PDFpen User Guide
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Reducing Document File Size
If your document contains many high-resolution images or annotations, you can reduce its file size to send, share, store, or archive more easily. PDFpen includes several ways to reduce a document’s file size. Depending on your document, you may use all or only a few of these options for reducing the size of your PDF files.
Advanced Features
Creating Forms
(Advanced feature of PDFpenPro)
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Selecting and Cropping
Selecting Part of a Page Choose the Select Rectangle Tool from the Editing bar (Command+4). Click and drag over a portion of the document. This area can contain text or images. Drag at the side or corner of the selection box to resize it. The dimensions of the box are given along each side. Select which units are used in Preferences > Editing > Measurement units. (User Preferences). Move the mouse inside the box and the cursor turns into a Hand move tool. Use this to reposition the selection box on the page. Once this area is selected, it can be copied and pasted to another page or to another PDF document. It can also be used to crop the page or to create a new PDF document.
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Deleting Pages
Deleting a Page Show Thumbnail view in the Sidebar by clicking on the Sidebar button in the toolbar and selecting Thumbnails from the menu (View > Thumbnails). Find the thumbnail of the page you want to delete and select it. Click the Delete button on your keyboard or choose Edit > Delete from the menu. Deleting Multiple Pages To select a range of thumbnails, select one thumbnail, then Shift-click on the thumbnail at the end of the range of pages you want to delete. To select multiple thumbnails that are not in a sequential range, Command-click on the thumbnails you want to delete. Note: Removing a page with a Table of Contents entry automatically removes the associated entry from the Table of Contents.
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Print Dialog
Print Dialog Once you are ready to print:
User Interface
Library
The Library stores scribbles, images, and text for quick access and reuse. Drag Library items to the current document to insert them.
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Opening PDF Files
PDFpen is a document-based application. With it, you can open existing PDF documents and create new ones.
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Reordering Pages
Reorder a Page Show Thumbnail view in the Sidebar by clicking on the Sidebar button in the toolbar and selecting Thumbnails from the menu (View > Thumbnails). Find the thumbnail of the page you want to move. Drag and drop the page in a new location among the thumbnails in the Sidebar. At the location you want to drop the page, hover between two thumbnails until you see a blue line indicating the drop destination, then drop the page in. Reorder Multiple Pages You can select multiple pages to move.
User Interface
Undo/ Redo
Undo PDFpen allows you to Undo edits made to your document.
User Interface
Toolbar
Visible by default, hide and reveal the toolbar by choosing View > Hide Toolbar (Command+Shift+B). PDFpen provides a set of default toolbar items.