This function can be used to save one or more document pages as a PDF file.

To create a PDF file from the active UniPlot document, right click outside the document page and select Export=>PDF-Export. You can also add the command to your User Toolbar (see Tools=>Customize User Toolbar).

Please see “Comment” for information about to setup the PDF export.

Print Range
In this group you can select the pages which will be saved in the PDF file.
Save As
The name under which the PDF-Document will be saved.
Automatically lauch default PDF Viewer
After the PDF document has been created, the PDF viewer (Adobe Acrobat Reader, will be launched if this option is selected.

PDF Config…

In the following dialog box you can select the PostScript driver and the Ghostscript Exe file.



  • Ghostscript must be installed on your computer or a server computer. Ghostscript is a suite of software based on an interpreter of the Adobe PostScript and Portable Document Format (PDF) page description languages. Ghostscript can be downloaded free of charge. The homepage is At you can download a setup program: gs854w32-gpl.exe. Ghostscript has a GPL license and can be used commercially.
  • To use this function a PostScript printer driver must be installed.
  • If the PDFCreator is installed, UniPlot uses the Ghostscript and the Postscript printer driver installed with the PDFCreator. PDFCreator is a free tool to create PDF files. See

Ghostscript Server Installation:

Install Ghostscript on the server. Set the environment variable GS_LIB on the workstation. This variable contains the complete path to the ghostscript lib directory.

You can set this variable inside a UniScript file, for example ghostscript.ic. Save this file in the UniPlot autoload directory.

The following example shows the file ghostscript.ic (adjust the path names):

putenv("GS_LIB=\\p3200server\c\program files\gs\gs8.54\lib");
WriteProfileString("Settings", "pdf-printer", "\\p3200server\PS-Printer");
WriteProfileString("Settings", "pdf-exe", ..
"\\p3200server\c\program files\gs\gs8.54\bin\gwin32c.exe");

You do not need to have a PostScript-Printer connected to your computer to setup a PostScript driver.

If you like to create color PDF files, select a color PostScript-Driver, e.g. HP Color LaserJet PS. As printer port select File:. Give the driver a distinct name, e.g. UniPlot-PDF.

If you would like to create a PDF file in an automation script, call DocPrintPDF.