On the one hand, a PDF is a really useful document format; on the other, it is extremely limited. It can be very frustrating to receive a PDF with a spelling mistake that you can’t correct. Even when creating PDF documents yourself, you end up returning to Word, making changes and then creating a new PDF every time a mistake has been corrected. This is both irritating and time-consuming, which is where applications such as PDF Shaper come into play. This free software offers a multitude of tools and functions that enable you to modify and organise your PDF documents without having to swap in and out of other applications. The insightful interface is clean and its simple layout makes it accessible and easy to use, providing tools to extract both text and images, rotate documents, add signatures and much more. This is an effective piece of software that can process numerous files simultaneously, taking a lot of the hassle out of working with PDFs.
Most PDFs contain a combination of text and images which often means they can’t be opened with regular editors. Maybe you only need to access the images of a PDF anyway, rendering the text useless. PDF Shaper can extract the images for you and save them in a format that enables you to edit them. Similarly, this software can convert PDFs into other formats, like Rich Text Format which is compatible with most word processors. While PDF Shaper has considerable power, if you try and do too many different types of operations simultaneously, it can potentially overwhelm your system, so it’s recommended that you stick to one job type per session. PDF Shaper also enables you to split or merge documents at the touch of a button. If, for example, you have scanned a long article all in one go, you may wish to split it up later into more manageable chapters. With PDF Shaper, you can split a document according to page range or even by using headers or titles which is also handy if you only want to share a part of the document. Similarly, you can merge multiple documents to create on single file. Using the simple interface, you can open as many windows simultaneously as you require. A useful tool that’s easy to navigate and effective to use.