How to measure distances and areas in PDF documents

  • This entry was posted in PhantomPDF, User tip and tagged CAD, measure tools
  • February 2, 2016
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By Scott Nguyen, Integrated Sales and Support

Foxit PhantomPDF makes it easy to measure distances and areas of objects in PDF documents with our “Measure Tools”.

These tools are especially useful when you’re creating manuals, instructional guides, forms, and computer-aided design (CAD) drawing…

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Integrating Evernote and your PDF software

  • This entry was posted in PhantomPDF, User tip and tagged evernote, print pdf, share pdf
  • January 26, 2016
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By Jenny Li, VP of Project Management

If you use Evernote, you’ll be happy to know that integration with PhantomPDF is built in. So let’s explore just how easily they work together.

Getting started

First, you need a registered account with Evernote. You should also install the Evernote app…

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Search and edit scanned documents with OCR

  • This entry was posted in PhantomPDF, User tip and tagged OCR
  • January 19, 2016
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By Brian Duddy, Product Engineer

Search and edit scanned documents (the magic of OCR)

If your PDF document was created from a scanned file, it is essentially a “picture” of text. But it is easy to change into editable text using PDF OCR.

What is OCR?

OCR stands for Optical Character Reco…

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Share a PDF with Twitter

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  • January 12, 2016
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Maybe you have a price list or page about your new webinars that you want to upload to Twitter. But how do you distribute PDF documents on a site that only allows you to use up to 140 characters? It’s easier than you think.

1. Host your PDF document online

Since twitter doesn’t host, you’ll ne…

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Working with Bates numbering in PDF documents

  • This entry was posted in PhantomPDF, User tip and tagged add heads and foots, bates
  • January 5, 2016
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Bates numbering gives you an easy way to index a large number of documents, such as invoices or legal papers. All you need is PDF software like Foxit PhantomPDF Business.

add heads and foots

CAPTION: Bates numbering in PhantomPDF Business gives you control over your numbering system.

Create a system for Bates…

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5 reasons to use PDF software

  • This entry was posted in PDF Solutions, User tip and tagged pdf software
  • December 22, 2015
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If you share files with others, and especially if you need to keep content secure, you should be using PDF software. If you haven’t already done so, here are five top reasons you should make this move ASAP:

1. PDF software is universal

When you create a document in a word processor, anyone who…

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Multicolumn PDF edits using Link & Join Text

  • This entry was posted in PhantomPDF, User tip and tagged edit pdf, link and join
  • December 15, 2015
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Skip the designer: Multicolumn PDF edits using Link & Join Text

See if this sounds familiar: You have a PDF document with a sophisticated layout—say, with images, graphics and photos, nice fonts, maybe even some drop caps—and you need to edit the text.

The old way is complicated and takes…

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Render PDFs in browsers with no plug-in required!

  • This entry was posted in Foxit Reader, PDF Solutions, WebPDF SDK and tagged Browser, google, pdf reader, PDF viewer, webpdf sdk
  • December 8, 2015
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Render pdfs in a browser with Foxit WebPDF SDK (no plug-in required!)

Did you know that Google uses Foxit technology for PDF viewing in Chrome? That same technology is available to web application developers in the Foxit WebPDF SDK.

If you’re creating a web app with a PDF viewer in it, our Web…

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Converting scanned documents to compressed PDF

  • This entry was posted in LuraTech, User tip and tagged compression technology, luratech, OCR, PDF/A, TIFF
  • December 1, 2015
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Use cases for converting scanned documents to compressed PDF

Scanning has come a long way since the first image scanners were invented in the early 20th century. Today, you can scan documents and images in full color with vivid resolution—but at a cost. Standard 300 dpi color scans create very la…

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Signature Tools in Your PDF Software

  • This entry was posted in PhantomPDF, User tip and tagged digital ID, e-signature, Sign PDF, Signature
  • November 23, 2015
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Did you know that there’s more than one way in PDF software such as PhantomPDF to apply your signature to a document?

The two ways are:

  1. Quick PDF sign
  2. Digital signature

They’re very different—not only in how you create signatures, but also what information they provide. Let’s take a cl…

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