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Find and Replace Colours In PDF

Whatever software they use to create, graphic designers more often than not save their finished products as PDFs.

File compression, image preservation and, of course, straightforward mobility make PDF an ideal format for sharing and distributing posters, display adverts, newsletters, booklets, brochures and so on.

But say the PDF file arrives with a client and the colour shade on the company logo is not quite right. Or a printer spots a discrepancy in colour over a couple of pages. Do you have to take the time to send it back to the designer?

Or what about the general office user who wants to use existing PDF files as a template for a company newsletter, but would like to change the colour scheme around a little?

Just a few clicks

Infix PDF Editor 7 makes it really easy to change colours anywhere in a PDF document. Background fill, shapes, text, graphics – all can be altered with a few clicks of the mouse.

Simply use the Object Tool to select an area, click on the Colour Picker, and you are away.

Infix 7 lets you choose entirely new colour schemes from the inbuilt palette, or you can use the Swatches tool to pick colours from within a document. This is great for matching up shades accurately.

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Swatches shows all colours used in the PDF

Most conveniently at all, you can change colour schemes throughout a document with a single click. When you select an object and open the colour options, you can use Change All to find other places where the same colour is used, and change these too.

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Replace colours throughout a PDF

You can even decide whether you want to change fill or stroke (line) colours only, or graphics or text, or all of them.

This provides a fantastic flexibility for tweaking colour schemes straight in a PDF document, without having to go back to source on expensive graphic design software.

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Using PDF Documents for Presentations

PDFs are an extremely useful media for presentations because they can include eye-catching fonts and graphics to capture the attention of your audience. In addition, PDFs are very stable, your design is crystallised into a format that will not become distorted and messed up when viewed with different browsers and devices. Your design remains faithfully as you created it.
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Translate scanned PDFs with TransPDF

We all know TransPDF makes the job of translating PDFs faster and easier than it’s ever been. If only it could handle our scanned PDFs, it’d be so much better…

Well now it can!

We’ve added automatic conversion (OCR) of scanned PDFs to make them fully editable and translatable. Simply upload your PDF to TransPDF and you’ll get beautifully clean XLIFF in return.

There’s no additional charge for the service but we do deduct your final-PDF fee at the start of the process rather than at the end like normal, even for users with a valid Infix license.

Try it now, it’s fab!

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1stFlip

1st Flip PDF Flipbook Creator Updates

Back in March we reported on the launch of 1stFlip Flipbook Creator, which allows users to convert PDF files into flash/HTML5 flipbooks with ease. Nearly a year on, 1stFlip have released an update to the service, which gives users the option to customise their flipbooks even more, including 4 page turning styles, new sounds and minor bug fixes to further optimise user experience of the program.

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Eiceblue

New Save PDF to SVG feature introduced to Spire.Office

Spire.Office has been updated to include a new feature to save Word, PDF, Excel and PowerPoint files to SVG format. Spire.Office, part of E-iceblue’s portfolio of .NET, Silverlight and WPF development components, is available for all 3 frameworks and includes word processing, spreadsheet and presentation components.

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PDF Day Australia

PDF Day Australia

It’s not long now until PDF day in Australia – 4 days to be precise as it falls this year on 25th November. Scheduled to be held in Sydney at the Canon Information Systems Research Australia (CiSRA) HQ, the day is staged by the PDF Association and designed to assist those to whom PDFs are an integral part of business understand the ISO-standardised technology. This will include CIOs, electronic content policymakers and document management experts.

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PDF 2.0

PDF 2.0 due for Release in 2017

The International Organization for Standardization (ISO) have announced that PDF 2.0 is (finally) due for release in 2017, 9 years after Adobe turned over ownership in 2008.

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Dropbox

New Dropbox update allows for in-app PDF signing on iOS devices

If you’ve found it frustrating that you can’t sign a PDF “in-app” whilst using Dropbox, you’re sure to be pleased with the new update released for iOS users. Aimed at boosting mobile productivity for those who need to work on the move, the new update allows PDF users to sign where needed digitally and then re-save (either as a copy or to the original). Users can also edit other fields, adding text to appropriate fields and save to the file.

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File Sharing & Collaboration with GroupMe

If you’re a user of Microsoft’s chat app GroupMe, you’ll no doubt be pleased with the new update to allow file sharing of up to 50MB (per file). With the ability to share from a multitude of local or cloud storage locations including OneDrive, GoogleDrive, DropBox and Amazon Drive, this brings GroupMe higher into the league to compete with established networking apps such as WhatsApp and Facebook Messenger.

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A trip down memory lane

 

 

We’re celebrating 20 years of Iceni this year – take a trip down memory lane with us back to 1996! How many of these things do you remember?

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