Have you ever had to create a “Frankenstein PDF?” You know, one PDF file stitched together from so many different “parts” – formats such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, JPG, and many more.
Without the right PDF converter tool, you have to resort to printing each document, scanning it and the opening each one to awkwardly move it (usually by copying and pasting or using “save as” functionality) into the larger PDF document. Even if you succeed, you may still have a hard time maintaining page numbers, formatting, the table of contents, and other document elements.
It’s such a frustrating process, we wouldn’t blame you for shouting “It’s alive!” in triumph when the PDF is finalized.
Not only is this an example of out-of-control printing, but it is clearly an inefficient process that wastes too much precious time. How much time? A new lighthearted video from Nuance shows how the effort behind creating Frankenstein PDFs could lead you to miss your son’s soccer game this summer – and even the ice cream after. And no one wants that.
Merging PDFs: creating PDF files has never been easier
Compounding the challenge is the fact that PDFs often need to be dynamic documents as groups collaborate on projects such as business proposals, presentations, or other client documents. This means that many PDF users need to assemble documents by merging, inserting, rearranging, re-numbering PDF pages or creating a dynamic table of contents. Or they may need to split a PDF into multiple PDF files.
Until now, merging or splitting PDF documents has been a laborious, time-consuming process, especially when it comes to maintaining various elements such as formatting, page numbers and the table of contents.
With other examples – one-click PDF creation buttons, intuitive editing features, batch conversion tools and more – effective PDF tools make you and your teams more productive than ever before. And if this leads to more time watching soccer and eating ice cream with your family this summer, we’re all for it.
Jeff Segarra is the Senior Director of Product Marketing for the Nuance Document Imaging Division. He is responsible for the global team that delivers industry product positioning, messaging and content to help our customers around the world identify how Nuance solutions can meet their needs. He enjoys speaking and writing about business process improvement, The Internet of Things, document security, document conversion technologies and personal productivity. He has an MBA from Iona College, Hagan School of Business and has been working with software technology for 20 years. Jeff is an original New Yorker and, therefore, a staunch Yankees fan – in the heart of Red Sox nation.