Smart PDF Converter Features

Smart PDF Converter offers a wide variety of tools and capabilities

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CONVERT PDF FILES

Feature Standard Pro Notes
PDF to Word conversion X X Does not require Microsoft Word.
PDF to JPEG conversion X X JPEG quality and resolution can be adjusted. Progressive, Grayscale, and Optimized supported. JPEG quality and resolution can be adjusted. Progressive, Grayscale, and Optimized supported. Color subsampling is possible.
PDF to Excel conversion X X Does not require Microsoft Excel. Detects tables in PDF and saves them as XLS. Retains the layout and formatting.
If the document contains more than one table, there are three conversion modes: 1) Each table is placed on a separate sheet, 2) All tables are placed on the same sheet (file is easier to edit), or 3) All tables are placed on the same sheet (file appears exactly like the original and could be more difficult to edit).
PDF to TXT conversion X X Converts PDF files to plain text.
PDF to HTML conversion X X All pages of a PDF pages can be converted to a single HTML page or each PDF page can be converted to a separate HTML page. Any images in the PDF document can be converted to a single background image.
PDF to TIFF conversion X X The TIFF compression and quality can be adjusted. Multi-page documents can be converted to single TIFF files with multiple pages or a series of files corresponding to each page.
PDF to PPT conversion X X Requires Microsoft PowerPoint.
PDF to DOCX conversion X X Requires Microsoft Word.
PDF to RTF conversion X X Retains the layout, formatting and images of the original document.
PDF to XPS Conversion XPS is a fixed-layout document format, an alternative to PDF.
PDF to EPUB Conversion EPUB is designed for reflowable content so that you can read easily on your e-book reader. Conversion keeps the original text layout and formatting, images, hyperlinks and tables. EPUB is supported on many e-book readers including Sony Reader, iPod, iPad and iPhone.
PDF to MOBI Conversion MOBI(AZW) is the format used by the Amazon Kindle Reader. Conversion keeps the original text layout and formatting, images, hyperlinks and tables.

PRESERVES THE LAYOUT AND FORMATTING IN THE DOC FILE

Feature Standard Pro Notes
Retains images X X This option can be switched off.
Retains fonts X X Automatically matches fonts which are not available on your PC to the font that looks most similar.
Retains tables X X Recognizes PDF tables and converts them to DOC tables that can be edited.
Retains paragraphs X X Each paragraph in the DOC file contains easy to edit flowing text.
Retains headers & footers PDF headers and footers are recognized and represented as DOC headers and footers.
Retains bullet lists X X Detects bullet lists automatically and recreates them in the DOC file for easy editing.
Retains hyperlinks X X Preserves PDF links in the DOC file. You can follow a link by holding down Ctrl and clicking the link.
Retains internal links X X These are links that lead to another page in the PDF. Internal links are kept in the DOC file.
Keeps page numbering Detects numbered pages and creates DOC page numbers. Subsequently, when you add or remove a page in the DOC, the proper page numbering is automatically maintained.
Retains PDF forms X X Automatically recognizes forms in PDF and recreates them in the DOC.
Retains edit boxes X X Recreates PDF edit boxes as textboxes in the DOC file. Keeps the box appearance (border, background, font, etc.)
Retains check boxes X X Detects PDF check boxes and recreates them as small square textboxes in the DOC file. Keeps the check box appearance (border, background, etc.)
Retains option buttons (radio buttons) X X Detects PDF option buttons and recreates them as small square textboxes in the DOC file. Keeps the radio button appearance, (border, background, etc.)

OCR FOR CONVERTING SCANNED DOCUMENTS INTO EDITABLE TEXT

Feature Standard Pro Notes
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) X X Scanned documents appear simply as images – they do not contain text information. Our OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature converts images from scanned documents into editable text.
Built-in spell checker X X We have integrated a spell checker that improves the recognition results for low resolution documents.
Fonts without text information X X There are PDF documents that were created using Type3 fonts. These fonts do not contain actual text information but are simply arrays of images. The OCR feature recognizes them and converts them to editable text.
Automatically detects scanned PDFs X X Detects which PDF documents need OCR automatically.
Option to turn OCR on and off manually X X You can choose whether to switch the OCR option on or off. This allows you to keep text as images or force OCR for documents that the software does not recognize as scanned.

INTEGRATION WITH MS OFFICE AND WINDOWS

Feature Standard Pro Notes
Microsoft Word integration X Inserts a toolbar in Word that allows you to open PDFs in a single click directly from within MS Word, edit them and save back to PDF. This feature turns Microsoft Word into PDF editor.
Windows Explorer integration X You can right-click PDF documents and select Convert or Edit. Or, right-click other files and select Convert to PDF (Pro version).
Microsoft Excel integration X You can open PDF files in a single click from within MS Excel.
Microsoft PowerPoint integration X You can open PDF files in a single click from within MS PowerPoint. Each page of the PDF document is converted to a PPT slide. You can easily set the slide options, such as the timing and advancement.

BATCH CONVERSION

Feature Standard Pro Notes
Batch Processing X X This option allows you to convert multiple documents at the same time. Simply select all files you wish to convert and click Convert.

PDF CREATION

Feature Standard Pro Notes
PDF creation from MS Office X Select Create PDF from the PDF toolbar in MS Word.
PDF creation from any windows document X Open the file in the program that you normally use to view or edit it. Then follow the same steps as if you wanted to print the file. Then from the list of printers, select SmartSoft PDF Printer
Print-to-PDF from within applications X Convert any printable file to PDF by printing it out to the virtual SmartSoft PDF Printer from any application.
Create encrypted PDFs X Supports various encryption levels: Low(40-bit RC4), High(128-bit RC4) and High(128-bit AES).
Create password-protected PDFs X Password-protect your PDF documents to restrict their viewing.
Create restricted PDF documents X Prevent various actions on PDF documents: Modifying, Content copying or extraction, Printing, Commenting, Form field fill-in or signing, as well as Document assembly.

