How to convert ZIP to PDF files or combine into one PDF?

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With PDF Converter app, you can quickly convert ZIP to PDF files without even extracting the contents from it. Here is how it is done.

Two modes of conversion - to individual files or combine into one

Simply right-click the ZIP file in your Windows Explorer, and click ‘Instant .pdf’ menu.

Convert ZIP to PDF files instantly in a click from Windows Explorer

By default, the app will automatically extract the contents of the ZIP and convert each of the file to PDF. Consequently, it places the converted PDF files in the same folder as that of the ZIP file. However, you can change this preference, to output the converted files to a subfolder, having the same name as that of the ZIP file.

PDF files matched to the contents of a Zip file

Furthermore, if you want more control over the PDF output, such as changing the sequence or order of the files, or exclude certain files of the ZIP, click ‘Convert to PDF (Advanced)…‘ menu.

Convert ZIP to PDF files using advanced options such as ability to change the sequence of the documents.

In the advanced mode, firstly, you can choose the PDF output mode for all files inside the Zip file. For instance, if to convert each file to own PDF file, or combine all files to one PDF file. Secondly, you can specify the PDF paper type, orientation or destination output folder, or apply watermark. Finally, you can set passwords, security permissions such as preventing the PDF from opening, printing, copying or editing etc. 

Advanced PDF Options you can choose when saving a ZIP file to PDF

Combine files under Zip to One PDF

Multiple documents in a ZIP file may be related and about a project, client or entity. Such documents naturally belong together and combining all of them makes it easy to see their relationship. And PDF Converter makes it simple and quick to combine such documents into one PDF file, in a click. All you need to do is right-click the ZIP file, and press ‘Combine to One Pdf‘ from the context menu. As a result, this will combine all the files and documents inside the ZIP into one PDF file.

Convert and combine all documents of the ZIP file into one PDF file.

And what you get is a PDF file, containing all the inner files/folders or even zip files – all merged into one long, continuous PDF file. In addition, it adds table of contents or bookmarks to the PDF file. As can be seen below, this lets you to quickly jump to the individual document within the PDF file.

The structure of a one PDF file with table of contents


The converter supports more than 120 files types including a ZIP file, for seamless conversion to PDF without external dependencies. All in all, PDF Converter app is the go-to solution for all your PDF conversion requirements for Windows platform.

NOTE:  A compressed ‘ZIP’ file packs one or more files or folders into a single file and takes up less space. A compressed zip file can be a very useful way of sending or storing files. You’ll need to unzip them to extract the contents inside and work with the inner files.

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