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PDFVue - Edit PDF files online
  

Introduction

The PDF format is a great convenience: practical, not too heavy with respect to space on the disk, very widespread and well-made for printing. Let us use, then.

In use, however, one aspect that is not always positive. Indeed, many times is negative, especially if you have to make updates to your files: The PDF does not change easily. Well, almost, if you use PDFVue, things change a lot!

PDFVue is an excellent online service that allows you to edit files in .pdf directly from the web, without installing any program, in an easy and fast way, very rare for this kind of file.

Upload, or, alternatively, the import of a resource from the network and the game is done! Without registrations and registration number, we can begin our PDF editing using the markup that the bar field, the changes for a 360?. And when we finished, simply save the file and download it, and, at our discretion, we may even decide whether to share it with other users of the site or not, thus fostering the impression web 2.0 implemented by the developers of the project.

An interesting resource which can be a tool to foster the work of each day, ensuring, thus, a lower level of lost time.



PDFVue Overview
  • Upload and View PDFs — Open PDFs from anywhere without needing to download a PDF Reader.

  • PDF Collaboration — Add text, apply "sticky notes", shapes and more to highlight areas and provide feedback.

  • Forms Creation — Make professional forms documents, submit to users, and capture their responses.

  • Form Filling — Fill out applications, tax forms, surveys, etc and save them for downloading or sharing.

  • Document Sharing — Share the link to your edited PDF or PDF Form. Large "firewalled" PDF's can be uploaded and shared.

  • No Installation, Easy to Use, Free! — PDFVue is designed to be accessible from anywhere on any computer and best of all - free during the beta.

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PDFVue - Edit PDF files online! (Why PDFVue ??)

Why PDFVue ??

So why use this service other than for speed? One good reason is the annotation tools. It includes all the usual goodies that let you fill in forms and highlight text. It also lets you upload images to stick into the PDF, making it a lightweight desktop publishing tool, since when you're done you can save it as a separate PDF file.


The editing tools are, however, pretty unique amongst PDFVue's brethren sampled before, like PDFMeNot and PDFHammer (what's with the fear of spacing, PDF app makers?) You get a standard range of colors to create lines, circles, text, and sticky notes with, and can upload images for branding or other purposes. The right-hand Forms tab gives you the ability to create check boxes, bullet lists, and other input data on PDFs that might otherwise seem a text-only affair.


One thing users may not enjoy about PDFVue is that it doesn't take advantage of your screen real estate very well. Documents are kept to the very middle of the page and cannot be expanded to take up the whole screen. If you're on a desktop computer with a nice big screen, this isn't a problem. But when using it on a laptop, you find having to zoom into a level that requires quite a bit of scrolling to navigate around the document. This can be somewhat remedied by minimizing the tools window on the right side of the page.
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Features

The primary features of the beta release include tools for creating and filling out forms, sharing & collaborating on documents, and annotating existing PDF's.

Additional functionality includes the ability to delete and rotate pages within the PDF.

Annotation

The PDFVue Typewriter Tool allows text to be added to any PDF. This allows forms which have been created without fillable fields to be filled out, as well as documents which have been scanned in without OCR. Available annotation tools include.
  • Typewriter tool
  • Sticky Notes
  • Hyperlinks (to other sites, or to pages within the PDF itself)
  • Drawing tools
  • Page deletion / rotation



Forms

In addition to being able to fill out forms, PDFVue features tools for creating digital forms. Current supported fillable form fields include:
  • Text Fields
  • Checkboxes
  • Radio Buttons
  • List Boxes
  • Combo Boxes



Sharing & Collaboration

After editing, PDF's can be downloaded locally and can be viewed from any PDF viewer. PDFVue also allows PDF's to be shared via providing a hyperlink to the hosted PDF, as an alternative to email attachments. With the annotation tools, this allows collaboration to take place on a single PDF, rather than on multiple versions shared between parties.




Firefox Add-On

The Firefox extension renders PDFs using PDFVue's servers, thus avoiding the Acrobat Plug-In freeze-up, as well as Acrobat Reader exploits. When enabled, this extensions traps URL requests on a low level catching PDFs from clicks, redirects, new tabs and the address bar, providing a better level of protection from an unintended PDF launch. Once opened in PDFVue.com, the PDF can be marked up and changes saved. This service is available from Mozilla Add Ons free of charge.


Print to PDFVue

With the PDFVue OnRamp local documents are automatically uploaded to PDFVue and converted to text searchable PDF's for commenting and sharing.
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