UDC is an acronym that stands for Universal Document Converter. The software is able to convert documents of any type into the most common types of graphic files (TIFF, JPEG, PNG, PCX, DCX, GIF, or BMP) and PDF.

UDC is an all-purpose converter that works as a virtual printer. Once this software is installed, a new printer appears on the system which, when the documents are sent for printing, converts them into the desired format. This philosophy has two important advantages. First and foremost, Universal Document Converter is able to convert practically any source files regardless of the formats they are saved in. The only caveat is that there must be a program installed that could open them and send them to a printer. Secondly, being a virtual printer, Universal Document Converter is very easy to use and does not require any additional user training.

UDC is characterized by extensive functionality. A user may fine-tune output formats, create multi-page files( including the ones resulting from several documents of different types). Page size, resolution, and many other parameters are configurable. In addition, UDC implements a broad range of additional capabilities: a profile library for quick configuration, automatic cropping of margins, application of text or graphics as watermarks, post-processing, etc.

UDC may be used in different applications in a corporate computing environment. Hence, the functionality of a PDF server and PDF SDK is implemented in the software.

UDC is commercial software. Its cost is dependent on the number of licenses purchased.

Arthur Rabatscher

Arthur Rabatscher

AR-Soft Widnau GmbH, Switzerland

«On a Delphi-Developer-Homepage we found an example how to convert Word- or Excel Documents into PDF. Within this source code the use of the OCX of the Universal Document Converter was shown. This was the easiest way, how we could convert all kinds of documents into the PDF Format.»