Starting the Program

There are several ways to start the program:

  • From the Start menu, select (All) Programs > Nuance PDF Professional 7 > PDF Converter Professional to start the program. Then to open a PDF file, click the Open button or select Open from the File menu and select a file. If you select more than one PDF file, they will be opened in separate windows. If you select Microsoft Office files (*.doc, * docx, *.rtf, *.xls, * xlsx,*.pptx), or XPS files, they will be converted immediately to PDF files, and will be displayed in separate windows. The source files stay intact.

  • Click the program icon PDF Converter app icon Starting the Program on the desktop if you placed it there, then proceed as described above.

  • Double-click on a PDF file: If you choose PDF Converter Professional as the default PDF viewer when prompted, you can double-click on a PDF file to start the program and load the selected PDF file. If PDF Converter Professional is not your default PDF viewer, right-click a PDF file and select Open With > PDF Converter Professional.

  • Browse PDF files on a Web Server: If you choose PDF Converter Professional as the default PDF viewer when prompted, click any PDF URL on a Web page to open the PDF file in the program.

  • Drag-and-drop files: You can drag-and-drop PDF files onto the PDF Converter Professional program window to have them opened. You can also drag-and-drop documents (*.doc, *.txt), Excel sheets (*.xls, *. xlsx), PowerPoint slides (*.pptx) and XPS files to have them converted, leaving the source files intact.

  • Right-click one or more PDF or Office files in Windows Explorer or on the desktop. Select to create, combine, overlay or package files using the shortcut menu, then select a profile.

  • From a Windows 7 jump list: Click the program icon and choose Launch Application or a recently opened PDF file. You can also choose to create a PDF from your scanner or from another file and also convert a PDF file to an editable format.


Starting the Program