Category Archives: Infix


Freelance PDF Translation with Infix

As a freelance translator, I struggled for years with PDF-to-Word converters (I’ve tried them all, and there are many) and had mixed results, but the clean-up process was invariably time-consuming, having to run macros and specialized software, and get rid of pesky tags…

But with Infix, I can simply export all the text within a PDF to simple XML for easy processing in my CAT software. Even the most complex page layouts are supported.

When I brought up a minor issue with the program, support got back to me immediately – and great, fast, reliable support is a huge relief in my business, where every minute counts.

Iceni Infix is a unique offering in the plethora of PDF applications, it stands out as the de-facto best way to handle them as a freelance translator.

Many thanks to the team for an amazing product!

– Marc Rizkallah


Find & Replace in Legal PDFs

I am always looking for tools to help with my work as an attorney, faculty member and IT professional. Many pdfs have language that I would like to be able to change, but the traditional pdf tools are not up to the task. Infix PDF Editor has a large suite of tools. A favorite of mine is Find and Replace. It works just like the function in my favorite word processor. There is also a spell check and the various text formatting tools.

Other functions allow objects to be manipulated. Lines can be added, including those with color. This allows sections of documents to really stand out. There are also various drawing tools (as in Paint and similar programs). Finally, there are the standard tools one finds in Acrobat and other pdf programs.

PDF Editor is really remarkable because it combines aspects of different programs to allow one to edit PDFs as if they were a different form of document. I highly recommend Infix PDF Editor for editing tasks.

– Jonathan Warshay


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


Old PDF Files and Out-of-Date Software – What to Do

In 1996 I desktop-published a field guide to cloud forest trees. I am trying to figure out how to prepare and edit my old files in order to print an updated, third edition. With changes in operating systems and software, I am left with PDFs and PostScript Type 1 fonts with no method of efficiently editing text in these files since the original DTP software I used for the project is no longer viable on my Mac with OS X.

I searched on the web for free or reasonably-priced software that would help me out. I wanted robust text editing–not patching up or annotating–something that would open my old PDFs, allow me to edit the text without changing the format, without changing fonts, etc. I was optimistic a couple of times when I found programs that SAID they could edit text, but, in the end, they all had flaws. One program would allow me to edit the text but it would shift lines and alter spacing and justification. Another could not deal with the Helvetica font (it would substitute Arial). All of this was very frustrating.

Finally I came across Iceni Infix, downloaded the trial version, and found it did everything I wanted it to do regarding text editing! I really like being able to highlight text and see the font name and size displayed in the Text Format toolbar. The Search and Replace feature will be invaluable in my work when I update scientific names. Infix will greatly facilitate the preparation of my files for this, and other, book projects.

– Willow Zuchowski


Infix – boldly editing PDF where others fears to tread

How can Infix make it so easy to search and replace occurrences in a PDF file but Adobe can not?
Wait, didn’t Adobe create the PDF format? That would be like another soda company improving on Coke and Pepsi.
Why am I even asking when it took care of my search/replace in about 3 seconds! Amazing.
I have used a plethora of “PDF” editing [applications] but so far, this has been the easiest that I have ever used and before today, I had never heard of this product.
I am going to tell all my friends and associates about this really great program. The cost does not even approach the extremeness of the “well seasoned, well established” PDF players.
I will definitely recommend that everyone purchase this inexpensive indispensable tool.

– Michael


Infix OCR proves a success at college

I am an older college student who has accumulated a number of documents over the years, and I have been scanning them into PDF’s.

I sought a program to meet all my demands, something that would help with the college pre-written PDF’s I needed to work with. Yet, it also had to meet my needs with all of the other PDF’s I dealt with as well.

I tried numerous programs, wasting my money. I repeatedly hit a wall when trying to edit documents. Prior to Infix PDF editor I had to settle for a majority of pages being correct, instead of all of them.

Then I tried Infix PDF editor (professional). It was easy to install, and it did not ask me to install any other programs with it. I personally did not need to read any instructions, the program is setup to be easy to use, and Infix PDF editor did what I needed without any complications.

I ran Iceni Infix through the paces. I tried editing PDF’s in ways that other programs balked at, such as editing one page out of a multi-page document without it altering any other pages. Iceni Infix worked like a charm. I then tested it in regards to opening a document that was well over 1000 pages, I suffered no “hang-time” like I had with other programs.

I then exported a multi-page PDF into a JPG, the result was almost instantaneous and was clear in every regard. I continued tinkering with Iceni Infix, by joining multiple files, adding pages to an existing file, extracting pages and deleting them.

