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Editing invoices in PDF – simplified with Infix

I run a business as a middleman between supplier organisations and end user corporates. The normal way of doing business is for the supplier to invoice the middleman (me) directly and then I raise an invoice for the corporate. Each invoice could run to hundreds of lines and to save myself time I would find it easier to simply edit the PDF Invoice from the supplier with my logo and company details than to create a whole new document with the same 100 lines.
I also receive innumerable quotes from different suppliers which I need to forward to the corporates but I need to do this bearing my company information. Again I don’t want to spend an inordinate amount of time re-creating these documents.

I was looking for an easy programme that can edit PDF documents and have tested many but found INFIX PDF Editor the easiest to use to edit documents.

– Jean Liddiard


Command-line utilities replaced by Infix PDF Editor

At the office I use a legacy system from which I get reports in PDF format. The system is not flexible enough to make changes as needed. Infix has allowed me to edit those PDF reports without effort. This results in a product without artefacts which looks so good that is suitable to be sent to my clients.

Infix is easy to use, lightweight and automatically creates backup copies of the edited file. Although I recommend saving the edited file with a new file-name, this feature proved to be very useful to me several times.

I have been using several other applications, each best at what they do, to split or collate documents, re-arrange pages, change page order, rotate pages, etc., but I find Infix is the one package that can do it all. It is difficult to justify using any other software now that I’ve got used to Infix’s many features. Thanks to Infix I won’t be using command line applications any more!

– Ricardo Fernandez


Deleting Headers and Footers From a PDF

In Infix PDF Editor, you can delete headers, footers or both from every page in a PDF without going through each page manually. Once applied to one page, the deletion is applied automatically across all pages in the document. Infix does this by looking for the header or footer in the same position across all pages.

This feature works even if the header or footer doesn’t appear on every page. For example, if the document has a cover, you can still instruct Infix PDF Editor to remove the header or footer.

Before going ahead, it’s best to save a backup copy of the document. While Infix PDF Editor is good at detecting header or footer data, it may occasionally remove something in the same area on the page. As such, it’s best to have a copy of the original, just in case.

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PDF editing on Mac – don’t be put off!

I was very pleasantly surprised with Infix Pro for Mac. I had been looking for an affordable PDF editor for my work. I would like to afford Acrobat, but the price tag strains my shoestring budget near to breaking. Enter Infix Pro! It’s originally built for Windows and retains its interface, but don’t be put off by it – the program will still install correctly.

One big advantage over Acrobat is that you can edit right away without worrying whether a font is missing. While I was editing a book, Acrobat noticed that I did not have the book’s native font, and substituted another one. This worried me; what if the clients specifically wanted that particular font? With Infix, no problem. I was able to make edits without any fuss.

You may have to resize boxes slightly to keep the format, but it’s a very small price to pay for ease of use and affordability. Infix Mac works just like a word processor. Of all of the alternatives, Infix Pro for Mac feels the most intuitive. I highly recommend it, and I’ll definitely be using Infix Pro for Mac for all of my editing needs.

– Linda Apton


Infix PDF Editor v6 Available to Download

 

British software company Iceni has launched a new version of its acclaimed PDF editing application, Infix.

 

PDF is a popular format for the distribution of documents via email and over the internet. However, PDFs are not editable in most free applications. Users must download PDF editing software to make changes, and this software must be paid for. Infix is one of the most affordable options for PDF editing on the market today.

 

The Infix PDF Editor application has been reviewed and ranked 4.6 out of 5 on independent download site Download.com. It is available for Mac and PC, priced from free to £99 per licence.

 

The new version 6 includes a number of new features for advanced PDF file editing:

 

Advanced optical character recognition (OCR)
Infix PDF Editor scans a paper document and turns it into an editable and searchable PDF file. Users can scan in a PDF, correct or edit the text, then re-save and distribute as normal.

 

Thumbnail view for document overview
Users can see thumbnail versions of the pages in their document in Infix PDF Editor. Using this overview, pages can easily be moved and deleted.

 

Support for interactive forms and paper forms
Infix PDF Editor has always supported the scanning and filling in of paper forms. Its features have been upgraded to also support interactive forms (forms that display interactive elements on-screen).

 

Key Facts

●    Infix 6 can be downloaded for PC and Mac.
●    Infix Pro: $159 (£99, €129)
●    Infix Std: $99 (£59, €79)
●    Infix Pay and Save: $30 (£20, €25)

 

Iceni Director Simon Crowfoot commented:
“Infix PDF Editor is the market leader in PDF editing software, and with the new version 6, the software has advanced yet again. We are confident that Infix is the most capable and affordable PDF editing product on the market in 2013.”

 

About Iceni Technology
Iceni Technology is an established software development company based in Norwich in the UK. Director Simon Crowfoot founded the company in 1997. Infix PDF Editor is its flagship product. The company also developed Infix Server, Argus and Adstract. Enquiries can be directed to sales@iceni.com.


Finding and Replacing Hyperlinks in PDF Documents

When you’ve completed a PDF document in Infix, you can come back to it and edit it whenever you like. None of the contents are fixed, and that gives you the freedom to keep your PDF file updated without a huge investment of time.

