Web PDF is a very simple web toolbox to combine, compress, split PDF, and convert between images and PDF, change contrast of PDF, and add text watermark on PDF using Ghostscript and ImageMagick. In this step by step guide I will show you how to install Web PDF on your Synology NAS using Docker.💡Note: If you’re looking for a much more advanced tool for your PDF files that uses Artificial Intelligence, I recommend my article on How to Install Stirling-PDF on Your Synology NAS.
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Install Container Manager via Synology “Package Center”. If you run an older DSM version (under 7.2), search for Docker instead of Container Manager.
Go to File Station and open the docker folder. Inside the docker folder, create one new folder and name it webpdf. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Note: Be careful to enter only lowercase, not uppercase letters.
Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:
- General: In the Task field type in Install Web PDF. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
- Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
- Task Settings: Check “Send run details by email“, add your email then copy paste the code below in the Run command area. After that, click OK.
docker run -d --name=webpdf \ -p 25568:80 \ -e PUID=1026 \ -e PGID=100 \ -e TZ=Europe/Bucharest \ -v /volume1/docker/webpdf:/tmp/pdf/ \ --restart always \ zpex/web-pdf-toolbox
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value numbers for PUID and PGID with your own values. (Follow my step by step guide on how to do this.)
Note: Before you paste the code above in the Run command area below, change the value for TZ (Select your current Time Zone from this list.)
After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.
After you click OK, type in your DSM Password then click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.
After you click Submit on STEP 6, select your “Install Web PDF” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Web PDF – click OK. Follow the instructions in the image below.
Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂
The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser in incognito mode and type in http://Synology-ip-address:25568 Upload your files. Click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below. Note: If you forget to open your chrome/edge browser in incognito mode, you won’t be able to upload files.
Enjoy Web PDF! You can now convert images to PDF, compress PDF files, combine PDF files, split PDF files, add a Watermark, change contrast!
Note: If you want to run the Web PDF container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.
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This post was updated on Tuesday / May 16th, 2023 at 12:10 AM