We’re looking for feedback on a new add-on product to Win2PDF called Win2PDF Desktop.
What is it? Well, basically it’s an icon that sits on your desktop and allows you to drag and drop files to create a PDF. Normally, since Win2PDF installs as a printer, you would need to open another application (like Word, Excel, etc.) and then choose print. This eliminates that extra step.
If you download it, here’s a couple of notes on its usage:
- Win2PDF Desktop Beta does require a working copy of Win2PDF to work. When you install it, it will automatically download and install a copy of Win2PDF (if you do not already have it installed).
- Drag a file (or multiple files) onto the Win2PDF Desktop icon to create a PDF file. It will open and print the default application associated with the file type (e.g., a .DOC file will open with Microsoft Word, an .XLS file will open with Microsoft Excel, etc.). It will prompt you for where to save the file and for the name. If you want save the PDF file without prompting, you can use the Win2PDF Auto-name capability.
- If you double-click on the icon, it will prompt you to select a file on your hard drive. Again, it will open and print using the default application associated with that file type.
- If you right-click on a file in the Windows Explorer or the desktop, you can choose Send to… –> Win2PDF Desktop
- If you have an image (.jpg, .gif, etc.) saved to your clipboard and you double-click on the Win2PDF Desktop icon, it will convert the image to a PDF file.
We’ll have more details and documentation about the final Win2PDF Desktop product once we get some field testing completed, but feel free to give it a try today and let us know what you think.