Download the program and then install it following the instructions on the dialog. When it's done, you will see a shortcut on your desktop and double-click it to activate it. Trial users can evaluate the software and access all functions as described in later parts, but mind that there will be a watermark attached to your file. If you have a licensed key, please forward it to "Help" and "Install Key" on the top menu. You will then see the registration dialog, as illustrated below. You may copy the keycode and paste it to the field by pressing "Ctrl" and "V." Then click OK to unlock it.
Load PDF Files
Now it's time to load the PDF documents:
1. Launch the program and select the PDF files you want to open, and then simply drag them to the PDF Writer interface. The files would be displayed in different tabs.
2. Launch Acethinker PDF Writer, click File > Open, and browse the PDF files from your computer. You can also open the last ten viewed files from File > Recent Documents in a quicker way.
2.1 Rotate View
Click clockwise or counterclockwise till your PDF is properly shown. It will be rotated 90 degrees every time you click.
2.2 Page Navigation
This function helps you to find a page quickly and accurately when you are viewing a PDF.
First Page: Direct you to the first page of the document.
Last Page: Direct you to the last page of the document.
Previous Page: Direct you to the previous page of the current page.
Next Page: Direct you to the next page of the current page. Click View > Page Navigation > Page, fill the number of the page you would like to view.
Previous View: Direct you to the previous view based on your current view.
Next View: Direct you to the next view based on your current view. It is not available if the current view is the newest one.
First of all, there are generally two modes to display and view PDF before editing them:
Single page view: Display one page in the document pane at once.
Two-page view: Display two pages side by side in the document pane at one time.
Zoom to: Enter the percentage you would like to zoom and click OK.
Marquee Zoom: Select the area you would like to zoom in, that area will fit the whole document pane.
Actual Size: Resize the page to its actual size of 100% zoom level.
Zoom to page level: Resize the page to fit entirely in the document pane.
Fit Height: Resize the page to fit the height of the window. Part of the page may be out of the view.
Fit Width: Resize the page to fit the window's height. Part of the page may be out of the view.
3.2 Edit Texts
On top menu, select "Edit" > "Edit Text and Images," click the texts you want to edit to start with editing or adding texts. If you want to add texts in a blank area, click in that area, a textbox will appear for you to add texts. You can change the font, font size, and color of the texts. Meanwhile, you can make it bold, italic, and underlined. Moreover, you can change the layout of the textbox.
3.3 Edit Images
Select Edit > Edit Text and Images. The images in your PDF will be framed. You can delete, cut, copy, and paste the image as you like. Advanced editing functions such as crop, flip, and rotate images are included as well.
Select Edit > Add Image. You can browse the images on your computer to add to your PDF document.
3.4 Edit Pages
Insert From File: Select Edit Tool > Pages > Insert From File, you can browse a PDF file from your computer, then set the place and location for the inserted PDF.
Insert Blank Page: Choose Insert Blank Page, in the dialog box, you can set the location and the number of blank pages.
Delete Pages: You can set the page range that you want to delete.
Extract Pages: You can set the page range that you want to extract. After the extraction, there are two options, the extracted pages will be deleted directly, or the extracted pages will be generated as a new PDF.
3.5 Replace Pages
In the replace pages dialog box, you can set the page range of the current PDF file. Click the "Browse" button to select the replacement PDF, and set the page range of the replacement PDF.
3.6 Split Document
Choose Split Document under the Pages tab, enter the maximum number of pages or maximum file size in the dialog box to split the PDF file according to the number you enter. Or you can choose to split by top-level bookmarks.
3.7 Crop Pages
After clicking the "Crop" button, drag the mouse to select the area that you want to crop, the area in the box will be kept. Double click the box to get the Crop Settings dialog to set the crop margin and page range. So if you set multiple pages, the selected multiple pages will be cropped as the same margin that you set.
Testimonials: Select Comments > Annotations, you can add Highlight, Underline, Strikethrough to the texts, as well as a caret, replace and notes.
Drawing Markups: This tool enables you to draw the following shapes to mark the texts. Such as Oval, Rectangle, Line, Arrow, Polygon, Connected Lines and Pencil, and an eraser tool to erase the pencil markups.
4.1 Page Design
Please note all the page design settings can be updated and removed as well.
Header & Footer: You can add header & footer for the PDF pages by clicking Edit Tool > Pages > Header & Footer, you can also add Page Number and Date with this function. There are font and appearance options included. At last, you can preview your settings in the dialog box.
Background: You can choose Color or File from the computer as the background source. Appearance settings contain Rotation degrees and Opacity. Besides, you can customize the position of the background. In Page Range options, you can enter the page range that the background will be applied to.
Watermark: You can choose Text or File from the computer as the source of the watermark. Appearance settings contain Rotation degree and Opacity. Besides, you can customize the position of the background. In Location. In Page Range options, you can enter the page range that the watermark will be applied.
Select Protection > Encrypt with Password. There are two kinds of password to protect the PDF. When you set the Open Password, anyone who tries to open the PDF file must type in the password that you specified. When you set a Permission Password, anyone who wants to change the restrictions must type the Permission Password.
4.3 Print PDF
After you finish all the editing work, you may need to print the final PDF. Click File > Print, please make sure your printer is correctly connected, enter the copies, page range and page size to print.