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PDF Studio 2018: All-in-one PDF software

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Please note folks, today's promotion is for either the Professional or Standard versions of PDF Studio 2018!

PDF Studio 2018 is your ultimate collaboration solution! Begin by converting your files into PDFs, then review, annotate, and easily save or email the entire PDF document. All from within PDF Studio 2018!

PDF Studio 2018 lets you create rich, interactive PDF documents by converting other formats (Word, text, image files) to PDF, converting paper documents to PDF (scan-to-PDF), adding searchable text to scanned documents (OCR in Pro version only), merging or assembling documents, adding bookmarks, watermarks, headers, footers, and more!

PDF Studio 2018’s numerous annotation-types include text markups, sticky notes, text boxes, freehand notes, graphics, shapes, links, and attachments such as audio clips and files.

Professionals working with customers or consultants can boost productivity with a consistent workflow. PDF Studio 2018 lets you add and change a document’s annotation review status as it moves from draft to final version, and secure your PDF documents with encryption and passwords. Or by using PDF Studio 2018 Pro to add your own digital signatures.

But that's not all! You can also easily fill interactive forms with PDF Studio 2018. Got a form that isn't interactive? Use PDF Studio’s form designer to add interactive form fields including text fields, combo boxes, dates, etc.

Correct misspells and typos with PDF Studio 2018 Pro’s content editing functions. You can even protect confidential information by redacting your PDF documents with PDF Studio 2018 Pro.

Need to work with blueprints or site plans? PDF Studio 2018 Pro's precision measuring tools will speed up calculations of distance, perimeter and area.

Gotta make the same change to multiple documents? PDF Studio 2018 Pro has got you covered with numerous, powerful batch functions. Most document functions can be used on a group of PDFs with a single command.

Don't forget, the Standard edition of PDF Studio 2018 is also available during today's promotion. Check the comparison matrix to decide which version is right for you.
For easier reference, please notice below the features offered by each version:

    Features in PDF Studio Standard
  • Create PDFs
  • Scan-To-PDF
  • Annotate and Markup PDFs
  • Fill In & Save PDF Forms
  • Secure Documents
  • Append / Delete Pages
  • Apply Watermarks, Headers, Footers
  • Create Bookmarks / Table of Contents
  • Loupe, Pan & Zoom, Rulers, etc…

    PDF Studio Pro has all the features of PDF Studio Standard, plus:
  • Interactive Form Designer
  • OCR (Text Recognition)
  • Content Editing
  • Permanent Redaction
  • Compare PDFs
  • Optimize PDFs
  • Digitally Sign PDFs
  • Advanced PDF Splitting & Merging
  • Batch Process Multiple PDFs
  • Precision Measuring Tools
  • PDF/A Validation / Conversion

This promotion includes the following:
PDF Studio - Professional Version v2018 ($129)
PDF Studio - Standard Version v2018 ($89)
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f vn what is the difference between Acrobat X Pro and this product?
Is it also possible to convert colors and embed fonts?
Jun 5 at 12:30am Copy Link
TU User Is this life time free updates?
Jun 5 at 2:02am Copy Link
A. User Orders, paid for and downloaded pro version. What looks like serial number (issued in with a long paragraph of waffle) received from BDJ.

When entering that serial number (copy/paste) into the the program, it advises that the serial number is for an older version. Ridiculous. It is the very version that I was told to download and install.

So now I cannot register PDF Studio. What to do now?
Jun 5 at 4:02am Copy Link
mix624 I use to have problems understanding to what extent it is possible to edit or recreate a pdf document. Is it true that the major changes like layout and images needs to be created with another software first and the only thing I can do with this software is edit a few things like text and so on ?

Because I have been told I need the adobe softwares like adobe indesign or other adobe softwares that would take a long time for me to learn ( I wont). So, only create documents in Word and then transform into pdf and make small edits ??

