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- Q01: What is PDF?
- Q02: What is OCR?
- Q03: Do I need Adobe Acrobat to use Advanced PDF Utilities Free?
- Q04: How can I modify the quality of the output files when converting JPG to PDF?
- Q05: What different output image format supports to convert PDF files?
- Q06: Why some parts of PDF document are replaced by strange characters in plain text output?
- Q07: Can PDF-to-Text extract text from scanned PDF documents?
- Q08: I have a PDF file with many pages. How can I split the PDF pages up into several different files?
- Q09: Are there any limitations on the number of PDF file that can be generated by splitting a file?
- Q10: After I split my PDF files into individual files, how do I merge some of them back into one PDF file?
- Q11: What is the advantage of using PDF Merger over an online service?
- Q12: How do I convert a scanned document?
- Q13: What do I do with the .exe file?
- Q14: What if I have some ideas on your products?
A: Short for Portable Document Format, a file format developed by Adobe Systems. PDF captures formatting information from a variety of desktop publishing applications, making it possible to send formatted documents and have them appear on the recipient's monitor or printer as they were intended. To view a file in PDF format, you need Adobe Reader, a free application distributed by Adobe Systems.
A: OCR stands for Optical Character Recognition. It is the process by which we convert your physical books into an editable text-based file format such as Word, TXT, HTML, etc. (Please note, PDF files are image-based, and thus do not depend on OCR accuracy. However, the PDF files will contain an OCR text layer behind the images to make the text searchable and selectable).
A: No. Advanced PDF Utilities Free is a stand-alone application and does not require any version of Adobe Reader installed in the system. In fact, you'll save hundreds of dollars by not needing Adobe Acrobat. Let Advanced PDF Utilities Free do the heavy lifting for you.
A: After you specify the output format you want, just activate the dropdown list below, in which you can select the paper size and compression type as needed.
A: By using PDF to Image Creator you can convert PDF files to distinct image formats i.e.: JPEG/JPG, TIF/TIFF, BMP, GIF, PNG, EMF, EPS and WMF.
A: Sometimes when fonts are embedded or subset within a PDF, the original font information is lost and the text is corrupted. Although PDF Acrobat or Reader will still display correctly, the correct text information is not available. In these cases PDF-to-Text failed to extract the correct text from your file.
A: No, PDF-to-Text converter will only be able to extract text if it is available as text within the PDF document. It will not perform optical character recognition (OCR) procedure on scanned PDF document. However, if you use the PDF OCR of Advanced PDF Utilities Free to perform OCR on your PDF document, you can then use PDF-to-Text to convert the document it creates into plain text.
A: We offer a tool that will handle PDF file splitting - PDF Splitter. It is a tool that helps you to split your large PDF file into small PDF files with the help of page numbers, page range, and even pages.
A: No. There is no such limit. You can split PDF file having "n" pages into "n" number of files.
A: To merge the PDF files into one PDF, you will need to use PDF Merger built in Advanced PDF Utilities Free.
A: Three words: Security, speed, and size! With online services, you need to upload files to a server, which at times may not have the necessary security features in place to protect confidential PDF documents. With a desktop application, every part of the merge is done on your computer with no file size restrictions or security issues. In addition, running merges from your personal computer/laptop does not require an internet connection, which makes the process much faster than online PDF file merging.
A: Scanned PDFs contain only the image of text, rather than actual text. OCR is necessary to analyze the image and create editable text. Advanced PDF Utilities Free features an optional OCR module for editing your scanned documents, or PDF's that otherwise convert as image only. With the OCR module, Advanced PDF Utilities Free can convert immediately to any of the output formats available, such as .doc, .txt, image formats, and more. Using Advanced PDF Utilities Free to edit a scanned file in Word or TXT, as well as scan directly to PDF or Word is incredibly easy.
A: From the browser, select the option to "Run from current location". This launches setup program, which will install the program files and create an entry in the start menu. If you already downloaded the file, just double-click on it to start the installer.
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