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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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How to Convert PDF to Word

When working with PDF files, one of the most common questions people ask is how to convert PDF to Microsoft Word format.

In this article, we’re going to look at some options for conversion.

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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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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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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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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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PDF FAQ – A quick roundup of general use PDF pointers

PDFs have been around donkey’s years but it’s surprising that people don’t always realise the basics about using them. Aspects such as saving different document types to PDF or even how to open them on a laptop vs a tablet might seem commonplace to most of us, but not all, and based on recent inquiries we’ve seen through our LinkedIn page, we thought we’d put together a basic FAQ here.


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Getting Rid of Extra Pages after Exporting Document to PDF

A friend had a project to create some posters for a musical event.  Production was going smooth and after all approvals on the artwork and form were signed off, the design was exported to a PDF file and taken out for printing.


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When Not To Use PDFs

Sometimes people overdo PDF usage on web sites.  PDFs are great for long documents, treatises, white papers and other such material.  Even books are great in PDF format.  However, it is easy to carry PDFs too far on a web page.



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