I always get the impression with those softwares that I can create like drag and drop on an empty canvas objects for each page ? Review or annotate pdf´s are not much of interest to me and edit function I guess is quite limited ??

I mean, Word dont have an open grid that allows me to place images wherever I want and is it also possible to work with extra layers in Word ? Trying to understand if this software is much useful for me or not when I want to create pdf´s.
Jun 5 at 5:45am Copy Link
Dennis Wallentin I bought standard version of 2018. While trying to register I get a message that states that I try to use an older license key.

What to do know?
Jun 5 at 5:53am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @A. User, I am sorry about the issue. I do see version 12 being mentioned in the registration information which is sent to the purchasing customers. I just contacted the vendor to help clear this out.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 5 at 5:55am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, just wondering if this can auto-remove blank pages. We do a lot of double-sided scanning and about 1/3rd of the pages are blank (so are looking for a PDF app that can accurately remove them as part of the ocr process). Thanks.
Jun 5 at 6:40am Copy Link
Dennis Wallentin Very fast support - thanks!
Jun 5 at 7:00am Copy Link
Leila H. @Dennis Walletin. Sorry the scripts on our server had not been updated and were sending out keys for the old version. We've now updated the scripts so they send out keys for the latest version v2018.

We've also upgraded all the keys that were sent out this morning. So if you have already purchased as of June 5 2018 10:15AM Eastern Time, ignore the email with the previous version keys ("PDF Studio 12"). You will receive a new email with a new key for version 2018 ("PDF Studio 2018"). Use this one when registering.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 7:37am Copy Link
franp User @ f vn : The main difference with Acrobat X Pro is that PDFStudio is sold on a perpetual licence, while Acrobat X is solely sold on a subscribtion basis, which is quite a difference actually !

As far as I am concernend I would in no way enter the subscribtion way and gradually get rid of all my Acrobat product and replaced them with equivalent softwares.

Regardin Acrobat X Pro I searched and tested several alternatives, and found two of them being the best ones : PDFXChange and PDFStudio. I baught both licences (you can buy both perpetual licences for about a single year of Acrobat X subscription !!!) but I finally adopted PDFStudio as my everyday pdf manipulation software. The reason I set PDFXChange apart is that it doesn't integrate very well with Directory Opus, while PDFStudio works perfectly with it.
Also, I found PDF Studio to be slightly faster than PDFXChange. I still use PDFXchange for some tasks where it works better, and specificaly since there are some nasty bugs in PDFStudio since upgrade from 2012 to 2018 version (duplex prints bug ; scan bugs) that are knwon from the developers but not corrected yet.

To answer more precisly your question, you will find in PDFStudio 2018 about 99 % of the functionalities of Acrobat X Pro. If, like probably 99 % of any Acrobat X Pro users, you don't care about cloud features af Acrobat X Pro, you will be happy with either PDFStudio or PDF X Change. Note that you need the "Pro" edition of both to compare favorably with Acrobat X Pro.

Hope it helps. Do not hesitate to ask me about a specific feature of Acrobat X Pro if you want to be sure it is present in PDF Studio 2018.
Jun 5 at 7:50am Copy Link
Leila H. @franp User Thank you! We have just released PDF Studio 2018 in May and are actively working on fixing any bugs introduced in this version. Thanks for reporting them.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 8:03am Copy Link
Leila H. @bvssunnydale Yes, it is possible to remove blank pages using PDF Studio. See this article on our knowledge base:

For empty scanned pages, because they are not really white, you will need to check the Analyze Page option. There is a tolerance parameter that can be increased to recognize scanned blank pages that might be grayish or have fold lines.

