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Purpose of Tiff to PDF

Tiff to Text is designed to batch process Tiff files into PDF files that are text searchable. The created PDF will be searchable by the text on the page; however, the words on the page will not be aligned with the search results. In other words, if the user searches for a word that is on page 30, 90, and 120, the user will be shown the text with a couple of words around it in Acrobat. If the user clicks on those search results they will be taken to the correct page. However, once on that page the user will not see the word highlighted.

The preferred method of searching is to use dtSearch as the text can be displayed before opening the document. dtSearch also offers more search options and is one of the fastest search engines on the market.

These features make it ideal for Attorneys who receive documents on a CD, instead of printing them they can convert the Tiff images into PDF's that are searchable.

System Requirements:

Microsoft Document Imaging is required for Text to PDF's operation. It contains the engine that is used for processing. 

Running the Program:

To begin place all images to be processed on the hard drive on the local PC and check to make sure that they are not read only. Once this is done run the program.

When the program is opened the following menu will appear - if it does not the program cannot find Microsoft Office Document Imaging (MODI). See setting MODI below

1. Select where the files to be processed reside - the user can type in a path and the folder will be created for them

2. Select the folder for the output files

3. If subfolders of the folder selected need to be processed place a check mark here

4. If the output is desired to be one folder with no subfolders place a check mark here. (please note that if this option is not selected and "Include Sub Folders" is selected if any duplicate file names exist they will be overwritten)

5. If checked a Window will display the file name being processed

6. If checked the original tiff image will be deleted

When finished, click on Continue to begin processing. When the job is finished, a menu notifies the user.

Setting MODI:

If the main menu does not appear the following Window will open which means the program cannot find MODI. Each version of MODI is stored in a different location and each language has a different name for the path. Tiff to PDF looks for MODI in various locations, however different languages name the path differently (or the user did not select a the default path) so it maybe necessary to find MODI manually. 

Path example:

This is an example of where to start looking for MODI
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\MODI\11.0
Just translate this into the language of the version of Office being used. All paths will have MODI as a folder with a subfolder with the version. Select the file mspview.exe.

Known Issues:

The only know issue with Tiff to PDF occurs when there are more than one version of MODI installed on a users system. Unforntunatly, when a user upgrades from one Office Version to another, Microsoft Office does not delete the previous version and remove the registry entries. If an issue occurs, search for MSPView.exe, if more than one version is present, delete it and the folder it resides in and run a registry cleaner or uninstall all Office Versions, and reinstall. (a registry cleaner should still be run)


The Trial and Registered Version of Tiff to PDF are supported. If assistance is needed please contact:

eDocFile, Inc.
Valrico, FL 33594
Phone 813-298-2474
Email Support@edocfile.com