How to Install Web PDF on Your Synology NAS

How to Install Web PDF on Your Synology NAS

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.

  • STEP 1

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  • STEP 2

Install Docker via Synology “Package Center”.

Synology Docker 20.10.3-1239 DSM 7

  • STEP 3

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.

Web PDF Synology NAS Set up 1

  • STEP 4

Go to Control Panel / Task Scheduler / Create / Scheduled Task / User-defined script. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Web PDF Synology NAS Set up 2

  • STEP 5

Once you click on User-defined script, a new window will open. Follow the instructions below:

  1. General: In the Task field type in Install Web PDF. Uncheck the “Enabled” option. Select root User.
  2. Schedule: Select Run on the following date then select “Do not repeat“.
  3. 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.)

Web PDF Synology NAS Set up 3

  • STEP 6

After you click OK on STEP 5 a new warning pop up window will open. Click OK.

Web PDF Synology NAS Set up 4

  • STEP 7

After you click OK on STEP 6, select your “Install Web PDF” Task then click the “Run” tab. You will be asked to run Install Web PDF – click Yes. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Web PDF Synology NAS Set up 5

  • STEP 8

Go back to STEP 1 or you will deal with karma 🙂

  • STEP 9

The installation process can take up to a few seconds/minutes. It will depend on your Internet speed connection. Now open your browser and type in http://Synology-ip-address:25568 Upload your files. Click Submit. Follow the instructions in the image below.

Web PDF Synology NAS Set up 6

Enjoy Web PDF! You can now convert images to PDF, compress PDF files, combine PDF files, split PDF files, add a Watermark, change contrast!

Web PDF Synology NAS Set up 7

Note: If you want to run the Web PDF container over HTTPS, check my guide on How to Run Docker Containers Over HTTPS.

Note: Can I run Docker on my Synology NAS? See the supported models.
Note: Find out how to update the Web PDF container with the latest image.
Note: How to Free Disk Space on Your NAS if You Run Docker.

This post was updated on Friday / October 8th, 2021 at 11:27 PM