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Free PDF Reader now with Annotations, Form Filling for Windows, macOS, Linux

Qoppa Software has added annotating and form filling capabilities in the latest version of its reliable PDF reader application for Windows, macOS and Linux, PDF Studio Viewer 2018.

There are now a multitude of comments available to review and markup PDF documents with text and graphics. These include sticky note, typewriter, text box, callout, shape and text markup annotations.

Interactive forms of type Acroform or static XFA can be filled and saved; and support for JavaScript allows for fields calculations, validation and formatting.

Qoppa’s PDF Reader can open secure or signed PDF documents, validate digital signatures, manage digital certificates, turn on and off layers, render all types of gradients and transparency, print and search with advanced options, and more. The application has a friendly and powerful user interface. The ribbon layout makes it easy to find all the tools at users’ disposal to view and inspect PDF documents, such as a loupe tool, pan and zoom, grid and rulers. The navigation toolbar and side panels (that display comments, thumbnails, layers, destinations, digital signatures, file attachments and bookmarks) allow to efficiently navigate through PDF documents and their interactive objects.

This latest version 2018 really opens up new possibilities for end-users and professionals on all operating systems, but specifically on macOS and Linux, where many existing PDF applications derive from the same technology and have limited support for advanced PDF functions.

The PDF format is a very extensive file format, with specifications spanning over 1000 pages. Over the last 15 years, while providing products and services to companies and end-users all over the World, Qoppa Software has developed a robust PDF engine that supports a very wide range of functions and is one of the most advanced on the market.

PDF Studio Viewer is free for personal and commercial use. It can be downloaded from Qoppa Software’s website, Amazon, and the Microsoft store. It will soon be available for download on the Apple store. Download PDF Studio Viewer. It comes packaged as a single file installer for all platforms and supports 5 languages: English, French, German, Italian and Spanish. It is compatible with the latest operating systems: Windows 10, macOS High Sierra and Ubuntu 18.04.

For users needing more than viewing, commenting and filling forms, PDF Studio is also available in Standard and Pro editions with advanced editing capabilities such as OCR, optimization, permanent redaction, inline content editing and interactive form designer.

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New PDF Studio 2018 adds Ribbon UI, Inline Text Editing, Rich Text in Form Fields

Qoppa Software, a leading producer of PDF software, announces version 2018 of PDF Studio, their powerful, intuitive PDF Editor for Windows, Mac and Linux. PDF Studio 2018 adds many new exciting features including:

The PDF Studio 2018 interface has been redesigned with a Ribbon Toolbar to provide easy and efficient access to the many functions the application has to offer. Compared with the old classic menu, ribbons are enhancing the discoverability of new & existing features, providing users with a simple to use, visual interface to browse through all the tools and find the functions they need. The responsive auto-sizing design also creates better support for different display and windows sizes. For users who prefer the previous layout, an option is available under Preferences to revert to the classic menu.

The new Inline Text Content Editing with reflow provides user friendly text editing directly on the page. PDF Studio’s advanced text recognition logic can detect contiguous text blocks within a document, and organize them into paragraphs and columns. Users can edit text within a PDF as they would in a word processor, including across paragraphs, without worrying about text reflow; they can modify layout by resizing or moving columns and easily change font, style and alignment on text.

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The new Fast Sign Tool allows users to create signature stamps that can be quickly applied to documents. Signature stamps can be created in 3 ways: by using a handwritten font, by drawing a signature with a mouse or tablet pen or by importing a scanned signature image. Signed PDFs are automatically flattened upon save to prevent further editing of the signatures or any interactive form fields present in the documents.

Rich Text & Unicode are now fully supported when filling interactive forms, allowing to format and style all or part of the field contents, but also type in strings from multiple fonts, including non-Latin fonts such as Arabic, Chinese, and Russian. This feature is certain to please Qoppa’s growing international customer base.

Direct Sane access was implemented on Linux to connect to scanners, resolving many issues caused by the old Sane Daemon interface, and allowing Linux users to set and save many scanning options. Scanning profiles can be started with a single click from the scanning menu and will keep information about the scanner to use, the color options, the DPI resolution, or even whether OCR should be performed on the scanned document.

Creating and editing Page Templates is a way to make smarter, more dynamic PDFs. The templates are hidden pages stored within the PDF (usually an interactive PDF form), that can be appended or shown based on a JavaScript trigger saved within the document. Typical use cases would be a patient form where a second insurance information needs to be filled, a contract where an addendum needs to be shown, or a tax document where an extra page is needed for entering additional deductions.

PDF Studio 2018 includes many other improvements, such as incremental dynamic stamps (with counter), ZUGFeRD verification, PAdES signatures. See the full list of new features.

As part of this latest version, new features and enhancements were also added to Qoppa’s free PDF reader for Windows, macOS and Linux. The new PDF Studio Viewer 2018 includes annotating functions including typewriter, callout, text box, sticky note, text markups & shape annotations and comes with the ability to fill and save forms. This is certainly one the best cross-platform PDF readers available on the market!

Version 2018 is a major release that delivers a new intuitive user interface, many advanced features and greater stability to make your PDFs smarter and do more with your documents!

About Qoppa Software:

Qoppa Software produces cross-platform PDF software for end-users and developers. Our PDF tools and libraries cover every aspect of PDF processes and integrate seamlessly into document workflows. Qoppa Software was founded in 2002 and is located in Atlanta, GA. 

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