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PDFpen[Pro] vs. Adobe Acrobat (full version): what's the scoop?
Posted by: john-o
Date: September 29, 2008 11:42PM
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These guys just released a new version of PDFpen (and it's big brother PDFpen Pro). As a registered owner of another of their products, they're offering me a 20% discount on new licenses. I already have Acrobat 8 as part of CS3, so is there anything that makes these offerings better or easier to use than Acrobat?

I usually end up using Illustrator when I need to edit a PDF (so I'm not too well versed in Acrobat), but it can be a big hassle when there are missing fonts and such. Just wondering if these tools are worth the investment...

Thanks for your time,
John
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Re: PDFpen[Pro] vs. Adobe Acrobat (full version): what's the scoop?
Posted by: Big Daddy Cool
Date: September 30, 2008 12:09AM
Re: PDFpen[Pro] vs. Adobe Acrobat (full version): what's the scoop?
Posted by: john-o
Date: September 30, 2008 12:18AM
Thanks BDC...

That's embarrassing!

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Re: PDFpen[Pro] vs. Adobe Acrobat (full version): what's the scoop?
Posted by: Gareth
Date: September 30, 2008 12:22AM
PDFpen is the fastest program I know of to add images to PDF's (and it can make the background of images transparent, great for signatures). You'd think that'd be an obvious feature of Acrobat, but I've looked several times and have never figured it out.

PDFpen is also very fast to create text fields, although in prior versions, these fields were not easily editable in other applications.

Illustrator has poor support for multi-page PDF's.

Whether it's worth it or not to you depends on what you need to do. Despite having Acrobat Pro 8 & 9, the regular PDFpen is still a crucial tool for me because of its speed and ease of use in some functions, but I have no need for PDFpen Pro.
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Re: PDFpen[Pro] vs. Adobe Acrobat (full version): what's the scoop?
Posted by: john-o
Date: September 30, 2008 12:27AM
Very helpful as well Gareth...

Just the kind of input I was looking for!

Thanks again,
John
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Re: PDFpen[Pro] vs. Adobe Acrobat (full version): what's the scoop?
Posted by: ADent
Date: September 30, 2008 01:21AM
Has anyone tried the OCR in PDFpen?
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