What's New in PDF Annotator 8

PDF Annotator 64-bit
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! Measure Angles
  • Now you can measure:
  • Distances
  • Perimeters (traverses)
  • Areas
  • Angles
Create Links
NEW! 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
NEW! 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! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! “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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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
NEW! 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...
NEW! And more...
  • Faster text search.
  • Improved text cursor appearance (especially on high resolution displays).
  • Scroll the toolbox with your finger.

Read On: What was New in PDF Annotator 7

PDF Templates
PDF Templates
  • Select a template when creating new documents using "File, New"
  • Add, remove, rename templates
  • Save current document as template
  • Automatic use of same template when adding additional pages
Images to PDF
Images to PDF
  • Select image files instead of PDF files under "File, Open"
  • Center image on a blank new PDF document, or
  • Automatically convert to a single page PDF
Measure Tool
Measure Tool
  • Measure distance, perimeter or area
  • Select scale to automatically convert and output in correct units
  • User defined list of scales
  • Create a scale based on a known dimension in a document
Combine PDF Files
Combine PDF Files
  • Select multiple PDF documents to combine (merge) to one single PDF
  • Choose from list of open documents
  • Order documents before combining
Quick Start
Quick Start
  • Option to reduce wait time while application starts
  • Keeps application open by minimizing it to the Windows system tray when program window gets closed
  • Option to start application automatically with Windows to reduce wait time on first start
  • Program icon in Windows system tray with option to shut down application
PDF Security
PDF Security
  • Set password and restrictions
  • Require password to open document
  • Set permissions to edit, print or copy content
  • Set password to edit permissions
Text Tool
Text Tool
  • New text alignment options for text boxes:
  • left-align
  • center
  • right-align
Text Marker Tips
Text Marker Tips
  • Select shape of tip:
  • rectangular vertical (default)
  • rectangular horizontal
  • square
  • ball
Image Editor: Pixelize
Image Editor: Pixelize
  • Obfuscate areas within images
  • Pixelize faces, license plates, sensible data in images
Append Multiple Documents
Append Multiple Documents
  • Select multiple PDF documents using "Insert Document" or "Append Document" commands
  • Choose from list of open documents
  • Order documents before appending
Rotate Annotations
Rotate Annotations
  • Preview while rotating objects via Rotate dialog
Duplicate Annotations
Duplicate Annotations
  • New "Selection, Duplicate to all pages" command
  • Stamp all pages
  • Transfer a single annotation to all pages
Stamp Preview
Stamp Preview
  • Larger stamp preview when hovering over a stamp in the toolbox
  • Makes it easier to differentiate large stamps and text stamps
Edit Stamps
Edit Stamps
  • New Edit commands for stamps, right from the Configure Tool dialog:
  • Resize Stamp
  • Rotate Stamp
  • Mirror Stamp
Toolbox Menus
Toolbox Menus
  • Improved and more intuitive context menus
  • Edit and group tools
  • Export and import tools and stamps
Hide Scrollbars
Hide Scrollbars
  • Separate settings to hide scrollbars in ...
  • ... regular mode
  • ... full screen mode
Eraser Modes
Eraser Modes
  • Select between two modes:
  • Erase whole annotation/stroke (default)
  • Split stroke
  • Custom eraser widths
And more...
And more...
  • Display current length while drawing with line and arrow tools, dimensions and area using rectangle and circle tools
  • Undo page deletions
  • Separate commands for "Insert Image from Camera" (for use with custom toolbar buttons or keyboard shortcuts)
  • Snap: Automatically adapt lines in 15° steps

