Posts Tagged ‘pdf document’

How to Extract Images or Text from PDF Documents

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

In most cases, it’s pretty easy to extract text from a PDF file … but when it comes to images, this looks much faster than using the Print Screen key and Photoshop …

PDF documents can contain all kinds of media besides text. You may encounter images for instance or forms in them among other elements. Depending on the pdf viewer, you may be able to save those elements separately or not at all.


Nitro PDF Reader 2 Final Released

Tuesday, June 21st, 2011

This sounds like an interesting-yet-basic alternative to Adobe Acrobat …

When it comes to pdf readers Windows users have lots of choices. From Adobe Reader over third party alternatives such as Sumatra or Foxit Reader to built-in pdf readers in browsers such as Google Chrome. When it comes to creating pdf documents, the choice shrinks significantly.


iSafePDF – Free Software to Encrypt and Sign PDF Documents

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

I haven’t tried this program myself, but it definitely sounds useful …

The open source software iSafePDF can be used to manipulate existing pdf documents. More precisely, it offers options to add information and security features to pdf documents. The portable application displays a list of tabbed options after it has been launched.


Turn Web Pages into PDF Documents

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

I haven’t tried this particular program myself, but the ability to distill a web page into PDF format does come in handy. That said though, there are a lot of different ways to transform a web page into a PDF document …

You sometimes may want to save a web page, either for archiving or reference purposes, or because you like to read the page on another device or at a time without Internet connection. While it is possible to save web pages as HTML files it is often considered to be a weak option, as you will end up with lots of different files and not a single document.

A pdf document on the other hand includes everything, which makes it easier to transfer it to other devices or send it to work colleagues or friends.