I had the same problem, and found two ways to do it:
First you should download PaperPort Viewer from ScanSoft. This program is free, but it only allows you to view the .max files, not to convert them. Here are the two options after that:
1) You can download a program called "LeadTools ePrint IV" from Lead Technologies (http://www.leadtools.com
). This program works like a PDF creator in that it installs as a "printer", but it is more general, allowing creation of almost any kind of graphic file (including .jpeg). So you just go into PaperPort Viewer and "print" the file to ePrint as a .jpeg file. This is very easy, but ePrint costs $99. There is a free evaluation version, but it puts a nasty stamp on all images, so is not really usable.
2) The second option is to use a "screen capture" program (like "Capture"--available as part of a free evaluation package of Corel's Graphic suite, at "www.corel.com"
;). Then just open PaperPort Viewer, pull up the image, & capture the screen, saving it into whatever format you want via Paint, PhotoShop, Draw, etc. This option is a bit more of a hassle, but it does a good job & all the components are free (at least in evaluation versions).
Hope this helps.