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Quick Reference Guide

Welcome to ScanSoft PDF Create! 3

ScanSoft® PDF Create! 3 lets you convert a wide range of file types to Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The Print dialog box in your print-capable applications will offer a printer named ScanSoft PDF Create!

The PDF Create! Assistant lets you compile a list of files generated by different applications. Each file can be converted to a separate PDF file, or they can be combined into a single file.

When working in Microsoft® Word, Excel or PowerPoint you can call on the program to create a PDF file directly from your current document. When converting from Microsoft Word, hyperlinks and comments can be transferred and you can set bookmarks to be generated from the structure of the Word document.

The program can create PDF files in versions 1.3, 1.4 or 1.5. Files can be protected by passwords and can include watermarks. Compression and font settings give you control over PDF file size and appearance.

Installation and Activation

Please remove any previous version of PDF Create! and also any version of the Zeon DocuCom PDF printer driver utility before the installation. ScanSoft PDF Create! is a customized and updated version of that utility and it cannot co-exist with other versions.

1.Insert the CD-ROM in your CD-ROM drive

The installation program will start automatically. If it does not, locate your CD-ROM drive in Windows Explorer and double-click the program's setup.exe file. Select a language for installation.

The InstallShield® Wizard will appear. If you have downloaded the program from the ScanSoft web site, double-click its setup.exe file.

2.Follow the on-screen instructions

You must accept the license agreement in order to proceed.

You must enter a serial number. You will find this on the CD sleeve or on the ScanSoft web site at the download location. Be sure to keep the serial number in a safe place; it is fully checked only during product activation and is also needed for any re-installations.

The installer offers a default location for the program. Accept it or define a different one.

3.Click Finish

Registration runs at the end of installation. Select Register Online to establish a connection to the ScanSoft web site. We provide an easy electronic form that can be completed in a few moments. When the form is filled, click Submit.

If you decide not to register or to be reminded later, you can go to to register online any time later. Click on Support and from the main support screen choose Register in the left-hand column. For a statement on the use of your registration data, please see ScanSoft's Privacy Policy.


You will be invited to activate the product at the end of installation. Please ensure that web access is available. Provided your serial number is found at its storage location and it has been correctly entered, no user interaction is required and no personal information is transmitted.

If you do not activate the product at installation time, you will be invited to do this each time you invoke the program. PDF Create! can be launched only five times without activation.

Note: System requirements are presented on the product box and in online Help. The user performing installation or uninstallation should have Administrator rights on the computer. Administrator rights are recommended for activation and de-activation.

Presenting the Program

ScanSoft PDF Create! 3 has the following parts:

Print dialog box addition

The Print dialog box appearing in your print-capable applications will include the printer driver ScanSoft PDF Create!

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