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Win2PDF Desktop App PDF Viewer

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The Win2PDF Desktop App is one of three main components installed with Win2PDF.  It allows you to


View a PDF or View an XPS,


Edit PDFs at the page level (extract pages, delete pages, split pages, rotate pages, etc.),


Configure Auto-name settings for Win2PDF,


Rename PDF files


Configure Mail settings for Win2PDF, and


Convert/export PDF Files to other formats.


Convert from common formats to PDF


Batch Convert


Watch Convert



There are multiple ways of starting the Win2PDF Desktop App.


1.You can double-click the Win2PDF Desktop icon from your Windows desktop,


2.You can drop a PDF file onto the Win2PDF Desktop icon,


3.You can right-click on a PDF or XPS document in Windows Explorer or the desktop and can choose Open With –> Win2PDF Desktop

4.You can right-click on a PDF or XPS documetn in Windows Explorer or the desktop and choose "View with Win2PDF".



5.You can choose Win2PDF Desktop from the Windows Start menu



Once the Win2PDF Desktop App has been started, the PDF file will be displayed in Win2PDF Viewer mode and you will have the following options from the File menu:



Win2PDF Desktop - File Menu

Win2PDF Desktop - File Menu



File → Open

Opens a PDF file for viewing or editing.


File → Save

Saves the currently open PDF file if changes have been made.


File → Save As...

Saves the currently open PDF to a new name.


File → Export

Converts the open PDF file to a different file format (text, PDF with options, or image formats).


File → Mail

Allows you to configure Mail settings and Mail the PDF file.


File → Print

Allows you to print the open PDF file to any printer.


File → Batch Convert...

Converts a folder of files to a new format.


File → Web Page To PDF

Converts an online web page to PDF.


File → Exit

Closes the Win2PDF Viewer window and exits the Win2PDF Desktop program.



Help for Win2PDF Desktop can be accessed through the Help menu:


Win2PDF Desktop - Help Menu

Win2PDF Desktop - Help Menu


Help → View Help

Opens Win2PDF online support guide in a web-browser


Help → Helpdesk        

Opens Win2PDF Helpdesk for access to technical support, knowledgebase articles, and product downloads


Help → Purchase Win2PDF License

Opens Win2PDF purchase page for ordering licenses


Help → View Win2PDF License

Displays Win2PDF License code and version number


Help → About Win2PDF Desktop

Displays information about Win2PDF Desktop App



Additionally, you can use the Win2PDF Desktop App to do the following:


If you to drag and drop a document (or a group of documents) onto the Win2PDF Desktop icon, Win2PDF will automatically convert the document to PDF using the default application for the document type. You can drag and drop multiple files onto the Win2PDF Desktop icon to convert them to PDF, and you can use the Win2PDF Auto-name feature to automatically name the PDF files.


If the Windows clipboard contains an image, you can convert the clipboard to a PDF.


Use Win2PDF Desktop with command line options from a command prompt to automate Win2PDF Desktop features or integrate with other applications or process flows.