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: 7.0.324.2
Supported Operating Systems: Windows XP or later*
Single User License

USD $60.00

More volume pricing options

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.

Tracker Software is proud to announce that version seven of PDF-Tools was released on 01/12/2017. The latest build includes nineteen new tools and thirteen new actions in the Actions Library. There are several new features, such as the Watch Folders feature, which monitors folders and performs tool operations on files moved into them, and the Tool Report feature, which provides a step-by-step breakdown of tool operations - and a host of additional new functionality and improvements,. This includes the input files recall, which remembers the files used for tool operations in order to speed up the process when the same group of files is used with many tool operations, expanded OCR options and support of MRC (Mixed Raster Content) and TWAIN 32-bit scanners in 64-bit environments. Please see below for an extensive list of all available features and functionality. 

There are fifty-one 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 fifty-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.

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Create PDF Files

Create PDF Files

Create PDF files from all industry-standard formats, image files and/or text files. Extract pages from multiple sources into new PDF files. Create documents directly from your scanner or use the Split/Merge PDFs feature to create multiple files from a single document/combine multiple documents into single PDF files. 

Edit and Update PDF Files

Edit and Update PDF Files

Utilize fifty-one Default Tools to create, edit, update, optimize, convert and/or secure PDF documents.

Create Customized Tools

Create Customized Tools FREE

Use the diverse Actions Library to create your own tools and meet highly-specific requirements.

Edit Document Pages

Edit Document Pages

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

Enhance PDF Files

Enhance PDF Files

Change document properties, convert to PDF/A or PDF/X format, extract images from files and/or discard special PDF-standard information such as PDF/X. PDF/A and PDF/E compliance data.

Export PDF Files

Export PDF Files

Export pages from PDF files into 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.

Secure PDF Files

Secure PDF Files

Use a certificate-based digital ID to add and sign signature fields. (Digital signatures can also be removed unless document security prevents it). Add document-level timestamps to verify signatures. Avail of certified signature fields to certify documents. Add customizable password security to documents.

Receive Two Extra Products Absolutely Free

Receive Two Extra Products Absolutely Free

If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will receive two additional products absolutely free: PDF-XChange Editor and PDF-XChange Lite. See below for further information.

Create PDF from Images

Create PDF from Images

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

Create PDF from Text

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 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 Fields and Bookmarks. 

Split/Merge PDF Files

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. 

Scan to PDF

Scan to PDF

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

Convert Files to PDF

Convert Files to PDF

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

Export PDF to Images

Export PDF to Images

Export document pages to multiple raster image formats. Determine page ranges for export, zoom level for created images, background color and resolution settings. 

Export PDF to Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation

Export PDF to Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation

Export PDF pages directly into Microsoft Powerpoint presentation (*.pptx) format. Adjust rasterization quality for non-content items and text conversion options as desired. 

Export PDF to Microsoft Word Document

Export PDF to Microsoft Word Document

Export PDF pages directly into Microsoft Word (*.docx) format. 

Export PDF to Plain Text Format

Export PDF to Plain Text Format

Export pages from PDF documents into plain text (*.txt) format. Add numbering, line breaks and/or determine line-ending and text encoding options.

Export PDF to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Export PDF to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Export pages directly into Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (*xlsx) format. 

Email Documents

Email Documents

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

Add Bates Numbering

Add Bates Numbering

Add Bates Numbering to PDF files to provide identification, protection and automatic consecutive numbering to document pages. An additional tool is available to remove Bates numbering.

Add Headers and Footers

Add Headers and Footers

Use the Add Header and Footer feature 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. An additional tool is available to remove headers and footers.

Add Watermarks

Add Watermarks

Add customized watermarks to PDF files in order to personalize documentation and discourage counterfeiting. Determine appearance, rotation and opacity as desired. An additional tool is available to remove watermarks.

Add Page Backgrounds

Add Page Backgrounds

Use the Set Pages Background feature to add/edit document backgrounds. Determine appearance, rotation and opacity of backgrounds as desired. An additional tool is available to remove backgrounds.

Crop Pages

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. 

OCR Pages

OCR Pages

Use the OCR Pages feature to perform optical character recognition on document pages. This process recognizes image-based/scanned text and then makes it selectable and searchable for editing purposes.

Overlay PDF Files

Overlay PDF Files

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

Resize Pages

Resize Pages

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

Rotate Pages

Rotate Pages

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

Delete Pages

Delete Pages

Specify and delete pages from PDF documents.

Insert Pages

Insert Pages

Insert pages from external documents into the active document. N.b. It is also possible to insert empty pages as desired.

Replace Pages

Replace Pages

Use pages from external documents to replace specified pages in the active document.

Duplicate Pages

Duplicate Pages

Use the Duplicate Pages tool to efficiently duplicate document pages.

Split Document Pages

Split Document Pages

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

Delete Page Elements

Delete Page Elements

Use the Delete All Comments, Delete Form Fields, Delete Links and/or Delete Markup Annotations tools to delete specific page elements of PDF documents.

