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Create a PDF File
Nitro PDF Creator Preferences
April 21, 2021 10:42 PM
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
April 21, 2021 10:45 PM
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
April 21, 2021 10:48 PM
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
April 21, 2021 10:50 PM
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
April 21, 2021 11:01 PM
To scan and OCR a physical document:
Scanning and OCR
OCR an existing PDF
April 21, 2021 11:04 PM
How to OCR a document:
Getting Started
Obtaining Help
April 21, 2021 11:08 PM
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
April 21, 2021 11:10 PM
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
April 21, 2021 11:14 PM
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.
View and Navigate PDF Files
Open and save files to a document management system (DMS)
April 22, 2021 02:09 AM
Nitro Pro provides support for a range of document management systems (DMS). This lets you work with repositories such as Microsoft Sharepoint to upload, share, and collaboratively edit documents on a remote web server or web share.
Convert PDF to other formats
Compress and Optimize a PDF File
April 22, 2021 02:12 AM
Nitro Pro includes a powerful set of tools for removing unwanted document objects and compressing images – helping you shrink files significantly.
View and Navigate PDF Files
Output Pane
April 22, 2021 02:13 AM
The Output Pane allows you to view any errors related to JavaScript or document processes.
View and Navigate PDF Files
PDF Attachments Pane
April 23, 2021 05:24 PM
The Attachments Pane gives you a centralized place to see and organize and save file attachments in a PDF document.
Convert PDF to other formats
PDF to Word and RTF Export Settings
April 23, 2021 05:26 PM
There are several settings that give you control over the output Nitro Pro creates when exporting PDF content to Microsoft Word (.DOC) and Rich Text Format (.RTF) documents. These settings can be accessed by clicking the Options… button directly within the export window, or from within Nitro Pro’s Preferences window.
View and Navigate PDF Files
Page through the document
April 23, 2021 05:29 PM
To navigate a PDF file page-by-page, use the Page Controls options on the bar at the bottom of the window:
Password security
April 23, 2021 05:33 PM
To restrict access and use of your content, you can secure your PDF file with one of the following types of password:
Permission settings
April 23, 2021 05:35 PM
The usage permission settings let you restrict what features can be used when a recipient opens a file you have secured. This means, for example, that you can distribute documents that can’t be edited or printed, but can be opened and viewed. Using these permission settings with digital ID certificate-based security gives you even greater flexibility as you can set different permissions for each individual recipient of your file.
Customize the User Interface
April 24, 2021 07:07 PM
You can configure Nitro Pro to customize the appearance, functions, and conversion settings to suit your workflow.
View and Navigate PDF Files
Preview PDF Files
April 24, 2021 07:11 PM
Two of the key components of the PDF workflow are: the ability to exchange PDF documents with peers and colleagues, and the administrative flexibility of digital files over paper documents. In both cases, it is not always intuitive to understand what files are being processed based on the filename alone. To simplify the visual management of PDF files,Nitro Pro integrates its PDF viewing engine into Microsoft Outlook and Windows Explorer, allowing you to view your PDF files and attachments before opening them in Nitro Pro.
Create a PDF File
Print PDF Files
April 24, 2021 07:12 PM
With Nitro Pro you can print your PDF documents if you need paper copies for further processing or distribution.
Create a PDF File
Print to Nitro PDF Creator
April 24, 2021 07:25 PM
If you use an application that can print files, then you can also use that application to create PDF documents. Nitro PDF Creator is included in Nitro Pro, and is a virtual printer that enables you to create a PDF file from any application capable of printing. Nitro PDF Creator is ready to use without requiring any configuration, and is automatically installed to your Windows printer manager.
Getting Started
Product Tour
April 24, 2021 07:27 PM
The Nitro Pro Product Tour provides you with a quick way to learn how to perform the most commonly used tasks. This is the ideal place for new users to start becoming familiar with the program.
Redaction in a PDF
April 25, 2021 06:00 PM
Redaction permanently removes parts of text or images from a PDF file, and replaces them with black rectangles. This lets you remove sensitive information from a paragraph, table, heading, or a bitmap image. The rest of the document is unaffected, and can be viewed and printed normally.
Remove metadata from a PDF
April 25, 2021 09:59 PM
Metadata is supporting information about the PDF document. It can describe properties such as authors, document creation date, reference numbers, information about embedded images, and so on.
Combine & Organize Documents
Reorder Pages in a PDF
April 25, 2021 10:01 PM
You can easily rearrange pages within your PDF files using the tools in Nitro Pro. With the Pages pane, it’s simply a matter of dragging the pages into the desired order.
Replace an Image in a PDF
April 25, 2021 10:03 PM
The Replace Image functionality lets you remove one image and put another in its place. Once inserted, you can use the full set of image editing tools to correctly position and size the new image.
Review and Comment
Reply to comment
April 26, 2021 02:43 AM
Nitro Pro makes it easy for you to reply to individual comments made by other reviewers. Each reply is linked with the original comment, allowing you to review multiple replies in the Comments Pane. This can streamline electronic document review cycles by organizing multiple replies so that they appear in a thread, and save you from having to sort through them one-by-one.
Reset Form Data
April 26, 2021 02:47 AM
One of the most helpful buttons you can create on your PDF forms is one that permits the user to clear populated fields, also referred to as a Reset button. If you are working with a form that doesn’t contain a Reset button,Nitro Pro includes a Reset tool that allows you to quickly clear data from all of the fields in the form.
Resize and Crop Images in a PDF
April 26, 2021 02:48 AM
The image editing tools let you resize an image proportionally, or you can adjust just the height or width. If you want to permanently remove detail from the edges of images then you can use the crop tool.
Reuse Form Field Appearance Settings
April 26, 2021 02:49 AM
Nitro Pro includes a unique tool that allows you to save the appearance properties used on a form field (such as colors, border and line style) and reuse these properties when creating future form fields. All of the ‘appearances’ you create will appear in the Properties tab.
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