When the printer runs Ghostscript to convert the output into a PDF document it has a default timeout of 600 seconds (10 minutes).
In case Ghostscript is still running after the timeout has expired it is terminated.
This is done to prevent a crashed instance of Ghostscript to remain in memory if something goes wrong.
A timeout error will produce an error 1008 with the text 'Ghostscript timed out'.
This timeout can cause problems if Ghostscript hasn't finished because it is working on a huge document.
In this case you might experience incomplete or empty PDF documents as a result of the Ghostscript process being terminated.
You can change the timeout to fit your purpose. This is done using a setting named
The GhostscriptTimeout setting can be specified in the global.ini file.
The sample below shows how to change the Ghostscript timeout in an ini file.
; Set Ghostscript timeout to 60 minutes
Place the above content in a file named
global.ini, which is
the file name of the global settings file for a bioPDF PDF Writer.
The location of the global.ini file is documented in the section about the