Clear Digital Signature Fields

Clear Digital Signature Fields

Use the Clear Digital Signatures tool to remove signatures from digital signature fields.

Change Document Properties

Change Document Properties

Use the Change Document Properties feature to create/edit properties of PDF files. Available properties are Title, Author, Subject, Keywords and Creator. Add Macros to further enhance document dynamism.

Convert to PDF/A

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.

Extract Images from PDF Files

Extract Images from PDF Files FREE

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

Optimize Documents

Optimize Documents

Use the Optimize PDF feature to optimize and reduce the size of PDF files. Determine color and compression settings for images and unembedding settings for fonts. 

Convert to PDF/X

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 PDF Standard Information

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

Set Page Transitions

Set Page Transitions

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

Flatten Comments

Flatten Comments

Use the Flatten Comments feature to convert document annotations into base content items. 

Create Weblinks

Create Weblinks

Use the Create Weblinks tool to auto-create weblinks from internet links contained within text-based documents. An additional tool is available to delete weblinks.

Flatten Comments

Flatten Comments

Use the Flatten Comments feature to convert document annotations into base content items. 

Summarize Comments

Summarize Comments

Use the Summarize Comments feature to create customized summaries of document comments.

Add Digital Signatures

Add Digital Signatures

Add Digital Signatures to documents in order to demonstrate their authenticity. Adjust details, apperance and placement options as desired.

Timestamp PDFs

Timestamp PDFs

Use the Timestamp PDFs feature to add document-level timestamps to PDF files from verified online servers.

 

Certify PDFs

Certify PDFs

Use the Certify PDFs feature to add certified signatures to documents. 

Secure PDFs

Secure PDFs

Use the Secure PDF feature to add password protection to documents.

Watch Folders

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.

View Tool Reports

View Tool Reports FREE

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

PDF-XChange Editor

PDF-XChange Editor

If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will also receive a licensed copy 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. If you work with PDF then this fully-customizable product will optimize your work process to levels that no other product can achieve.

PDF-XChange Lite

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

Create Customized Tools

Create Customized Tools FREE

Use the diverse Actions Library to create your own tools and meet highly-specific requirements.

Extract Images from PDF Files

Extract Images from PDF Files FREE

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

Watch Folders

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.

View Tool Reports

View Tool Reports FREE

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

Create PDF Files

Create PDF Files

Create PDF files from all industry-standard formats, image files and/or text files. Extract pages from multiple sources into new PDF files. Create documents directly from your scanner or use the Split/Merge PDFs feature to create multiple files from a single document/combine multiple documents into single PDF files. 

Edit and Update PDF Files

Edit and Update PDF Files

Utilize fifty-one Default Tools to create, edit, update, optimize, convert and/or secure PDF documents.

Edit Document Pages

Edit Document Pages

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

Enhance PDF Files

Enhance PDF Files

Change document properties, convert to PDF/A or PDF/X format, extract images from files and/or discard special PDF-standard information such as PDF/X. PDF/A and PDF/E compliance data.

Export PDF Files

Export PDF Files

Export pages from PDF files into 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.

Secure PDF Files

Secure PDF Files

Use a certificate-based digital ID to add and sign signature fields. (Digital signatures can also be removed unless document security prevents it). Add document-level timestamps to verify signatures. Avail of certified signature fields to certify documents. Add customizable password security to documents.

Receive Two Extra Products Absolutely Free

Receive Two Extra Products Absolutely Free

If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will receive two additional products absolutely free: PDF-XChange Editor and PDF-XChange Lite. See below for further information.

Create PDF from Images

Create PDF from Images

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

Create PDF from Text

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 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 Fields and Bookmarks. 

Split/Merge PDF Files

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. 

Scan to PDF

Scan to PDF

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

Convert Files to PDF

Convert Files to PDF

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

Export PDF to Images

Export PDF to Images

Export document pages to multiple raster image formats. Determine page ranges for export, zoom level for created images, background color and resolution settings. 

Export PDF to Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation

Export PDF to Microsoft Powerpoint Presentation

Export PDF pages directly into Microsoft Powerpoint presentation (*.pptx) format. Adjust rasterization quality for non-content items and text conversion options as desired. 

Export PDF to Microsoft Word Document

Export PDF to Microsoft Word Document

Export PDF pages directly into Microsoft Word (*.docx) format. 

Export PDF to Plain Text Format

Export PDF to Plain Text Format

Export pages from PDF documents into plain text (*.txt) format. Add numbering, line breaks and/or determine line-ending and text encoding options.

Export PDF to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Export PDF to Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet

Export pages directly into Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet (*xlsx) format. 

Email Documents

Email Documents

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

Add Bates Numbering

Add Bates Numbering

Add Bates Numbering to PDF files to provide identification, protection and automatic consecutive numbering to document pages. An additional tool is available to remove Bates numbering.

Add Headers and Footers

Add Headers and Footers

Use the Add Header and Footer feature 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. An additional tool is available to remove headers and footers.

Add Watermarks

Add Watermarks

Add customized watermarks to PDF files in order to personalize documentation and discourage counterfeiting. Determine appearance, rotation and opacity as desired. An additional tool is available to remove watermarks.

