Output Options Panel

This panel appears for all output formats (Word, WordPerfect, Excel, PowerPoint and Rich Text Format) and the selected values are applied for all targets.

Click the Output button or use the View menu in PDF Converter Assistant to see the panel.


Conversion Type

Combine output into one file

The result of the conversion of one or more source files is a single file.

Convert files separately

PDF/XPS files are converted one-by-one to separate output files.

Default Output Folder

Same As The Source Folder

The output files will be saved into the same folder where the source file is located.

My Documents Folder

The output files will be saved into the user’s Documents folder (under Vista) or My Documents folder (under earlier operating systems).

User Defined Folder

The output files will be saved into a folder defined by you. You can either enter the path into the Folder edit box (e.g. D:\Reports\), or click PDF Converter browse Output Options Panel to browse for a folder. You can also create a new folder for your output files.


Output Filename

The Output Filename edit box offers a filename for the output file that can be rewritten if necessary. The offered output filename will be

  • the same as the input filename, if  the Convert file separately option was selected

  • the first filename of the input files (source files), if  the Combine output into one file option was selected.

There are two buttons PDF Converter previous file Output Options Panel PDF Converter next file Output Options Panel beside the Output Filename edit box.

Click PDF Converter previous file Output Options Panel to select the previous file in the file list. Click PDF Converter next file Output Options Panel to select the next file in the file list.

The current path is shown below the edit box.


Prompt for overwrite

Select this if you want to get a warning message each time an output filename already exists. If you deselect this any existing files will be overwritten without warning.


View Result

Select this if you want to see the converted file displayed on screen. Deselect this if you do not want to display the resulting file after conversion. If you process several files, only the first result file will be opened in the associated application.


Generate Office 2007 output

This option is selectable for Microsoft Word and Excel. For presentations the PowerPoint 2007 format (pptx) will always be generated, therefore it is selected and grayed. The checkbox is grayed and turned off on XP systems not having .NET Framework 3 installed.


Note: If the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for an earlier Office product is installed on your computer, the Office 2007 output files can be opened in an earlier Office version. If this package is not installed, and you do not have Office 2007 installed on your computer, Nuance PDF Professional can create an Office 2007 output file, but it cannot be displayed on your computer.

To download the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack, go to the Microsoft web site http://office.microsoft.com/


Store in Document Management System

This is available with PDF Professional Enterprise. If you have one or more Document Management Systems installed on your computer, you can choose in the DMS selection box where to save your output file(s). This selection box is grayed if there is no Document Management System installed on your computer.


Keep local copy

Select this if you want to have a local copy of the output file(s). Deselect this if you want to save the output file only into the Document Management System without keeping a local copy on your computer.

If this option is turned off when the result files cannot be saved to the DMS for any reason, the program creates temporary output files on the local computer. You will get a file list of the files not being saved to the DMS. This list will contain the full path of the temporary local copies to let you find them easily. These files can then be manually copied to the DMS.


Output Options Panel