Universal Document Converter
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The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 6.1
Universal Document Converter allows converting documents and images between various formats. It is a virtual printer that allows converting documents and images among PDF, JPEG, TIFF and other file formats.
As long as that file can be printed, it can also be converted to another format using this handy utility.
Its latest version supports 8 output formats: PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, PCX, DCX or BMP. I’d say that this is currently a disadvantage, as outputting to additional formats such as DOC, DOCX, TXT or RTF can be needed quite often. Anyway, the number of supported input formats is much larger, as it basically supports any file that allows printing. Since it acts as a virtual printer, it is also very easy-to-use. Converting files will take only a few mouse clicks and can be performed with ease even by complete beginners.
Universal Document Converter offers plenty of handy additional options and features. For example, it enables you to combine documents as it supports creating multipage documents from files of various types in mere seconds. It also lets you assign a graphic or text watermark to your documents or password-protect the output PDF files. Cropping and resizing possibilities are also available, letting you control the margins and borders of the output files.
To sum it all up, this handy tool is great for converting any kind of printable file to PDF documents or to images, as it’s both easy-to-use and feature-rich.
- Allows watermarking the output.
- File cropping and resizing capabilities.
- A bit pricey.
- Can output to a rather small number of formats.
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
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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