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Convert to PDF is a well-design file transformer that creates accurate PDFs from almost any application, as long as it runs in Windows and can send information to a printer. Therefore, creating a PDF is as simple as printing the desired document, though selecting the virtual PDF printer installed by this tool. The resulting PDF file will faithfully resemble the layout of the original file.
Without covering all the options and possibilities available in Adobe Acrobat, Convert to PDF allows you to extensively customize your output documents. Thus, if size is an issue, you can compress and/or downsample the images existing in the original file until you find the right balance between quality and size. If security is one of your main worries, you can apply different levels of protection to your PDFs by adding a password, 128-bit encryption, and/or by defining permissions for certain actions (copying, editing, printing, etc.). Finally, the program will let you add a watermark to your converted documents, as well as specific metadata to better document your PDFs.
Probably, one of its main assets is its wise use of user’s profiles. If you expect to use a specific combination of the settings described above more than once, you can always save them, and thus create your customized virtual PDF printer. The program allows you to create as many “printers” as you need, and all you will have to do to perform one of these “one-click conversions” is to send the original document to the right printer in the list. This feature alone makes this tool worthwhile.
- One-click PDF creation using customized virtual printers
- Supports basic PDF security options
- Includes watermarking capabilities