Add Page Backgrounds

Add Page Backgrounds

Use the Set Pages Background feature to add/edit document backgrounds. Determine appearance, rotation and opacity of backgrounds as desired. An additional tool is available to remove backgrounds.

Crop Pages

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. 

OCR Pages

OCR Pages

Use the OCR Pages feature to perform optical character recognition on document pages. This process recognizes image-based/scanned text and then makes it selectable and searchable for editing purposes.

Overlay PDF Files

Overlay PDF Files

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

Resize Pages

Resize Pages

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

Rotate Pages

Rotate Pages

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

Delete Pages

Delete Pages

Specify and delete pages from PDF documents.

Insert Pages

Insert Pages

Insert pages from external documents into the active document. N.b. It is also possible to insert empty pages as desired.

Replace Pages

Replace Pages

Use pages from external documents to replace specified pages in the active document.

Duplicate Pages

Duplicate Pages

Use the Duplicate Pages tool to efficiently duplicate document pages.

Split Document Pages

Split Document Pages

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

Delete Page Elements

Delete Page Elements

Use the Delete All Comments, Delete Form Fields, Delete Links and/or Delete Markup Annotations tools to delete specific page elements of PDF documents.

Clear Digital Signature Fields

Clear Digital Signature Fields

Use the Clear Digital Signatures tool to remove signatures from digital signature fields.

Change Document Properties

Change Document Properties

Use the Change Document Properties feature to create/edit properties of PDF files. Available properties are Title, Author, Subject, Keywords and Creator. Add Macros to further enhance document dynamism.

Convert to PDF/A

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.

Optimize Documents

Optimize Documents

Use the Optimize PDF feature to optimize and reduce the size of PDF files. Determine color and compression settings for images and unembedding settings for fonts. 

Convert to PDF/X

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 PDF Standard Information

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

Set Page Transitions

Set Page Transitions

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

Flatten Comments

Flatten Comments

Use the Flatten Comments feature to convert document annotations into base content items. 

Create Weblinks

Create Weblinks

Use the Create Weblinks tool to auto-create weblinks from internet links contained within text-based documents. An additional tool is available to delete weblinks.

Flatten Comments

Flatten Comments

Use the Flatten Comments feature to convert document annotations into base content items. 

Summarize Comments

Summarize Comments

Use the Summarize Comments feature to create customized summaries of document comments.

Add Digital Signatures

Add Digital Signatures

Add Digital Signatures to documents in order to demonstrate their authenticity. Adjust details, apperance and placement options as desired.

Timestamp PDFs

Timestamp PDFs

Use the Timestamp PDFs feature to add document-level timestamps to PDF files from verified online servers.

 

Certify PDFs

Certify PDFs

Use the Certify PDFs feature to add certified signatures to documents. 

Secure PDFs

Secure PDFs

Use the Secure PDF feature to add password protection to documents.

PDF-XChange Editor

PDF-XChange Editor

If you buy a licensed version of PDF-Tools then you will also receive a licensed copy 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. If you work with PDF then this fully-customizable product will optimize your work process to levels that no other product can achieve.

PDF-XChange Lite

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

PDF-Tools V7

PDF-Tools V7 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 V7 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 V7 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 - in order 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 avaialble by default.

Receive a Free License for PDF-XChange Editor V7

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.

Three Products for the Price of One

Our virtual printer PDF-XChange Lite is also included in purchases of PDF-Tools V7. 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-Tools 4 supports all Windows (32/64 bit) operating systems from Windows XP** and later.

          
 
Version 4: Microsoft/Citrix Terminal Server compatible*.

* Note: Though many users have virtualized some of our component products such as the PDF-XChange Viewer and PDF-Tools application using XenApp, we do not support this at this time. Particularly the printer drivers are not designed to work in a virtualized environment.

** Limitations to product support for Windows XP

To experience the best performance of our products on all Windows operating systems, the onus is on users to ensure that they have all the latest available Microsoft Windows Service Packs & Updates installed.

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 3 Reviews : 5/5 Stars
  • by Francesco 11 Jun, 2010 09:04 AM PDT
    Ottimo per salvare e modificare file pdf
  • by Linda Stojanovska 25 Nov, 2006 06:00 AM PDT
    With pdf-tools you don't need an expensive duplex scanner! All you need to do is scan the odd pages into a single pdf, flip the pages over and then scan the even pages into a single pdf (the order is backwards but read on). Then with pdf-tools (split/merge), reverse the order of the pdf with the even pages, split the odd page pdf to separate pages using a, split the even pages to separate pages using b and then merge these - in alphabetical order - into a single document. I love it. It takes me all of 45 seconds. Fantastic.
  • by Steve Barsell 09 Jan, 2007 11:43 AM PDT
    Thank you for your prompt help installing. The information you sent to me was very helpful. I believe that I was trying to run the software before 1st saving it. PDF tools is now working correctly and I can't thank you enough for taking the time to help me with this application. Again, thank you very much. Have a wonderful new year.

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