PDFpen 5.8.1 Adds Screen Width to View Options


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PDFpen 5.8.1 Adds Screen Width to View Options

San Francisco, CA – May 8, 2012 – Smile has released PDFpen 5.8.1, an update to its popular and affordable PDF editor for Mac OS X. “Zoom to Width” has been added to the menu and toolbar to set the zoom to fill the available display width. Screen width has also been added as an initial window size preference.

The update also includes improvements to OCR and text selection accuracy, as well as other improvements and minor fixes. The changes in PDFpen 5.8.1 have also been made in PDFpenPro 5.8.1, the Pro version that can also convert websites into PDFs, create fillable PDF forms, and construct document table of contents.

PDFpen retails for $59.95, PDFpenPro for $99.95. The Family Pack, for home use, is $74.95 for PDFpen and $119.95 for PDFpenPro. Office Pack licenses, which cover 5 users in an office, are $179.95 for PDFpen and $279.95 for PDFpenPro.

Upgrades from earlier versions of either application are $25.00, and free to users who purchased on or after February 14, 2010. Upgrades from any version of PDFpen to PDFpenPro 5.8.1 are $40.

PDFpen 5.8.1 and PDFpenPro 5.8.1 require Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or later and 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor. Fully-functional demo versions are available at https://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/download.html. Full versions of PDFpen and PDFpenPro are also available to purchase on Apple’s Mac App Store.

What’s New in PDFpen 5.8.1:
– Adds screen width as an initial window size preference
– Adds menu and toolbar “Zoom to Width” commands which sets the zoom to fill all available display width
– Improves OCR accuracy by suppressing the use of ligatures
– Improves text selection accuracy in a number of cases
– Adds a confirmation prompt before allowing the Edit > Reset Form command to proceed
– Adds an error recovery prompt when attempting to save a document to iCloud with a duplicate name
– Adds ability to insert text imprints from the library via a double-click
– Fixes an issue which caused a gradual shift in color when using text fields
– Other minor fixes and improvements

PDFpen features:
– Add text, images and signatures to PDF
– Correct text in original PDF with editable text blocks
– Move, resize, copy and delete images in original PDF
– Redact or erase text, including OCR text; use search-and-redact or search-and-replace
– iCloud storage for seamless editing between Mac and iPad
– Adjust resolution, color depth and contrast in an image or scanned document
– Scan directly from Image Capture or TWAIN scanners
– Perform Optical Character Recognition (OCR) on scanned documents
– Deskew scanned document pages for improved OCR
– Insert and remove pages; drag and drop to re-order pages in a PDF; combine PDFs
– Insert page numbers and specify positioning and format, including Roman numerals and Bates Numbering
– Fill out interactive PDF forms
– Copy and paste rich text; retain fonts and formatting when copying from PDFs
– Select and copy text across multiple columns
– Add (and print) notes and comments
– Mark up documents with highlighting, underscoring and strikethrough
– Save frequently-used images, signatures, objects and text in the Library
– Save PDFs directly to Evernote
– Convert a website into a multi-page PDF document (requires PDFpenPro)
– Create cross-platform fillable PDF forms (requires PDFpenPro)
– Create and edit Table of Contents (requires PDFpenPro)
– Automate PDF manipulations with AppleScript
– Available in English, Japanese, German, Italian, and French

– Mac OS X 10.6 and later and a 64-bit Intel Core 2 Duo processor is required for PDFpen 5.8.1 and PDFpenPro 5.8.1.

PDFpen Pricing:
Family Pack: $74.95 (home use; up to 5 computers in one household)
Office Pack: $179.95 (office use; up to 5 users in one office)
Upgrade from earlier versions of PDFpen: $25
(Free upgrade for purchases made on or after February 14, 2010)

PDFpenPro Pricing:
Family Pack: $119.95 (home use; up to 5 computers in one household)
Office Pack: $279.95 (office use; up to 5 users in one office)
Upgrade from earlier versions of PDFpenPro: $25
(Free upgrade for purchases made on or after February 14, 2010)

Upgrade from PDFpen to PDFpenPro 5.X: $40

Site licenses: PDFpen $999, PDFpenPro $1299
Site license terms: Single contact for support; single physical address or company with fewer than 1,000 employees. Visit our site license store: http://store.esellerate.net/somm/sitelicense

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Smile makes productivity software for Mac OS X and iOS devices, including PDFpen, the Mac PDF editor that won an Editors’ Choice Award from Macworld and The Mac Observer; PDFpen for iPad, the mobile PDF editor; TextExpander, the Mac typing shortcut tool that also won a Macworld Eddy award; TextExpander touch for the iPhone and iPad; and DiscLabel, the Macworld Eddy award-winning CD label design program.

Demos of all Smile products for Mac OS X are available for free download at https://smilesoftware.com/.

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Jean MacDonald (+1-503-226-6346, PST)
Partner, Marketing/PR, Smile
Email: jean@smilesoftware.com

Greg Scown (+1-510-289-4000, PST)
Founder, Smile
E-mail: greg@smilesoftware.com

Philip Goward
Founder, Smile
E-mail: philip@smilesoftware.com

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