Iceni Infix allows me to import pages directly from my scanner; saving me one step from my previous PDF editor. I also used Iceni Infix to print pages from my email straight to PDF, clearing out all my mailbox clutter into one PDF.

I used the OCR recognition function on a scanned text file, and when it found editable text already present, Iceni Infix prevented me from inadvertently losing that text. I followed up with the OCR corrections mode, which enabled me to edit everything I needed.

Unlike any of the numerous programs I have utilized in the past, Iceni Infix PDF editor did everything I needed it to do, without any hesitance or issues. I strongly recommend Iceni Infix, and I have already started telling my friends and family about this extremely efficient program.

James M. O’Keefe, Senior


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


Skeptic won-over by PDF Translation Technology

I’m reviewing the Infix PDF Editor. I was very skeptical, to be honest, because I just couldn’t see how it would manage to do all it boasted.

My business deals with translations. Many clients send PDF only material which we then have to translate. The process involves having to extract the text, translate the text, and then create, or re-create, the format for them. This process is time consuming and even with extra costs being compensated, it is a huge time management fiasco!

Your software setup was quick, the instructions were simple, and the process was painless.

First, I exported the text into XML format. It asked to save the file, so I simply added a number 2 to the end of the file name. Then I processed the translation as usual, and once done, I imported the text back into the Infix software. Wow, there it was! I did have to tinker with some layout, and I did have to move some text around a bit, but THERE IT WAS!

I think this will be ideal for smaller projects without a lot of formatting issues, but it will certainly be a step-saver even for larger projects.
Oscar Andrino
Global Business Translation Services


A PDF Editor for Freelance Writers

I’m a freelance writer and editor and work with PDFs in the course of my work every day, but I’ve never found a quick, easy and self-explanatory way to edit a pre-written PDF until today when I came across Infix PDF editor.

Often when you need some software quickly a search online using Google (or whichever search engine you prefer) will successfully turn up what seem to be the answer to your needs, but hours later you’re stuck with a selection of poorly designed or inaccessible software products on your laptop that you don’t want and still left scratching your head as to how to solve the problem, or worse, find that you’ve inadvertently downloaded something which is untrustworthy or damaging. I can’t count the number of times this has happened to me.

So I was so pleasantly surprised to find that Infix does what it claims to do, doesn’t install any unwanted extras in your computer, and is straightforward to understand, which is essential if like me you’re downloading it to use while on a deadline. I was able to select the part of the text that I needed to remove and replace it with the new lines in a couple of seconds without reading any manuals or watching any tutorials – I’ll be recommending this product to anyone who asks me for a reliable PDF editor in future.

– Jai Temple


PDF translation using MacOSX and Infix

As a freelance copywriter and translator (WillHelton.Com), I’m often called upon to work with a variety of different file types. Some of theses are easier to deal with than others and PDFs in particular can be tricky depending on how they were created and what the customer’s expectations about the finished product might be.

I was recently asked to translate two large PDF files with extensive, complex formatting. This included column layouts with enclosed graphics, diagonal and vertical text, and other complications. I’ve never really been satisfied with the results I’ve obtained so far with my current toolset, so decided to ask my fellow Mac-based translators what they find most useful. Hands down the most recommended solution was Iceni Infix and it’s easy to see why.

Installation was a breeze – simply download the dmg, double click, and drag the Infix icon into the provided shortcut to the Applications folder and then launch. You are given three installation modes to suit your particular needs: Form-filling mode (to quickly and easily fill out PDFs), Standard mode (for everyday editing and commenting of PDFs), and Professional mode (for advanced editing, translation work, find & replace in multiple documents, etc.).

Working with Infix also couldn’t be easier. The interface is very intuitive and I was able to open a very large PDF, export an XML version of the content to my favourite translation management tool, and get straight to work. The ingenious bit here for me, though, is that Infix gives you the ability to save off a working copy of your PDF to use as the template for re-importing your translated XML file later. This ensures that the finished translation preserves the formatting and layout of the original file.

If your PDF isn’t a “true PDF” (i.e. is a scanned text file), Infix also includes an OCR recognition function. Although not perfect – it is very resolution dependent and can produce duff text in spots – the ability to edit output on the fly makes it very serviceable.

In short, I’ve found Iceni Infix to be a feature-rich application that makes working with PDFs almost a joy. If you’re looking for a professional solution for editing or translating PDF files, I highly recommend giving Iceni Infix a try.

– Will Helton