Unfortunately deleting blank pages is the only feature that can not be evaluated in demo version (due to the demo watermark). But you can purchase and ask for a refund if it's not working for your scans.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 8:14am Copy Link
Rick User I just purchased PDF Studio Pro 12 on 11/21/2017. I just checked for updates and was updated to version 12.0.7. Am I supposed to be able to update to PDF Studio Pro 2018, free of charge during my first year of ownership?
Jun 5 at 8:17am Copy Link
Leila H. @TU User Each user license is perpetual and allows to continue using this major version of our software (version 2018) as long as it works on your operating system. Payment is is a one-time fee, with no monthly or yearly subscription or commitment. You get minor updates such as 2018.1.0, v2018.2.0, etc... When a new major version comes in (such as version 2019), upgrade to the latest version is optional and offered at 60% discount compared to full price.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 8:25am Copy Link
Leila H. @Rick User Any user license purchased after March 1 2018 qualifies for a free upgrade to PDF Studio 2018. Since you purchased in November 2017, your license does not qualify for a free upgrade. You can purchase a new license through BitsDuJour which is heavily discounted today and tomorrow .
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 8:34am Copy Link
mix624 I dont see the products behind the products being here and answering questions so I have lost interest in this product now.

In case they would start doing so I would like to know why moving objects around is so jumpy and scrolling the page is also jumpy ? It is not smooth scrolling, it jumps far and the moving of objects doesnt work well since it freezes after I have started to move an object and then it jumps.

It is interesting though how it seems that I can actually drag and drop to create documents ? I have seen no other pdf software do that.
Jun 5 at 8:40am Copy Link
Leila H. @f vn We have a comparison page that shows you all the features supported by PDF Studio and compares Standard Versus Pro. There is a tab where we compare PDF Studio features with Adobe Acrobat.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 8:45am Copy Link
Dave User I'm away from the computer where I installed PDF Studio. I just looked at the registration key and want to confirm what I should enter when asked:

The yellow box on the e-mail has a string greater than 20 characters long followed by a paragraph thanking me for the purchase and telling me to expect an e-mail. Under that yellow box is a sentence telling me to use the info in the box above to unlock the software.

I assume I should only enter the string when registering the product. Is that correct, or should I enter the entire contents of the box as some unique registration scheme meant to fool thieves?

Jun 5 at 10:34am Copy Link
Leila H. @mix624 I can only think that what you are seeing is a performance issue that is happening because of the specific content of the PDF document you are working with or your environment.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 11:30am Copy Link
Leila H. @Dave User You should enter the license key itself, which is a long string of characters indeed in the box to activate the software.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 11:35am Copy Link
Leila H. @f vn PDF Studio has an output preview feature that allows overprint simulation, settings your own color profile and changing the page background color. It does not have any other color conversion feature. Look under View -> Output Preview -> Change Background Color.

PDF Studio allows to embed fonts in a PDF in the context of converting to PDF/A. Look under Document -> Preflight -> PDF/A 1b conversion.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 11:40am Copy Link
f vn Hi
I tried it and the problem I found is that images are difficult to adjust in photoshop(CS6), is that possible?
Jun 5 at 11:59am Copy Link
Leila H. @f vn What did you try?
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 2:18pm Copy Link
Leila H. @Peter R The side by side comparison will not highlight the differences but the overlay comparison will display in different colors elements that are missing (in red) and elements that were added (in green). See some samples here:

The overlay comparison feature works very well.

Contact if you need any help.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 at 2:25pm Copy Link
Ed Ward @franp User Can you explain what you mean by "PDFStudio works perfectly with Directory Opus?" I use Directory Opus (great program!) but am not why one pdf program would or would not work w/ DOPUS.
Jun 5 at 10:27pm Copy Link
f vn Hi
The question is how can I open an image in a PDF in photoshop. In Acrobat X I can car click and adjust image and it will open in photoshop. It is something I use quite a lot
Jun 6 at 12:08am Copy Link
JW Hi! Like Rick User, I purchased my PDF Studio 12 prior to March 2018, and to be honest it's not worked too well.
I've seen the comparison chart between the Standard and Pro versions, but what about a comparison between 12 Pro and 2018 Pro? Especially if it means I have to shell out for another copy
Jun 6 at 2:24am Copy Link
_*_ @Leila H.,

Does this software require an Internet connection to run?
Does it "phone home" to servers ever?
Can it be used completely offline?

