The PDF file format is extremely useful for distributing static or dynamic multimedia information. It is lightweight and won’t easily get corrupted. In addition, you can apply password and encryption security, it’s easy for multiple people to digitally or electronically sign, you can edit it or convert it, and you can even convert scanned documents into fully editable PDFs that can be crawled by search engines.
But only a reliable PDF creator will be able to faithfully render the original content in the destination PDF, keeping the text, images, layout, alignment, and other attributes intact during the conversion. With PDFelement, it’s literally a one-click job to get any file in a PDF format. But PDFelement does a lot more than that, as we’ll see.
Method #1. Create PDF Using PDFelement With One-Click
The easiest way to convert any document into PDF is to import it to a PDF editor like PDFelement. The software makes it extremely easy to do, and it’s as simple as dragging and dropping the source file into the program. Here’s how to do it in steps:
- After you install PDFelement, you can simply use your mouse to click-drag your source file either into the program itself (if it’s open) or even the desktop icon.
- The file will automatically open as a PDF document after being converted.
If you have the application open on your computer, you can also click the Create PDF module on the home page and select your source file in the Explorer window and hit Open to import as PDF. You can also use the Combine PDF module to turn multiple source documents into a single PDF.
And that’s all there is to this process, but this is what every PDF creator does and it’s a basic function. PDFelement not only does it with a high degree of accuracy, but it takes things to the next level with some additional PDF creation features, as described below:
Method #2. Create PDF with Print Command
If you have PDFelement installed on your Windows PC, you can use the Print Command to create a PDF. Here are the steps:
- Have your source file open in its native app: e.g. MS Word for Word docus, MS Excel for a spreadsheet, and so on.
- Go to the File → Print menu item and you’ll see a new Wondershare window to interface with your printer.
- In the Printer section, select Wondershare PDFelement, turn on ‘Let the app change my printing preferences’, and click the Print button at the bottom.
- When the file opens as a PDF document in PDFelement, go to File → Save and name your newly created PDF.
Method #3. Create PDF Directly from the Scanner
With PDFelement, you can also use your scanner and create PDFs directly when a hardcopy document is scanned. To do this, the following steps can be replicated on your PC:
- Launch PDFelement and go to the Home tab, from where you can click on ‘From Scanner’ to open a new window.
- In the Create from Scanner window, choose the scanner in the top drop-down menu and hit Scan at the bottom.
- Your newly created PDF will open inside the program and it will be fully editable. During the process, you’ll also have an option to scan additional pages from the same document so they can be merged into a single PDF.
After it’s scanned, the PDF document can be put through the OCR plugin and converted into an editable version of the exact same content. That brings us to some of PDFs other features, which we’ve outlined below.
Created PDF – Then What? PDFelement Key Features Explained
Creating a PDF is just one of the things you can do with PDFelement. The core function is that of a PDF editor, and PDFelement’s performance is unparalleled in that area of expertise. Here are some of the core functions that PDFelement is capable of executing.
This is PDFelement’s forte and the area where it truly shines. It builds on the features of Adobe Acrobat and goes beyond it while offering value for money. You can edit any content element and see a custom toolbar appear as a sidebar with the needed toolkit. Text can be edited line by line or as a paragraph; images can be modified, replaced or repositioned; other content types can be edited as well.
Reviewing a document prepared by your subordinate? You need all the annotation tools like sticky notes, stamps, callouts, text, shapes, highlighting, and all of that. PDFelement has you covered there as well, offering comprehensive annotation and review tools.
PDFelement’s conversion tools are unrivaled in accuracy and speed. With a wide range of conversion formats to choose from, you can rest assured that the PDF content will be faithfully reproduced in the output document no matter what the final format. In addition, you can convert scanned PDFs into editable versions that search engines can index and make searchable.
If you’ve ever struggled with creating or converting forms, then you’ve probably never used PDFelement. Whether you’re making interactive forms from scratch or converting a non-editable form into one, it’s super-easy to do in this software. You can also extract from, import into, and export data from any type of PDF form, you can do Form Field Recognition to make digitally fillable forms, and a lot more.
Protecting and Signing
PDFelement offers features like redacting, watermarks, password encryption, and digital signatures. Using 256-bit AES encryption standards, you can make sure all your business communication is secure and password-protected when sharing it over the Internet.
Numerous batch processes like conversion, encryption, optimizing, Bates numbering, watermarking, and OCR are available in PDFelement. The OCR is a simple add-on module or plugin that you enable with the Pro version, and it’s one of the most accurate OCR tools you’re likely to find.
PDFelement can create a PDF better than most of its competitor applications, and virtually none can deliver that kind of quality at that price point. That’s the clincher.
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