One of the questions we frequently get is: Can I use Win2PDF to add a signature to a PDF file?
While Win2PDF doesn’t directly support this, many people don’t realize the free Adobe Reader software they already have installed already has this capability. And it’s quite easy to use.
For example, suppose you are using Win2PDF to create a sales quote for a new customer, and you want to have them sign, date, and return the quote as a PDF file so it can be archived. In the “old days”, the customer would need to print the PDF file, sign the paper, and then scan it back in to the computer. With Adobe Reader, this is not necessary. Just open the PDF file, insert a digital signature and add text for date, initials, PO number, etc., and then save the PDF file to return it. Here’s a short tutorial that shows how it can be done:
For additional information, you can visit Adobe’s support page on signing PDFs.
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One of our customers recently asked us how they could streamline the process of printing out invoices to their normal paper printer, and saving an electronic PDF file at the same time without any user prompting. The paper invoice would be mailed to their customer, and the PDF file would be date and time stamped and saved in a directory that would be backed up nightly.
It just takes a few steps to set up a copy of the Win2PDF printer that will do all of this. We’ve posted a short video tutorial that walks you through this process, and this and more video examples can be found at our Win2PDF YouTube channel:
You could use this same process to create your own Win2PDF printer with your customized ‘Print and Save’ settings for any type of document.
Recent posts have focused on some of the new features in our Win2PDF 10 update. Now, we’ve created a tutorial that illustrates how you can use these new features to create a copy of the Win2PDF printer that is dedicated to a particular use. In our example, we’ll save encrypted business receipts as PDF files to a specific folder without any user prompting.
This is one example — you can use the same basic principles to set up multiple versions of Win2PDF that are streamlined for specific uses. It’s an easy way to quickly back up files to a specific folder with minimal user interaction.
Watch the following tutorial and then experiment on your own.
If you have any questions, let us know at our Win2PDF Technical Support page and we’ll help you out.
Win2PDF 10 has moved some of image-related file output options to a new printer called Win2Image. This feature is useful, for example, if you wanted to include a chart or graph from a proprietary program into another document. In this case, you’d simply print to a JPEG file and then insert the JPEG into the other document.
This new printer, which is installed by default and is included at no extra charge, also includes new image output options. It supports the following image formats:
- TIFF (monochrome)
- TIFF (color)
- JPEG (grayscale)
- JPEG (color)
- GIF (grayscale)
- GIF (color)
- PNG (grayscale)
- PNG (color)
- BMP (grayscale)
- BMP (color)
Below is a short video that shows how Win2Image is used to create image files.
Try Win2Image today by downloading the Win2PDF 10 software.
In Win2PDF 10, there is a new Add Win2PDF Printer option in the Win2PDF program group (which is accessible from the Windows Start menu or Start screen). This feature can be very useful if you want to dedicate a version of Win2PDF that has specific settings for a specific application, a type of company document, or a particular group of users.
For instance, consider if you were a Win2PDF Pro 10 user and you wanted to have special Win2PDF printer created that would: ALWAYS create a PDF file with a company watermark. ALWAYS password protect a document. Or ALWAYS save certain file types (e.g., invoices or weekly reports) to a specific folder location without any user prompting. And you could do all of this while still having the main Win2PDF printer reserved for normal interactive printing.
With Win2PDF 10’s Add Win2PDF Printer new menu item, you can easily make as many of these special-use PDF printers as you’d like. Here’s a short video showing how to add a new copy of the Win2PDF printer.
In an upcoming blog post, we’ll describe how to combine this and other new Win2PDF 10 features to automate tasks and improve your workflow with PDF files.
One of the most significant improvements to Win2PDF 10 is the enhanced Auto-name options. The Auto-name feature allows you to save a PDF file without being prompted for the file name. You can simply print any document and the file will automatically be saved in a location of your choosing, with a file name that you’ve customized. This Win2PDF 10 update improves the user-defined options that are available to use for the file name.
Here is a brief video that shows how to use this new feature.
For a complete description of the Auto-name feature, visit the Win2PDF online support guide sections on How to Automatically Name PDF Files.