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Memsource integrates with TransPDF.com

We’re pleased to report that on-line translation specialists Memsource have launched an update to their platform which includes direct integration with TransPDF.

Now Memsource 6.0 users can go from PDF->XLIFF->PDF using the combined power of Memsource and TransPDF.com. Users will need to register for a free Transpdf.com account then enter their new account details into the Memsource platform.

Since all new accounts get 50 free pages, some will find that’s plenty for their first PDF translations.

Read the company’s announcement for further details.

Read our own step-by-step guide to using Memsource with TransPDF.

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Confused. A college student is confused by her class notes

Confusing Instructions? We Agree!

We love Infix users who tell us what they think – even if it’s not all roses.

One blogger has gone the extra mile to point out the good, the bad and the ugly in Infix 7. roserodent highlights some glaring omissions from our on-line user manual, particularly when it comes to selecting multiple objects on a page. Oh and a really confusing explanation of how to delete objects across pages – even we found that confusing when we re-read it this morning.

The great thing about the new on-line manual is it’s easy for us to change and all users see the updates straight away. So the confusing text is now gone and we hope the explanation of how to select multiple objects is now clearer.

Roserodent has lots of other suggestions for how we can improve Infix – some of which we plan to include in the next update. Some will take us a bit longer.

Visit roserodent‘s blog now for a really informative report of her experiences with Infix 7.

Confused image courtesy of CollegeDegrees360

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PDF Certificate Security

You may think that using a password on valuable PDF documents is enough, and to some degree, password protection does give security against unauthorised access by people not allowed to view the file. However, passwords can be guessed or shared accidentally, so enabling certificate security is the next step up, and ensures that the person’s identity is verified before they can view the document. This will help prevent against tampering and eavesdropping from unauthorised personnel.

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Mark Moz – Creative Commons

Don’t let an awkward PDF get in the way of a dream home

I work for a large real-estate broker and have need of a solid, reliable, easy to use PDF editor for replying to banks, counter-offers etc. I have tried at least 15 other PDF editors including ‘cloud based’ editors (which concern me a little because of confidentiality).

I found the Infix PDF Editor in a review of several other editors, after using the Infix PDF Editor I am amazed that it took me so long to hear about it.
I have shown it to many professionals and they all agree it is the best PDF editor option they have seen, balancing ease of use, power, options, speed, local processing (security), and reasonable price. The interface is easy to use and my secretary only needed a few minutes to begin using it efficiently.

Overall, I would recommend Infix PDF Editor to everyone who needs to edit/create/fill-out pdf forms, it is a great product.

– Ken Gadway

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Under the hood

Infix – it’s real power is under the hood

Under The Hood of a PDF Engine

Infix is one of the few PDF editors which gets things done.

First of all, very useful in my line of work is the option to export the PDF for use with CAT tools (xml only so far, but probably other options will be available in time).

Second, I was amazed by the many options for manipulating the text. Replacing fonts is easier than ever, resizing, splitting or joining textboxes is just a child’s play. You can rebuild a textbox just with the selected text, split a textbox in several others containing a paragraph each, and most important, formatting of the text almost never fails.
After translating the exported .xml, importing the translation is just a breeze and in less than a minute you have a document with the exact same look as the original. And very accurate, too.

An intuitive interface might let you think that Infix is just a simple tool, but don’t be deceived:
it’s real power is under the hood.
It’s not perfect, but it’s still one of the best .pdf editors I’ve tried

– Sandu Ionut


You should try TransPDF.com for PDF translation – it uses the same PDF engine as Infix but has been super-charged for translators offering XLIFF import/export and superior handling! – Guy.


Document Numbering

Document Numbering Aids Productivity

Ever opened up a document, looked for the table of contents and had the sudden realisation that you’re alone on this one – no page numbers to be found! In vain you check the corners of the page, hoping that a number will present itself somewhere but no – the document, as interesting and important as it may be, is sadly number-less and as such instantly less productive than one that allows you to reference the chapters you need at a glance and bookmark them accordingly.

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'cuz i just get enough of papers by Valentin Ottone

Cloning Across Briefs Encountered

 

Working in the legal industry, I encounter many briefs and other PDF documents that may require watermarks and headers or footers to be removed before they can be distributed.

Considering that those documents can run to thousands of pages, and may be brought to my attention at very short notice, modifying a document one page at a time has previously been challenging and tedious at the very least.

Features of Infix, particularly “Clone Across Pages” and “Delete Across Pages” have the capacity to negate a menial task, meaning my attention can be focused on far more important and complex issues.

Infix appears to be just the standalone program that I and many colleagues have been looking for – the alternative to date has involved multiple programs and complicated workflows. In Infix it’s as simple as point, click, delete and save.

Based on my experiences with Infix to date I have no reservations about recommending the program to anyone who needs .pdf editing as part of their professional toolkit.

– Thomas Primrose

Image: Creative Commons‘cuz i just get enough of papers by Valentin Ottone


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Editing PDF Music Manuscripts


As a pianist I am always looking to print new piano scores and make booklets myself.

Before printing the pdf often needs to be reworked. I like to join multiple pieces together, so the page numbering has to be redone. The headers and footers need to be modified or deleted.
All of these can be easily done with the “delete all instances” function in Infix. So there is no need to do it page by page, which is a real time saver.

Infix PDF is definitely more powerful then Adobe Acrobat Pro when it comes to modifying a PDF. It is easier and more intuitive to modify the font of a text, making it bigger or smaller or put it in bold. And it also allowed me to move text where Acrobat Pro would not let me move it!

For the musically inspired amongst us: you can even copy paste a complete staff of music! I use that feature personally to add a content table to the pdf. The content table then shows the first line of each piece, just as if you would buy a real book with sheet music.

I would recommend Infix to anyone that is looking for a decent PDF editor.

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Accurate Form-Filling for the OCD Perfectionist

I find that Infix allows me to work with difficult to edit PDFs.

Many government documents including Bankruptcy forms (specifically what I use it for) annoy the heck out of me because I am a perfectionist and like a clean looking document but unfortunately many times the text I type does not align with the pre written text alignment.

I find the use of text boxes in Infix to be a great way to fix it. Even with the option to use floating text boxes to fill forms it also allows the option to use the preexisiting fields to type in answers – traditional style. You can fill in the forms in the way you want want or both on one page, preexisisting fields and or [new] text boxes.

I also like the word processing design and ease to use of Infix.
I would suggest it for any OCD person! LOL

– Charles Flemming


Brazilian Designs On Infix

O sofware Infix tem me ajudado não tarefas de rotinas, pois trabalho com auto-cad e os arquivos são salvos no formado em PDF, algumas coisas tenho por costume de revisar manualmente no papel para depois corrigilas no Infix e depois faço a conversão para o auto-cad novamente. Esta ferramenta facilitou muito a minha vida no dia a dia.

– Luiz Henrique Leal

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TRANSLATED: Infix has helped Luiz with routine tasks such as working with autocad PDF files.