PDF Annotator Newsletter 09/2011

Lots of PDF Annotator news for you in this issue!

We have published a maintenance release last week, make sure to upgrade.

Our Back-to-School offer expires this week, hurry up to save $14.90!

And a brand new feature article for you, this time we start looking at the capabilities of the PDF Annotator toolbox. Read on!

All the best,

Oliver Grahl, Owner, GRAHL software design
In this issue:

PDF Annotator Maintenance Release Available!

We have published this important maintenance release last week, which includes a couple of bug fixes and improvements.

As always, we strongly recommend updating to the latest version.

To apply this update, either go to Help, Version Check within the software or manually download and install the latest version from our download page. There is no need to uninstall your existing version prior to installing the update.

This update is free for all Version 3 users. If you're still on an older PDF Annotator version, upgrade now.

Back-to-School with PDF Annotator: LAST CHANCE!

Hurry up if you still want to take advantage of our Back-to-School offer.
This offer expires September 15th!

School starts, and we want to help you getting started with school this year! Get 2 Years Upgrades for FREE with any new PDF Annotator Single Student License purchase.

All upgrades for the next two years are on us - You save at least $14.90!

Get 2 Years Upgrades for FREE

With PDF Annotator you can ...

  • Take notes during lectures
  • Mark-up your text books
  • And much more, learn about it.

*Offer expires September 15th, single student licenses only.

Working with the Tool Box in PDF Annotator

In this article, we will be taking a closer look at the tool sidebar and discover how it works. You will find this feature to be a real time-saver.

PDF Annotator comes with a bucket full of tools to enhance your annotation tasks. The Toolbox is located on the left side of the workspace. If it is collapsed, clicking on one of the tool tabs will open it, showing the various tools for that tab.

When the toolbox is open, passing your cursor over the tools will show the preset properties of each tool. Clicking on one will select the tool for use.

Notice how the tool shows up on the bar above your document. From there you can edit the tool or use the preset properties. In this screenshot, I selected the auto-smooth feature for freehand inking. You can change other attributes as well. Think of the preset tool properties as a starting point.

Select a different toolbox and tool will change the working bar above your document to the attributes of the tool selected. Use the defaults or modify to your needs.

You might notice that the preview icon at the right side of the screen changes to match the current tool and its attributes. This is designed to show what tool is selected with a quick glance.

While we are on the subject of attribute modification, you can modify the tool directly in the toolbox. Select a tool, then click on the Edit selected tool button at the top of the toolbar. You will get a pop up dialog box, from which you can configure the tool. As you select, deselect or change attributes, you will see the modifications in real time in the window. Once you are finished, the modified tool is ready for use.

Finally, I want to call your attention to my favorite button on the toolbox. Do you see the little red heart at the top of the toolbox? That button has a very special purpose and one that I think you will use as much as I. And that purpose…will be discussed in the next article!

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