What is Batch Conversion?
PDF file formats are being preferred more and more, and with this broadening of the PDF arena, the necessity to convert other formats to PDF type is evident. Convertor software and tools are used to transform one file format to the other using a specific in-built logic. Conversion can be done in two ways. Files can either be fed individually into a PDF convertor, one after the other, or alternatively, a bunch of files can be uploaded all at once to batch convert to PDF format. This method of bulk conversion of several files saves time, cost and the need to feed each file manually, in turn reducing the work load on the user by making the tiresome process of batch conversion a piece of cake.
How to Batch Convert to PDF
To batch convert to PDF format, one first needs to download a convertor with the batch conversion feature. To avoid trying to search for the files of different format that need to be transformed to PDF, it is advisable to move them into a single source folder that can be uploaded expediently. Many batch conversion tools/software also support the drag-and-drop option by which the source files can be directly drag-dropped onto the convertor source window. Once the required files are on board to batch convert to PDF, a single click of the `Convert' button launches the process.
Merits of Batch Conversion
PDF files are preferred due to their ability to be stand-alone. A single PDF file can consist of various elements within itself, without the need for externally linked images or supporting documents. This advantage urges users to batch convert to PDF. Batch conversion is meant for user convenience as it provides hand-off execution without the need for user intervention. This also enables multi-tasking as the users can run batch conversion at the background while performing other tasks of greater priority on the foreground. Batch conversion also conserves space since the files tend to occupy consecutive memory blocks on the disk. Finally, it simplifies the job of transmission for PDF mail attachments and makes the files easily accessible as one whole unit.