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How do I edit the Prep4PDF configuration file (PPTools.INI)?

Prep4PDF stores its settings (along with those of the other PPTools) in a file called PPTools.INI. To change Prep4PDF's more obscure settings, you'll need to edit PPTools.INI.

How to edit PPTOOLS.INI

  • Click the Help button (it has a ? icon) on the Prep4PDF toolbar.
  • Click Edit PPTools.INI on the dialog box that appears
  • PPTools.INI opens in Notepad.
  • Locate the [Prep4PDF] section heading.
  • Edit the line you want to change or add a new line directly beneath the [Prep4PDF] line and type the new line you want to add.
  • Be sure not to add any blank lines.
  • Choose File, Save from the main menu bar to save the file, then choose File, Exit to quit Notepad
  • Click OK to close the Prep4PDF Help/About dialog box

If you don't see Edit PPTools.INI, please visit The PPTools download page, download and run the latest installer. That'll update your version of Prep4PDF automatically.

In case you need to find the PPTools folder where PPTools.INI is stored:

The PPTools folder is the folder where your PPTools add-ins are installed.

To locate the PPTools folder:

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