Find answers to your product questions
Search the free online database
Contact Technical Support
PDF Converter Professional 8 is smart yet simple-to-use software that lets business users improve the way they create, convert, securely share PDF files and collaborate. It supports effortless creation of 100% industry standard PDF files and Nuance's most accurate conversion of PDF files to Microsoft® Word, Excel®, PowerPoint® and Corel® WordPerfect® documents. It also provides unique features such as word processor-like editing, real-time interactive collaboration, cloud connectivity, PDF security and Dragon Notes speech recognition to dramatically increase business productivity at a surprisingly affordable price.
It’s the smarter way for professionals and knowledge workers to:
NEW - Advanced Edit - PDF Converter Professional offers a new Advanced Edit tab that converts and displays your document as a fully editable document. This allows much faster and more fluid editing without having to move to a word processor.
NEW - Connect to your documents in the Cloud - New connectors allow files to be opened from popular cloud services, such as Dropbox and Evernote. Modified results can be returned to these sites.
NEW - Gaaiho Collaboration - Share, edit and discuss document changes using text or voice chat in real-time with multiple people.
NEW - Collect information from forms - Export data from single forms to additional file types, such as XFDF, XML and TXT. Users can also export data from multiple forms with the same data field sets to XML and CSV files that can be opened by Microsoft Excel or similar spreadsheet programs.
NEW - Create smaller PDF files - Reduce the file size of existing PDF documents easier than ever before with the new Reduce File Size feature. Also available is the option to reduce the size of multiple files at once in batch mode.
NEW - Speak notes without typing using Dragon Notes - Create notes quickly and accurately in PDF files by speaking them instead of using the keyboard. It's much faster than typing and easy to do using any standard microphone and the included Dragon Notes tool.
NEW - Preview PDF email attachments in Microsoft Outlook - Get an instant visual preview of PDF email attachments without having to open them.
NEW - Additional PDF creation workflow options when working with Microsoft Office - Ability to print to the PDF printer from a Microsoft Office application so the file opens in PDF Converter Professional without having to save it locally. Further files can be printed with the ability to append more pages to different locations within the document.
NEW - Restricted folder access - Create a more controlled business process by giving access to certain folders by authorised people only using PDF Converter Professional 8.
NEW - Fax via email - Direct PDF files via email to a fax machine using a pre-defined Microsoft Outlook® address.
IMPROVED - Enhanced stamp creation - Create signature and custom stamps in addition to the supplied set by right-clicking on a selected area. Stamps can now be applied to all pages of a document in one move.
Replace Adobe® Acrobat® with a complete PDF solution
PDF Converter Professional 8 is the smarter value in PDF software. It offers an impressive array of features specifically designed to make you more productive with PDF in every capacity. You get all the PDF tools necessary to annotate, mark up, secure and compress PDF files, plus additional features only available from Nuance for document conversion, search, connectivity and more.
Create PDF files from any PC application that can print
Instantly create 100% industry standard PDF files with security options that are fully compatible with all PDF viewers. You can even add bookmarks and transfer hyperlinks when creating PDF documents from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
Take advantage of powerful word processing capabilities – in your PDF
Advanced editing functionality converts PDF files into fluid and dynamic PDF documents complete with full word processing capabilities – all at the click of a button. You gain more editing control and can update PDF documents quicker than ever before.
Don’t retype your documents
If you must work with PDF documents in other applications, don’t waste valuable time recreating them – convert them. Complex layouts with columns, tables and graphics are faithfully reproduced in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Corel WordPerfect documents. You also get exceptional spreadsheet control and features to allow you to combine all pages of a PDF document into a single Excel worksheet to eliminate tedious cutting and pasting. You can even select, copy and convert only the selected areas of text you need from a PDF document.
Collaborate like never before … and interactively with others
Exchange ideas and interact in real-time with other PDF Converter Professional 8 users using Gaaiho Collaboration. Share documents with others; use multiuser editing to accelerate your projects by gathering feedback instantly. Use voice, video and chat tools to eliminate the cost and time of travel. Perfect for workgroups and student teams that need to share and collaborate on important projects.
Combine and assemble documents with ease
Combine files and remove or replace pages with drag and drop ease. View and select pages from a source document — such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel WordPerfect, JPG, BMP, TIF or XPS — to insert into a target document. Just drag and drop the pages to add them into the PDF file.
Turn paper into PDF more productively
Create PDF files directly from your scanner with time-saving one-click scanning to PDF. Scan to standard image, searchable or editable PDF formats. Scan and highlight, cross-out or underline — all in a single step.
Produce more professional-looking documents
Deliver documents that look as good in print as they do on screen — no matter where you send or view them. Combine any type of file and/or folder into striking PDF Portfolios — with attractive cover pages that guide your audience — that can be viewed with any popular PDF reader. You can even add pictures, graphics, movies, audio or 3D drawings to PDF documents to communicate your message with attention-grabbing style.
Connect your documents to the Cloud
Now you can save and access your stored documents in the Cloud by connecting directly to Evernote®, Dropbox and much more. This gives you access to your documents anytime, anywhere through the web or by the applications of supported mobile devices.
Speak your notes
Use integrated Dragon Notes to easily speak and see your text created as notes within your PDF without typing – it’s fast, accurate, saves time and increases productivity.
Collect information with forms
Don’t let the hassle of filling out long forms slow your business down. FormTyper™ automatically converts non-fillable forms into fillable PDF forms that you can complete, save and email. Create forms from scratch using easy to use form drawing tools. Export information from filled in forms so you can sort, search and analyse the data using popular database and spreadsheet file types such as XFDF, XML, TXT and CSV files.
Perform smarter searches
Get accurate conversion to searchable PDF files. Search everything in a document — even the contents of bookmarks and comments — so you’re sure to find what you’re looking for. Use the intelligent Looks Like Search™ capability to quickly find content, like phone numbers, email addresses and credit card numbers, via an alphanumeric pattern rather than exact text. Automatically highlight, cross out or underline search results for faster, easier PDF editing.
Enhance document security
Add passwords with secure 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption and permission controls to PDF files to control document viewing, printing and modifications. Automatically inspect documents and remove sensitive data for safe, secure document sharing. Authenticate document owners using self-signing, Microsoft Crypto or third-party digital signatures. Or flatten everything in a document, including signatures, stamps, mark-ups, annotations, filled form fields and graphics for enhanced document security. This feature is especially useful for limiting document modification during archiving or e-filing.
Note: Performance and speed will be enhanced if your computer’s processor, memory and available disk space exceed minimum requirements.