For most ordinary users, PDF is a format mainly designed for passive reading and reviewing. But what if you because of one reason or another needed to make such a document changes? You will need a special app that not only “reads” the document, but to edit a PDF file in a graphical format.
The app is called PDFelement 6 Pro, which recently got updated and is available as a free trial program which you can optionally upgrade to the full version. Of course, it’s not free, but worth it.
To begin, we need in the main menu, select “Edit a PDF file”, and then open the file that you wish to edit. To begin to make changes to the document, first we need to recognize the text in it. After OCR is completed, you will see all the possibilities associated with editing it. You can edit the text, add notes, retaining the original font, or highlight with a marker.
To recognize and edit scanned PDF files need to load the appropriate software module, which is available only to users of the full version.
There is also the possibility to add images, text boxes, shapes, signatures and much more. In other words, you can work with PDF document like so here is a MS Word file. While editing will not destroy the structure of the initial file, which is also very important. With this program you can add annotations and notes to documents and to perform familiar actions — move, delete and add pages.
Protect a PDF document is implemented not only through personal watermarks, but also through the password. You can, for example, to edit the file and make it read-only — or keep it open to anyone except employees of the company.
The finished document can be exported in the required format, be it PDF, Word, Excel, HMTL or even ePub. Everything is done very quickly, easily and conveniently. In addition, the data from the PDF can be transferred directly into Excel preserving the table structure: very convenient if you have a card index of many PDFs (in hospital, Bank, or other organization) that you want to transfer into a single Excel document.
Not to mention the fact that PDFelement masterfully recognizes the forms in the appendices there is an element called Form Field Recognition. It allows to enter the data without formatting, even in the scanned and recognized document.
The program also has a feature that allows you to create PDF files from any supported files, graphical or text format. The output is a long PDF file that’s easy to read and convenient to send by mail thanks to the famous compression algorithms in this format. Useful if you want to merge many separate PDF. The resulting file can be signed.
It is worth noting that the developer offers two versions of its programs — both free and paid, for Windows and Mac. The main advantage of the first — detection of scanned PDF and forms, data extraction from forms, combine files. So for the professional use we suggest you to acquire the full version.
Name: PDFelement 6 Pro
Price: Free / 29.95 dollar
In app purchases: No
Compatibility: Windows, Mac