Category Archives: PDF Viewers

How to Make Infix Portable

Traditionally, most software applications have been limited to the PC or laptop they have been installed on. But many people work in an environment that may require them to use more than one device, or to regularly ‘hot desk’ and spend limited amounts of time at each workstation.

Some applications may only be used for brief periods on the computer before another user takes over that machine. System administrators are understandably nervous of letting users install their own software in case the PC becomes littered with unwanted applications.

There’s also an issue around software licensing; it usually requires an application to only be installed on one device at a time, so if you want to install the application on several devices, you need to buy several licenses. Businesses can often end up with with more licenses than are needed, which isn’t particularly cost effective.

But there is another way.

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How to Convert a PDF to a HTML Web Page

In the Pro version of Infix PDF Editor, you can take any PDF and export it in a HTML format, effectively converting it into a self contained web page. This is a handy feature if you want to quickly place content online without forcing people to download a PDF file.

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How to Highlight Text in a PDF

Highlighting is a handy feature for reference work, but there’s a range of applications where highlighting comes in handy:

  • If you’re reviewing someone else’s work, highlighting helps them pick out important passages for correction.
  • Highlighting is useful for studying; you can mark passages easily for revision or reference.
  • You can highlight sections of a brochure and pass on the file another department, such as marketing, allowing a consistent use of information across your business.

In this article, we’ll look at how highlighting works in Infix PDF Editor and go through the steps needed to apply and label highlights. The features we’ll cover are available in both Standard and Pro editions.

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Screenwriter prefers Infix over Acrobat

I am a screenwriter and film producer and I’m often dealing with PDF documents that require amendments, alterations, changes. I have Adobe Pro, but it’s always a supreme hassle dealing with changes and with sensitive documents needing attention the tool I turn to is Infix.

One of the many essential uses I’ve found for Infix is the excellent document signature option. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve been in transit with a document needing to be signed NOW. Without a printer and a scanner the seconds turn to hours and that’s often too late. With Infix, I can place my scanned signature right on the dotted line.

As a writer, I’ve used Infix to make changes to screenplays and books that were virtually impossible to alter in ACROBAT. All in all, it’s a great and flexible program.

– Brian

How to Reduce the Size Of a PDF (Without Acrobat)

If you need to reduce the size of your PDF for storage or email, online guides will almost always suggest using Adobe Acrobat. Not everyone wants to buy expensive piece of software to achieve a simple task. In this article, we’ll look at ways to compress a PDF effectively using Infix PDF Editor instead.

First, let’s look at compression in more detail.

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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

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!

How to Convert a PDF to an ePUB eBook

If you use an e-reader, you probably want to copy over some of your PDF files so you can read them on the go. Most e-book readers, including the Amazon Kindle and the Barnes & Noble Nook, can interpret and display the contents of a PDF file: you simply drag the file over when your reader is connected to your computer.

PDF is a great format for most purposes, mainly because a PDF is designed to be completely portable and has a fixed layout no matter how you view it. That means everything stays in sync and in proportion. On an e-reader, that’s not always desirable.

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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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Events in Computing History – September

September 2nd


Event: The first initial release of Google chrome web browser.

Interesting Facts:

  • Although it was released after Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox, Chrome is the most used web browser in the world, taking 39% of the market for usage.
  • Google Chrome is the only web browser with a built in language translator and able to convert up to 53 different languages.

Before chrome was released the chairman of Google (Eric Schmidt) was against the idea of a web browser as he considered the company too small to compete with the likes of Internet Explorer and Firefox and the idea was suspended for 6 years.

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