“Take Control of PDFpen 7” explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS

“Take Control of PDFpen 7” explains PDFpen for Mac and iOS

Have you ever wanted to change the date on a PDF-based flyer? Needed to give feedback on a PDF, but had trouble inserting useful proofreading marks? Wished you could perform optical character recognition (OCR) on a scanned document so you could revise the text in the PDF? For such tasks, we rely on Smile’s PDFpen. (If you don’t already have a copy, you can learn more at http://smilesoftware.com/PDFpen/ and read on to find out how to save 20% on its purchase.)

As useful as PDFpen is, working with PDFs — regardless of the app — can be complex, which is why we’re happy to throw light on the topic with Michael E. Cohen’s “Take Control of PDFpen 7.” The 171-page ebook documents everything you can do with Smile’s recently released PDFpen 7 and PDFpenPro 7, plus PDFpen for iPad & iPhone. So if you’re looking for help with PDFpen’s many features, check out “Take Control of PDFpen 7,” available now in PDF (natch), EPUB, and Mobipocket (Kindle) formats. It’s normally $15, but the 30% MUG discount drops that to $10.50.


After a quick overview of the PDF format to set the stage, Michael walks you through PDFpen’s tools and navigation, along with the many ways you can create a PDF from within the program. You’ll learn how to take notes on a PDF, copyedit and comment on a PDF, fill out PDF forms (complete with your signature!), add and remove pages, and edit text and graphics in a PDF. You’ll even find out how to export a PDF to a formatted Microsoft Word document.

For PDFpenPro users, Michael explains how to create an interactive PDF form and get user-submitted data back via email or the Web, plus how to control whether a PDF can be printed, modified, and annotated. PDFpenPro users will also learn how to export to Excel and PowerPoint formats, and how to edit the OCR layer in scanned documents. Finally, an appendix describes the many useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

We created this ebook in collaboration with Smile and worked with PDFpen’s developers during the tech edit process to ensure that the book is accurate.

Note that members of Take Control’s sister publication, TidBITS, can save 20% on all Smile products purchased through the Smile cart, so you could save $25 on PDFpenPro. To learn about joining the TidBITS membership program, visit http://tidbits.com/member_benefits.html. To access the necessary coupon code, make sure you’ve logged in and visit http://tidbits.com/your_benefits.html.

As always, thank you for your support of the Take Control series!

cheers… -Adam & Tonya Engst, Take Control publishers

P.S. Check out some of our other recently released ebooks, all at 30% off:

* Take Control of Dropbox (PDFpen for iOS includes Dropbox support)
* Take Control of FileVault (protect your local PDFs!!)
* Take Control of iCloud, Third Edition (fully updated for iOS 8 and Yosemite)
* Take Control of Apple Mail, Second Edition (covers Yosemite Mail)


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