PDF output properties reference for document specifications

The following output properties can be set in the Document Specification view under Output by selecting Target: PDF.

Type Value Description
Type PDF The type of output that is generated. You cannot edit this field.
Driver Telelogic.PDF.Driver The name of the HTML driver that generates the output. You cannot edit this field.
Path File path The path to save the generated output. You can edit the path to be a relative path from the document specification.
Document password String The password for the document-style report if needed.
Style sheet Filepath The path to the style sheet file. You can use a path that is relative to the document specification.
Username String Username to log in into the data source application. If authentication errors are there and the Ignore data source configuration errors property is set to true, the document-style report generation continues. If authentication errors are there and the Ignore data source configuration errors property is set to false, the document-style report generation cancels. For more information about the Ignore data source configuration errors property, see .

For more information about how usernames and passwords are stored, see Security considerations for IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing.

Password String Password to log in into the data source application. If authentication errors are there and the Ignore data source configuration errors property is set to true, the document-style report generation continues. If authentication errors are there and the Ignore data source configuration errors property is set to false, the document-style report generation cancels. For more information about the Ignore data source configuration errors property, see .

For more information about how usernames and passwords are stored, see Security considerations for IBM Engineering Lifecycle Optimization - Publishing.

Authentication Method auto, basic, form, oauth, oauth-oslc,smart-card, ssl-certificate, Kerberos-SPNEGO Default value: auto

The authentication type for connecting to the data source. If no authentication type is specified, each type is tested until the correct type is found. This type is cached as the authentication type setting for future connections within a current document-style report generation. For subsequent document-style report generation, even when running in the same Launcher or Document Studio instance, the initial auto connection repeats the process by testing each type to find and cache the correct type.

If authentication errors are there and the Ignore data source configuration errors property is set to true, the document-style report generation continues. If authentication errors are there and the Ignore data source configuration errors property is set to false, the document-style report generation cancels. For more information about the Ignore data source configuration errors property, see Runtime metadata properties reference.

bidi true, false Enter true when the language that you are generating the output into is a bidirectional language, like Arabic.
Substitution font Font If the selected font in the template is not available on the computer that is generating the document-style report, select a substitution font to use in place of that unavailable font.
SSL Certificate path String If you selected SSL certificate authentication, the path to the certificate file.
Smart Card certificate String If you specified smart card authentication, the smart card certificate alias name.
Outline bookmark true, false Set to true if you want your PDF document to have bookmarks for each section in the table of contents in the Bookmark window of the PDF. The bookmarks can be generated up to nine levels.
Kerberos Configuration file Filepath The path to the Kerberos configuration file.
PDF/A Compliant true, false Set to true if you want your PDF document to be PDF/A compliant. The PDF/A standard is a specialized version of PDF that meets the ISO standard 19005 for digitally archiving electronic document-style reports for long-term preservation.
Fit tables to page true, false When set to true, tables that are wider than the page are adjusted so that they fit within the page. If you choose to set Fit tables to page to true, you must also set these properties:
  • For the cell elements, set the Cell width properties for each row.
  • For the table element, clear the value for the Table autofit property.
The default value is true.
Important: Even with Fit tables to page set to true, the property might be ignored. PDF does not handle column widths in the same manner for all document-style reports, so PUB settings might not be applied as expected.
Image quality Low, Medium, High Medium is the default selection.

The size of the PDF file depends on the selected image quality. High image quality requires more memory, and document generation takes slightly longer. Low image quality requires less memory, and document generation is the fastest because the low resolution of the generated images.

  • The pixel density of the images that are generated by using the Low option is 140 pixels per inch (PPI).
  • The pixel density of the images that are generated by using the Medium option is 220 PPI.
  • The pixel density of the images that are generated by using the High option is 300 PPI.