Total PDF Converter is a PDF transformation tool that allows you to convert your documents into or from files of over 15 other formats. It is powerful in its functions and professional in its interface, and the versatility of this programme makes it excellent for people and businesses who often tackle big documents and share them with others.
Simple and slightly old-fashioned
PDF is an excellent file format for sharing documents, but it's notoriously difficult to edit. This could be good to avoid plagiarism or maintain accountability. However, for a lot of users, converting it to a more flexible, editable format is always a good idea.
Total PDF Converter allows you to do so and provides you with a list of 15 supported formats into or from which your PDF can transform. The conversion happens through a step-by-step wizard that walks you through the process. The wizard also includes various configuration settings to personalize your target format.
For Excel sheets, for example, this includes formatting and row options. You can make each page into its own Excel sheet, and opt to carry over the formatting if you wish.
You also have power over the security of your documents. You can lock PDFs, preventing anyone from editing them unless they have the password. You can also unlock a PDF so that you can edit and rearrange the content. You’ll need the password to do this, though.
The programme comes in a simple, slightly old-fashioned Explorer-style interface that shows you the contents of different system folders. It also comes with the option of batch converting.
Chock-full of handy features
This application is more than a simple converter - it is an all-in-one solution. At the moment, it supports DOC, DOCX, PDF, PS, PRN, EPS, XPS, OXPS, and more formats, and the developers keep adding them.
Apart from the document formats, you may convert your documents into image formats, like JPG or PNG, with customizable qualities. You can also convert to GIF, BMP, or TIFF formats.
The configuration section of the wizard also enables you to omit images from the source if you wish or create a new file of only pictures and no text. Moreover, you can convert in batch or singles.
Furthermore, this tool can act as a utility for breaking PDFs down into selected pages or splitting it by bookmarks or blanks automatically. It can also change the date of your data or keep original time stamps per your choice and rotate your documents.
You can also use the converter to consolidate files. Total PDF Converter allows you to combine multiple PDFs into a single file.
During the conversion process, you may also sign your documents. It's also possible to tune the output and set new margins to make the files ready for printing in minutes.
Finally, the Total PDF Converter command line support enables you to personalize the tools even further and add extra activities to the process.
How Total PDF Converter works
After you install and open the program, it will allow you to import your documents of choice and specify the output format. Then, pick the destination folder, and Total PDF Converter will do the rest.
At this point, you may also choose to convert pages to separate files, or select items that you want to render and have your tool delete the rest of the document.
If you wish to convert your PDF to JPG, you may determine the images’ quality and size, set a template for file names, choose to merge pages or save them separately, and much more.
Other functions that you'll find within the interface include those for zooming in and out, previewing your documents, restoring your latest selections, accessing the command-line parameters, and many more.
You can also create a PDF from here. You’ll need to swap over to the “Create PDF” tab. You can drag-and-drop your files in to convert them into PDF. You can have separate PDFs for each file, or you can combine them into a single, convenient file.
In the interface, you'll also find a help file which includes snapshots to take you through the process. The quality of the finished product tends to be high, although it may have a problem with converting special characters in languages other than English.
This programme isn't 100% lightweight, but it utilizes a reasonable amount of system resources. Thanks to its weight, it's also possible to carry it as a portable program on your flash drive and make use of it when you need it.
Alternative PDF converters
Total PDF Converter is excellent, but it doesn't have it all. Primarily, it comes with no regular updates, which will make it redundant in the future. Moreover, it will insert watermarks in your resulting files.
Additionally, although Total PDF Converter for Windows supports a broad scope of operating system versions, if you are a Mac user, you won't find a version of this programme.
Moreover, Infix Professional emphasizes file creation and editing to add to versatility, and Soda PDF Pro comes with a much trendier, easier-to-navigate interface.
Effective and handy
While Total PDF Converter lacks some of the modern flair that alternative programmes boast, it is handy and powerful, and many people can benefit from it. Its interface and features give you total control of your PDF files, allowing for flexibility and efficiency in your work. All in all, especially if you get the newest version with its even more streamlined functions, it will serve you well.