Output options panel

This panel appears for all output formats and the selected values are applied for all targets.

The Output button shows which target is currently set.

  • Word icon Word

  • WordPerfect icon Word Perfect

  • Excel icon Excel

  • PowerPoint icon PowerPoint

  • RTF icon RTF

Click the Output button or use the View menu in Convert 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 are saved into the same folder where the source file is located.

My Documents Folder
The output files are saved into the user's Documents folder.
User Defined Folder
The output files are saved into a folder defined by you. You can either enter the path into the Folder edit box (such as D:\Reports\), or click to browse for a folder. You can also create a new folder for your output files.

Output Filename

Use the Output Filename edit box to revise an output file name if necessary. The output file name depends on the current settings.

  • Offers the input file name, if the Convert file separately option is selected.

  • Offers the first file name of the input files (source files), if the Combine output into one file option is selected.

Previous file icon Next file icon Use the two buttons next to the Output Filename edit box to select the previous or the next file in the file list, so each file can have its own output name.

The current path is shown below the edit box.

Prompt for overwrite

Select this option to get a warning message each time an output file name already exists. Otherwise, any existing files are overwritten without warning.

View Result

Select this option to see the converted file displayed on screen. Otherwise, you the resulting file is not displayed after conversion. If you process several files, only the first result file is opened in the associated application.

Generate Office 2007/2010/2013 output

This option is selectable for Microsoft Word and Excel. For presentations, the PowerPoint format (.pptx) is always generated, and therefore it is selected and grayed.

Note If the Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for an earlier Office product is installed on your computer, the Office 2007/ 2010/2013 output files can be opened in an earlier Office version. If this package is not installed, and you do not have Office 2007 or above installed on your computer, the program can create an Office 2007/2010/2013 output file, but it cannot be displayed on your computer.

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

Store in Document Management System

This option is available with Power PDF Advanced. If you have one or more Document Management Systems installed on your computer, use the DMS selection box to specify where to save output files. This selection box is grayed if no Document Management Systems were selected to be installed during a Custom installation (with a Typical Installation for the Advanced product, no connectors are installed). If installed, SharePoint is always offered; others are offered only if a client component is detected on your system.

Keep local copy

Select this option to retain a local copy of the output files. Clear this option 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 get a file list of the files not being saved to the DMS. This list contains the full path of the temporary local copies to let you find them easily. These files can then be manually copied to the DMS.