The ultimate road map

To becoming a power user of PDFpen or PDFpenPro, from the popular Take Control Books series.


225 pp. – FREE
($15 value)

  • Learn About PDF Files
  • Understand The Tools
  • Navigate a PDF Document
  • Create a PDF
  • Take Notes On a PDF
  • Copyedit and Review a PDF
  • Fill Out PDF Forms
  • Edit a PDF
  • Publish Your PDFs
  • Use PDFpen for iPad & iPhone
  • and more!

About the Author

In no particular order, Michael E. Cohen has been a teacher, a programmer, an editor, a short-order cook, a postal clerk, a Web designer, a digital media producer, an instructional technology consultant, a certified usability analyst, and an assembly line worker.

Cohen is the author or co-author of several other books, including Take Control of TextExpander, Take Control of iBooks Author, and Take Control of Pages.

About the Take Control series:

The Take Control series is well-known for its highly-practical, tightly-focused ebooks written by best-selling experts, covering macOS and macOS applications. The PDF-format ebooks use carefully designed layout and typography for easy onscreen reading and printing, and they include bookmarks, clickable links, and an Ebook Extras link that lets you access free updates.

alt concepts inc., publisher of Take Control Books, is operated by Joe Kissell and Morgen Jahnke, who acquired the ebook series from TidBITS Publishing Inc.’s owners, Adam and Tonya Engst, in May 2017. Joe brings his decades of experience as author of more than 60 books on tech topics (including many popular Take Control titles) to his role as Publisher. Morgen’s professional background is in development work for nonprofit organizations, and she employs those skills as Director of Marketing and Publicity. Joe and Morgen live in San Diego with their two children and their cat.

225 pp. – FREE
($15 value)