PDF-Tools

PDF-Tools

A flexible & power wizard driven application for batch creating, manipulating, and modifying PDF files.
Excellent for working with large PDFs or a number of PDFs at once.

Includes PDF-XChange Editor & PDF-XChange Lite Printer.

Current version: 8.0.333.0
Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7 or later
Single User License

USD $67.50

More volume pricing options

Presenting Version 8 released April 4th, 2019

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Portable Document Format (PDF) is currently establishing itself as the most widespread and commonly-used format in both the online and offline world. It's used in almost every sphere of life and alternative formats are becoming obsolete. If you want to keep up with the pack then you need a method to edit and update your existing files - not to mention create new ones. PDF-Tools is the method for you. It's the only software you need for the creation and manipulation of PDF and image files. It can be used to convert files of almost any format to/from PDF, as well as perform a huge range of additional editing options. This is one of the most advanced and customizable PDF applications available worldwide – a dynamic and user-friendly solution for all your PDF needs. PDF-Tools is compatible with large PDF files and can also handle a huge number of files simultaneously – batch conversion is its strength.

There are sixty-eight Default Tools that can be used to convert, enhance and customize documents/document pages, as well as functionality to clone and edit these tools and their variables as you desire. Use the Actions Library to fully customize your tools and the Tool Actions Sequence to determine the order in which they perform operations. Combine seventy-five available actions to create your own tools - out of billions of possibilities.

No plugins required – just download, install and launch. All features are fully operational in the free version but they will create watermarks when files are converted. Please see below for an extensive list of available features and functionality.

Our support team endeavor to respond to all queries within eight working hours – and we are usually much faster. We are available via email at support@tracker-software.com. Alternatively, browse our free support forums for the answers to your questions.

Please note that if it is intended to incorporate and/or distribute this software with other software for commercial profit then you must first gain permission from Tracker Software.

If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will receive two additional Tracker Software applications absolutely free:

PDF-XChange Editor – one of the fastest and most feature-rich options available to view, edit, OCR and modify PDF files.

PDF X-Change Lite – our award-winning technology that installs as a virtual printer and can be used to print-to-PDF from all Windows applications.

The Enhanced OCR plugin is now available as an optional extra in PDF-Tools. It is more accurate, dynamic and faster than the default OCR engine, and contains a range of extra features. Further information on this plugin is available here.

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Export PDF Text to Audio Format

Use the Export PDF to Audio tool to export text in PDF documents to audio format.

Sanitize Documents

Use the Sanitize Document tool to remove sensitive information such as metadata, form data and invisible content from your documents.

Numerous Additional Features, Improvements and Bug Fixes Loading ...

Numerous Additional Features, Improvements and Bug Fixes FREE

As usual, a range of additional features, improvements and bug fixes have been made in this release of your favourite software for the creation, updating, manipulation and batch-conversion of PDF files - PDF-Tools. Please see the Version History for further information.

Utilize Sixty-Eight Default Tools

PDF-Tools features sixty-eight default tools that can be used to perform a huge range of customizable operations. Create and edit PDF documents and document comments, secure files, convert/export files to different formats - and much more. 

Create Customized Tools FREE

Use the diverse Actions Library to create your own tools and meet highly-specific requirements. Use the Clone Tool feature to clone existing tools and then customize them as desired.

Create PDF Files

Create PDF files from all industry-standard formats, image files, scanned material or text files. Extract pages from multiple sources into new PDF documents. Use the Split/Merge PDFs tool to create multiple files from a single document or combine multiple documents into a single PDF file.

Edit Document Pages

Add/remove Bates numbering, headers and footers, watermarks and backgrounds. Crop, OCR, overlay, resize, rotate, insert, replace and/or delete document pages.

Edit Comments, Forms and Annotations

Use the Comments, Links and Forms tools to create/delete weblinks, delete/flatten/summarize/importr/export comments, import/export/reset form data, and delete form fields, links and markup annotations as desired. 

