PDFpen Video Tutorials

PDFpen Video Tutorials

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Video Tutorials

Watch a quick introduction to PDFpen 7 before continuing on to the tutorial series. Note that all the features available in PDFpen are also in PDFpenPro.

What's New in PDFpen & PDFpenPro 7 (2:28)

This video covers: reviewing the OCR text layer, context sensitive menus, iCloud Drive, object-specific colors settings, free form highlighting, signing with interactive signature fields.

PDFpenPro only topics: signature field creation, export to Microsoft Excel, Powerpoint, and PDF/A formats.

PDF Markup (3:14)

This video covers: highlighting, adding comments and notes, using the Library's proofreading marks, adding URL links, and print options.

Sign a PDF (1:33)

This video covers: adding a signature and saving objects to the Library.

Fill In Forms (2:31)

This video covers: using the text tool to fill forms and filling interactive forms.

Syncing iCloud/Dropbox (3:14)

This video covers: turning on iCloud storage and sync on iPad and iPhone, editing a PDF on Mac, iPad, and iPhone, and setting up a Dropbox sync folder.

Image Touchup (2:40)

This video covers: manipulating images by adding an image to a PDF page, moving, resizing, adjusting color, appling effects, and resampling.

OCR - Optical Character Recognition (2:53)

This video covers:what OCR is, how to OCR, viewing OCR text layer, and copy and pasting OCR text.

Correct Text and Redact (3:49)

This video covers: fixing typos with the Correct Text tool, keyword search with the Find tool, search and replace, redaction, redact and replace.

Export and Encrypt (2:07)

This video covers: exporting PDF to Microsoft Word, page numbering, Bates numbering, saving with encryption and a password, saving to Evernote, and using AppleScript.

PDFpenPro Features : 3:49

This video covers PDFpenPro only topics: creating forms with automatic form creation, text fields, checkboxes, radio buttons, signature fields; creating a PDF from a web site; editing the text results of OCR; creating and editing a table of contents; setting a password and permissions; advanced exporting options.

A big thank you to David Sparks for this great tutorial series!


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System Requirements:

PDFpen 7 and PDFpenPro 7 require a Mac running OS X 10.10 or later. For previous versions see our downloads page.