Foxit® Delivers PhantomPDF and Foxit Reader 6.1

Delivers Improvements in PDF Editing, OCR, Scanning, Forms, and Ease of Use

FREMONT, Calif. - November 1, 2013 - Foxit® Corporation, a leading provider of solutions for reading, editing, creating, organizing, and securing PDF documents, today announced the delivery of Foxit Reader 6.1 and Foxit PhantomPDF 6.1. These new releases deliver improvements in PDF editing, OCR, forms, and ease of use.

Advancements in Editing/Modifying PDF Documents with PhantomPDF 6.1
Once documents have been converted to PDF, it is easier to perform edits and modifications in PDF instead of converting them back and forth between different file formats. To make modifying PDF even easier, new editing support includes:

  • Move and resize text blocks for more compelling layout.
  • Join or split text blocks to connect text for more powerful editing.
  • Spell checks the selected text block or the complete PDF document.
  • Increase and decrease the indent of paragraphs.
  • Improved integration of image editing capabilities.
  • Easier insertion of headers, footers, and custom page numbers.
  • Automatic web link creation from URLs.

Additional OCR Language Support in PhantomPDF 6.1
OCR is a software technology that enables you to convert scanned document into documents with searchable, selectable, and editable text.  Additional OCR language support includes:

  • Additional languages - Czech, Danish, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Norwegian, Romanian, Slovak, Swedish, and Thai.
  • Easier OCR correction - when reviewing OCR results, PhantomPDF displays the converted OCR words next to the original image to allow the user to easily edit the OCR words if they were incorrectly converted.

Enhanced PDF Forms Auto-Generation Capabilities in PhantomPDF 6.1
PDF forms enables authors to create compelling and professional looking forms, with features such as text boxes; push and radio buttons; check, combo, and list boxes; and text and signature fields. Enhanced forms support includes:

  • Automatic PDF form field naming based upon the neighboring text, making developing robust interactive PDF forms quicker and easier.

Improved Ease of Use in PhantomPDF and Foxit Reader 6.1
Improved ease of use capabilities include:

  • Improved document scanning process with one click pre-set templates for typical scanning workflows.
  • File page ribbon user interface similar to Microsoft® Office 2013®.
  • New area highlight tool to highlight text, scanned or imaged based features.
  • Password encryption when designing signatures to lock down signatures when protecting sensitive information.
  • Support for "black and white" PDF creation for easier printing.
  • Smooth workflow to drag and drop files to the "Attachments panel" to attach a file to PDF documents.   In the Attachment panel, users can sort the order of the attachments.

Additional Improved Ease of Use in PhantomPDF 6.1 only
Improved ease of use capabilities include:

  • Better file comparison - when users compare the differences between different PDF files, the differences are more visible since they are now marked with different colors.
  • Product tutorial videos to learn typical workflows faster and easier.

"The PhantomPDF and Reader 6.1 releases extend Foxit’s leadership in providing powerful but easy to use PDF solutions," said Frank Kettenstock, VP of Marketing for Foxit Corporation. "Customers have an effective alternative to Adobe which provides the features they require and at a cost they can afford."

Customers choose Foxit products since they are fast, affordable, secure, and easy to deploy. With over 150 million users, award winning Foxit PDF solutions have been chosen by over 95,000 customers in over 190 countries. Since Foxit products are ISO 32000-1 / PDF 1.7 standard compliant, they are compatible with other PDF products like those from Adobe®.

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

About Foxit Corporation
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