More accurate and flexible PDF-to-Word conversion
The exporting tools for converting PDF files into Microsoft Word and RTF have been significantly improved and extended for the 5.4 release. The key updates of note are:
Editable layout mode. The all-new Editable mode gives you a new way to convert that makes the DOC or RTF files you create easier to edit. This mode focuses on making the output file as editable as possible and less on laying out the page as perfectly as the Visually Accurate mode. Instead of using text boxes (which can help get the layout very similar to the source PDF file), the ‘Editable’ mode uses columns and paragraph properties to recreate the page using Microsoft Word’s built-in layout tools. When you use this conversion mode, you’ll find that text wraps a lot better, is more editable, and paragraphs are separated using spacing instead of separate text boxes.
Convert lines & shapes to bitmap images. Gives you a new way to handle graphical elements in a PDF file that are comprised of many shapes and drawing objects. For example, company logos, charts and graphs are often made of many paths and graphic objects, and exporting them accurately can be challenging. This new option gives you the ability to group these many objects and then convert them to the one bitmap-based graphic. If you’re planning to edit text and not the graphical elements in the Word or RTF file you create, then this option can be very handy.
Paragraph detection accuracy.The biggest technical challenge behind exporting PDF to Word/RTF is detecting where lines end, and paragraphs begin and end. Behind the scenes we’ve continued to refine our conversion engine to handle more kinds of layout designs, meaning the DOC/RTF files Nitro Pro 5.4 generates should be more consistent and easier to reuse.
New settings on the PDF to Word/Rich Text dialogs
Nitro PDF tab for Microsoft Office 2007
Continuing with the philosophy behind the ‘ribbon interface’ (used in both Nitro PDF Professional and Microsoft Office 2007), we’ve introduced a Nitro PDF ribbon tab that lets you complete creation tasks faster and easier. In particular, we’ve made it possible to create, secure and email all in the one task, instead of having to delve into the advanced settings each time you want to distribute secure PDF files. In addition, all of the most common settings you might change based on the file being converted are all accessible directly from the ribbon tab.