Secure PDF Files

Use the Protection tools to secure documents. Utilize certificate-based digital IDs to add and sign signature fields, add timestamps to verify document content, use certified signature fields to certify documents, add customizable password security to documents and/or clear existing digital signature fields.

Enhance PDF Files

Use the PDF-Standard and Advanced tools to change document properties, email documents, convert to PDF/A or PDF/X format and/or discard special PDF-standard information such as PDF/X, PDF/A and PDF/E compliance data.

Export PDF Files to Different Formats and/or Extract Images

Export PDF files to image files, plain text (*.txt) format, MS Excel Spreadsheet (*.xlsx) format, MS Powerpoint Presentation (*.pptx) format or MS Word (*.docx) format. Use the Extract Images from PDF tool to locate and extract images from PDF files. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. PDFs expoprted to MS Word format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Additional Features

- Use the Folder Monitor feature to watch specified folders and automatically perform tool operations on files moved into them.

- View Tool Reports that detail a step-by-step breakdown of the processes involved when tools run.

- Use the Export/Import Tools features to export/import tools.

- If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will receive two additional products absolutely free: PDF-XChange Editor and the virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite.

Convert Files to PDF

Use the Convert Files to PDF tool to convert files into PDF. This tool is designed specifically for files that contain both text and images and supports a wide range of formats.

Create PDF from Images

Convert raster image files into PDF. Customize page dimensions, images layout options, image labels and processing/compression options as desired.

Create PDF from Text

Create PDF files from text-based (*.txt) documents. Customize page dimensions, text format/layout and insert "file separators" as desired.

Extract Pages

Extract specified pages from files to a new file during conversion to PDF. Determine page ranges to be extracted and actions to be taken with comments, form fleds and bookmarks. 

Scan to PDF

Use a scanner to create PDF documents directly from scanned paper documents.

Split/Merge PDF Files

Use the Split/Merge PDFs feature to combine input documents into a single PDF file or break single documents down into multiple files. 

Add Bates Numbering

Add Bates Numbering to PDF files to provide identification, protection and automatic consecutive numbering to document pages. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a Remove Bates Numbering tool.

Add Headers and Footers

Use the Add Header and Footer tool to add headers and footers to PDF files. Available options include document title, page numbers, date and time of document creation, author name and/or graphics files. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a Remove Headers and Footers tool.

Add Watermarks

Add customized watermarks to PDF files in order to personalize documentation and discourage counterfeiting. Determine appearance, rotation and opacity as desired. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a Remove Watermarks tool.

Crop Pages

Use the Crop Pages feature to crop pages during conversion to PDF. Adjust the visible page area, white margins and page boxes as desired. 

Delete Pages

Specify and delete pages from PDF documents.

Duplicate Pages

Use the Duplicate Pages tool to efficiently duplicate document pages.

Insert Empty Pages

Use the Insert Empty Pages feature to insert empty pages into documents. 

Insert Pages

Insert pages from specified documents into the active document.

Merge Pages

Use the Merge Pages tool to merge document pages.

OCR Pages

Use the OCR Pages feature to perform optical character recognition on document pages. The OCR process identifies text in documents and uses it to create an invisible text layer that is placed on top of existing document text. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text.

Overlay PDF Files

Use the Overlay PDF feature to insert customizable overlays onto the pages of PDF files.

Remove Bates Numbering

Use the Remove Bates Numbering feature to remove Bates numbering from documents. 

Remove Headers and Footers

Use the Remove Headers and Footers feature to remove existing headers and footers from documents. 

Remove Page Backgrounds

Use the Remove Pages Background feature to remove existing backgrounds from document pages and restore a default white background.

Remove Watermarks

Use the Remove Watermarks feature to remove watermarks from documents.

Replace Pages

Use the Replace Pages feature to replace in the active document with pages from a different document.

Resize Pages

Use the Resize Pages feature to adjust the page size of input files. Avail of scaling and offset options for precision resizing.

