Universal Document Converter

Universal Document Converter

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Video tutorial & screenshots

  • Main Window
  • Post-Processing Section
  • Output Location Section
  • Watermark Section
  • Adjustments Section
  • File Format Section
  • Page Setup Section
  • Program's Tutorial
  • Advanced Settings

Editorial review

Comments

Ricardo Soria Senior editor

The following review written by one of the Software Informer contributors applies to version 6.2
Universal Document Converter is a handy tool that allows you to convert any document into PDF or into various image file formats. This app works by installing a virtual printer on you system, so that any document or file that you can send to your printer can also be converted into any of the supported formats very easily.
The exact output formats supported by the program are PDF, JPEG, TIFF, PNG, GIF, PCX, DCX, and BMP.

To use the program, you just need to open your source document and print it selecting "Universal Document Converter" as the printer. You can also open the "printer preferences" dialog to configure all the output settings of your resulting documents from there. This dialog offers you several tabs, such as page setup, file format, adjustments, watermark, or output location. Every tab, in turn, allows you to configure different parameters, such as the page size and orientation, the output resolution, whether to create a single output file for each source page or a multipage document, the output borders, and many more.

But Universal Document Converter also offers you more advanced features. For example, you can create password-protected PDF files, searchable or bitmapped PDF files, or you can even combine several source documents into a single multipage output. Another plus for Universal Document Converter is that it allows you to apply both text and image watermarks to your resulting documents. Finally, you can set an automatic format for your output filenames and select a post-processing action to be performed automatically by the program, such as opening the resulting file or running a specific application with parameters.

In short, Universal Document Converter is a powerful tool that allows you to convert any printable document into PDF or into some graphic formats with many configurable parameters. However, I would say this program is a bit pricey as compared to other similar tools around.

Pros

  • Allows you to convert any printable document.
  • Allows you to create password-protected PDF files.
  • Allows you to create searchable PDF files.
  • You can use it to combine several source documents into a single multipage file.
  • Allows you to add text or image watermarks to your output files.

Cons

  • A bit pricey as compared to similar tools from other publishers.
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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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