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While PDF Converter Professional 7 is designed specifically for Windows operating systems, the application does have a Mac solution; PDF converter for Mac. Both applications provide ease and efficiency for creating PDF files, combining multiple files into one, editing PDF files and file conversions. While this review is based solely on PDF Converter Professional, we wanted to make mentioned that there is an additional solution for Mac users. As winner of the Top Ten Reviews Silver Award for convert PDF software we found PDF Converter Professional to be a well designed and intuitive application. It is rich in ability and will be able to perform the majority, if not all of the functions you are in need of. The file handling is slightly slower than the top ranked convert PDF software choice, but still performs many functions in less than ten seconds. It also lacks the ability to embed audio and video files into a document.

Editing
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With PDF Converter Professional, you are able to create PDF files from virtually any software application. You can also convert a PDF document to an MS Office, XPS or a Corel WordPerfect document. Additionally, you get a great tool for creating and filling out forms, for a fraction of the cost of Adobe Acrobat.

PDF Converter Professional provides some great tools for editing and marking up your documents. You can use the Typewriter tool to add text anywhere in your document. For minor edits (correcting typos, adding, removing, or replacing text), use the Touchup Text tool or Touchup Object tool to make changes to text and objects respectively. For major changes, you can use the Convert PDF tool to convert the document back to its original application (if supported) or to MS Word and then use the text editor in that application.

Also available are the usual edit, cut, copy and paste options to move content around in documents. Use the Text Markup tool options to highlight or cross out text, add comments, and support sharing and collaboration on your documents. Once corrections are made, the Compare Documents tool can be used to compare the new document to previous versions or to an original MS Word source document. A great feature of PDF Converter is the interactive auto-detect feature which looks at scanned and image-only documents for text, which you can then make searchable and editable. For security concerns, add a digital signature to your document or protect it with 256-bit password encryption.

Multimedia
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PDF Converter supports adding and manipulation of multimedia content, which is great for marketing presentations. Add images or voice files to your PDFs or accept embedded videos, audio and 3D content as “trusted” content (coming from a trusted source).

Use the FormTyper tool to create forms from other documents or PDFs scanned from paper documents. You can also use the FormTyper to make existing forms interactive. PDF Converter also converts PDF files to speech (audio) files for use with MP3 players.

Printing
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One of the most common methods of creating PDFs is by printing a document to one of the provided PDF printers: DocuCom or ScanSoft. In addition to basic printing, PDF Converter produces high-quality results by retaining formats, fonts and colors. Some of the advanced print features supported by PDF Converter include:

  • Imposition – prepares PDFs for commercial printing by providing tools for positioning and layout of print pages, booklet printing, printing multiple pages on a single print page and more
  • PDF Optimization – provides tools for compressing PDF size to optimize the PDF for web viewing or printing
  • Bates numbering and stamping – unique page numbering scheme used in legal documents
Ease of Use
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PDF Converter has a unique interface with icons, a menu and a layout that may not look familiar to users of MS Office or Acrobat. But after taking some time to navigate around the interface, and with the assistance of the help menu, you will find that Converter is actually quite straightforward and surprisingly easier than expected to use.

PDF creation with PDF Converter is easy and can be performed from several locations. You can create PDFs from:

  • Directly within the interface
  • Nuance Ribbon tab in any MS Office application
  • Windows Explorer shortcut menu
  • Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox webpage add-in
  • Dragging and dropping on the application
  • PDF Create Assistant add-in (for processing multiple files at once)

The Document Assembly view is a great feature for viewing and manipulating multiple pages of a PDF at once much like you would arrange pages on a desk. The FormTyper tool is a powerful tool for creating and filling out forms. You are able to scan in a paper document or open any document or image file and convert it to a searchable PDF. PDF Converter compresses the original document size in the conversion but also has a PDF Optimizer for further compression. PDF Converter 6 provides a Read Document Aloud feature, which makes the software easier to use by persons with disabilities or learning disorders.

Help & Support
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PDF Converter has a traditional help menu within the interface also accessible by F1 shortcut key. This compares favorably to some of the other PDF software applications that just redirect you to their homepage. On the Nuance webpage you will find a knowledgebase of articles with FAQs, user manuals, quick reference guides and video how-to guides.

The Nuance website has a reviewer’s section complete with images, screenshots, sample executable files, a side-by-side comparison to Adobe Acrobat, video and written presentations and more information to allow potential customers to evaluate the product. Use that information along with our reviews of top-rated convert PDF software to make an informed decision on choosing the best product to fill your individual and business needs.

PDF Converter Professional Summary:
9.3/10

PDF Converter Professional is truly a robust PDF solution with lots of time-saving features that users should appreciate. This was definitely one of the favorite PDF software products that we reviewed. Creating and converting files is made easy and the results are precise. You get world-class OCR technology for creating and filling out forms. For the budget-conscious, this may be the right convert PDF software solution because you get numerous tools and features for a very competitive price.

 
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PDF Converter Professional 7

Pros
This application provides more features and tools than almost every other application available.

Cons
PDF Converter Professional lacks the ability to embed audio and video files into a document.

The Verdict
: 9.32/10

This convert PDF software choice is very rich in quality, features and tools; it provides a variety of options at a competitive price.