Options dialog box

This dialog box sets the global settings that will be applied to the software and all PDF files. You can bring up this dialog box by choosing Options from the CenoPDF menu.

General tab

Button/Section Description
Use Microsoft Export as PDF add-in if it is installed in Office 2007

This check box controls which PDF engine you want to use. If you use Microsoft Office 2007 you have the option to install the FREE Microsoft Export as PDF add-in, which can be downloaded from http://www.microsoft.com. This check box will be enabled once it is installed.

If you use Microsoft Office 2003 or earlier version, or you do not install the Microsoft Export as PDF add-in, or you uncheck this check box, you will use the built-in engine shipped with CenoPDF.

Note: Even if you installed Microsoft Export as PDF add-in, you still need to use the command CenoPDF > Export as PDF to create fillable PDF forms.

Export what
Document Generates PDF files without any markups.
Document showing markup Generates PDF files with markups such as Microsoft Word comments, etc. If this option is selected, PDF fields may be misaligned in the generated files.
Always use property grid to edit field properties By default, if only one field is selected, CenoPDF uses regular dialog boxes to edit its properties; if multiple fields are selected, it uses property grid to edit the properties. If this box is checked, CenoPDF will use property grid in all conditions.

Defaults tab

This tab allows you to set default settings for all fields. When you insert a new field into document, CenoPDF will use settings here.

Button/Section Description
Change Default Settings Show the dialog box to edit the default settings of the selected field type.
Restore All Factory Defaults Restore default settings for all field types to factory defaults. The button clears all changes you made in this tab.

Adobe Viewer tab

Options in this tab are available if you use CenoPDF built-in PDF engine

Button/Section Description
Start page Sets the page that will be first shown when opening the PDF file. By default, the first page will be shown.
Page layout You can choose form next page layouts: Single Page, Continuous, Facing and Continuous - Facing. By default the PDF file will be opened with the Continuous page layout.
Show You can choose to show some viewer panels when PDF file is opened: Pages Panel, Bookmarks Panel, Layers Panel, Attachments Panel. You can also choose to show the PDF file in the Full Screen mode. By default the PDF file will be opened without any panel, show Page Only mode.

Compression tab

Options in this tab are available if you use CenoPDF built-in PDF engine

Button/Section Description
Text and graphics  
Enable compression If checked text and graphics will be compressed.
Method Text and graphics will be compressed using ZIP compression.
Level Available compression levels are: Fastest, Normal and Maximum. By default, Normal level of compression is used.
High color images  
Enable compression If checked high color images will be compressed.
Method High color images will be compressed using JPEG or ZIP compression.
Level You can choose ZIP compression level from Fastest, Normal and Maximum, and JPEG compression level from Minimum, Low, Medium, High and Maximum. By default, the high color images will be compressed with the High level of JPEG compression.
Indexed and monochrome images  
Enable compression If checked indexed and monochrome images will be compressed.
Method Only ZIP compression is available to this type of images.
Level Available compression levels are: Fastest, Normal and Maximum. By default, Normal level of compression is used.
Enable optimization of image sequences When this option is enabled, small image sequences are combined in one big image. The process time will be slightly increased but the resulting PDF file will be smaller. You should enable this option if you have many sequences of small monochrome images and your resulting PDF file is very large. By default, this option is not enabled.

Fonts tab

Options in this tab are available if you use CenoPDF built-in PDF engine

This tab allows you to choose which fonts will be embedded or not in the resulting PDF file.

Button/Section Description
Embed font subsets You can choose to embed only subsets of font files by checking the Embed Font Subsets check box. This will generate smaller PDF files, so this setting is enabled by default. When using characters that are not in the standard Latin character set (eastern European character set, Japanese, Chinese, Korean or other character sets) the font subset is included in the PDF file, no matter if the font subsets checkbox is set or not, because otherwise these characters will not be included in the generated PDF files.
Embed all used fonts You can choose to embed all fonts that are used in a PDF file by checking the Embed All Used Fonts check box. This will generate bigger PDF files, so this setting is not recommended, unless you have to open the generated PDF files on a computer that does not have all used fonts installed.
Available fonts The available fonts list shows all TrueType and OpenType fonts installed on your computer that are not already listed in the Always embed fonts and Never embed fonts lists. You can select multiple items from the list and move them using the right arrow button from the form.
Always embed fonts Once checked, this option will allow you to embed all fonts from the list below into the PDF file. The list can be filled from the Available fonts list using the right arrow button. You can select multiple items from the list and remove them using the left arrow button from the form.
Never embed fonts Once checked, this option will prevent embedding of the fonts from the list below into the PDF file. The list can be filled from the Available fonts list using the right arrow button. You can select multiple items from the list and remove them using the left arrow button from the form. By default, the Arial, Courier and Times New Roman fonts are in the Never Embed Fonts list because they are standard fonts in the PDF format and they do not need to be embedded with the PDF file.
Move buttons The buttons are enabled only if items are selected in the fonts lists. Pressing these button results in the selected items being removed from the originating list and added to the destination list.

 Microsoft Export as PDF tab

Options in this tab are available if you use Microsoft Export as PDF add-in. Note: even if you installed Microsoft Export as PDF add-in, you still need to use the command CenoPDF > Export as PDF to create fillable PDF forms.

Button/Section Description
Optimize the PDF file for Specifies how to optimize your PDF. Available options are Standard, Print, Minimum File Size, Commercial. The default option is Standard.
Down-sample color images  
Enable If this box is checked, while a color image's resolution exceeds the threshold it will be sampled to the target resolution.
Target Sets the target resolution to sample to.
Threshold Sets the threshold resolution. If an image's resolution exceeds the value here, it will be sampled to the target resolution.
Down-sample black and while images  
Enable If this box is checked, while a black and white image's resolution exceeds the threshold it will be sampled to the target resolution.
Target Sets the target resolution to sample to.
Threshold Sets the threshold resolution. If an image's resolution exceeds the value here, it will be sampled to the target resolution.
Export bookmark using
No bookmark Does not generate any bookmark in PDF.
Headings Uses Microsoft Word headings, such as Heading 1, Heading 2, etc. to generate bookmarks in PDF.
Word bookmarks Uses Microsoft Word bookmarks to generate bookmarks in PDF.