Over the lifetime of a document, you may need to change the links you’ve created to point to a new location, a new domain or a different file on your company intranet. You might want to change all of the file extensions for a particular link, or replace one link with another. Of course, there’s a good chance you’ll need to do this more than once, and in large documents, that becomes an unmanageable task if you’re trying to handle it manually.

With Infix, there’s no need to scan the document and alter your hyperlinks ‘by hand’. The software has a special addition to its Find and Replace function that will help you to locate troublesome links in a few seconds. By searching using particular words, or strings, you can Find (and, optionally, Replace) the terms you’re looking for.
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Editing graphical “Vampire” PDFs – the easy way

As a self-publishing author, I struggled with converting Word documents into PDF format in order to upload manuscripts to the server. Especially in terms of charts, most PDF editors destroy it upon conversion. Not only need I rebuild it within the PDF editor, but in actuality I need rebuild it every time I amend the manuscript and again convert to PDF. Talk about a tedious waste of time. But then I discovered Infix. This gem allows all manuscript editing to be accomplished with the PDF environment. There is no conversion process, and therefore no need to continuously re-modify the charts and graphs.

Infix is peace-of-mind which keeps me focused on the manuscript as opposed to the tedious PDF conversion and inherent recreation. Infix is the pinnacle of PDF editors!

My first book, Messiah and the Sign of Jonah, had relatively few charts, and still the PDF conversion was an on-going headache. Then I was asked to re-write Vampire Killer 2012, which is graphic intensive; and the very reason I started researching the world of PDF editors. Upon my discovery of Infix, my hesitation to head the project has subsided and I’m on-board one hundred percent!

I encourage everyone who’s considering such a project to save yourself the time, and spare yourself the frustration. Infix is an all-encompassing simplifying solution to the world of PDF.

Christopher Jones
Messiah and the Sign of Jonah


Interactive PDF Forms

PDF forms allow the reader to type data into text fields – much like filling in a form on the web. Using Infix, you can fill in PDF forms you’re sent and distribute the results without any compatibility problems.

Why would you want to do this? For one thing, it’s quick; as the recipient, you can fill in the form and return it digitally without having to print it out (and either post or scan it). In fact, by using PDF forms, you might find you can pack away the fax machine for good and save a lot of paper in the process.
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Rebuilding a lost dissertation using Infix

I have recently used Infix editing my dissertation. My computer was stolen, and I lost the entire document (I had a brain f*rt and had not backed up). (All) I had left was a hard copy I had printed the day before the thief took my computer (I did retrieve the computer about a week later, hard drive wiped).

I was prepared to spend a couple of weeks retyping the entire document (245 pages). A friend referred me to Infix and I tried the OCR tool. It did a wonderful job and my two weeks of planned grunt work took me about 4 hours to complete.

After using every other PDF editing software, including Acrobat, this OCR is by far the best when it comes to numbers. In addition, unlike Acrobat, the OCR correction tool makes it extremely easy to fix software mistake without have to export the file and recreate a PDF.

The most useful part of Infix is the ability to use it for free to learn how it works.
I would recommend anyone needing a PDF editing software to consider fully Infix.

– Phillip Mixon


John Warnock, the creator of PDF

The History Of The PDF

It’s one of those things that seems to have been around for as long as computers themselves, like Windows or Solitaire, yet most people don’t know that there wasn’t always a Portable Document Format, more commonly known as PDF, or that it took years for the world to be convinced of its usefulness. Now, most organisations wouldn’t dream of producing and distributing their documents in any format other than Adobe’s flagship container but how did it all start?

The ideology of the PDF was an honourable one; Adobe, and in particular their co-founder John Warnock, wanted to create a file format that could be opened on any hardware, independent of software. This format, originally codenamed ‘Camelot’, would change the way that electronic documentation was produced and although it isn’t entirely independent of software (over 99% of PDFs are opened using Adobe’s free PDF Reader), Warnock’s vision has been realised.

The first version of PDF was released in 1993 to little fanfare. The technological world was a very different place back then with a landscape that gave almost no space to the internet or electronic distribution. In fact, PDF version 1.0 had no support for hyperlinks and the files were too large to be emailed over snail-like internet connections. On top of this, computers of the age were not powerful enough to render PDFs efficiently, meaning that the world saw little value in the format.

Competing formats such as DjVu, Envoy and Farllon Replica were seen as superior formats for publishing documents and for a while it looked as though PDF would never get off the ground.

This started to change in 1996, with the release of version 1.3. The internet was playing a larger role in business, though it was yet to hit the consumer market in a big way, and Adobe made sure they were on the cutting edge. PDF 1.3 was the first to include interactivity (such as form filling) and web connectivity. It was a revolutionary step that would transform the way the world viewed PDFs.

As the leading document format in the internet age, Adobe added further features such as XML encoding, multimedia playback, embedded files, cross document linking and support for CAD drawings as soon as it was possible to do so. In 2006 it was announced that Microsoft Office would include PDF authoring as standard and in 2008, Adobe released PDF as an open format which, in a single stroke, meant that any software developer could create their own PDF authoring and editing software.

At the age of nearly 20, the PDF may seem like the old man of computing but you can be sure that it will remain the world’s number one document format for many years to come.

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