Thank you
Jun 6 at 5:59am Copy Link
Lee R Yesterday when I purchased a license for PDF Studio Pro 2018 two transactions were processed by Paypal. Who do I contact to request a refund for one of the transactions?

Thank you.
Jun 6 at 8:49am Copy Link
Joe McCormick I have installed the trial version. I can not find a way to clean up the document far as stray dots or cleaning up dark edges from a scanned document. Is there a way to clean up the document that I am missing?
Jun 6 at 10:21am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Lee R, I refunded you the duplicate transaction and sent you an email about this.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 6 at 10:37am Copy Link
Mario Demi i installed pdf studio but in opus directory is no PDF Preview.
With pdf xchange it was working fine!
Jun 6 at 12:24pm Copy Link
Leila H. @_*_ PDF Studio can work without internet connection, read more here:
Qoppa Software - Jun 6 at 1:24pm Copy Link
Leila H. @JW If PDF Studio 12 is not working well for you, I would not recommend purchasing PDF Studio 2018. PDF Studio 2018 works the same under the hood (with improved performance on specific documents), but has a nicer ribbon interface and some new features. It really depends on your actual issues. Contact if there are specific issues that we can help you with.
Qoppa Software - Jun 6 at 1:28pm Copy Link
Leila H. @f vn Having an option to adjust the image in Photoshop or another image editing app is a good idea, we don't have the integration at the moment, but will look into this. Thanks!
Qoppa Software - Jun 6 at 1:35pm Copy Link
George Butel I've been using Nuance's PDF Converter since 2003, and am still using their v8 professional from 2012. It does everything I need--OCR, merging, extracting pages, etc.--except for one thing: it still keeps the data on cropped pages. Is my assumption correct that your Pro version has the same ability as Acrobat to delete such data permanently?
I'm also wondering about reinstallations, such as might occur when changing hard drives, or, as I do occasionally, use Macrium Reflect to restore an old image (it's easier to update software than it is to troubleshoot problems these days, and, besides, restoring images eliminates potential malware.) What kind of issues would result from having to reinstall the software on the same machine? With Nuance, if you uninstall and are on the internet, it deactivates the license so that it can be used again.
Are there software install options with your program that would allow you not to integrate it with printing, etc? I might want your program only for the permanent redaction of cropped data, but I don't need it for other purposes, and I wouldn't want any conflicts with the other Nuance programs I have installed (OmniPage and Dragon.)
Jun 6 at 6:40pm Copy Link
Gr3gw Just wondering why PDF Studio will only convert to Word 2013 and higher. I have Word 2003, very old I know but it suits me. PDF Studio will only convert to Word if there is a version of Word 2013 or higher present. However, I don't see why there should be that limitation. If PDF Studio writes a file that is Word 2013 compatible then I can convert that (DOCX) to Word 2003.
Jun 6 at 7:50pm Copy Link
Joe McCormick George. Have you tried the new Nuance Power PDF 2.0? By the way Nuance Just released a newer 3.0 version. You might be able to get it at a discount since you use Nuance's PDF Converter.
Jun 6 at 10:00pm Copy Link
Todd User @Leila H. or Constantin,
Hi. I just purchased two (2) copies of the Pro version -- I purchased two copies on one transaction by changing the quantity on the order form pull-down to "2". But, I only received one (1) license key. Please advise?
Jun 6 at 10:40pm Copy Link
franp User @Ed Ward "@franp User Can you explain what you mean by "PDFStudio works perfectly with Directory Opus?" I use Directory Opus (great program!) but am not why one pdf program would or would not work w/ DOPUS."

