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Template
Use a Saved eSignature Template
Templates are used to speed up repeated signature requests by saving a document with the form fields already added. If you have not created any templates yet, check out Create a Template for how to do so.
Create a PDF File
Nitro PDF Creator Preferences
Nitro PDF Creator is a virtual printer that enables you to generate a PDF from any application capable of printing. The default settings are for your everyday needs, though you can configure the creation parameters to work in any scenario.
View and Navigate PDF Files
Nitro PDF Web Browser Plugin
When you click a PDF file in your web browser, the Nitro Web Browser Plugin reads the file and displays it in the web browser.
JavaScript Objects
OCG object
This object provides support for Optional Content Groups. OCGs hold a collection of graphical objects, and are known as layers. You can dynamically switch properties of layers to make them visible or invisible to provide navigation in a PDF document.
Scanning and OCR
OCR Preferences
The I.R.I.S. OCR plugin fully integrates with Nitro Pro allowing it to recognize text from scanned pages, or from images in open PDF documents. The OCR utility is fully customizable, with options to configure options such as skewed image correction, to image compression settings. You can also enable text recognition for scanners directly on the Create PDF From Scanner dialog, to automatically create PDF documents from scanned pages with text that can be modified or searched.
Scanning and OCR
OCR a printed document with Create PDF from Scanner
To scan and OCR a physical document:
Scanning and OCR
OCR an existing PDF
How to OCR a document:
Getting Started
Obtaining Help
Nitro Pro features a Help tab giving you access to different tools to access product documentation and other online resources; such as the Knowledgebase and the User Forum.
View and Navigate PDF Files
Open a PDF file
The first time you launch Nitro Pro, it checks if you have another PDF viewer installed on your system.Nitro Pro offers to make itself your default PDF viewer, allowing it to automatically open your PDF files when you double-click them from the file browser.
View and Navigate PDF Files
Open and save files to a WebDAV location
Web-based Distributed Authoring and Versioning (or WebDAV), is a set of extensions to the HTTP protocol that allows users to collaboratively manage documents on a remote server. This is useful for storing files in a shared folder over HTTP, or in a document management system (DMS) such as Documentum or Hummingbird, so that the files can be accessed from anywhere.
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