There was a Ghostscript error while converting the Job C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool\89cfa61d-e5e5-4fb7-8531-dfecd927e9a9\testpage.inf: pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Jobs.ProcessingException: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

於 pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion(Job job)
2017-06-04 14:26:21.0822 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobRunner.RunJob: The job failed: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

(Conversion_GhostscriptError)
2017-06-04 14:26:21.0822 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.ConversionWorkflow.RunWorkflow: Error Conversion_GhostscriptError: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

2017-06-04 14:26:22.7853 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueueManager.ProcessJob: The job ‘PDFCreator Testpage’ terminated at step Error and did not end successfully.


#48

Hi,

it looks like Ghostscript might be failing for a different reason here, please set the logging level to “trace” in the PDFCreator application settings, reproduce the error and send us the resulting log (support(at)pdfforge.org). We will gladly look into this.

Best regards,

Robin


#49

Hello,
Thanks for your prompt reply.
Here is the log using “trace”.

2017-06-04 14:26:21.0665 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

2017-06-04 14:26:21.0822 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion: There was a Ghostscript error while converting the Job C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool\89cfa61d-e5e5-4fb7-8531-dfecd927e9a9\testpage.inf: pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Jobs.ProcessingException: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

於 pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion(Job job)
2017-06-04 14:26:21.0822 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobRunner.RunJob: The job failed: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

(Conversion_GhostscriptError)
2017-06-04 14:26:21.0822 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.ConversionWorkflow.RunWorkflow: Error Conversion_GhostscriptError: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

