Regarding PDFelement and PDF Expert, which one will you choose for editing a PDF on your Mac?
Truth be told neither. Both of them lack support for dynamic XFA forms. Many people may not pay attention at the lack of this functionality, once upon a time even I didn’t pay any attention to it, but then I came across dynamic XFA forms, especially the ones provided by govt. offices (Passport, Driving License, etc) and these two PDF editors hit a brick wall in that context.The only PDF editors that support filling up of PDF containing dynamic XFA forms on Mac are Adobe Acrobat and Master PDF Editor.My first choice is obviously Adobe Acrobat but Master PDF Editor is the next best PDF editor for Mac after Adobe Acrobat. Just like Adobe Acrobat it has the functionality to open and fill up dynamic XFA forms and it’s works way more smoother than PDFelement and PDF Expert.Of course unlike Adobe Acrobat none of them support the option to embed video, 3d content, and flash content into PDF. So better stick to Adobe Acrobat if you embed video and flash media into PDFs. None of them are enterprise oriented like Adobe Acrobat or Foxit PhantomPDF Business.
What is the best way to sign a PDF document?
It seems like this questions is now a list of ways to sign a pdf document without the need to “print-sign-scan-send” =)Apart from adding KeepSolid Sign as another free alternative to manually sign documents (we are currently in beta), there are couple of interesting ways that the respondents of our recent closed beta testing group shared (we asked more than 230 respondents from different business verticals how they sign / send documents for signing).Particularly, signing with:Apple’s Preview app (the built-in default app for Mac to view pictures, edit and also sign pdfs)Pgp encryption. The approach here would be to open the document in PDF app or in browser, paste your signature, encrypt with the pgp encryption tool like iGolder or built-in solutions for Mozilla, for example.Though, both of these methods still require you to send the final document via email, this is a free alternative if you need to sign documents rarely or just don’t want to pay for a dedicated eSignature solution.Cheers!
How can I keep PDF annotations in sync between my Mac and my iPad?
A great way to have your PDF annotations synced is by using an app that will do this for you. One app I’d recommend checking out is Markup Pro by Kdan Mobile. There are a lot of features that make working with PDFs easy, with not just synced annotations, but many other useful tools to use to your advantage.If you’re part of a company, it’s very easy to collaborate - share all files, web markups, annotations, videos and documents with your team through the shared folder, this helps to increase communication and collaboration.Highlight the necessary information on the web - sync with multiple devices and link the web highlights to your PDFsMarkup supports many file formats, and it’s easy to customize your PDFs as well with your own writing, sticky notes, highlights and shapes. You can also fill in forms and sign documents, and highlight texts in ePub books.It’s easy to back everything up to the cloud of your choice and you can also copy files while connected to WiFi or the Open-in feature.I personally like Markup because it lets me sort through files/annotations faster, and having everything synced to my cloud is very convenient, and working with PDFs is much easier in general.Disclaimer: I am part of Kdan’s team and my answers might be a bit biased.
What is the best way of pasting an image of your signature into a PDF document on Mac OS X?
A) use a tablet with a pen (Wacom or similar) and write your signature into a graphics program (Photoshop or similar) … if you have neither, look for a friend working in creative agency orB) write your signature on a sheet of paper and scan it orC) write your signature on a sheet of paper, take a photograph and import it into iPhoto.Save the graphic to a TIFF, lossless JPEG or any file format you want.Drag and drop the TIFF into Pages or whatever text editor you use.Resize it until it fits.Choose "Print" and then in the upcoming dialogue "Save to pdf".That's it.---Edit: With Mac OS X Lion, all it is going to take is a Mac with an iSight! From Gizmodo after WWDC 2011:Digital Document Signing: Now this is super cool. Need to sign a digital document? That's tough, because you don't want to write on your screen, and printing anything sucks. So instead, hold up a paper copy of your signature, and your iSight will auto-scan it and let you stick it on the doc.http://gizmodo.com/5809100/the-b...
Is PDF Expert an Electron App?
No, PDF Expert is a native app on the Mac and iOS. First of all, it came out of iOS, where Electron doesn’t run. It’s also older than Electron.Secondly, here are the frameworks inside PDF Expert binary:It’s a long list, mostly of Swift runtime. And no Electron.For comparison, here’s the same list for Slack, an Electron app on the Mac:As you can see, it has the Electron framework there.In fact, the Electron framework in Slack takes 130MB by itself, which is larger than the whole of PDF Expert, which is about 95MB.
What is the best PDF editor with flexible highlighting options?
As Joel said, the latest Adobe Reader includes this functionality. Also the following free tools provide this functionality:* Foxit Reader* PDF X-Change Viewer* Nitro ReaderDisclaimer: I work for Nitro.
What are the best alternatives to Adobe Acrobat Pro?
This really depends on what you are looking to do:For heavy text editing:If you are looking to directly edit text in a PDF, there are two options. You can try using a desktop software product like Nitro PDF or Foxit's PhantomPDF 7. They both offer free trials that allow you to evaluate their product.The other option is to find a good PDF to Word converter. Personally, I find that converting a PDF to Word is the easiest way to edit a PDF. Once you perform the conversion and make the changes in Word, you can save it as a PDF again by choosing "Save As" and then choosing the PDF format. They key here is to find a good PDF to Word converter. PDF Pro has an online PDF to Word converter (full disclosure - I'm the founder of PDF Pro) available here: Convert PDF to Word OnlineFor smaller touch-ups:If you are looking to make small changes to a PDF (e.g. rotate pages, merge/split, add images, add text, etc.), I'd look into some of the free online solutions provided by services such as PDF Escape or PDF Pro .For OCR:For OCR, I've never found many good online alternatives. Adobe's OCR solution is really good. You can check out Abbyy's FineReader desktop software product if you really don't want to use Adobe. They probably have the leading OCR solution in the market today after Adobe.
How do you save a picture as a PDF?
Print it as a pdf. Current Windows 8/10 has a pdf printer built in.if using windows before them, consider installing something like dopdf which lets you print to PDF. Note that some other PDF print solutions have spyware - cutepdf and pdfcreator for example.If you don't like the PDF printer way, install Sumatra PDF. You can open a picture in it and save it as a PDF.Free PDF Reader - Sumatra PDF Download PDF printer doPDF and create PDF for free