ActMask Document Converter CE is an easy-to-use conversion program that allows users to quickly turn documents into PDFs and JPEGs. It provides options for the more advanced user but is simple enough for everyone to use.
The program's interface is fairly intuitive, although we found that the large portion of it that's devoted to advertising other ActMask products was cluttered and distracting. Users can convert either individual documents or batches of them, and these two functions are helpfully organized with tabs. In general the program is self-explanatory, which is good, as the built-in Help file does not go into much detail. Using the program is as simple as printing a document; users simply select the program from their list of printers, and a dialog box opens to allow users to adjust the settings for the job. The program can be opened on its own when users need to select multiple documents for a batch conversion. For PDF documents, the program allows users to enter a title, author, and keywords, and for JPEGs, users can select the output size and resizing rate. We especially liked that users can have the program automatically compress the output into a ZIP file or upload the output to an FTP server via a built-in client.
ActMask has a 15-day trial period and prints a watermark on output created during that time. The program installs and uninstalls without issues. We recommend this program to all users seeking a simple way to convert documents.