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Smarter PDF editing: What's new in PDF-XChange Editor

PDF-XChange Editor

PDF-XChange Editor is a comprehensive PDF editor that allows you to create, view, edit, annotate, and digitally sign PDF documents with ease. With advanced features like OCR, document security, and PDF optimization, PDF-XChange Editor is a powerful tool for both personal and professional use.

Whether you need to edit text, images, or links, or add comments, stamps, or watermarks, PDF-XChange Editor provides all the necessary tools to make your PDFs look perfect. Additionally, it supports a wide range of file formats, including PDF, XPS, and DOCX, making it easy to convert and share your documents.

PDF-XChange Editor key features:

  • Edit text and images in PDF documents
  • Add and remove pages from PDF files
  • Annotate and markup PDFs with comments, highlights, and stamps
  • Use OCR to convert scanned documents into searchable text
  • Create and fill out PDF forms
  • Sign and certify PDF documents digitally
  • Add and edit hyperlinks within PDFs
  • Extract text and images from PDF files
  • Batch process multiple PDF files at once
  • Customize the interface to your preferences
  • Work with multiple documents in tabs
  • Convert PDFs to other formats such as Word, Excel, and HTML
  • Use advanced redaction tools to permanently remove sensitive information
  • Add customizable headers and footers to PDFs
  • Merge multiple PDF documents into a single file
  • Split PDF documents into multiple files
  • Add watermarks to PDF documents
  • Use the measurement tools to calculate distances and areas in PDFs
  • ....and much more

Introducing PDF-XChange Editor 10.3:

  • PDF-XChange Editor introduces a host of powerful features aimed at enhancing user productivity and document management. Notable additions include the option to extract pages to open exclusively in the first output document, streamlined comment management with a single toggle button, and improved OCR capabilities that can detect and skip company logos and special graphical elements, ensuring more accurate text recognition. Furthermore, users can now easily sort and group annotations by color when creating summaries, providing better organization and clarity.
  • Additionally, this update brings advancements in annotation tools, with the ability to place signatures on multiple pages and manipulate page content with the new 'select page region' tool. Users will also benefit from improved handling of scanned documents, including edge detection, cropping, and dewarping, as well as enhanced rendering speed and font merging for smoother document viewing and editing experiences. With added features like document preview for WebDAV services and improved bookmark filtering, PDF-XChange Editor offers a comprehensive solution for all PDF editing needs.

For a detailed breakdown of all updates and fixes, refer to the complete changelog below.

PDF-XChange Editor changelog:

  • Added an option to the 'Extract Pages' feature that enables extracted pages to be opened only in the first output document.
  • Added a feature that enables the setting of page labels through page properties.
  • Added an option to toggle all comments (and popups) on/off with a single button.
  • Added the ability to move the location at which the active document is stored.
  • Added a feature that removes hyphens when copying/exporting text.
  • Added a default behavior that zooms documents to the 'Fit Page' view with a double click of the middle mouse button.
  • Added the ability to sort and group annotations by color when creating summaries.
  • Added a feature that enables the placing of signatures on multiple pages.
  • Added a 'select page region' tool that cuts, deletes and manipulates page content.
  • Added document preview and thumbnails for WebDAV services.
  • Added an option to hide the 'Enter text...' placeholder of comment tiles in the Comments Pane.
  • Improved the 'Enhance Scanned Pages' feature. A range of new options have been added, and some existing ones were improved.
  • Added a feature to filter bookmarks in the Bookmarks pane.
  • Added a document thumbnail to the "ask-for-save-before-closing" dialog box.
  • Added a preview thumbnail to the document tab tooltip.
  • Added a 'Normalize Pages' feature.
  • To avoid their destruction, we added the ability to skip company logos, stamps, and other special graphical elements when performing OCR.
  • Added a feature to detect edges in scanned documents, crop and de-warp them.
  • Added a feature to detect a logo and skip it from processing during text recognition of scanned document. This facilitates keeping
  • Added an option to choose a font size for redacted Annotations in the Find and Redact Tool

