Manage packages

A package is a single PDF file that contains a group of other PDF files, making it more convenient to distribute. Packages can be assembled using thePDF Create Assistant, or from a mailing application by calling on the services of PDF Create.

Existing PDF files can be imported directly into the package; non-PDF files are converted to PDF during the package compilation.

Open, edit and unpack a PDF package

Packages can be opened, edited and unpacked in most recent PDF viewing or editing programs.

  • When you open a PDF package in Power PDF, it is displayed in the PDF Portfolio view and you can further process it as a portfolio. See details in PDF Portfolios.

  • On opening, the cover sheet is displayed in the main window, with thumbnails of each packaged file on the left. Click a PDF thumbnail to see the file content.

  • Non-PDF files are displayed as attachments, but a button allows you to open it in the program associated to the file type. With non-PDF files, you may have to define the appropriate viewing program when you next open it.

  • To unpack a file right-click on its thumbnail and select Save File from Portfolio.

  • Portfolio tools let you print or search single files or the whole portfolio or e-mail the current file.

  • When a PDF is opened inside a package you can add attachments to it - they keep their original file types and are thus included in the package.

  • With PDF Converter Professional 4 and older PDF viewers/editors, the packaged files themselves are indicated as attachments.