Rotate Pages

Use the Rotate Pages feature to rotate the pages of input files. 

Set Page Transitions

Use the Set Page Transitions tool to determine the manner in which documents autoscroll when full screen mode is enabled.

Set Page Backgrounds

Use the Set Pages Background feature to add/edit document backgrounds. Determine appearance, rotation and opacity of backgrounds as desired. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a tool that removes backgrounds.

Split Document Pages

Use the Split Pages feature to add vertical and/or horizontal splits to pages.

Create Weblinks

Use the Create Weblinks tool to create weblinks from internet links contained in text-based documents. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a Delete Weblinks feature.

Delete Comments

Use the Delete All Comments feature to delete all comments from specified document pages. 

Delete Form Fields

Use the Delete Form Fields feature to delete all form fields from specified document pages.

Delete Links

Use the Delete Links feature to delete links from specified document pages.

Delete Weblinks

Use the Delete Weblinks feature to delete weblinks from specified document pages.

Delete Markup Annotations

Use the Delete Markup Annotations feature to delete markup annotations from specified document pages.

Export Comments

Use the Export Comments tool to export comments from PDF files.

Export Form Data

Use the Export Form Data tool to export form data from PDF files to a new file.

Flatten Comments and Fields

Use the Flatten Comments and Forms tool to flatten comments and form fields on specfied document pages. Determine settings for non-printable items as desired.

Import Comments Tool

Use the Import Comments tool to import comments into PDF files.

Import Form Tool

Use the Import Form tool to import form data into PDF files.

Reset Forms Tool

Use the Reset Forms tool to remove data from form fields in PDF documents.

Summarize Comments

Use the Summarize Comments feature to create customized summaries of document comments. Specify grouping options for comments, page ranges to summarize and output options as desired.

Build Tables of Contents

Use the Build Table of Contents tool to create tables of contenes from the bookmark structure of documents.

Export Bookmarks

Use the Export Bookmarks tool to export bookmarks to file for subsequent use.

Export Bookmarks to Text File

Use the Export Bookmarks to Text File tool to save the bookmark structure of documents to a text file.

Generate Bookmarks from Page Text

Use the Generate Bookmarks from Page Text tool to auto-create bookmarks from user-specified text parameters.

Import Bookmarks

Use the Import Bookmarks tool to import bookmarks into documents.

Import Bookmarks from Text Files

Use the Import Bookmarks from Text File tool to import bookmarks into documents from a text files.

Certify Documents

Use the Certify PDFs feature to add certified signature fields to documents.

Clear Digital Signature Fields

Use the Clear All Digital Signatures tool to clear all digital signatures fields in documents. This tool removes digital signatures and leaves an unsigned signature field in their place.

Secure Documents

Use the Secure PDF feature to add password protection for opening and/or editing documents. 

Sign Documents

Use the Add Digital Signature feature to add digital signatures to documents in order to demonstrate their authenticity. Digital signatures can also be used to determine editing permissions for documents and/or utilize timestamp servers in order to further increase document security and integrity.

Timestamp Documents

Use the Timestamp PDFs feature to add document-level timestamps from verified servers to documents.

 

Enhance Scanned Pages

Use the Enhance Scanned Pages tool to enhance the quality of scanned pages and reduce their file size.

Optimize Documents

Use the Optimize PDF tool to optimize document content.

Convert to PDF/A

Use the Convert to PDF/A feature to convert documents to PDF/A. This format is ideal for long-term storage and archiving. Determine conformance and color profiles as desired.

Convert to PDF/X

Use the convert to PDF/X tool to make documents compliant to the PDF/X standard, which facilitates the exchange of printing data.

Discard PDF-Standard Information

Discard special PDF standard information such as PDF/X, PDF/A and PDF/E conformity from documents.

Export PDF to Images

Use the Export PDF to Images feature to export document pages to image format. Multiple image formats are available, in addition to customizable page range, zoom level and background color settings.

