PDF files are a common format for most businesses today. However, altering and creating fresh PDFs remains a mystery for many people. PDFill PDF Tools hopes to make this process simpler with a number of options, but the busy interface may overwhelm less experienced users.
This freeware program has a cluttered interface that will take some studying and experimentation to master. However, all the elements serve a purpose, and many will look familiar to those who have used a word-processing program. The screen looks very much like Microsoft Word's display, with a ruler running down the side and familiar buttons for saving, creating, printing, and fonts along the top. Along the left side are a string of icons with tools for creating PDF-specific tools like check boxes, drop-down menus, radio buttons, and more. The right side of the screen features icons that help give PDFs a professional sheen, by sizing and balancing the page with various tools. Along the bottom are still more buttons; these allow users to do everything from drawing text boxes, highlighting text, or even adding videos.
PDFill allows users to alter existing PDFs or create documents from scratch. One of its most unique aspects is the helpful hints. When our test PDF opened, it contained no fillable fields and offered to show us how to create them. Boxes pop up regularly throughout and offer other helpful hints.
The only negative is PDFill's crowded interface. With all four sides covered in buttons, it can get overwhelming. However, with a little practice we think that anyone can create and alter PDFs using this excellent download.
Free PDF Tools to Merge, Split, Reorder, Encrypt, Decrypt, Rotate, Crop, Reformat, Header, Footer, Watermark, Images to PDF, PDF to Images, Form Fields Delete/Flatten/List, PostScript to PDF, PDF Information, Scan to PDF, and Create Transparent Image.
(1) Merge or Combine two or more PDF files into a single PDF file; (2) Split, Extract, Reorder or Delete PDF pages from a PDF file into a new file. (3) Encrypt or Decrypt PDF documents with 40 or 128 bit Encryption and options. (4) Rotate a PDF page by 0, 90, 180 and 270 degree. Crop a page to modify its layout of Print or View by specifying its margins. (5) Put multiple pages into one page to save paper and inks when printing hard copies with note lines for handout. (6) Add Headers and Footers to present information, such as date, time, page numbers, or the title of the document, in the top or bottom margins of a document. (7) Add stamp using a formatted text in your international language. (8) Add Stamp using image file (bmp, jpg, gif, png, tiff, and wmf). (9) Convert images (bmp, jpg, gif, png, tiff, and wmf) into a PDF file with layout options. (10) Convert PDF pages into images (png, jpg, bmp and tiff) with DPI options. (11) Delete, Flatten or List the PDF Form Fields inside a PDF file. (12) Convert Postscript file into PDF. (13) Add information (Title, Author, Subject, Keywords, Created, Creator, Producer and Version) to the PDF document. (14) Scan your Paper Form or Photo into images (PNG, JPG, BMP, TIF and GIF) or PDF. (15) Create a transparent image with options to adjust transparency options.
What's new in this version:
Version 10.0 has a lot of bugs fixed; Merge Tool to select all the PDF under a folder; Split Tool to add Reverse Option; Redesign the Rotate/Crop interface; Image to PDF Tool to add all images under a Folder; PDF to Images Tool to add a File Save as Dialog; Add WIA Scanning method; Add option for the Single Color Selection Tolerance; Add View Menu.