May 17 2013
Have you ever had wanted to fill out and sign a PDF-based form without printing it and faxing it back? Or wanted to change the date on a PDF-based flyer? Needed to give feedback on a PDF, but stumbled around trying to insert comments and proofreading marks? Wished you could perform optical character recognition on a scanned document so you could revise the text right in the PDF? For such tasks, we generally turn to Smile’s PDFpen, which can perform most common PDF manipulations more easily than Adobe Acrobat Pro, and at a fraction of the price.
As massively useful as PDFpen is, working with PDFs – regardless of the app – can be complex, which is why TidBITS Publishing is happy to throw a clarifying light on the topic with its latest title, “Take Control of PDFpen 6.” Written by Michael E. Cohen, who was first briefed by Adobe about the technology before it was even called PDF, the 177-page ebook explains precisely what you can do with PDFpen 6 and its big brother, PDFpenPro 6, plus Smile’s mobile versions, PDFpen for iPad and PDFpen for iPhone.
What you’ll learn with this ebook:
- Compare PDFpen with PDFpenPro, and what features you get depending if you buy the product from Smile or from the Mac App Store.
- Scan a document to PDF and make the text editable with OCR.
- Use professional editing marks and add comments.
- Combine pages from multiple files into a single PDF.
- Fill out a PDF form with ease.
- Remove sensitive or confidential text from a PDF.
- Add a signature to a PDF – and store it in PDFpen’s Library for future use.
- Add page and URL links to a PDF.
- Use (or turn off) OS X’s Auto Save and Version features.
- Turn a Web site into a multi-page PDF (PDFpenPro only).
- Make a clickable table of contents for a PDF (PDFpenPro only)
- Store PDFs in iCloud for access from any of your Apple devices (Mac App Store versions only).
- Go mobile with PDFpen for iPad and PDFpen for iPhone, with a special focus on moving PDFs in and out of PDFpen – Michael describes several approaches, including iCloud, iTunes, Dropbox, and Open In.
TidBITS created this ebook in collaboration with Smile and worked with PDFpen’s developers during the tech edit process to ensure that the book is accurate.
Note that members of Take Control’s sister publication, TidBITS, can save 20% on all Smile products purchased through the Smile cart. To learn about joining TidBITS, visit TidBITS Members Benefits.
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