Those who require converting a large number of Office and/or image files into PDF documents may find Okdo All to Pdf Converter Professional the right software tool for the job. Its support for batch conversion, for all Office documents, and for the most popular image file formats make this program a serious alternative to the many other similar tools out there. Its simplicity of use is also an important asset to take into consideration.
When building your conversion list, the program offers you various options. You can add to it individual files, entire folders with a mixture of files in any of the supported formats, and even websites. It can extract all the links present in the URL provided in add them for you to the active conversion list. Once all input files have been selected, you can move to the Set parameters window. Here you can define the type of PDF file you need between an image- and a text-based PDF document. The former will, so to speak, “take a snapshot” of every page in the original document and will create a PDF page with just the resulting image. This option is most recommended when creating a PDF file out of a set of images or when the content of the input files is mainly graphical. Otherwise, the text included in that “snapshot” will be neither searchable nor readable by screen readers. The latter will solve this problem for you – the conversion process will somehow ignore most (if not all) graphic elements – including the layout – in the original document to produce a PDF file with nothing but the text present in the input file.
Other customization features will let you create a PDF file for each Word or RTF page in the conversion list, merge all Excel sheets in one single document, and adjust the sheet size automatically to adapt to the output PDF page dimensions and margins, which you can also set here. Finally, you are offered the possibility to protect the resulting PDF files by adding user and owner passwords to them, as well as by defining their corresponding user permissions (to print, to copy, to fill out forms, and to allow screen readers to access the content for accessibility purposes).
Though not a terribly fancy tool, Okdo All to Pdf Converter Professional performs its main task with dignity. Some conversion processes may take longer than expected, but the final result is usually worth the wait. How faithful the resulting page is to the original one will largely depend on how wisely you have customized the output settings provided. Other than that, this Office to PDF batch conversion tool is an interesting option to consider.
- Supports all old and new Office formats
- Customizable output
- Batch conversion supported
- Converts image files into PDF documents
- Converts HTML and URL-based files
- Produces both image- and text-based PDFs
- Some conversion processes may take a while