PDF Create Assistant

Use PDF Create Assistant to create one or more PDF files from a set of input files using settings stored in profiles. You can display the Create Assistant panel from the Windows Start menu or from the jump list on the Power PDF icon in the taskbar.

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Click the Add button to browse for files, or drag files from Windows File Explorer into the list area.

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Click the Delete button to remove selected files from the list. Deletion removes the file from the list, but not the file itself.

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Click the Move Up and/or Move Down buttons to rearrange the file sequence. Files are placed in the PDF in the listed order.

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Click the Clear button to remove all the files from the list.

Click Supported File Types to show the list of files that can be the input for creating one or more PDF files. Certain file types (typically Microsoft Office files or others) are available only if their native applications are also installed on the computer.

Click Online Help to open the help system.

Select an item from the Assemble drop-down list box under the list area. The Options button is available for the second, third and fourth options.

  • For Combine files into one PDF document, the Combine Setting dialog box appears. Select whether to have bookmarks generated. If selected, the file name (without file extension) from each input document becomes a bookmark name.

  • For Overlay files as one PDF document, the Overlay Settings dialog box appears. Select Repeat the last page of the shortest document for page overlay to overlay the elements on all pages of a PDF. Clear this item to have the overlaid elements appear only on the first page.

  • ForPackage files into one PDF document, the Cover Sheet Options dialog box appears.

Select a profile from the Profile drop-down list box. Click the Profiles button to modify a predefined profile or create your own profile.

Click Saving to call up the Destination Settings dialog box to define where the results should be saved: into the source document folder, to a specified location, to a DMS or tas an email attachment. In Power PDF Standard, Save to DMS leads to Cloud Storage sites (providing they were selected by a Custom installation). In Power PDF Advanced, you can also save to Document Management Systems. SharePoint is always offered, and other supported systems are available only if you have a DMS client installed on your computer.

The current destination settings are displayed next to the Saving button. The default target is Query the file name. The Save As dialog box appears after PDF creation.

Select Always on Top to make Create Assistant always appear on top of other windows.

Click the Create tool to start PDF creation.