About Convert Assistant

Convert Assistant gives you control over the process of converting PDF documents to editable formats.

Do one of the following to start Convert Assistant:

  • Click Start > Kofax Power PDF Advanced > Convert Assistant.

  • On the Windows taskbar, right-click the Kofax Power PDF icon, and then click Convert PDF on the context menu.

  • From integrated applications, access Convert Assistant.

Use Convert Assistant to:

  • Open source files (PDF/XPS) to be converted, by selection or drag-and-drop

  • Show a preview

  • Specify the page range

  • Define the processing mode (Standard, Legal, Spreadsheet and Form)

  • Specify the processing options

  • Define the output format:

    • Standard documents: Word, PowerPoint, WordPerfect or RTF

    • Legal documents; Word, WordPerfect or RTF

    • Forms: Word or RTF

    • Spreadsheets: Excel

  • Specify the output options

  • Start conversion

  • View source and result files


The Convert Assistant always converts whole pages, but page areas can be selected in Power PDF to be directly converted to a selected target with the Export Area tool. For example, you can use the tool to send just one table to Excel or the content for just one slide to PowerPoint.

Export Area tool To use the Export Area tool, select Advanced Processing > Export > Export Area.

It is possible to perform direct conversions without using Convert Assistant.