PDF Annotator 8 is here!

For Immediate Release

Contact: Oliver Grahl, +49 871 966 58 13, info AT GRAHL-software.com

GRAHL software design announces the immediate availability of PDF Annotator 8, a major step forward with numerous improvements and new features:

PDF Annotator 64-bit

As a true 64-bit application, PDF Annotator can now access significantly more memory on 64-bit systems.

  • Enables loading larger files, and editing more documents at the same time, than with the 32-bit version.
  • Setup will automatically install the correct version for your operating system.

Select and Edit Annotations

While moving, resizing or rotating annotations, all changes display immediately.

  • Enables exact annotation placement.
  • Larger appearance of selection rectangles and size grips on high resolution displays.

Dimension Tool

Dimensions are annotations that become part of the PDF document (cf. the Measure tool).

  • Dimensions consist of extension lines, dimension line, and editable dimension text.
  • Select a predefined or custom scale.
  • Turn display of dimension unit on and off.

Rotate Annotations

Rotate annotations using the new rotation grip directly within the document.

  • Rotate snaps to 15° steps while CTRL key is pressed.

Measure Tool

Measure tool to extract measures from PDF documents:

  • Improved appearance of measured distances and areas.
  • Measure results stand out better with large and clear display directly within the document (instead of small hint windows).

Measure Angles

Now you can measure:

  • Distances
  • Perimeters (traverses)
  • Areas
  • Angles

Create Links

Links are text annotations that, when clicked, jump to:

  • a web URL,
  • a specific position (page) in the current document, or
  • an external document.
  • Define link text styles (e.g. blue, underline) directly within the Configure Link window.

Intelligent Auto Smooth

Extended functionality for the Auto Smooth feature available for pen and marker tools:

  • Intelligent geometric object recognition (rectangles, squares, circles).
  • Start and end points will automatically snap to, or be moved towards existing lines.
  • Automatically closes circular lines by moving the end points to the start points.

Intelligent Auto Connect

New Connect Lines feature now available for line and arrow tools:

  • Start and end points will automatically snap to, or be moved towards existing lines.

Laser Pointer Tool for Presentations

The laser pointer is a large red circle that can easily be located even from a distance.

  • Activate via “Tool, Laser Pointer” or by pressing the letter “o” key.
  • Back to previously used tool with ESC key.
  • Draw temporarily with the laser pointer: After lifting the pen (or releasing the mouse button), the drawn mark-up disappears.

Extract Text

When using the Extract Text feature, after selecting some text, the context menu won’t open automatically any more.

  • Now, just click “Edit, Copy” or press CTRL+C to copy the selected text to the clipboard.
  • All features previously available on the context menu are now accessible directly from the toolbar above the document.

Move Bookmarks with Drag’n’Drop

In the sidebar:

  • Move bookmarks with the mouse using drag’n’drop.
  • The destination position will be outlined exactly.

“Print” Command on Explorer Menus

If PDF Annotator has been set up as the default application for PDF files, the Windows Explorer context menu will now include a “Print” command.

  • Print PDF files without having to open them in PDF Annotator first.
  • Print just one, or multiple documents at once.

Use your Pen as a Clicker

In full screen presentations, press the button at the end of the pen to advance to the next page.

  • Single click: Advance to next page.
  • Press and hold: Back to previous page.
  • Requirements: 3rd Gen Microsoft Surface Pen, Windows 10.

Arrow Appearance

  • Arrowheads now draw with sharp edges (vs. round edges in previous versions).
  • Reference points of all arrowheads have been corrected to point exactly to the tip/end.
  • Arrowheads now draw in a size well-balanced to the line width.

Accelerated App Start

The application startup time has been further reduced.

  • On new installations, the Quick Start option now gets enabled automatically.
  • You can also enable the “Start with Windows” option under “Extras, Settings, Preferences, Quick Start”.

And more...

  • Faster text search.
  • Improved text cursor appearance (especially on high resolution displays).
  • Scroll the toolbox with your finger.

PDF Annotator 8: Free 30-day trial available

PDF Annotator 8.0.0.800 (67.7 MB) is available for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7. A free 30-day trial can be downloaded from www.PDFAnnotator.com. Retail price is 69.95 USD. Special terms are available for students, schools and universities. Significant discounts also apply to multiple-use licenses.

Homepage: www.PDFAnnotator.com
Screenshots: www.PDFAnnotator.com/en/screenshots
New features: www.PDFAnnotator.com/en/whatsnew
Download: www.PDFAnnotator.com/en/download

For more information, contact GRAHL software design, Seligenthaler Str. 54, 84034 Landshut, Germany. Email: info AT GRAHL-software.com Internet: www.GRAHL-software.com Phone: +49 871 966 58 13 Fax: +49 871 966 58 18.

Evaluation Copy Available on Request

More about GRAHL software design

The firm of GRAHL software design has been serving customers since 1996. The team surrounding engineer Oliver Grahl is concentrated on PDFs and software for tablet PCs. The firm's best known product for editing PDF files, PDF Annotator®, was given a boost through Microsoft's tablet PC contest "Does Your Application Think in Ink?" which awarded it a prize in 2004. More awards and uniformly positive evaluations from customers and the technical press have followed. Today, PC Annotator is being used by several hundred thousands of persons around the world. Further information can be found at: www.PDFAnnotator.com/en/aboutus.

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