The following features were added in Version 9 of PDF-Tools:
•Added the 'Import as Layer Overlay' tool/action, which overlays a destination PDF document with a selected source PDF document, as detailed here.
•Added the 'Find by Regular Expression' action, which enables the identification of values in document text using regular expressions, as detailed here.
•Added the 'Create PDF Portfolio' tool/action, which enables the creation of PDF portfolios files, as detailed here.
•Added the 'Rasterize Pages' tool/action, which rasterizes document pages, as detailed here.
•Added the 'Recompress Images' tool/action, which recompresses images in documents, as detailed here.
•Added new Group Policy options: 'Hide hint about using Enhanced OCR for users.' and 'Hide warning about activation the license for a user'.
•Added a 'Preserve original timestamp for file' option for the Save Documents action.
•Updated the 'Add Digital Signature' action, which is now called the 'Sign Document' action and can sign existing signature fields or skip documents that do not require a signature.
•Added the group policy 'Do not show Tool Report by default', which allows the Tool Report to be hidden by default.
•Added a 'Force making report pane visible' option that makes it possible to force Tool Report visibility.
•Added a 'Task bar progress' tool that allows users to control processing progress when the main window is minimized.
•Added a 'Keep folder structure' option for the 'Create PDF Portfolio' action.
•Added a 'Choose portfolio cover' option for the 'Create PDF Portfolio' action.
•Added 'Play sound when tool processing ends', 'Make application icon flash in taskbar when tool processing ends', and 'Minimize application to tray' application options, as detailed here.
•Added a 'Filename for generated files' option for the 'Split/Merge Documents' action that enables the specification of macros in order to generate file names for output files.
•Added functionality to pass folder paths in "Files list" files for the Choose Input Files action.
•Added a new 'use per monitor resolution' mode that provides the correct UI appearance for any resolution used in multi-monitor configurations.
•Added 'Merge all to one CSV' and 'Append existing document' options for the Export Form Data action.
•Added 'Text Encoding', 'New Paragraph Mode', and 'File Place Mode' options to the Create PDF from Text action.
•Added links to online help for tools and actions from various locations in the user interface.
•Added the possibility to export, import and reset Folder Monitors during 'Export/Import/Reset Settings' commands.
•Added options for sorting documents in the extended Choose Input Files dialog context menu.
•Added functionality that enables the setting of an image size limit in pixels for the Extract Images from PDF action.
•Added functionality that enables operations for source files after they are processed by tools.
•Added an option that enables the setting of audio format quality parameters in the Export PDF to Audio action.
•Shortcut support added for a range of commands in the software.
•Clipboard support added for the extended Choose Input Files dialog that enables the copying/pasting of lists of files to/from a files list.
•Added the 'Apply Redaction' tool/action, which removes content marked for redaction, as detailed here.
•Added the "Extract Attachments' tool/action, which extracts attachments from documents, as detailed here.
•Added the 'Keep Output Order' option, which makes it possible to specify that the order of output documents matches the order of input documents, as detailed here.
•Added the 'Run Application' action, which is used to launch third-party applications via the command line, as detailed here.
•Added the 'Create Files List' action, which is used to create a file list of the files used when tools run, as detailed here.
•Added functionality that enables the user to add tools to the Windows shell menu, as detailed here.
•Added an 'Open File' command to the Tool Report context menu.
•Added several new options for the search controls in the Tools List and Actions Library.
•Added a 'Use Incremental Save' option for the Save Documents action.