How to convert folder to PDF documents?

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Consider a project where you have folders of files, not necessarily of the same formats or types. At the same time, you need to share these files quickly with your colleagues or customers for review or presentation. Considering the numbers, size and different formats of the files to be shared, in practical sense, it will be an overhead for the recipients of these files to be working with them. Ideally, such situation mandates the use of an uniform format such as PDF for all the documents to be shared. In other words, what better than to simply convert folder to PDF documents or combine all into one PDF file. Generally speaking, it makes much better sense, against the mayhem of dealing with multiple files of different formats!

A folder of files of different types or formats

In this post, we will explore use of PDF Converter to convert folder to PDF documents instantly, in a click, from the comfort of your Windows Explorer.

Convert all files of a folder to their own PDF documents 

To convert all files of a folder to individual PDF documents, follow these steps below:

Steps:

  1. Select that particular folder from Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click the folder to show the context menu.
  3. Click ‘Instant PDF‘ menu option.

Consequently, this will convert all the files under that folder, to its own PDF files, in the same folder, with the same filename, but with a .pdf extension.

Convert all files of a folder to PDF documents in a click in Windows Explorer

And this is how the converted PDF files look like, in the selected folder.

PDF files in the same folder as that of the source files.

Combine all files of a folder to One PDF document

Multiple documents of a project naturally belong together and combining into one document makes it easy to see their relationship. With PDF Converter, you can combine all files of a folder to one long, continuous PDF file in just a click.

Combine all files of a folder to one PDF file in a click

Steps:

  1. Select the folder from Windows Explorer.
  2. Right-click the folder to show the context menu.
  3. Click ‘Combine to one PDF‘ menu option.
  4. From the ‘Save As‘ dialog box, choose a folder path and name of the PDF file to be created.
  5. Click ‘Save‘.

As a result, what you get is a one PDF file, containing all the documents of the folder, converted to PDF format. In addition, the converter automatically adds table of contents to let you jump from one document to another quickly.

Structure of one PDF file after combining all files of a folder

Convert folder to PDF with advanced options

Furthermore, if you want more finer control over the PDF output, click ‘Save to PDF (Advanced)…‘ menu.

Convert folder to PDF using advanced options such as password protection, watermark etc.

In particular, the advanced mode provides you with numerous options to customize the PDF output. 

Advanced Customization PDF Options available

Firstly, choose if to convert each file to their own PDF document, or to combine all into one PDF document. Secondly, choose the PDF paper type, orientation or destination output folder. Finally, set passwords, watermark or security permissions such as preventing users from printing, copying or editing the PDF document.

Summary

All in all, PDF Converter makes it really easy and quick to convert your folder of files to PDF documents. Moreover, the simplicity of use via Windows Explorer Shell integration is a bonus.

NOTE: The converter supports more than 120 types of documents, including office, images, emails, fax and even compressed ZIP files for seamless conversion to PDF without external dependencies. 

If you have any query on PDF Converter tool, please leave a comment.

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