Read On: What was New in PDF Annotator 6

Completely Redesigned Full Screen Mode
Completely Redesigned Full Screen Mode
  • We have redesigned Full Screen Mode, especially for presentations, and to make best use of screen estate.
  • Full Screen Mode now has one single, but fully configurable toolbar.
  • Automatically adapts to screen orientation
  • 24 customizable favorite tool buttons
  • 16 customizable action buttons
  • Additional navigation buttons
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Full Screen Menu & Sidebar
Full Screen Menu & Sidebar
  • Open & save documents
  • Switch between multiple open documents
  • Open most recently used documents
  • Sidebar with page previews, access to document and page editing commands, and bookmarks
Full Screen Customization
Full Screen Customization
  • Customize all tool and action buttons via the customization button.
  • Right click customization button for more options.
  • Quick customization option (after 2nd click on already selected tool).
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Full Screen Options
Full Screen Options
  • Display the new full screen toolbar either permanently, or display a flap which will bring up the toolbar temporarily after clicking on it.
  • Select a preferred toolbar position (left/right, top/bottom)
  • Scale button sizes from 50% to 150% (for smaller and more, or larger and less buttons)
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Capture from Camera
Capture from Camera
  • Capture photos from any internal or external (USB) camera
  • We support all kinds of tablet cameras, web cams, and document cameras.
Image Editor
Image Editor
  • New image editor to apply basic editing to inserted or captured images
  • Crop images (rectangular, with lasso)
  • Make selection transparent
  • Make transparent based on color (e.g. to crop signatures)
  • Rotate & flip images
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Display 3rd Party Annotations
Display 3rd Party Annotations
  • PDF Annotator now also displays PDF annotations created in 3rd party PDF programs.
Send Email
Send Email
  • Send current document as email attachment without saving it first (requires a MAPI enabled email client being set up locally).
  • We will now set a useful default for the email subject.
Zoom History
Zoom History
  • Quickly zoom in to view a detail and get back to your previous view with a single click
Resize Options
Resize Options
  • Quick resize with default options (50%, 200%, ...)
  • Percentual resize
  • New Maintain Aspect Ratio option
Additional Page Backgrounds & Sizes
Additional Page Backgrounds & Sizes
  • Light blue lines/squares
  • 1/16", 1/8", 1/5" squares
  • Point grids
  • Size pages in typical screen sizes for screen presentations (3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 16:10 ratios)
Page Numbers
Page Numbers
  • Additional page numbering formats
  • Bold and italic font settings
  • Save current settings as default
Select & Move Pages
Select & Move Pages
  • Select a range of pages by entering page numbers (e.g. 1-3,5)
  • New Move Page to... command to move pages to a target page number instead of dragging them with the mouse.
Insert or Append Copied Pages
Insert or Append Copied Pages
  • Paste copied/cut pages above current page (insert)
  • or behind current page (append)
Extract Text Tools
Extract Text Tools
  • Remove line breaks from copied text with new option available on the Extracted Text Preview
Create Bookmarks from Text
Create Bookmarks from Text
  • Create a bookmark directly from selected text
Graphical Tool Helpers
Graphical Tool Helpers
  • Keep CTRL key pressed to create object from its center
  • We now display the current angle in a tooltip.
Configurable Tool Switch
Configurable Tool Switch
  • Configure the target tool for the tool switch.
  • Default is Pan tool.
Edit Font Styles
Edit Font Styles
  • You can now also bulk edit font settings for multiple text annotations.
And more...
And more...
  • Configurable document tab width
  • Additional keyboard shortcuts
  • More placeholders for text extract actions
  • Additional file attachment information
  • New stamps: Small proofread symbols
  • Kinetic scrolling

