Category Archives: PDF Editing


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.


I tend to scribble a lot -Nic McPhee

Spelling Errors in Academic Texts

Minding Your Ps and Qs in Academic Papers

In my work, I frequently produce documents such as scientific papers in PDF format from text setting systems such as Latex or Docbook.

The problem: With each of these documents, I need to run a spell checking before the document can be released. With the typesetting systems I use, the source from that the PDF is created is a mixture of the actual text content that I’d like to spell-check, and directives or XML elements that control the type setting systems. Running a spell checker on the source would thus give me tons of false positives in the non-text parts of the source.
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No more sticky fingers on my laptop

As a 50+ techie dinosaur who struggles to keep up with 10 year olds I find your PDF editor really easy to use.

I work in Education with vulnerable pupils in different establishments who have the concentration span of a newt and an aversion to most things pen and paper.

Having invested years in preparing antiquated sheets I am not yet ready to let them go and the newts are not yet ready to manage without them.

We now combine their love of tech with my love of antique. We work on a laptop with the same enthusiasm that I experienced with pen and paper all those years ago. We fill in prepared sheets and comment on all sorts of things.

I am not yet able to show colleagues how wonderful your product is because I use my own laptop and work uses other software. Ease of use and price normally persuades bosses and I’d love to try. A free licence would impress them enough to allow an install on my equally antiquated laptop and an expansion of users on the ‘Monkey see Monkey do’ principle.

No more sticky fingers on my laptop. Win Win.

– Ros Harkin


'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.


Avenza PDF Maps

Avenza PDF Maps launches Affiliate Program

2015 was a big year for Avenza Maps and 2016 looks set on the same path, as the company have launched their PDF Maps Retail Affiliate program. Aimed at monetising map purchases for map publishers and travel themed retailers, the program will use affiliate links and QR codes to earn the affiliate in question a share of the revenue on each purchase made.

The program is free to join and has no ongoing fees or setup costs, with the ability for existing vendors of the Avenza PDF Maps to opt in also and earn additional commission.

The launch of this program will help to raise brand awareness of Avenza PDF Maps and, with the inclusion of new maps in the software, this is hopefully set to be a success for the company!


BatchOutput

BatchOutput offers Enhanced PDF Functionality on Mac OS X El Capitan

Microsoft Office users on Mac machines will be interested in the latest update to BatchOutput Office Suite, the popular output automation program that works alongside Word, Excel and Powerpoint to automate printing and PDF production within these programs.

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Iceni’s new service translates your PDFs with the push of a button!

Translating a PDF can be time-consuming, as you’re forced to edit text separately using tools which don’t always retain the right formatting, colours and fonts.

TransPDF.com unlocks the potential of your PDFs, taking your original PDF source, replacing the text with accurate translations from your preferred tools and providing a high quality, ready-to-use document.

Simply upload your PDF through our secure online tool, translate the text and in a matter of seconds TransPDF.com will provide you with a fully formatted, translated PDF document.

Visit TransPDF.com and put us to the test – your first 50 pages are free.