EDIT PDF PAGES

Feature Standard Pro Notes
Insert PDF X Insert pages from a PDF document into another PDF.
Remove PDF pages X Select whether to remove a single page or a page range.
Extract PDF pages X Extract a specific part of a PDF to another PDF document.
Merge PDFs X Combine several PDF documents.
Split PDFs X Split a PDF into page ranges, files of X pages, odd or even pages.

PDF MARKUP AND REVIEW

Feature Standard Pro Notes
Tools for markup X You can review your documents using a range of PDF markup tools.
PDF stamps X Import custom stamps or use predefined options: Approved, Final, Confidential, Draft, For Comment, etc.
PDF watermarks X Insert a watermark. Adjust the transparency level, the rotation angle, scale and position. Watermark can appear on all pages or on specific pages only. Choose whether the watermark will be visible in print, whether it is on top or behind the text.
PDF attachments X Add file attachments to your PDF document.

PDF FORMS EDITOR

Feature Standard Pro Notes
Create Fillable PDF Forms X Design PDF forms that people can fill in and submit.
Adobe Reader support X You can create PDF forms that can be filled and submitted using Adobe Reader.
Text Fields X Values can be calculated from other fields, validated for correctness and formatted as numbers, text, percentages, date, time, zip code, phone numbers, Social Security numbers or a custom format.
Supports text alignment, number of characters limit, comb style, password style, multi-line and default values.
Option Buttons (Radio Buttons) X Create groups of option buttons used for selecting a single option often used in forms. String values can be assigned to each option choice.
Check Boxes X Create check boxes that allow the selection of multiple options. String values can be assigned to each option choice.
Drop-down list X A drop-down list (also known as a combo box) can be used to select a single option from a list and also allows the user to enter a value that is not on the list. A drop-down list can display only one option at a time. Values can be assigned to each list item.
Options X Includes option buttons, drop-down lists and check boxes
List X List boxes can be used to select one or more options and execute an action upon selection. Unlike a drop-down list, a list box can display more than one option at a time. Values can be assigned to each list item.
Text Area X An extended text fields allow the display of multiline texts.
Buttons X Buttons can be used to trigger different actions: Execute a menu item, open a file, open a web link, run JavaScript, import form data, submit a form, reset a form and show or hide cells.
Input validation X The input data of all editable fields like drop-down lists and text fields can be validated using a range of numbers or a custom validation script.
Format X Formats available for editable fields: number, text, percent, date, time, zip code, phone number, and Social Security numbers. You can also define your own custom format.
Actions X An action can be started when the user interacts with a form element, for example, when he: executes a menu item, opens a file, opens a web link, runs JavaScript, imports form data, submits a form, resets a form, shows or hides a field and more.
Action Triggers X Actions can be triggered on: mouse up, mouse down, mouse enter, mouse exit, mouse on focus and mouse on blur.
Appearance X Modify the font, fill color, border color, thickness and style of any form element.
Calculate X The value of a text field or a drop-down list can be calculated by the values of other fields using a simple arithmetic operation or custom JavaScript.
Fill in PDF Forms X The forms created can be filled later and submitted by Adobe Reader or other PDF viewer applications supporting PDF forms.
Save PDF Forms X The PDF containing forms can be saved and filled in later on by users. Users can also fill in and then save the forms.
Submit PDF Forms X Create buttons that can submit the PDF form data to a server in a number of different formats - FDF, HTML, XFDF and PDF.
Add, edit and run JavaScript in a PDF Form X You can create your own custom JavaScript that will be executed when the users interacts with a button or another field.

PDF BOOKMARKS AND TABLE OF CONTENTS

Feature Standard Pro Notes
Table of contents X Organize the structure of your PDF by creating a Table of contents.
Bookmarks X Bookmarks are internal links that allow users to quickly jump to pages in a long document.

PDF SECURITY

Feature Standard Pro Notes
Digital signatures X Validate a document by including a digital signature.
Personalize your signature X Add your name, location, date, and reason for signing.
Choose an image for your signature X You can use a scanned copy of your signature.
Create signature fields X Add a signature location for other people to sign.
Visibility of signatures X Invisible signatures will appear only in the Signatures panel of Adobe Reader.
PDF certification X Add a certifying signature, prove your identity and restrict the document.
Password-protected PDFs X Only users who have the password will be able to view the document.
PDF restrictions X Prevent various actions on PDF documents: Modifying, Content copying or extraction, Printing, Commenting, Form field fill-in or signing, as well as Document assembly.
PDF encryption X Supports various encryption levels: Low(40-bit RC4), High(128-bit RC4) and High(128-bit AES).
PDF signature validation X The application checks a signed document's validity.
Self-signed IDs X Convenient for personal use or within your organization.

SUPPORT

Feature Standard Pro Notes
Online support X X We provide free online support.
Via phone X X Free phone support is available.
Documentation X X Step-by-step instructions are included in the Help file.
Quick start X X Comprehensive tips for first time users.
Simple interface X X You can perform most tasks in just a few clicks.
Backup CD (order separately) X X Received at no additional charge for subscribers of the annual Support & Maintenance plan
Software upgrades (order separately) X X New versions of the software are free for subscribers of the annual Support & Maintenance plan.
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