Export Documents to MS Excel Format

Export document pages to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (*xlsx) format. 

Export Documents to MS Powerpoint Presentation Format

Export document pages to Microsoft Powerpoint presentation (*.pptx) format. Adjust rasterization quality for non-content items and text conversion options as desired. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text.

Export Documents to MS Word Document Format

Export document pages to Microsoft Word (*.docx) format. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. Additionally, please note that this is a licensed feature. If this operation is performed without a license then the output documents will be password-protected. Output documents are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Export Documents to Plain Text Format

Export document pages to plain text (*.txt) format. Add numbering, line breaks and/or determine line-ending and text encoding options as desired. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text.

Extract Images from Documents

Use the Extract Images from PDF feature to extract and save document images.

Print Documents

Use the Print Document tool to print documents. 

Convert Colors Tool

Use the Convert Colors tool to convert colors in PDF documents.

Change Document Properties

Use the Change Document Properties feature to create/edit document properties such as the document Title, Author, Subject, Keywords and Creator. Note that Macros can be used in conjunction with this tool. 

Email Documents

Use the Send E-mail feature to email documents from PDF-Tools via a desktop email client.

PDF-XChange Editor

If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will also receive a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor. Simply put: this application is the smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF software available. Create, view, edit, annotate, OCR and sign PDF files – and that’s just the beginning. Further details about this product are available here.

PDF-XChange Lite

If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will also receive a copy of PDF-XChange Lite. This is the lite version of our best-selling software for the creation and virtual printing of industry-standard PDF files - PDF-XChange Standard. Further details about this product are available here.

Enhanced OCR Plugin Added to the Software

The Enhanced OCR plugin is now available as an optional extra in PDF-Tools. It is more accurate, dynamic and faster than the default OCR engine, and contains a range of extra features. Further information on this plugin is available here.

Filter Documents/Files/Pages Actions Added

Three new filtering actions have been added to the Actions Library in PDF-Tools, which can be used to filter documents, files and pages when tools are executed.

Watch Folders FREE

Use the dynamic and customizable Folder Monitor feature to set up folder monitoring and automatically perform tool operations on files that are moved into designated folders.

Read/Write Files on the Cloud FREE

It is now possible to read and write files on cloud systems such as SharePoint, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, Box.com and Dropbox in PDF-Tools.

View Tool Reports FREE

Use the Tool Report feature to view a step-by-step breakdown of the processes involved when tools run.

Export and Import Tools FREE

Use the Export/Import Tools features to export/import customized tools to/from file. 

Find Your Language FREE

Use the language options to convert the UI language into your language of choice. English, Spanish, German, French and many more are avaialble by default.

MRC Support FREE

PDF-Tools supports Mixed Raster Content, which significantly improves the compression quality of images that contain both binary-compressible text and continuous-tone components.

Use Command Line Options FREE

PDF-Tools features a range of Command Line Options that enable the dynamic use of the software from the command line.

Numerous Additional Features, Improvements and Bug Fixes Loading ...

Numerous Additional Features, Improvements and Bug Fixes FREE

As usual, a range of additional features, improvements and bug fixes have been made in this release of your favourite software for the creation, updating, manipulation and batch-conversion of PDF files - PDF-Tools. Please see the Version History for further information.

Create Customized Tools FREE

Use the diverse Actions Library to create your own tools and meet highly-specific requirements. Use the Clone Tool feature to clone existing tools and then customize them as desired.

Watch Folders FREE

Use the dynamic and customizable Folder Monitor feature to set up folder monitoring and automatically perform tool operations on files that are moved into designated folders.

Read/Write Files on the Cloud FREE

It is now possible to read and write files on cloud systems such as SharePoint, OneDrive, GoogleDrive, Box.com and Dropbox in PDF-Tools.

View Tool Reports FREE

Use the Tool Report feature to view a step-by-step breakdown of the processes involved when tools run.