2017-06-04 14:26:22.7853 [Error] pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueueManager.ProcessJob: The job ‘PDFCreator Testpage’ terminated at step Error and did not end successfully.
2017-06-06 20:06:17.7750 [Debug] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.Shutdown: All synchronized threads have ended
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8063 [Debug] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Communication.PipeServerManager.PrepareShutdown: Preparing PipeServer for ShutDown
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8063 [Debug] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.Shutdown: Shutting down the application
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8063 [Debug] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.Shutdown: Exiting…
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8219 [Debug] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.SaveSettingsInRegistry: Saving settings
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8532 [Trace] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: Profiles:
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8688 [Trace] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles:
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8688 [Trace] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: High Compression (small file)
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8688 [Trace] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: High Quality (large file)
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8688 [Trace] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: JPEG (graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8844 [Trace] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: PDF/A (long term preservation)
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8844 [Trace] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: PNG (graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8844 [Trace] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: Print after saving
2017-06-06 20:06:17.8844 [Trace] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: TIFF (multipage graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:17.9006 [Debug] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Communication.PipeServerManager.Shutdown: Stopping pipe server
2017-06-06 20:06:17.9475 [Debug] 3292-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Editions.EditionBase.ProgramBase.Main: Ending PDFCreator
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2216 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.SendMessageOrStartApplication: Starting attempt 1:
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2373 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.TryStartApplication: Starting pipe server
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2373 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Communication.PipeServerManager.StartServer: Starting pipe server thread
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2529 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.TryStartApplication: Reloading settings
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2842 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: Profiles:
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2842 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles:
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2842 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: High Compression (small file)
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2842 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: High Quality (large file)
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2842 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: JPEG (graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2998 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: PDF/A (long term preservation)
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2998 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: PNG (graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2998 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: Print after saving
2017-06-06 20:06:36.2998 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: TIFF (multipage graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:36.3623 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.TryStartApplication: Finding spooled jobs
2017-06-06 20:06:36.3779 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Jobs.SpooledJobFinder.GetJobs: Looking for spooled jobs in ‘C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool’
2017-06-06 20:06:36.3779 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Jobs.SpooledJobFinder.GetJobs: Found inf file: C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool\2-08111AF6BE594ADC991552897465B294.inf
2017-06-06 20:06:36.3936 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: New JobInfo: C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool\2-08111AF6BE594ADC991552897465B294.inf
2017-06-06 20:06:36.3936 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: DocumentTitle: Microsoft Word - 2017.06.12 _ mCRC研討會 agenda
2017-06-06 20:06:36.3936 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: ClientComputer: \ALEXHUNG-T460S
2017-06-06 20:06:36.3936 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: SessionId: 1
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4092 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: PrinterName: PDFCreator
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4092 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: JobCounter: 3
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4092 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: JobId: 2
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4092 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: Added JobInfo: C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool\2-08111AF6BE594ADC991552897465B294.inf
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4248 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Adding thread ProcessingThread
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4248 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.NewPrintJobStart.StartApplication: Adding new job
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4248 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: New JobInfo: C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool\2-08111AF6BE594ADC991552897465B294.inf
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4248 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueueManager.ProcessJobs: New PrintJob C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool\2-08111AF6BE594ADC991552897465B294.inf from Printer PDFCreator
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4248 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: DocumentTitle: Microsoft Word - 2017.06.12 _ mCRC研討會 agenda
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4404 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueueManager.ProcessJob: Creating job workflow
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4404 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: ClientComputer: \ALEXHUNG-T460S
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4404 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobBuilder.BuildJobFromJobInfo: Building Job from JobInfo
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4404 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: SessionId: 1
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4560 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: PrinterName: PDFCreator
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4560 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: JobCounter: 3
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4560 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueue.Add: JobId: 2
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4560 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.SendMessageOrStartApplication: TryStartApplication: True
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4717 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.SendMessageOrStartApplication: Starting update check thread
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4717 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Adding thread UpdateThread
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4717 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.SendMessageOrStartApplication: Starting Cleanup thread
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4560 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobBuilder.BuildJobFromJobInfo: Profile: (GUID DefaultGuid)
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4717 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Starting CleanUpThread thread
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4873 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Adding thread CleanUpThread
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4873 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.Shutdown: Waiting for all threads to finish
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4717 [Debug] 15744-12 (UpdateThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.Assistants.Update.UpdateAssistant.UpdateThread: Launched UpdateThread
2017-06-06 20:06:36.5029 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.WaitForThreads: Waiting for all synchronized threads to end
2017-06-06 20:06:36.5029 [Debug] 15744-12 (UpdateThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.Assistants.Update.UpdateAssistant.Update: Update period did not pass. Next Update is set to: 2017/6/11 下午2:25:27
2017-06-06 20:06:36.5029 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.WaitForThreads: 2 Threads remaining
2017-06-06 20:06:36.4873 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueueManager.ProcessJob: Running workflow
2017-06-06 20:06:36.5186 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.ConversionWorkflow.DoWorkflowWork: Starting conversion…
2017-06-06 20:06:36.5186 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobDataUpdater.GetNumberOfCopies: Number of copies from source files: 1
2017-06-06 20:06:36.5186 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.PageNumberCalculator.NumberOfPagesFromSourceFiles: Number of pages from source files: 1
2017-06-06 20:06:36.5342 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.ConversionWorkflow.DoWorkflowWork: Querying the place to save the file
2017-06-06 20:06:40.6733 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobDataUpdater.GetNumberOfCopies: Number of copies from source files: 1
2017-06-06 20:06:40.6733 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.PageNumberCalculator.NumberOfPagesFromSourceFiles: Number of pages from source files: 1
2017-06-06 20:06:43.5726 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.ConversionWorkflow.DoWorkflowWork: Output filename template is: C:\Users\洪基翔\Desktop\2017.06.12 _ mCRC研討會 agenda.pdf
2017-06-06 20:06:43.5766 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.ConversionWorkflow.DoWorkflowWork: Output format is: Pdf
2017-06-06 20:06:43.5766 [Info] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.ConversionWorkflow.DoWorkflowWork: Converting C:\Users\洪基翔\Desktop\2017.06.12 _ mCRC研討會 agenda.pdf
2017-06-06 20:06:43.5766 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobRunner.RunJob: Starting job
2017-06-06 20:06:43.5766 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Processing.PdfProcessingInterface.PdfProcessorBase.Init: Init Processor
2017-06-06 20:06:43.5967 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobRunner.SetUpActions: Setting up actions
2017-06-06 20:06:43.5967 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Actions.ActionManager.GetAllApplicableActions: added action ‘pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Actions.Actions.DefaultViewerAction’
2017-06-06 20:06:43.6077 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Adding thread ProgressForm
2017-06-06 20:06:43.6237 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.GetGhostscript: Ghostscript Version: loaded from C:\Program Files\PDFCreator\Ghostscript\Bin\gswin32c.exe
2017-06-06 20:06:43.6237 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion: Starting Ghostscript Job
2017-06-06 20:06:43.6448 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion: Output format is: Pdf
2017-06-06 20:06:43.6739 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.OutputDevices.OutputDevice.GetGhostScriptParameters: Created metadata file “C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCRE~1\Temp\JOB_Y1~1\metadata.mtd”
2017-06-06 20:06:43.6739 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.GhostScript.Run: Ghostscript Parameters:
gs
-IC:\Program Files\PDFCreator\Ghostscript\Bin;C:\Program Files\PDFCreator\Ghostscript\Lib;C:\Program Files\PDFCreator\Ghostscript\Fonts
-sFONTPATH=C:\WINDOWS\Fonts
-dNOPAUSE
-dBATCH
-sOutputFile=C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCRE~1\Temp\JOB_Y1~1\TEMPOU~1\output.pdf
-sDEVICE=pdfwrite
-dCompatibilityLevel=1.4
-dPDFSETTINGS=/default
-dEmbedAllFonts=true
-dAutoRotatePages=/PageByPage
-dParseDSCComments=false
-sColorConversionStrategy=RGB
-dProcessColorModel=/DeviceRGB
-dConvertCMYKImagesToRGB=true
-dAutoFilterColorImages=true
-dAutoFilterGrayImages=true
-dEncodeColorImages=true
-dEncodeGrayImages=true
-dColorImageFilter=/DCTEncode
-dGrayImageFilter=/DCTEncode
-dEncodeMonoImages=true
-dMonoImageFilter=/CCITTFaxEncode
-f
C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCRE~1\Spool\2-0811~1.PS
C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCRE~1\Temp\JOB_Y1~1\metadata.mtd
2017-06-06 20:06:43.9369 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.GhostScript.RaiseOutputEvent: GPL Ghostscript 9.19 (2016-03-23)
2017-06-06 20:06:43.9369 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.GhostScript.RaiseOutputEvent: Copyright © 2016 Artifex Software, Inc. All rights reserved.
2017-06-06 20:06:43.9369 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.GhostScript.RaiseOutputEvent: This software comes with NO WARRANTY: see the file PUBLIC for details.
2017-06-06 20:06:43.9994 [Debug] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.GhostScript.RaiseOutputEvent: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.
2017-06-06 20:06:44.0150 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion: Finished Ghostscript execution
2017-06-06 20:06:44.0150 [Error] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

