Universal Document Converter

Universal Document Converter

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This program received 16 awards

Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Advanced Settings
  • Watermarking
  • Adjustments
  • Formats
  • PDF Options
  • Selecting the UDC Printer
  • Tutorial
  • Page Setup
  • Main Window

Editorial review


Margie Smeer Senior editor

Universal Document Converter lets you convert among file formats with ease. It is created mainly to allow converting among documents and image files with the help of its virtual printing function.

This means that it can convert any printable file, and all the users need to do is select the Print function from the app used to open the files to be converted, and select the “Universal Document Converter” virtual printer from the printers’ list.
Then selecting the output format can be easily done, along with the tweaking of many other settings and checking the additional features like adding watermarks or performing various page layout and size adjustments. You can even combine several source documents into a single multi-page output. I also appreciate that it even allows you to create password-protected and searchable PDF files.

Universal Document Converter can actually convert only to PDF documents and to image files like BMP, DCX, PNG or TIFF. RTF and HTML. Other popular formats are unfortunately not supported. Anyway, Universal Document Converter is still a great tool, as it combines ease of use with plenty of handy additional features, options, and functions.


  • Easy-to-use.
  • Allows adding watermarks to the output files.
  • Allows creating password-protected PDF files.
  • Allows joining several source documents into a single multipage file.


  • Supports converting only to PDF and to image file formats.
  • A bit pricey.
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What's new in version 6.2

Version 6.2 (November 22, 2013):

- New algorithm for black and white TIFF files creation.
- Arabic language included into the program interface.
- Several improvements and fixed errors in PDF files creation.

What's new in version 6.0

With the updated version of Universal Document Converter customers are able to convert any type of a document into an image file or save document as a searchable PDF.

Universal Document Converter can be installed on any Windows-based PC or a laptop. The installation package includes custom toolbar to facilitate document conversion. The toolbar automatically integrates into Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and lets you save your documents in the PDF format or as image files with only two clicks.

Universal Document Converter 6.0 can be utilized within the office networks of any topology: just a few laptops connected into LAN, or an international corporate network combining offices located in different regions by means Terminal Services or Citrix technology.

What's new in version 5.5

Full compatibility with Microsoft Office 2013 software package has been implemented
The issue causing conversion failure when "Advanced Printer Options" is disabled has been fixed
The issue causing looping of program installation over an older version has been fixed
The issue causing duplicate activation request on computers with several network adapters has been fixed.

What's new in version 5.3

- The toolbar for Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint is now compatible with 64-bit versions of these programs.
- Converted target files save faster than ever.
- Universal Document Converter API for developers is optimized.
- Includes fixes for issues with toolbar for MS Office programs that were caused by Microsoft Office API.

What's new in version 4.2

Improved performance for heavy loads, Corrected installation mistakes on Windows Vista, Improved the printing quality of black and white documents in fast dithering mode, Added a Russian version of the program and a Russian site, Improved compatibility with Microsoft Excel

Publisher's description

Universal Document Converter enables Windows users to save any documents as a PDF or image file such as JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, PCX, DCX, or Bitmap. Universal Document Converter software is based on virtual printer technology. Thanks to that, converting text documents, technical drawings, presentations, and worksheets is no more complicated than printing on a desktop printer. Universal Document Converter installs its own toolbar to Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, and Microsoft Excel. This feature gives users the ability to convert documents to PDF or image files with just two mouse clicks. Universal Document Converter is able to unite several documents into a single multipage PDF or TIFF. Universal Document Converter is also enabled for remote usage. Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop, Microsoft Terminal Services, Microsoft Virtual PC, Citrix environment, and VMWare Server are all supported.
Universal Document Converter is able to be used as a network printer to delegate the processing of documents to the print-server. The Universal Document Converter package includes a public API and example codes for it. Thanks to this, 300+ system integrators and independent developers use it in their solutions.

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