Top 10 PDF tips

PDF tricksPDF is a cross-platform standard format document used around the globe for all kinds of purposes. Its main advantage is that it keeps the document’s layout in exactly the same way, no matter what operating system or PDF viewer the reader is using. But beyond these initial considerations, there are many interesting tricks involving the creation, edition and management of PDF documents, some of which you may not know. Don’t worry: we’re willing to share them with you!

  • The most popular PDF viewer is Adobe Reader, but remember that there are excellent alternatives like Foxit Reader, a lighter, faster and more reliable PDF viewer.
  • If you prefer to remain on the Adobe side, Adobe Reader SpeedUp is a must-have: it significantly reduces Acrobat’s loading time.
  • Want to edit a PDF document? Use PDFill PDF Editor, a complete editing tool at a very reasonable price. You can add comments, annotations and even draw shapes.
  • Sometimes what you want to do is not editing, but combining several PDF files into one PDF document. If this is your case, then PDFFactory is what you’re looking for.
  • Combine several images in a single PDF file with Swift PDF and create unique collages that can be easily printed or shared by email.
  • Securing PDF files is important. PDFCreator enables you to password protect your PDF documents, as well as disabling printing or copying.
  • There are many ways to save any document as a PDF file, such as doPDF. But there are also apps to convert PDF documents to any format, like ABC Amber PDF Converter.
  • For those who prefer not to install a program, you can use pdfonline.com or rsstopdf.com to convert documents or your favorite RSS feed to PDF respectively.
  • Another online PDF tool, scanR, enables you to turn any text taken with your digital camera or phone camera into a PDF document.
  • Finally, the PDF Download Extension enables you to open PDF documents right into the Firefox browser, without having to wait for the PDF viewer to load.
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