Bugfixes and Improvements

  • Fixed an issue with the download icon for search providers.
  • Improved the handling of the use of the 'Enter' key in dialog boxes that have preview controls.
  • Fixed an issue with removing segments in closed paths
  • Fixed an issue with restoring/saving the last used session when the application is started from the command line. (For example, right-click in Windows File Explorer > "Open in Editor" or "Combine in Editor").
  • Fixed an issue with the page number macro when editing headers/footers that are set to even pages.
  • Fixed an issue with the simultaneous selection of numerous XForm objects.
  • Fixed an issue where the preview page background color was overridden in the 'Add Header and Footers' feature.
  • Fixed an issue where a dialog box was hidden when toggling between two or more independent windows with open files.
  • Fixed an issue with the functioning of the Enter key in the "Crop Page Tool".
  • Fixed an issue with the scaling of rotated pages on overlay documents in the 'Overlay Pages' feature.
  • Fixed the issue where switching from Editor to a different app and back again resulted in the loss of focus for the active text comment.
  • Fixed issues with "two-finger zooming" of pages.
  • Fixed an issue with italicized text in pop-up notes with fonts that do not support italics.
  • Fixed the issue with portfolio sub-documents. When they were opened by clicking on search results and then closed, the hidden portfolio parent remained open.
  • Fixed an issue with focus when comment popups are opened.
  • Fixed a toggling issue with the 'gap between pages' option in the ribbon page layout.
  • Fixed a character spacing issue with OCR.
  • Fixed an issue with the integration of the 'NVidia RTX Desktop Manager' utility and the Editor window title sys-menu.
  • Fixed an issue with remembering recent folders used in the 'Full Search' pane.
  • Improved the handling of PDF files that contain junk data.
  • Improved the handling of files that have large amounts of text outside their page boundaries.
  • Fixed character scaling for substituted fonts.
  • Fixed an issue where line breaks were preventing the creation of links from bookmarks.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Generate Bookmarks from Page Text" feature was skipping words
  • Fixed an issue where the "Generate Bookmarks from Page Text" feature was not recognizing ligatures.
  • Fixed an issue where the "Generate Bookmarks from Page Text" feature was not saving stop words.
  • Fixed an issue with shared folders on OneDrive.
  • Fixes an issue with regular expressions in the Find and Redact Tool
  • JavaScript: fixed an issue with some callout properties.
  • Fixed the issues with rendering rotated images and patterns.
  • Fixed the incorrect rendering of some JPEG 2000 images.
  • Fixed an issue with slow rendering of some Type 3 fonts.
  • Added presets to the 'Merge Pages' feature.
  • Added the ability to filter even/odd sheets when printing.
  • Improved the renaming of named destinations. The associated "GoTo" actions are now also updated.
  • Improved the conversion of webpages to PDF for the Chromuim-based browser extension and the Editor's 'New Document from Webpage' feature.
  • Added the ability to include a gap between pages for the Merge Pages feature.
  • Added the ability to set the count of columns inside the Stamps dropdown list.
  • Added an option of disabling the adding of a default action when bookmarks are created.
  • Added the option of using the current page when creating a page range in the 'Page Numbering' feature.
  • Added annotation options for the 'Set Margins' feature.
  • Added the option to open more than one attachment at a time from the attachments pane.
  • Added a copy of the preferences options for restoring the last used session to the 'Manage Sessions' dialog box.
  • Updated the 'Find and Redact' feature. It now supports regular expressions with 'look-behind assertions' (fixed length only).
  • Improved space usage in the Thumbnails pane.
  • Improved font merging.
  • Improved the rendering speed in cases where documents use many copies of the same non-embedded font.
  • Added the option of using macros in the "Find & Replace Bookmark Text" feature.
  • Improved the capitalization options in the 'Generate Bookmarks from Page Text' and 'Change Bookmark Case' features.

Download: PDF-XChange Editor (64-bit) | Portable ~300.0 MB (Shareware)
Download: PDF-XChange Editor (32-bit) | Portable ~200.0 MB
Download: PDF-XChange ARM64 | 247.0 MB
Download: PDF-XChange Portable | 97.0 MB
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