Saving Converted Files

The converted file will be saved with the output filename, file type and folder location you selected in the PDF Converter Assistant before conversion.

This is true also for direct conversion (except when direct conversion was started with the File > Open command from Microsoft Word). So, if you are not certain these are suitable, you should check the output options in the Assistant before starting a direct conversion.

Output folder

The default output folder is My Documents when you start the PDF Professional for the first time.

To change the default output folder

  1. Click the Output tool or select Output Format from the View menu to display the Output Options panel in the PDF Converter Assistant.

  2. Select one from the following choices that are available under Default Output Folder:

    • Same as the Source Folder

    • My Documents Folder

    • User Defined Folder

If you select User Defined Folder you also have to select a folder. Click PDF Converter browse Saving Converted Files and select a folder where the result file(s) should be saved.


Output filename

The output filename will automatically be created from the input filename using a different extension. The output filename extension depends on the selected output format.

Example: You are converting table.pdf containing a lot of tables. The selected processing mode is Spreadsheet and the output format is Microsoft Excel. The result file will be saved as table.xls.

This filename will be offered in the Output Filename edit box where you can change it if necessary.


To change the output filename

  • Overwrite the filename in the Output Filename edit box in the Output Options panel.

Saving in Microsoft Word


When direct conversion is started with the File > Open command from Microsoft Word, the output document cannot be named beforehand. 

  • Use the Save As command in Microsoft Word to avoid overwriting the original PDF or XPS file.

See also Editing Documents in Word.


Saving to a Document Management System   


This is available when PDF Converter is a component of PDF Professional Enterprise. It is only possible if you have at least one DMS installed on your computer. For saving to a SharePoint site, PDF Professional offers a specific interface, while other DMS programs use their own client applications. See the list of the supported DMS programs in the System Requirements topic.


To save an output file in a DMS

  1. Select a Document Management System from the DMS selection box in the Output Options panel.

  2. Enable or disable the Keep local copy option.

A DMS will appear in the DMS drop-down list only if it is installed on your computer. You will see one menu item for each detected DMS. See the list of the supported DMS programs in the System Requirements topic.

If you generate multiple files, you will add them to the DMS one-by-one.

Microsoft SharePoint is accessed by three dialog boxes as described in Starting from a Document Management System. Other DM systems are accessed by their own interfaces.


Saving Converted Files