2017-06-06 20:06:44.0307 [Error] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion: There was a Ghostscript error while converting the Job C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool\2-08111AF6BE594ADC991552897465B294.inf: pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Jobs.ProcessingException: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

於 pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Ghostscript.Conversion.GhostscriptConverter.DoConversion(Job job)
2017-06-06 20:06:44.0307 [Error] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobRunner.RunJob: The job failed: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

(Conversion_GhostscriptError)
2017-06-06 20:06:44.0307 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobRunner.RunJob: Calling job completed event
2017-06-06 20:06:44.0463 [Error] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.ConversionWorkflow.RunWorkflow: Error Conversion_GhostscriptError: Ghostscript execution failed: **** Unable to open the initial device, quitting.

2017-06-06 20:06:45.6463 [Error] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueueManager.ProcessJob: The job ‘2017.06.12 _ mCRC研討會 agenda’ terminated at step Error and did not end successfully.
2017-06-06 20:06:45.6463 [Trace] 15744-11 (ProcessingThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Workflow.JobInfoQueueManager.ProcessJobs: Removing job from Queue
2017-06-06 20:06:45.6734 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.Shutdown: All synchronized threads have ended
2017-06-06 20:06:45.6734 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Communication.PipeServerManager.PrepareShutdown: Preparing PipeServer for ShutDown
2017-06-06 20:06:45.6859 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.Shutdown: Shutting down the application
2017-06-06 20:06:45.6859 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.Shutdown: Exiting…
2017-06-06 20:06:45.6859 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.SaveSettingsInRegistry: Saving settings
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7661 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: Profiles:
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7661 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles:
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7661 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: High Compression (small file)
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7661 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: High Quality (large file)
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7827 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: JPEG (graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7827 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: PDF/A (long term preservation)
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7827 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: PNG (graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7952 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: Print after saving
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7952 [Trace] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: TIFF (multipage graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:45.7952 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Communication.PipeServerManager.Shutdown: Stopping pipe server
2017-06-06 20:06:45.8218 [Debug] 15744-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Editions.EditionBase.ProgramBase.Main: Ending PDFCreator
2017-06-06 20:06:52.6570 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.SendMessageOrStartApplication: Starting attempt 1:
2017-06-06 20:06:52.6727 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.TryStartApplication: Starting pipe server
2017-06-06 20:06:52.6727 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Communication.PipeServerManager.StartServer: Starting pipe server thread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.6883 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.TryStartApplication: Reloading settings
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7039 [Trace] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: Profiles:
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7196 [Trace] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles:
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7196 [Trace] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: High Compression (small file)
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7196 [Trace] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: High Quality (large file)
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7196 [Trace] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: JPEG (graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7196 [Trace] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: PDF/A (long term preservation)
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7352 [Trace] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: PNG (graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7352 [Trace] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: Print after saving
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7352 [Trace] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.SettingsLoader.LogProfiles: TIFF (multipage graphic file)
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7821 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.TryStartApplication: Finding spooled jobs
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7977 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Conversion.Jobs.SpooledJobFinder.GetJobs: Looking for spooled jobs in ‘C:\Users\洪基翔\AppData\Local\Temp\PDFCreator\Spool’
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7977 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MainWindowStart.StartApplication: Starting main window
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7977 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Starting MainWindowThread thread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.7977 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Adding thread MainWindowThread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8133 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Adding thread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8133 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.SendMessageOrStartApplication: TryStartApplication: True
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8133 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.SendMessageOrStartApplication: Starting update check thread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8289 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Adding thread UpdateThread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8289 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.SendMessageOrStartApplication: Starting Cleanup thread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8289 [Debug] 6360-12 (UpdateThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.Assistants.Update.UpdateAssistant.UpdateThread: Launched UpdateThread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8289 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Starting CleanUpThread thread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8446 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.StartSynchronizedThread: Adding thread CleanUpThread
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8446 [Debug] 6360-12 (UpdateThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.UI.ViewModels.Assistants.Update.UpdateAssistant.Update: Update period did not pass. Next Update is set to: 2017/6/11 下午2:25:27
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8446 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Core.Startup.AppStarts.MaybePipedApplicationStarter.Shutdown: Waiting for all threads to finish
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8602 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.WaitForThreads: Waiting for all synchronized threads to end
2017-06-06 20:06:52.8602 [Debug] 6360-1 (ProgramThread) pdfforge.PDFCreator.Utilities.Threading.ThreadManager.WaitForThreads: 1 Threads remaining
2017-06-06 20:06:54.0619 [Info] 6360-10 (MainWindowThread) pdfforge.LicenseValidator.Core.ActivationParser.DoParse: Parsing response string: [License]
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#50

