With the right kind of tool available, converting Adobe PDF file to Powerpoint slides on your Mac takes only a couple of seconds.
Some file converters are always a cut above average while some fail to fit in as a proper tool. As a student, I have always known that converting files from one format to another is going to be a hectic affair.
Sure, there are tons of free apps. And good paid apps, too. But most of the file converters are for Windows, and I use Mac… Also, I don’t want to pay for the apps.
Plowing through the Mac App Store, almost every week, I have found some really good file converters that are just about right for any student — oh yes, these are completely free!
The first app, among several others which I will be reviewing in the coming weeks, is a PDF to PPTX converter called PDF Converter Free.
This Mac App, coming from the vault of Wondershare Software, is an easy-to-use PDF converter. The app can convert multiple PDF files to Microsoft’s PowerPoint (PPTX) format in no time. Here’s how to use this nifty little app:
Step 1: Locate the PDF file you’d like to convert. Now, launch PDF Convert Free (download link below) and drag-and-drop the PDF file into the program’s window.
Step 2: After loading the PDF file, hit Convert if you would like to convert all the pages into PPTX format.
You can also customize the output — that is, you can choose whether you want all the PDF pages to be converted, or you want only specific pages to be converted to .PPTX format.
Step 3: After the file is converted, save it on your desktop. A 17-pages PDF file was converted in less than 10 seconds to PPTX file.
Sometimes the tool fails to convert PDF file into a proper, readable PPTX format, which was a bit let down. But the newly converted PPTX file is editable, which means we can — if necessary — manually edit, rearrange the layout, change fonts and colors.
You may also want to try out some of the online-based PDF converters for converting files not only into PPT but also DOCX and several other formats.
Download PDF Converter Free [Works on Mac OS X Lion]