Drag and drop files to Power PDF applications
Drag and drop is generally available in Power PDF, Convert Assistant and Create Assistant. Applications behave different depending on the window area, content, and the type of the dragged files.
Drag and drop to Power PDF
To convert files to PDF or open a PDF, select one or more files, then drag and drop them into an empty Power PDF
- If you drag and drop a single PDF, it will be displayed.
- If you drag and drop a single file of a different type, a PDF will be created and displayed.
- If you drag and drop multiple files, each file will be saved to a separate PDF and presented in a separate instance of Power PDF.
To create a PDF attachment or a stamp, select one or more files, then drag and drop them into a Power PDF program
window with a PDF already opened.
- A shortcut menu appears with two options. Select one of the options.
- Drop as Stamp: Attachment file becomes a Stamp placed on the current PDF page. You can resize or move it and copy it to further pages. This image is not included in the Stamps panel. To use this, ensure the file contents are suitable for use as a stamp. If you drag and drop a multi-page document, only the first page is placed.
- Drop as Attachment: Dropped files become attachments to the current PDF, retaining their current file types.
Drag and drop to Convert Assistant
- Start Convert Assistant from the Windows taskbar using the Power PDF jump-list (shortcut menu) or from the Windows Start menu
- Drag and drop the files into the file list area. There are several other ways to add files, see Open source files for details.
- Use the Preview tool on the ribbon to display a preview of the selected source file if necessary. See Preview file content for details.
- Use drag and drop or the Move Up and Move Down tools to change the order of source files. See Define file order for details.
Select a processing mode. Click the down arrow right to the middle tool of the left tab to drop down the list of
processing modes (or use the upper section of the
Options menu). See
Decide the processing mode for details.
The Processing options panel appears.
- Processing modes have their options. Set the options according to your preference. See define the processing options for details.
Select an output format. Click the down arrow right to the fourth tool of
the left tab to drop down the list of output formats (or use the lower
section of the Options menu). See Output formats and options for details.
The output options panel appears automatically as you change the conversion target.
- Output formats have their options in the Conversion Type and Output Filename sections. See define the output options for details.
- Click Convert All / Convert Selected tool (first on the right toolbar) to start the conversion. See Start the converting process for details. or menu, or click the
Drag and drop to Create Assistant
Create Assistant can convert files to a single PDF file, create one PDF for each input file, overlay or package the files.
- Select the files in a drag and drop capable application, such as Windows Explorer.
- Drag and drop the files into the file list area of Create Assistant.
The files appear in the file list of Create Assistant.
Continue with the steps described in Create PDF files from the Start menu.