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Design Engineers use Infix to speed-up form-filling

I own a small business which is in a constantly changing marketplace. We are design engineers and professional A/V integrators endeavoring to staying abreast of the latest A/V technology. To accomplish that goal, we are required to interact with hundreds of vendors and manufacturers. Often a manufacturer will change their dealer terms and/or agreement, require an updated credit form, require a special form to be filled out to enable a drop shipment of equipment, or credit card or a spiff form completed, et cetera. This is but a small sample listing of the forms required to be filled out, which are sent to us on a regular basis. In general, they include many text fields and numerical fields to be completed on each page – additionally, some requiring photos, signatures, et cetera.

Numerous forms we receive are old and have absolutely no interactive or editing capability. Sometimes we receive documents via mail which need to be completed – the ultimate hassle. One method, often utilized by us, is to import the emailed PDF document, or scan, into a CAD application – importing a file for each page, one page at a time. Next we add a transparent layer above the incomplete form and proceed to create text fields for each entry field required. When the need for a signature arises, we import a signature – previously created with a freehand graphics application, into the transparent CAD layer. Once that action is completed, we convert the layers to a single PDF document for each page, on a one-by-one basis. Definitely a very slow procedure… to the point where we wait until the last possible moment before we actually complete the tedious process.

And then tax season arrives… where all the documents from the accountant – which require editing, field completion and signatures – are old PDFs (we believe the accounting firm recently learned email!)

This process leaves CAD documents for each form, which now require coordinated… Ugh!

After learning about Infix, we felt like we had been missing out on one of the greatest efficiency-based applications ever created. What a time saver it would be to directly edit and complete all the PDFs we receive; and simple email them back to sender. WOW, excellent! What a revelation!

– R.Rosati


How to Work With Large PDFs

Working with large documents can become a chore if you don’t have the right tools, particularly if you’re unfamiliar with the file you’ve been asked to work on. Often, the PDF format is used for documents that are inherently very large: user guides, textbooks and so on. Efficient editing tools make the job much easier.

Infix PDF Editor will help you to manipulate the contents of large PDF files more efficiently. In the newest version of the software, a number of features have been added specifically for this purpose. Let’s quickly look at a few of them.

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That’s when my troubles began.

I’ve been using Infix on and off for a few years now and never had any regrets. It all started when I had to translate a brochure from English into Russian while maintaining the original style and layout.
 
That’s when my troubles began.
 
Lacking a proper professional Adobe Acrobat software I’d gone through a number of third-party PDF editors but even my favorite Foxit Phantom couldn’t handle the layout properly. In some cases text boxes needed resizing, in others Cyrillic symbols were not available, some editors would break down the original into too many objects making it way too tedious.
 
That’s when I stumbled upon Infix and was stunned by the number of tweaks and features I gained control over that at times it felt Adobe itself couldn’t have done a better job. Moreover Infix’s interface is originally designed around editing needs making it very convenient with all the needed tools accessible from a single toolbar. In terms of text editing, Infix flexibility makes me feel like I’ m working in a Microsoft Word environment while objects manipulation reminds of the Page Maker control over page layout.
 
To make it short, Infix became to me a one-stop solution for all my PDF editing needs.
 
Thank you, Iceni!
Regards,
Andrei


PDFs on Mac: Use Infix Instead of Word for Mac

Microsoft has developed a version of Word specifically for Mac users: Word for Mac. On the surface, it looks more or less the same as the Windows version, and many users happily switch from one to the other without problems.

However, there are a few niggles and differences that can be frustrating for users that have previously used Word on Windows. In particular, there’s a strange quirk relating to the creation of PDF files. As incredible as it sounds, it’s impossible for Word for Mac to create a PDF containing hyperlinks.

Microsoft is aware of the problem, but as its support site proves, it’s not going to do anything about it any time soon.

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How to Convert a PDF to a JPEG

Often you’ll want to create a JPEG from a page in a PDF file. You might want to create a thumbnail of the front cover, for example.

Infix PDF Editor makes it really easy to export a page, or a series of pages, to images. You can also alter the resolution and format.

In this article, we’re initially assuming that you want to convert a page in your PDF to a JPEG file. In some applications, you have to jump through a few hoops to achieve that. In Infix PDF Editor, there’s actually a built in PDF-to-JPEG export feature that makes the conversion process really easy.

You can access this feature in Infix Standard and Infix Pro.

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How to Black Out Text In a PDF

When distributing a PDF file, you may need to black out some of its contents before it’s suitable for public viewing. The section in question may be private, or for internal use. In some cases, redaction is used to remove information about accounts or individuals’ personal information, or to black out images you don’t want to circulate.

Data protection and privacy are important issues in any business, and the consequences of a lapse can be extremely serious. As such, it’s important to make sure the blacking out tool you use is robust and completely removes all traces of the content you’ve blacked out. You have two options: either delete the content and reformat your entire document, or find a PDF editor with a redaction feature.

Adobe Acrobat has a redaction tool, as does Infix PDF Editor. In this article, we’re looking specifically at the benefits of the Infix redaction tool.

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How to Save One Page From a PDF

PDF documents are wonderfully versatile, and some of the most important data we use for business and learning can be distributed as a PDF. It’s also a popular format for distributing essential forms: things like welfare benefits or utility applications.

Often, we only need a small chunk of a PDF document. Given the large file size of some PDFs, it makes sense to extract one page and save it separately. Not only does this make the information more manageable, it’s also easier to work with the page in Infix PDF Editor.

In this document, we’ll look at how you’d save a single page, or a range of pages, from a PDF. The procedure is exactly the same in Infix PDF Editor.

Note: in order to complete the steps below, your document must be editable. If you get a warning message saying that the document can’t be edited when you open it, the extraction may not work.

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How to Remove a Password From a PDF

One of the key benefits of a PDF is the ability to password protect its contents. This feature allows sensitive documents to be emailed or distributed via the web without complicated third party encryption tools being used.

Infix PDF Editor has a number of built in features that allow you to tweak the security within a PDF document. In this article, we’ll look at how they work in the Standard, Pro and Form Filler versions.

Note: Infix uses Adobe Acrobat security settings. These are largely universal, so you can use Infix to change the security settings even if your PDF was created in a different application. Note that earlier Acrobat security protocols tend to be more widely compatible.

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Why You Should Avoid Free Online PDF Converters

Looking to quickly convert a Word document to a PDF? Several web-based converters have sprung up online, all promising to do the job in just a few seconds. But are these tools as good as they seem?

Online PDF converters have their fare share of drawbacks. Let’s look at five reasons why you should ditch the Word documents and start creating PDFs from scratch.
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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