Convert PDF to TIF This area is accessed from File > System Tools > General This dialog converts PDF documents to TIF files. It is primarily used to create MailScan templates from scanned PDF documents. PDF Document - Use the browse button to select the PDF document to be converted. Resolution - Choose a resolution in dots per inch that matches the resolution of your scanner. Note: The resolution of the template and the scanned documents must be the same, otherwise HowNow will be unable to recognise the document. Click the Convert button to convert the document. The result will be a new file with the same name but a .TIF extension in the same folder as the PDF document.