PDF Converter Assistant provides an easy way to load multiple PDF files and convert them in a batch process. There are several buttons you select to choose the PDF files you wish to export. Then choose the document layout (standard, legal, spreadsheet or form) and the file type (Word, Word Perfect, or Excel) of the outputted file to run the conversion job.
You access the OCR feature through the document layout option.
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PDF Create! Assistant has an intuitive point-and-click user interface that is simple and easy to use.
You select the files you wish to convert to PDF format by selecting a prominent Add button found at the top of the screen. After you’ve selected all the files you wish to convert, you can move them around to get them in your preferred sequence by selecting an Up or Down button.
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You choose whether you wish to create individual PDF files, combine the files into a single PDF, or overlay the files into a single PDF file. You also choose the quality of the outputted file (standard, draft, publishing, company confidential or tagged PDF) by selecting a down arrow and choosing the desired options.
After you have selected the relevant files and options, you select a “Start Converting" button and the job starts running in the background. You can return to the PDF Create! Assistant module and set up another job to run.
PDF Converter Professional 4 has a very friendly and intuitive user interface that alleviated the need to spend much time reading through the manual. I was working with the software within minutes of installing it to my computer. The interface is much easier to understand than the Adobe Acrobat interface.
PDF Converter Professional 4 seamlessly integrates the PDF Converter Assistant and PDF Create! Assistant modules into it through the inclusion of buttons and menu options. [see Image 4]
Some of PDF Converter Professional’s options are difficult to find:
- The OCR function is found in PDF Converter Assistant’s document layout option and each time I wanted to use this option, I spent several minutes hunting for it.
- The Preferences option, which integrates PDF Converter Professional 4 into installed applications (Internet Explorer, Word, Excel, Outlook, WordPerfect Office, ) is found in PDF Converter Assistant’s File option.