I have a user with 2.5.2 and is getting the internal ghostscript error. Please advise.


#51

Hi,

please have the user set the logging level to “trace” in the debug section of the PDFCreator application settings and print something to reproduce the error, then post the resulting log here or send it to support(at)pdfforge.org. There can be multiple reasons for Ghostscript to fail, like missing permissions or encrypted Postscript files, so I am afraid it will impossible to tell what is wrong without the log.

Best regards,

Robin


#52

It seems to be an encoding problem, can you create a new user account using all latin characters and check if this also gets an error? We will also try to reproduce and fix the error on our end.


#53

I am getting the same error message but cannot see anything here which guides me to a solution. My error comes when I try to print one page from a very old version of coreldraw. The drawings have been created on multiple pages in a single file. I have printed several other pages from the file to pdf without problem but when I print one particular page up comes the error. All pages are of similar size, using similar characters and format. I upgraded to version 2.5 - same problem. I tried an alternative PDF printer (Bullzip) - same problem. The only way with that page was to use a more recent version of coreldraw with a convert to PDF option built in.


#54

Hello guys,

I’ve just bought a licence, but unfortunately I can’t use the converter as whenever I try to convert any file from office, por instance, I get the message indicating Ghostscript erro (29100).

So, please, make me know asap over any evolution.

Tks in advance
Jose Santos


#55

Hi Jose,

that sounds like there is a general issue preventing PDFCreator from operating properly on your system. Please go to the application settings and set the logging level to “trace”, then start another print job. This will generate a detailed log in %localappdata%\PDFCreator , please send this to support(at)pdfforge.org and we will help you.

Best regards,

Robin


#56

Hello Everyone, I ran across this error today and after reading all of these I found a much simpler and easier solution. When printing the docs, make sure you go into the advanced button when selecting the PDF Creator printer and put a check in the Print As Image box. This completely removed this error for me.


#57

Hi

thanks for the feedback. Unfortunately, not all 29100 - Internal GhostScript errors are the same and printing as image will only help in some cases, usually if there is an issue with embedding fonts.

Best regards,

Robin


#58

I would be very glad if could give us some more information on the buton to put a check. Istill have the problem of error 29100. Robin told-me to send the log fila. I’m very much sorry, but the help suystem isn’t friendly as til now I couldn’t find a way to send the log file.
I’ve got so frustrated as I bought a three years licence and still can not use the app.


#59

Hi Jose,

in the unlikely event of us not being able to help with the issue, you will of course get a full refund for your purchase.
To attach the log here, please use the upload button
image
Alternatively you can send it to us by email.

Best regards,

Robin


#60

Hi Robin,
The system doesn’t allow me sendig file.log
It asks for file.jpeg . jpg .ico (only images)

How can I convert yhe log file to image file?
If I just change the extension, the system doesn’t recognize the file