Read On: What was New in PDF Annotator 5

New, Modern Look-and-Feel
New, Modern Look-and-Feel
  • New, clear color scheme and symbols
  • Optimised for high resolution screens (high DPI)
  • Automatic switch to large icons on high resolution screens
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Stamp Symbols
Stamp Symbols
  • New, huge selection of modern symbols and arrows as stamps
  • Two sizes
Tool Switch
Tool Switch
  • Button on the bottom right, hovering over the document
  • Single click (or tap):
    Switches to Pan tool
  • Another single click (or tap):
    Switches back to previously used tool
  • Right click (or long tap):
    Opens a menu with recently used tools
  • Customizable to be visible in regular and/or full screen mode; can be moved around.
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Select Text Actions
Select Text Actions
  • After text selection in the original PDF content:
  • New menu with Copy, Preview, Search, Translate (and more) options
  • Immediately mark-up selected text with highlighter
  • Underline or strike-through
  • Define your own actions (program calls, URLs)
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Convert Search Hits into Annotations
Convert Search Hits into Annotations
  • Immediately mark-up search hits with highlighter
  • Underline or strike-through
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Extended Print Features
Extended Print Features
  • New Print dialog with page preview
  • Print current view
  • Duplex print
  • Automatically rotate pages
Page Numbers
Page Numbers
  • Automatic page numbering
  • Detailed positioning options for page numbers
  • Multiple numbering sections possible
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Align and Resize
Align and Resize
  • Align a selection of annotations
  • Resize a selection of annotations
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PDF Portfolios
PDF Portfolios
  • Open and manage PDF Portfolios
File Attachments
File Attachments
  • Overview on all embedded file attachments
  • Add or remove attachments
Document Properties
Document Properties
  • View and (partially) modify PDF document properties
  • Common properties
  • PDF properties
  • Security settings
Wavy Lines
Wavy Lines
  • New line style for the line tool
Separate Cover Page
Separate Cover Page
  • Display first page separately in two pages view (facing pages)
Copy and Paste Pages
Copy and Paste Pages
  • Copy single (or multiple) pages from the Page Manager.
  • Paste them into the same or a different open document.
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Crop Pages, Add Margins
Crop Pages, Add Margins
  • New page preview with the ability to move or resize the page area within the preview
Digital Copy
Digital Copy
  • Digital copy for restricted documents
  • Helps when document does not allow commenting, or author password is unknown.
  • howto/open_protected_document
Scroll / Draw with Touch
Scroll / Draw with Touch
  • On touch devices, the finger will now scroll the document.
  • To draw with the finger, enable the new "Draw with touch" option on the tool properties toolbar
Keyboard Shortcuts
Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Configurable keyboard shortcuts for all commands
  • Use your own shortcuts instead of the defaults.
  • Define shortcuts for commands that don't come with a default shortcut.
Export/Import Settings
Export/Import Settings
  • Export and import all settings including stamps
  • Optimal for moving to a new computer, or synchronizing settings on multiple installations
And more...
And more...
  • Restore document tabs from last session on next start
  • Set border color for text boxes
  • Default text box width setting
  • Improvements when handling semitransparent images and objects
  • More efficient way to save annotations within the PDF

Read On: What was New in PDF Annotator 4

Annotation Manager in the Sidebar
Annotation Manager in the Sidebar
  • Get a quick overview of all annotations in a document.
  • Navigate to any annotations quickly.
  • Perform operations on any selection of annotations.
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Filter Annotations
Filter Annotations
  • Only display a filtered subset of your annotations in the new Annotations sidebar.
  • Filter by type, color, or page number.
Print Annotations Overviews
Print Annotations Overviews
  • Print a detailed list with small previews of every single annotation in a document.
  • Print an overview only outlining the pages containing annotations.
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Export/Import Annotations
Export/Import Annotations
  • Export any selection of annotations.
  • Reimport those annotations into a different document.
  • Or reimport annotations into a new version of the original document.
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Page Backgrounds
Page Backgrounds
  • Select between various lined or squared papers for new documents or pages.
  • Additional pages will automatically use the right background.
  • Background lines will be saved into your document.
Auxiliary Lines
Auxiliary Lines
  • Display temporary lines to make writing on documents easier.
  • Select between a wide range of possible line styles.
  • These lines will not be saved into your document.
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Group and Lock Annotations
Group and Lock Annotations
  • Group annotations to keep them always together.
  • Lock annotations to avoid unwanted modifications or to avoid moving them.
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Edit Style Properties
Edit Style Properties
  • Edit any style properties of existing annotations, i.e. colors, line widths or styles.
  • Edit styles of multiple annotations at once.
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Semi Transparency
Semi Transparency
  • Select semi transparency level.
  • For Rectangle (Square) and Ellipse (Circle) tools.
Tool Groups
Tool Groups
  • Group your stamps in the Toolbox.
  • Exchange stamps through the new export/import.
  • We have also added a number of new default stamps for you.
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And more...
And more...
  • Extract pages into a new document.
  • Move bookmarks.
  • Automatically minimize text box size after editing.
  • Set DPI for snapshots.
  • Automatic backups.
  • Full Unicode support.
  • Switch between languages.
  • Many minor improvements

