If Preview does not provide enough functionality for your PDF editing needs, the brand new PDF element 7 for Mac is available now. Check out the video tasks below with the new PDF element 7 to see how you can use it to upload PDF editing.
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Hands-on with PDF Element 7 for Mac
Apple's built-in preview tool lets you do basic PDF editing and works great for things like viewing multiple documents at once, converting to standard formats such as JPEG, PNG and TIFF, and for simple notes when using shapes, arrows, text and more. But if you need advanced PDF editing features, including the ability to easily edit text, images, links, and more, PDF Element 7 provides plenty of great features you won't find in Preview …
Apple Preview vs PDF Element 7 PDF Editing
As you see in the video above, PDF element 7 editing text, images, and links in your PDF files is as easy as any word processor. You have access to advanced commenting tools, including erasers, editorials, popups, stamps, stickers, and a huge collection of shapes you can work on. The tools give you everything you need to edit PDFs in just about any way you can imagine.
PDF element also has built-in Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to allow low quality scanned PDFs to be searchable and fully editable:
You will also be able to create, convert and fill print PDF files with the app, including custom forms that you can then share with others. When you create forms in PDF element 7, you get a whole new set of tools specifically for creating the different elements you need on the forms. These include the ability to add interactive drop down menus, checkboxes, radio buttons and more to create a fully customized form for just about anything.
Creating batch PDF, data extraction, and in-app conversion features gives you the power to create, rename, and convert multiple PDFs at once or to create a single PDF from multiple files. These can save you a lot of time if you often try to retrieve data from different files to create a new PDF, and similarly when you need to create, rename or batch convert multiple PDFs or versions.
You can also password protect PDF files using PDF element 7 so you can protect sensitive data and share securely with others. The app also features features to easily and securely use digital signatures, signature fields and timestamps, and the ability to send directly to others to sign.
New PDF editing features in version 7
New for PDF element 7, the app gets a completely redesigned minimalist user interface that is even easier to use than previous versions. This comes along with a few new noteworthy features of PDF editing, including enhanced team collaboration with a whole new system of comments and other markup tools to share notes and more with teammates and colleagues in your PDFs.
You will also find enhancements to convert PDFs to Microsoft Office files, so you can keep layout, formatting, and tables accurately when converting to Word documents or Excel files files.
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