Foxit Launches PhantomPDF 5.1

Extends PDF Conversion, Creation, and Bates Number Support

FREMONT, Calif. - December  19, 2011 - Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced PhantomPDF™ 5.1, the newest release of business-ready PDF software which allows users to create professional documents and forms quickly, affordably, and securely. Foxit PhantomPDF comes in three different editions to meet the diverse needs of our users - PhantomPDF Express, Standard, and Business. This new release provides more PDF creation and customization options, converts to additional file formats, and provides support for Bates Numbers.

New capabilities provided in PhantomPDF 5.1 include:

PDF Conversion

In addition to supporting PDF to Microsoft® Word conversion, PhantomPDF 5.1 adds conversion of PDF to the entire Microsoft Office suite of applications, Rich Text Format (RTF), and Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) formats.

Bates Number Support

Used in many vertical markets such as the legal and medical industries, Bates Numbers are identification numbers used on images and documents as they are scanned or processed for identification and protection purposes.

PDF Creation and Customization Enhancements

Allows users to easily customize PDF documents to create a consistent look and feel.

  • Create new PDF files from text and images saved in the clipboard.
  • Ability to OCR (Optical Character Recognition) multiple PDFs at once. 
  • Integrate existing table of contents (TOC) and bookmarks when merging multiple PDF files in a single PDF.
  • Group a set of pre-configured document options (which might include background, watermark, header, footer, etc.) and allow users to easily apply the pre-set configurations to any document.
  • After adding an image, PhantomPDF adds a "Duplicate" menu in the right click menu, which enables the user to add the current image on the same location on every page.
  • File size optimization reduces the size of PDF documents, making them easier to store and distribute.

Additional Redaction Support

Allows users to search and redact in one easy step for fast and easy mass redaction and to mark entire pages for redaction.

Listen to PDF Documents with Read Out Loud

Read Out Loud uses the available voices installed on your system. If you have Speech Application Programming Interface 5 (SAPI 5) installed for text-to-speech, you can choose to have PhantomPDF read your PDF documents to you. In addition to normal text content, Read Out Loud can also read comments, image descriptions, and fillable fields.

"Foxit PhantomPDF is the premier all-in-one PDF solution that delivers the right features at the right price," said Frank Kettenstock, VP of marketing for Foxit. "Robust and deployable for large enterprises while affordable for small businesses, Foxit PhantomPDF provides all types of users with the industry’s best value."

For more information, contact Foxit at or at 1-866-MYFOXIT.

About Foxit Corporation

Foxit Corporation, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, is at the forefront of cost-effective electronic document solutions. Customers of Foxit’s award-winning products include major technology and healthcare companies, global financial services firms, and government agencies. Founded in 2001, Foxit Corporation believes in innovative, standards-based technology and unrivalled customer support, with a deep commitment to sustainable, environmentally sound products and services.


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