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Batch Process on Mac

UPDF for Mac has accomplished providing batch process facilities for the users. It allows four kinds of batch processing. Here's a complete guideline for them:

To enter the batch-processing mode, open UPDF on your Mac and click on the "Batch" button to proceed.

Batch process

Next, we'll guide you through all the batch features in UPDF for Mac. Alternatively, you can watch this video guide:

1. Batch Convert

Batch convert allows you to convert multiple files into various formats simultaneously. Here's a step-by-step breakdown to help you navigate this process smoothly:

Before that, start by clicking on the "Batch" button within UPDF's interface. A new window will open, presenting you with various options. To initiate batch conversion, select "Convert".

Step 1 - Adding Files:

Time to add your PDF files for conversion. Click on "Add Files". If you've already opened the files within UPDF, utilize the "Add Open Files" option. If you have a complete folder to convert, opt for "Add Folders".

Step 2 - Defining Output Format:

The versatility of UPDF allows you to choose the output format that best suits your needs. Simply select your desired format from the "Output Format" drop-down menu. You can export the converted files as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, CSV, RTF, Text, Image, XML, and HTML documents.

Step 3 - Layout Settings (Optional):

If you're converting to formats like Word or RTF, UPDF offers a feature to retain your document's layout. You have three options: "Retain Flowing Text", "Retain Page Layout", or "Exact Reconstruction".

Step 4 - Applying Conversion:

Once you've customized your settings, click the "Apply" button. This step sets your chosen preferences into motion. Don't forget to designate a location for the converted files. Simply click "Select Folder" to choose where your new files will reside.

Additional File Management Tips:

Here are some additional tips to aid you in successful conversion seamlessly:

View PDF Location:

For a closer look at specific PDF settings, click the "three-dotted" icon next to the file. To find out where the PDF is located, select "Show in Folder".

Removing Files:

If you change your mind about a file, it's easy to remove it from the conversion list. Simply choose "Remove File".

Checking File Settings:

For a deeper dive into a particular file's details, click "File Setting". This reveals comprehensive information about the selected file's settings.

Clearing the List:

If you decide to start anew or have completed the conversion, use the "Clear List" button at the top of the window to remove all files from the list.

Video Tutorial on How to Batch Convert PDF Files on Mac


2. Batch Combine

With the help of the batch combine feature, UPDF can combine multiple images as well as PDF files into a single PDF in no time! Here's how to do it:

Open UPDF on your computer and locate the "Batch" button on the homepage. Click it to unveil a range of options. Opt for "Combine" to activate the remarkable "Batch Combine" feature.

Batch combine

Step 1 - Adding Files:

Your next move is to incorporate the files you want to combine. Click the "Add Files" button. If the files are already open within UPDF, use the arrowhead adjacent to the button and select "Add Open Files". Alternatively, if you have an entire folder to merge, explore the "Add Folders" option.

Step 2 - Arranging and Selecting Files:

Arrange the added files in the desired order. This step ensures that your merged document flows smoothly. If needed, simply use the intuitive drag-and-drop functionality. Once satisfied, click "Apply".

Step 3 - Choosing Output Location:

With your files aligned, it's time to determine where your merged PDF will reside. Click "Apply", and UPDF prompts you to select a location. Choose a suitable directory for your output file.

Execute the process by clicking "Save". UPDF seamlessly combines your selected files into a single PDF, maintaining the order you've set. Watch as the magic unfolds.

Note: For more detailed instructions, please visit our batch combine user guide.


3. Batch Insert

The best way to insert all your files in a single file is by utilizing the batch insert feature. Here's how you can do it:

Open UPDF on your computer and locate the "Batch" button. Click on it to unveil a range of options. From this menu, select "Insert" to activate the transformative "Batch Insert" feature.

Batch insert

Step 1 - Adding Files:

Once in the Batch Insert menu, click the "Add Files" button to initiate the process. Alternatively, use the arrowhead icon to access further options. This lets you import opened files within UPDF or entire folders, streamlining your workflow.

Step 2 - Inserting Specific Files:

If you want to insert a particular file across all the imported PDFs, UPDF makes it effortless. Navigate to the "Insert File" tab. Here, specify the desired file by browsing your computer. Define its location within the merged PDF, ensuring a seamless integration.

Step 3 - Defining Output Location:

With your files aligned and customized, it's time to determine where your merged PDF masterpiece will be saved. Click "Apply", and UPDF guides you to choose a suitable directory for your output file.

Finalize the process by clicking "Save". Watch as UPDF weaves your selected files into a singular, unified PDF, incorporating the specific file as defined earlier.

Note: For more detailed instructions, please visit our batch insert user guide.


4. Batch Encrypt

For safeguarding an entire collection of documents with encryption and passwords, UPDF offers a powerful solution through its Batch Encrypt feature. Here's a comprehensive walkthrough to make the process a breeze:

Open UPDF on your Windows device and locate the "Batch" option on the homepage. Select it to unveil a range of features. Opt for "Encrypt" to access the transformative Batch Encrypt feature.

Batch encrypt

Step 1 - Importing Files:

Once within the Batch Encrypt section, kickstart the process by clicking the "Add Files" button. To expedite the process, utilize the arrowhead icon to access additional import options. This includes adding files that are already open within UPDF or even entire folders.

Step 2 - Setting Passwords for Encryption:

  • Setting Open Passwords:

On the right panel, choose the "Open" tab. This is where you'll establish the "Document Open Password" for the PDF files. After setting the password, confirm it by re-entering it. If you require more security specifications, select "More Options". Choose from encryption options like "128-bit RC4", "128-bit AES", or "256-bit AES" based on your needs. Click "Apply" to set the batch encryption in motion.

  • Setting Permissions Passwords:

Alternatively, if you want to set permissions for specific actions, switch to the "Permissions" tab on the same panel. Here, provide a "Permissions Password" for your PDF. Confirm it under the provided option. To delve into further encryption settings, select "More Options". Define if you'll allow printing, changes, and select an "Encryption Level" from the available options. Conclude by clicking "Apply".


5. Batch Create

With the Batch Create feature of UPDF, you can combine multiple files into a single PDF or create multiple PDFs simultaneously. This way, you can save loads of time that would have been wasted in the manual creation of a single PDF. Here is how you can create PDF from multiple files in supported format (Images, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, CAJ, Clipboard, Captures, etc.):

Launch UPDF and hit the "Batch" icon on the top right corner of the main interface. The following window will feature a plethora of options; select "Batch Create" to begin.

batch create PDFs with UPDF Mac

Step 1: Adding Files

Add files by hitting the "Add Files" button and choosing files from your device. You may upload any supported file format, such as images, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, CAJ files, clipboard content, and captures.

add files for batch PDF creation

Alternatively, you can click on the arrow to reveal the drop-down menu and select "Add Folders" if you want to import folders or just click "Add Files".

Step 2: Choosing a Specific Option

Now, you have got two choices. You can either "Combine Files into a Single PDF" or simply "Create Multiple PDF Files", one for each file.

choose combine ot create

Step 3: Hit Apply

Once you have made the choice, hit the "Apply" icon on the bottom right screen corner. The following window will ask you to choose a storage location and set the file name for your newly created PDF(s). Do so to complete the process. Newly created PDF(s) will open up in new tabs once saved. Edit them the way you want or share them without any hassle!

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