Read On: What was New in PDF Annotator 3

Multi Document Capabilities
Multi Document Capabilities
  • Work within multiple documents
  • Switch between documents with a single click
  • Configurable documents tab bar
  • Document tabs support the new Windows 7 taskbar
Print to PDF Annotator
Print to PDF Annotator
  • Create PDF documents from within any application and annotate them directly in PDF Annotator
  • Simply print your documents from any application by selecting our new virtual PDF printer "Print to PDF Annotator"
  • Printer driver supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Vista and XP, both 32-bit and 64-bit
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Line Tool
Line Tool
  • Draw straight lines
  • Different line styles
  • Snap to 45° angles option
  • Full favorites and toolbox support -
    Create your own line tools
Arrow Tool
Arrow Tool
  • Draw arrows
  • Different styles for arrowhead and tail
  • Line styles
  • Snap to 45° angles option
  • Full favorites and toolbox support -
    Create your own arrow tools
Rectangle Tool
Rectangle Tool
  • Draw rectangles or squares
  • Transparent or filled
  • Different line styles
  • Full favorites and toolbox support -
    Create your own rectangle tools
Ellipse Tool
Ellipse Tool
  • Draw ellipes or circles
  • Transparent or filled
  • Line styles
  • Full favorites and toolbox support -
    Create your own circle tools
Extract Text
Extract Text
  • Copy text from the original document
Crop Pages, Add Margins
Crop Pages, Add Margins
  • Crop page sizes
  • Add margins to get extra space for annotations
  • Crop on the fly by selecting a region
  • Selected pages or whole document
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Zoom Tool
Zoom Tool
  • Zoom in and out by selecting a region
  • Multi-touch zoom gesture support
New Toolbar Concept
New Toolbar Concept
  • All editing tools within document area
  • Only related tool properties shown
  • Vertical Favorite Tools toolbar now optional
  • New Windows 7 style look and feel
Large Icons and Touch Support
Large Icons and Touch Support
  • Full support for large toolbar icons
  • Recommended for touch input
Rotate and Flip Annotations
Rotate and Flip Annotations
  • Rotate selected annotations in 90° steps or by free angle
  • Flip selection vertically or horizontally
And more...
And more...
  • Optionally deactivate pressure-sensitivity for pen and marker (hardware needs to support pressure-sensitivity)
  • Multi-touch rotate gesture rotates pages
  • Improved file locking
  • Many minor improvements

Read On: What was New in PDF Annotator 2

Page Manager
Page Manager
  • Page thumbnails
  • Move, clone, rotate pages
  • Multi-select support
  • Insert document
  • Always visible in new sizeable sidebar
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Toolbox
Toolbox
  • Predefined tools (pens, markers, text boxes, stamps)
  • Fully customizable: Add, move, delete tools
  • Favorites (mirrors favorite tools in main toolbar)
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Stamps
Stamps
  • Stamp tool to stamp multiple times
  • Save any selection to a stamp (like previous Macros)
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Bookmark Manager
Bookmark Manager
  • Create, delete and rename bookmarks
  • Always visible in new sidebar
Auto-Smooth
Auto-Smooth
  • Flatten vertical and horizontal free hand lines
  • Snap to 90°
  • Separate setting for pen and marker
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Full Screen Mode
Full Screen Mode
  • Customizable fly-in toolbars
  • All view styles accessible
  • More in detail improvements
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Text Search
Text Search
  • Highlight current/all search results
  • Floating search bar with automatic incremental search
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Snapshot Tool
Snapshot Tool
  • Take snapshots of any area on the document
  • Copy snapshots to clipboard
  • Paste to same document, blank page, other document, or 3rd party application
  • Save snapshots as image files
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Continuous View
Continuous View
  • Seamlessly scroll through the whole document
  • One or two page alignment
  • New view styles
Pan Mode
Pan Mode
  • Pan (hand) tool
Page Navigation
Page Navigation
  • Deviant Page Numbers
  • History (Back, Forward)
Menu/Toolbars
Menu/Toolbars
  • Fresh new look and feel
  • Improved command structure
  • Lock all toolbars
Text Box Styles
Text Box Styles
  • Custom background colors
  • Custom border styles
And more...
And more...
  • New crystal clear, fast rendering engine!
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