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The main features of PDF-Tools are as follows:
•The seventy-six Default Tools, which are used to edit, enhance and manipulate documents. These tools are listed below.
•The Clone Tool feature, which can be used to clone and customize the Default Tools.
•The Create Tool feature, which can be used to build new tools. There are eighty-six actions in the Actions Library that can be combined as desired to create tools.
•The Folder Monitors can be used to set up folder-monitoring and automatically perform tool operations on files that are moved into designated folders.
•The Import/Export tool features can be used to import/export customized tool settings and custom tools.
•The Tool Report pane can be used to view a breakdown of operations when tools run.
Note that source files to be used in conjunction with tools can be located on the local computer or scanned directly into the application from the scanner. A list of supported file types is available here.
There are seventy-six default tools in PDF-Tools. These tools enable the simple and effective manipulation of PDF/image files. They are grouped into eleven categories:
Create PDF Tools
These tools create PDF documents:
Convert Files to PDFs converts input files to PDF.
Create PDF from Images converts images to PDF.
Create PDF from Text converts text files to PDF.
Create PDF Portfolio creates PDF portfolio files.
Extract Pages extracts specified page ranges from documents are converts them to a new PDF document.
Scan to PDF converts scanned content into PDF documents.
Split/Merge PDFs splits documents into separate PDF documents or combines documents into a single PDF document.
These tools edit the pages of PDF documents:
Add Bates Numbering inserts Bates numbering into documents.
Add Header and Footer inserts headers and/or footers.
Add Watermark adds text/image watermarks to documents.
Crop Pages adjusts the visible page area/margins/editing boxes.
Delete Pages deletes document pages.
Duplicate Pages duplicates document pages.
Insert Empty Pages inserts empty pages into documents.
Import as Layer Overlay uses an existing file to overlay documents.
Insert Pages inserts pages from input documents into a specified document.
Merge Pages merges pages into a single page.
OCR Pages performs optical character recognition on documents.
Overlay PDF overlays PDF documents with other documents.
Rasterize Pages rasterizes the pages of input documents.
Remove Bates Numbering removes Bates numbering from documents.
Remove Headers and Footers removes headers and footers from documents.
Remove Pages Background resets page backgrounds to their default state.
Remove Watermarks removes watermarks from documents.
Replace Pages replaces document pages with pages from another document.
Resize Pages adjusts the size of pages, and scales page content as desired.
Rotate Pages rotates document pages.
Set Page Transitions determines how transitions are made between pages in full screen mode.
Set Pages Background adds backgrounds to documents.
Split Pages splits documents pages.
These tools are used to create/delete links:
Create Weblinks creates weblinks from document text.
Delete Links deletes links from documents.
Delete Weblinks deletes weblinks from documents.
These tools are used to delete, export, import and/or reset form fields:
Delete Form Fields deletes form fields from documents.
Export Form Data exports form data from documents.
Import Form Data imports form data from file.
Reset Forms removes all form data from documents.
These tools create/delete/manipulate comments in PDF documents:
Delete All Comments deletes all comments from documents.
Delete Markup Annotations deletes markup annotations from documents.
Export Comments exports document comments to file.
Flatten Comments and Fields converts comments and forms into base content items.
Import Comments imports comments into documents.
Summarize Comments creates a summary of document comments.
These tools convert, export/import or generate bookmarks in PDF documents:
Build Table of Contents uses document bookmarks to create tables of contents.
Export Bookmarks exports a copy of document bookmarks.
Export Bookmarks to Text File exports a copy of document bookmarks to a text file.
Generate Bookmarks from Page Text creates bookmarks from document text.
Find and Replace Bookmark Text finds and replaces text in bookmark titles.
Import Bookmarks imports bookmarks into documents.
Import Bookmarks from Text File imports bookmarks into documents from text files.
These tools protect and enhance the security of PDF documents:
Apply Redaction removes content that has been marked for redaction from documents.
Certify PDFs adds certified digital signatures to documents.
Clear All Digital Signatures removes digital signatures from documents.
Find and Redact searches for specific words or patterns and then either marks them for redaction or redacts them immediately.
Sanitize Document removes sensitive information from input documents.
Secure PDF adds passwords to documents.
Sign Document adds digital signatures to documents.
Timestamp PDFs adds timestamps to documents.
Optimize PDF Tools
These tools enhance and optimize PDF documents:
Enhance Scanned Pages enhances the image quality in scanned documents.
Optimize PDF optimizes the content of PDF files in order to reduce their size.
Recompress Images recompresses document images.
PDF Standard Tools
These tools add/remove compliance with PDF standards:
Convert to PDF/A makes PDF documents compliant with the PDF/A standard, which is used for long-term archiving.
Convert to PDF/X makes PDF documents compliant with the PDF/X standard, which facilitates graphics exchange.
Discard Special PDF-Standard discards components of documents that comply with PDF standards such as PDF/A, PDF/X and PDF/E.
Export PDF Tools
These tools export a copy of PDF documents and/or images to alternative formats:
Export PDF to Audio exports a copy text in PDF documents to audio file format.
Export PDF to Images exports a copy of document pages to image format.
Export PDF to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet exports a copy of document pages to MS Excel format.
Export PDF to Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation exports a copy of document pages to MS PowerPoint format.
Export PDF to Microsoft Word Document exports a copy of document pages to MS Word format. Note that files exported to (*.docx) format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.
Export PDF to Plain Text exports a copy of PDF documents to plain text (*.txt) format.
Extract Images from PDF extracts a copy of images from PDF documents to a new file.
These tools perform advanced operations:
Change Document Properties edits document metadata such as the Title, Author, Subject and Keywords.
Convert Colors converts the colors of input documents.
Extract Attachments extracts attachments from documents:
Print Document prints input documents.
Send E-mail sends documents via email.