Export and Import Tools FREE

Use the Export/Import Tools features to export/import customized tools to/from file. 

Find Your Language FREE

Use the language options to convert the UI language into your language of choice. English, Spanish, German, French and many more are avaialble by default.

MRC Support FREE

PDF-Tools supports Mixed Raster Content, which significantly improves the compression quality of images that contain both binary-compressible text and continuous-tone components.

Use Command Line Options FREE

PDF-Tools features a range of Command Line Options that enable the dynamic use of the software from the command line.

Export PDF Text to Audio Format

Use the Export PDF to Audio tool to export text in PDF documents to audio format.

Sanitize Documents

Use the Sanitize Document tool to remove sensitive information such as metadata, form data and invisible content from your documents.

Utilize Sixty-Eight Default Tools

PDF-Tools features sixty-eight default tools that can be used to perform a huge range of customizable operations. Create and edit PDF documents and document comments, secure files, convert/export files to different formats - and much more. 

Create PDF Files

Create PDF files from all industry-standard formats, image files, scanned material or text files. Extract pages from multiple sources into new PDF documents. Use the Split/Merge PDFs tool to create multiple files from a single document or combine multiple documents into a single PDF file.

Edit Document Pages

Add/remove Bates numbering, headers and footers, watermarks and backgrounds. Crop, OCR, overlay, resize, rotate, insert, replace and/or delete document pages.

Edit Comments, Forms and Annotations

Use the Comments, Links and Forms tools to create/delete weblinks, delete/flatten/summarize/importr/export comments, import/export/reset form data, and delete form fields, links and markup annotations as desired. 

Secure PDF Files

Use the Protection tools to secure documents. Utilize certificate-based digital IDs to add and sign signature fields, add timestamps to verify document content, use certified signature fields to certify documents, add customizable password security to documents and/or clear existing digital signature fields.

Enhance PDF Files

Use the PDF-Standard and Advanced tools to change document properties, email documents, convert to PDF/A or PDF/X format and/or discard special PDF-standard information such as PDF/X, PDF/A and PDF/E compliance data.

Export PDF Files to Different Formats and/or Extract Images

Export PDF files to image files, plain text (*.txt) format, MS Excel Spreadsheet (*.xlsx) format, MS Powerpoint Presentation (*.pptx) format or MS Word (*.docx) format. Use the Extract Images from PDF tool to locate and extract images from PDF files. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. PDFs expoprted to MS Word format are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Additional Features

- Use the Folder Monitor feature to watch specified folders and automatically perform tool operations on files moved into them.

- View Tool Reports that detail a step-by-step breakdown of the processes involved when tools run.

- Use the Export/Import Tools features to export/import tools.

- If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will receive two additional products absolutely free: PDF-XChange Editor and the virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite.

Convert Files to PDF

Use the Convert Files to PDF tool to convert files into PDF. This tool is designed specifically for files that contain both text and images and supports a wide range of formats.

Create PDF from Images

Convert raster image files into PDF. Customize page dimensions, images layout options, image labels and processing/compression options as desired.

Create PDF from Text

Create PDF files from text-based (*.txt) documents. Customize page dimensions, text format/layout and insert "file separators" as desired.

Extract Pages

Extract specified pages from files to a new file during conversion to PDF. Determine page ranges to be extracted and actions to be taken with comments, form fleds and bookmarks. 

Scan to PDF

Use a scanner to create PDF documents directly from scanned paper documents.

Split/Merge PDF Files

Use the Split/Merge PDFs feature to combine input documents into a single PDF file or break single documents down into multiple files. 

Add Bates Numbering

Add Bates Numbering to PDF files to provide identification, protection and automatic consecutive numbering to document pages. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a Remove Bates Numbering tool.

Add Headers and Footers

Use the Add Header and Footer tool to add headers and footers to PDF files. Available options include document title, page numbers, date and time of document creation, author name and/or graphics files. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a Remove Headers and Footers tool.

