Free PDF to Flash is a converter which helps you turn PDF documents into files with the extension .swf.
The interface is simple and easy to use. You simply need to pick up one of the alternatives: ‘Batch Convert Mode’ or ‘Hot Directories Mode’. The main window contains elements strictly related to using the program, without being unnecessarily cluttered. However, it doesn’t offer the opportunity to adjust the settings to your own needs.
Taking into consideration the same interface, I may warn you that one command is slightly misleading. I’m talking about the possibility to create flipping books. Although the corresponding button is quite visible and you would expect a converting process to start after pressing it, this is not happening. The tricky part is that you are redirected to the developer's page for getting the shareware version. So, the idea is that you need to pay for using this option.
The best part of the program is the 'Hot Directories Mode' feature. First you need to define the output and the input folders, as well as the path of the log file. Once you have selected these parameters, each document copied into the input directory is converted automatically to flash format. The newly created file is stored in the output folder, while the history of the conversions is saved within the log file. I must say that it took me a while till I figured out how this smart feature works. A Help section would have been more than useful.
I strongly recommend this application to those people eager to make quickly and easily flash presentations out of PDF files. Excepting that you can’t find anywhere additional information about the program, Free PDF to Flash is a reliable tool.
- Fast and easy to use
- Uncluttered interface
- The option to create flipping books can't be used with the free edition
- No Help section