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Convert Documents to PDF

Converting documents to PDF format gives you the ability to email documents to customers in change-protected mode, to replicate presentation materials in printshops without any troubles with missing fonts or broken layouts. Plus, converting documents to PDF allows you to prepare them for archiving.

Universal Document Converter is the most complete solution for the conversion of documents into Adobe PDF or graphical files. The underlying basis of Universal Document Converter is the technology of virtual printing. As a result, exporting any document, table or presentation into PDF format is not any more complicated than printing on a desktop printer.

How to Convert Document to PDF

  1. Download and install Universal Document Converter software onto your computer.
  2. Open the document in Microsoft Word and select File->Print... in application main menu.

    Open the document in Microsoft Word and press "File->Print..." in application main menu.

  3. Select Universal Document Converter from the printers list and click Properties button.

    Select Universal Document Converter from the printers list and press Properties button.

  4. On the settings panel, click Load Properties.

    On the settings panel, click Load Properties

  5. Use the Open dialog to select "Text document to PDF.xml" and click Open.

    Use the Open dialog to select "Text document to PDF.xml" and click Open

  6. Click OK in Microsoft Word Print dialog to start converting. When the PDF file is ready, it will be saved to the My Documents\UDC Output Files folder by default.

    Converting in progress.

  7. Converted document will then be opened in Adobe Acrobat or another viewer associated with PDF files on your computer.

    Converted document in Adobe Acrobat.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: I need to convert text-only document to PDF format. How can I reduce the size of the PDF file?
A1: Please use the Document to PDF, Black&White, Multipage profile in step 4 in the instructions above.

Q2: How do I keep 100% of the quality of the presentation when I convert it to PDF?
A2: After selecting Document to PDF, Color, Multipage profile in the Printing Preferences window, please change Color Depth value to True Color (24 bpp). Plus, open the Page Setup tab in the Printing Preferences window and increase the Image Resolution setting to 600 x 600 DPI.

Q3: How to append all documents I have to one multipage PDF?
A3: Please open the Output tab in the Printing Preferences window. Select Append all pages to existing PDF file in Options drop down in bottom part of the window.

Q4: I need to convert daily several dozens of documents to PDF. How can I automate this task?
A4: PrintConductor software can print documents in batch mode. If you select Universal Document Converter from the printers list, PrintConductor will use it for converting documents to PDF instead of printing them on desktop printer.

Q5: I need to automate converting documents to PDF myself using VB.NET. Do you have any examples?
A5: Yes, you can find source code examples for Visual Basic and Visual C++ in Developer Solutions section of Universal Document Converter’s site.

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