Add Watermarks

Add customized watermarks to PDF files in order to personalize documentation and discourage counterfeiting. Determine appearance, rotation and opacity as desired. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a Remove Watermarks tool.

Crop Pages

Use the Crop Pages feature to crop pages during conversion to PDF. Adjust the visible page area, white margins and page boxes as desired. 

Delete Pages

Specify and delete pages from PDF documents.

Duplicate Pages

Use the Duplicate Pages tool to efficiently duplicate document pages.

Insert Empty Pages

Use the Insert Empty Pages feature to insert empty pages into documents. 

Insert Pages

Insert pages from specified documents into the active document.

Merge Pages

Use the Merge Pages tool to merge document pages.

OCR Pages

Use the OCR Pages feature to perform optical character recognition on document pages. The OCR process identifies text in documents and uses it to create an invisible text layer that is placed on top of existing document text. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text.

Overlay PDF Files

Use the Overlay PDF feature to insert customizable overlays onto the pages of PDF files.

Remove Bates Numbering

Use the Remove Bates Numbering feature to remove Bates numbering from documents. 

Remove Headers and Footers

Use the Remove Headers and Footers feature to remove existing headers and footers from documents. 

Remove Page Backgrounds

Use the Remove Pages Background feature to remove existing backgrounds from document pages and restore a default white background.

Remove Watermarks

Use the Remove Watermarks feature to remove watermarks from documents.

Replace Pages

Use the Replace Pages feature to replace in the active document with pages from a different document.

Resize Pages

Use the Resize Pages feature to adjust the page size of input files. Avail of scaling and offset options for precision resizing.

Rotate Pages

Use the Rotate Pages feature to rotate the pages of input files. 

Set Page Transitions

Use the Set Page Transitions tool to determine the manner in which documents autoscroll when full screen mode is enabled.

Set Page Backgrounds

Use the Set Pages Background feature to add/edit document backgrounds. Determine appearance, rotation and opacity of backgrounds as desired. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a tool that removes backgrounds.

Split Document Pages

Use the Split Pages feature to add vertical and/or horizontal splits to pages.

Create Weblinks

Use the Create Weblinks tool to create weblinks from internet links contained in text-based documents. Please note that PDF-Tools also features a Delete Weblinks feature.

Delete Comments

Use the Delete All Comments feature to delete all comments from specified document pages. 

Delete Form Fields

Use the Delete Form Fields feature to delete all form fields from specified document pages.

Delete Links

Use the Delete Links feature to delete links from specified document pages.

Delete Weblinks

Use the Delete Weblinks feature to delete weblinks from specified document pages.

Delete Markup Annotations

Use the Delete Markup Annotations feature to delete markup annotations from specified document pages.

Export Comments

Use the Export Comments tool to export comments from PDF files.

Export Form Data

Use the Export Form Data tool to export form data from PDF files to a new file.

Flatten Comments and Fields

Use the Flatten Comments and Forms tool to flatten comments and form fields on specfied document pages. Determine settings for non-printable items as desired.

Import Comments Tool

Use the Import Comments tool to import comments into PDF files.

Import Form Tool

Use the Import Form tool to import form data into PDF files.

Reset Forms Tool

Use the Reset Forms tool to remove data from form fields in PDF documents.

Summarize Comments

Use the Summarize Comments feature to create customized summaries of document comments. Specify grouping options for comments, page ranges to summarize and output options as desired.

Build Tables of Contents

Use the Build Table of Contents tool to create tables of contenes from the bookmark structure of documents.

Export Bookmarks

Use the Export Bookmarks tool to export bookmarks to file for subsequent use.

Export Bookmarks to Text File

Use the Export Bookmarks to Text File tool to save the bookmark structure of documents to a text file.

Generate Bookmarks from Page Text

Use the Generate Bookmarks from Page Text tool to auto-create bookmarks from user-specified text parameters.

