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.
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.
While the “big feature” in our latest Win2PDF 7.5 release is official support of Windows 8, we also tucked in a few other enhancements.
The first is a new Auto-name feature, which allows the user to automatically save PDF files without prompting. When this option is enabled, the PDF file is saved immediately after selecting Print from any application. The file is named using the original document’s base name, along with a unique date and time stamp so you don’t need to worry about overwriting previously saved PDF files. To enable it, you just need to go to the PDF Options… button and then check “Auto-name Files” on the Document tab, as seen below.
The second feature is Auto-merge. This feature was created to fix a situation that occurs with some Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, but the feature applies to other applications as well. When you print a workbook from Excel that has multiple worksheets, and the worksheets have different print areas, Excel splits up the print into several print jobs and sends them to the printer. Essentially several print jobs are sent in rapid succession with the same file name. With Win2PDF 7 and earlier versions, this resulted in prompts for a new file name for each print job. Users had to manually append each print job together to assemble the complete PDF version of the Excel workbook. If the Excel file had many worksheets, this could be a very tedious process.
With Win2PDF 7.5, this merging is done automatically. If an application sends multiple print jobs with the same file name and in rapid succession, all files will be merged together without additional prompting.
And, as always, we continue to fix bugs and customer-reported issues. There are dozens of fixes rolled into Win2PDF 7.5.
Still haven’t updated yet? Download Win2PDF 7.5 now — it’s a free update for Win2PDF 7 users. Even if you’re not going to Windows 8 right away, the new features and bug fixes will make it worthwhile.