Smart PDF Converter Features

Smart PDF Converter Feature List

Below is an extensive list of the features Smart PDF Converter has to offer. Some features are available in the Pro version only.



Feature Standard Pro Notes
Convert PDF to DOC X X Microsoft Word is not required.
Convert PDF to JPEG X X You can set JPEG resolution and quality. Support is provided for Progressive, Grayscale, and Optimized. It is also possible to disable color subsampling.
Convert PDF to XLS X X Microsoft Excel is not required. Tables in PDF are detected and saved as XLS. Keeps the original layout and formatting.
When more than one table is present in a document, three conversion modes are available: 1) Each table goes to a separate sheet, 2) All tables on the same sheet (easy to edit), or 3) All tables on the same sheet (looks like the original).
Convert PDF to TXT X X Converts PDF documents to plain text.
Convert PDF to HTML X X You can convert all PDF pages to a single HTML page or convert each PDF page to a separate HTML page. Images in the PDF can be optionally converted to a single background image.
Convert PDF to TIFF X X You can set TIFF compression and quality. Convert multi-page documents to either multi-page TIFF files or a series of files for each page.
Convert PDF to PPT X X Microsoft PowerPoint is required.
Convert PDF to DOCX X X Microsoft Word is required
Convert PDF to RTF X X Keeps the original layout, formatting and images.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
Keeps pictures X X Can be optionally switched off.
Keeps fonts X X PDF fonts that are not available on your computer are automatically matched to the most similar font available.
Keeps tables X X PDF tables are recognized and converted to editable DOC tables.
Keeps paragraphs X X Each DOC paragraph contains flowing text that is easy to edit.
Keeps bullet lists X X Detects bullet lists and represents them as bullet lists in DOC for easy editing.
Keeps hyperlinks X X PDF links are preserved in the DOC. To follow a link in DOC, hold down the Ctrl button and click the link.
Keeps internal links X X Internal links are links to another page in a PDF. These links are preserved in DOC format.
Keeps PDF forms X X Forms in PDF are recognized and presented in the DOC with appropriate constructions.
Keeps edit boxes X X PDF edit boxes are presented as textboxes in Word. The appearance of the box, such as border, background and font, is preserved.
Keeps check boxes X X PDF check boxes are presented as small square textboxes in Word. The appearance of the check box, such as border and background, is preserved.
Keeps option buttons (radio buttons) X X PDF option buttons are presented as small square textboxes in Word. The appearance of the radio button, such as border and background, is preserved.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
OCR X X Scanned documents do not contain text information, but are much like an image. To convert such a document to editable text our software uses the OCR (Optical Character Recognition) feature, which recognizes each character by its shape.
Spell checker X X A spell checker is integrated to aid the recognition process for documents scanned at low resolution.
Fonts with no text information X X Some PDFs are created using fonts (Type3) that do not contain actual text information. These fonts are rather arrays of images. OCR recognizes these images and converts them to editable characters.
Automatic detection of scanned PDF X X Automatically detects PDFs that need OCR processing.
Manually switching OCR on and off X X If you need to keep the document as an image but not text you can switch the OCR feature off. You can also force OCR for documents that are not recognized by the software as scanned.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
Integrated with Microsoft Word X Features a toolbar conveniently integrated in Word. This toolbar lets you open a PDF directly in Word with a single click.
You can edit your document in Word and save it back to PDF.
Integrated with Windows Explorer X Just right-click a PDF file and select Convert or Edit. You can also right-click a DOC or another file and select Convert to PDF.
Integrated with Microsoft Excel X Open PDF files in Excel with one click. You can edit your document and optionally save back as PDF.
Integrated with Microsoft PowerPoint X Open PDF files in PowerPoint with one click. Each PDF page is converted to a PowerPoint slide. You can adjust your presentation properties such as timing and advancement and save as PPT.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
Batch Conversion X X Converts multiple files in a batch job. Just select all the files you need converted and the software will do the job unattended.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
Create PDF from within MS Office X Open a document in MS Word. Then, from the PDF toolbar, select Create PDF.
Create PDF from any Windows document X Open the file in the program that you normally use to view or edit it. Then follow the same steps as if you wanted to print the file. But when prompted to select a printer, do not select a real printer but select SmartSoft PDF Printer from the list.
Print-to-PDF Function from Any Application X You can convert to PDF any file that is printable. Just open the file in the program that you normally use to view or edit it. Then print it out to the virtual SmartSoft PDF Printer.
Create PDF with Encryption X Different levels of encryption are supported: Low(40-bit RC4), High(128-bit RC4) and High(128-bit AES).
Create PDF with password X You can set a password on a PDF document so that only users who know the password will be able to open the document.
Create PDF with document restrictions X You can prevent the following actions in a PDF document: Printing, Modifying, Content copying or extraction, Commenting, Form field fill-in or signing and Document assembly.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
Insert pages from PDF X You can insert pages from a PDF file at a specific place inside another PDF file.
Remove pages from PDF X You can select an individual page or a page range to remove.
Extract pages from a PDF X You can extract a specific part out of a PDF document into another PDF.
Merge PDF files X You can combine several PDF files into one.
Split PDF files X Splits into page range, splits into files of X pages and splits odd pages or even pages.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
Markup tools X Review documents electronically with a variety of PDF markup tools.
Stamps X The software comes with a number of predefined stamps such as Approved, Confidential, Draft, Final, For Comment and more. You can also import your own custom stamps.
Watermarks X Select text or an image as a watermark and set the level of transparency, an angle of rotation, scale and the exact position. Set a watermark to appear on every page of a document or only on selected pages. You can make the watermark visible only in print or only on your computer display, on top or behind the text.
Attachments X You can add a file attachment to a PDF to bundle related files together.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
Create PDF Table of contents X You can nest document's headers to show a relationship between topics.
Bookmarks with tree structure X Using these internal links, your readers will be able to easily access any part of a large document. You can place one bookmark hierarchically inside another.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
Digitally sign PDF X Ensure the integrity of a document by adding a digital signature.
Change the appearance of your signature X Your digital signature can contain your name, date, reason for signing, and location.
Select an image for your signature X It is a good idea to use an image file scanned from your actual signature.
Create signature fields for other people to sign X Create PDF files with a preexisting signature location where other people will place their signature.
Visible and invisible signatures X Invisible signatures do not appear on the pages of a PDF but appear in the Signatures panel of Adobe Reader.
Certify PDF X A certifying signature is a way to prove the identity of the person who created the document and to restrict what others can do with the document.
Password protect PDF X When you set a password on a PDF document, only users who know the password will be able to open the document.
Apply restrictions to PDF X Prevent some actions in a PDF, such as printing, modifying, content copying or extraction, commenting, form field fill-in or signing and document assembly.
Encrypt PDF X Different encryption levels are supported: Low (40-bit RC4), High(128-bit RC4) and High(128-bit AES).
Validate signatures in PDF X The software will check the validity of a signed PDF document.
Create self-signed certificates X Self-signed IDs are good for personal use or for documents used within your organization.


Feature Standard Pro Notes
Online support X X Free online support is provided.
Phone support X X You can use our phone support service for assistance.
Comprehensive documentation X X Help files with step by step instructions are included in the software.
Getting started tooltips X X First time users receive tips to help them work with the software.
User friendly interface X X Most tasks can be performed with no more than a few clicks.
Backup CD (purchased separately) X X The CD is free for users who order our annual Support & Maintenance plan
Regular upgrades (purchased separately) X X Users who order our annual Support & Maintenance plan regularly receive the latest version of the software.