Import Bookmarks

Use the Import Bookmarks tool to import bookmarks into documents.

Import Bookmarks from Text Files

Use the Import Bookmarks from Text File tool to import bookmarks into documents from a text files.

Certify Documents

Use the Certify PDFs feature to add certified signature fields to documents.

Clear Digital Signature Fields

Use the Clear All Digital Signatures tool to clear all digital signatures fields in documents. This tool removes digital signatures and leaves an unsigned signature field in their place.

Secure Documents

Use the Secure PDF feature to add password protection for opening and/or editing documents. 

Sign Documents

Use the Add Digital Signature feature to add digital signatures to documents in order to demonstrate their authenticity. Digital signatures can also be used to determine editing permissions for documents and/or utilize timestamp servers in order to further increase document security and integrity.

Timestamp Documents

Use the Timestamp PDFs feature to add document-level timestamps from verified servers to documents.

 

Enhance Scanned Pages

Use the Enhance Scanned Pages tool to enhance the quality of scanned pages and reduce their file size.

Optimize Documents

Use the Optimize PDF tool to optimize document content.

Convert to PDF/A

Use the Convert to PDF/A feature to convert documents to PDF/A. This format is ideal for long-term storage and archiving. Determine conformance and color profiles as desired.

Convert to PDF/X

Use the convert to PDF/X tool to make documents compliant to the PDF/X standard, which facilitates the exchange of printing data.

Discard PDF-Standard Information

Discard special PDF standard information such as PDF/X, PDF/A and PDF/E conformity from documents.

Export PDF to Images

Use the Export PDF to Images feature to export document pages to image format. Multiple image formats are available, in addition to customizable page range, zoom level and background color settings.

Export Documents to MS Excel Format

Export document pages to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (*xlsx) format. 

Export Documents to MS Powerpoint Presentation Format

Export document pages to Microsoft Powerpoint presentation (*.pptx) format. Adjust rasterization quality for non-content items and text conversion options as desired. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text.

Export Documents to MS Word Document Format

Export document pages to Microsoft Word (*.docx) format. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text. Additionally, please note that this is a licensed feature. If this operation is performed without a license then the output documents will be password-protected. Output documents are compatible with MS Word 2010 and later.

Export Documents to Plain Text Format

Export document pages to plain text (*.txt) format. Add numbering, line breaks and/or determine line-ending and text encoding options as desired. Please note that source files must be text-based in order to be converted into editable text.

Extract Images from Documents

Use the Extract Images from PDF feature to extract and save document images.

Print Documents

Use the Print Document tool to print documents. 

Convert Colors Tool

Use the Convert Colors tool to convert colors in PDF documents.

Change Document Properties

Use the Change Document Properties feature to create/edit document properties such as the document Title, Author, Subject, Keywords and Creator. Note that Macros can be used in conjunction with this tool. 

Email Documents

Use the Send E-mail feature to email documents from PDF-Tools via a desktop email client.

PDF-XChange Editor

If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will also receive a licensed version of PDF-XChange Editor. Simply put: this application is the smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF software available. Create, view, edit, annotate, OCR and sign PDF files – and that’s just the beginning. Further details about this product are available here.

PDF-XChange Lite

If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will also receive a copy of PDF-XChange Lite. This is the lite version of our best-selling software for the creation and virtual printing of industry-standard PDF files - PDF-XChange Standard. Further details about this product are available here.

Enhanced OCR Plugin Added to the Software

The Enhanced OCR plugin is now available as an optional extra in PDF-Tools. It is more accurate, dynamic and faster than the default OCR engine, and contains a range of extra features. Further information on this plugin is available here.

Filter Documents/Files/Pages Actions Added

Three new filtering actions have been added to the Actions Library in PDF-Tools, which can be used to filter documents, files and pages when tools are executed.

