Advanced Processing tab

Use the Advanced Processing tab to access controls and settings that extend PDF functionality.

Note In Power PDF Advanced, a CaseMap group is present if this program is detected on your system. CaseMap is used for management of legal documents.

Tip To find tools in other tabs, see Ribbon, tabs and panels or use the Find a Tool function at the top right.

Process group

Flatten File icon Flatten File: Transform annotations into document objects, remove or merge layers, and make other changes as detailed in Flatten Document.

Index icon Index: Create full text indexes for a set of PDF files. You can also Embed an existing index into the current document.

Reduce icon Reduce: Reduce one or more files or optimize the current document to reduce file size. Split the documents by one of many criteria.

Compare icon Compare: Compare the current PDF document with a modified version of itself to see the differences marked according to your choices. It is also possible to compare a PDF document with a Word document.

File group

Previous or Next: Move to the previous or next PDF file in the current document folder.

Scan Inbox icon Scan Inbox: Available in Power PDF Advanced only. Manage a folder that takes image file input from one or more scanners. Incoming files are automatically converted to PDF. Go to File > Options > Automation to define the inbox folder.

Favorites Favorites: Use the list to add the current document to the list of favorites, manage favorites or view the current list of favorites.

Batch group

Converter icon Convert Assistant: Call Convert Assistant and load the current document (single page, a page range or all pages). Add other documents and change settings as desired, before generating documents in editable formats. To convert just a page area, or only the current document without Convert Assistant, go to the Export group.

Sequencer icon Sequencer: Set up, save and run command sequences to handle repetitive jobs.

Batch Converter icon Batch Converter: Available in Power PDF Advanced only. Define a source folder containing a set of PDF or TIFF folders (any type). Define an output location and a target file type: PDF (Normal or Searchable) or TIFF (single-page or multi-page). All files of the specified type generate new files in the requested output file type. See Batch Converter.

Watched folder icon Watched Folder: Set up and enable such a folder (with or without subfolders) to handle all supported file types or an individual file type. All incoming files are converted to PDF (Searchable or Normal) or TIFF (single- or multi-page) and sent to a destination you define. See Watched folder.

Read Aloud group

Current Page icon Current Page: Read all text content on the current page using Windows Speech.

To End icon To End: Read from the start of the current page to the end of the document.

To File icon To File: All document text is added to an .mp3 file you can name and save.

For all three Read Aloud commands, go to File > Options > Read Aloud to set preferences for the reading voice, speed, language and more.

Export group

Export Area icon Export Area: Click and then select an area of the page to convert to an editable format. A Save As dialog box appears; select a file type and assign a file name. This function is useful to send just one table to Excel or a small block of text to fill one PowerPoint slide.

To export pages or entire documents to different editable formats or other types of PDF, use the Convert group settings on the Home tab.