PDF-Tools

PDF-Tools features fifty-one default tools that can be used to customize, convert and enhance documents, as well as functionality to clone and edit these tools and their variables as you desire.

Batch Process Files

PDF-Tools is a powerful application that utilizes batch processing to create, update, convert, enhance and/or secure documents. It contains functionality that can perform a huge range of operations on input documents.

Create Customized Tools

PDF-Tools includes functionality to clone its default tools, as well as create customized tools. This means that you can tweak tools to meet highly-specific requirements and/or combine the fifty-five available tool actions to create your own unique tools - out of billions of possibilities - to maximize your workflow efficiency.

Find Your Language

Use the language options to convert the UI language into your language of choice. English, Spanish, German, French and many more are available by default.

Receive a Free License for PDF-XChange Editor

If you purchase a license for PDF-Tools then you will also receive a license for our award-winning application PDF-XChange Editor. Simply put, it is the smallest, fastest, most feature-rich PDF software available. Create, view, edit, annotate, OCR and sign PDF files – and that’s just the beginning. If you work with PDF then this fully-customizable product will optimize your work process to levels that no other product can achieve.

Receive a Free License for the PDF-XChange Lite Virtual Printer

Our virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite is also included in purchases of PDF-Tools. PDF-XChange Lite is the lite and simplified version of our best-selling virtual printer, PDF-XChange Standard. It installs in the same manner as a standard printer and can be selected to print/convert documents into industry-standard PDFs. PDF-XChange Lite is compatible with documents from almost all Windows applications, such as Word, Excel and AutoCAD.

PDF-XChange Editor/Editor Plus V8 supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows 7 and later:

 


V4 thru V8: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible.
Version 4, 5, 6, 7: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible; WIndows XP*, WIndows Vista compaible
Version 3: Still available for Windows 95/98

  • We recommended that users install the latest Microsoft Windows service packs and updates before using our products, as doing so will ensure the greatest possible performance of the software.
  • Our products - in particular the printer drivers that PDF-XChange Standard and PDF-XChange Lite utilize - are not designed to work in virtualized environments such as the XenApp software.
  • *There are some limitations to product support for Windows XP and Windows Vista as Microsoft have stopped supporting them. Further information about this issue is available here.

Tracker Software make the evaluation versions of their products freely available for unrestricted private and commercial use - provided that they are not bundled with other software for financial gain.

All licensed features of our products can still be used in the evaluation versions, but watermarks will be added to output content, as detailed below. If you decide to purchase the product then all content subsequently created will be free of the evaluation watermarks.

Additionally, we guarantee that none of our evaluation products require registration, and neither do they contain Spyware, Adware or any other invasive content. Furthermore, all of our products are very simple to fully uninstall via the the 'Add/Remove Software' option of the Windows Control Panel.

Avg. Score From 8 Reviews : 5/5 Stars
  • by Uwe Ausfelder 22 Feb, 2019 11:52 AM PDT
    It's the best reader know, honestly.
  • by Andre Nagerski 18 Feb, 2019 06:00 AM PDT
    Excellent software for all pdf purposes, great opportunities for a personal custom set-up. Using tracker software since many, many years, and now fired up to use the latest stuff. Quick, beautiful user interface, loads of options and clever functions. And the service has always been very helpful, friendly ... you really feel in good hands and that no problem wouldn't be treated with the sincerest care. Really no complaints at all!
  • by John Zhang 15 Feb, 2019 05:41 AM PDT
    Fantastic software that simply works! Reasonable price plus academic pricing. The software is slim and efficient, has all the important functions that Acrobat provides.
  • by ANTONIOS KANATAS 23 Nov, 2018 07:55 AM PDT
    Very good programm!!!
  • by Marc Goldsmith 05 Oct, 2018 09:32 AM PDT
    I've been really pleased with PDF Tools. It's allowed me to manipulate PDF documents, make scanned documents searchable, and convert documents to scannable Word documents very easily. And it's much less expensive than Adobe DC.

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