Glad to help. Here is some explanation.
Il my workflow, I constantly use one specific feature of my pdf softwares : creation of pdf files from drag-and-dropping thumbnails onto my file explorer (to be more precise, most of my workflow when creating pdf files is to scan in batch, and then drag-and-dropping thumbnials to create individual pdf pages from subsets of the batch scan. Very convenient and speedy, much more scanning subsets one-by-one or even than scanning in batch but than selecting thumbnails and going into submenus to export pages). The drag-and-drop feature is the key to speed in that workflow and I tested many sowtares but only PDFXChange and PDFStudio did that. All other I tested (and in them Nuance Power PDF 2.0 (if I remember well), I don't know about the newest version) did not do that : drag-and-drop thumbnails to create pdf files from pages subsets.
here come the difference : for an unknown reason, PDFXChange can drag-and-drop to thge native WInbdows 10 file explorer or the Windows 10 disktop, but it fails when trying to drang-and-drop to a Diretcory opus folder.
The problem is as simple as that.
I hve alerted the PDFXChange developers on that problem about two years ago, but they have not fixed it yet.
Jun 7 at 2:39am Copy Link
R Master I currently use many different pdf editors, Nitro Pro among them. One of my biggest gripes are the TSR programs that Nitro loads on my system - Nalperion Licensing crap and forced updaters among them. Does PDF Studio Pro use anything like this? What TSR programs are required to run - hopefully none.
Jun 7 at 3:32am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Todd User, The quantity purchased is embedded in the license key itself.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 7 at 3:36am Copy Link
Desray User Bought the program on Tuesday. Only confirmation from the bank and no email from the provider. So no license key! Numerous emails later to Bitsdujoir and software provider, no reply to my request for a license key. I have checked the spam folder. Please help.
Desray J
Jun 7 at 4:10am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Desray User, I tried re-sending you the receipt email for this product at the email address associated to the account you used to post your comment above (the same account you used to purchase the product) however I got an email error message back that your email address could not be found.

So please contact us at and let us know your correct email address where we can send you the receipt email.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 7 at 4:18am Copy Link
George Butel @Joe McCormick: I just spent a while with Nuance's pre-sales order support, and I was informed that they STILL do not have that feature. Do a Google search for "permanently remove cropped data" and you'll find a lot of people wondering how to do so. If it's that sensitive, one could extract a particular page, say, with Photoshop, then edit it, resave it as a pdf, then reinsert it into the document. Alas, that might or might not save properties you might want, such as to be able to select specific text to copy (without re-saving it, via Nuance, as a searchable document.) That's a huge amount of trouble which can be avoided with Acrobat: it's only a couple of clicks to delete hidden data: Tools > Redact > Remove Hidden Information.
Jun 7 at 7:12am Copy Link
Leila H. @Desray User We emailed you back and we resent the email containing the license key. Maybe our emails are getting caught by your spam filter at a higher level?
Qoppa Software - Jun 7 at 7:44am Copy Link
Leila H. @George Butel

1) PDF Studio does have a redaction feature that can permanently remove sensitive information from PDF. Look under Document Tab -> Redact

2) When you crop document, PDF Studio adds a crop box around the page, which according to PDF specs only changes the visible area of the page, it does not remove the hidden content. PDF Studio does not have a feature that can automatically remove the cropped content.

3) When you uninstall PDF Studio on one machine, it frees up a reinstallation on another machine. You can also unregister PDF Studio by following the steps in this KB article:

Each user license can be used for one user to install on up to 2 computers.
Qoppa Software - Jun 7 at 8:15am Copy Link
Leila H. @Gr3gw Unlike when we convert from PDF to Word (where we have our own technology), we handle conversion from PDF to Word by integrating with MS Word 2013 and higher/ We simply launch MS Word and pass on the PDF, so MS Word is in effect handling the conversion. This is only possible with Windows 2013 and higher.
Qoppa Software - Jun 7 at 8:32am Copy Link
Leila H. @franp User @Joe McCormick This is a promo for PDF Studio by Qoppa Software. For questions regarding Nuance software, contact Nuance.
Qoppa Software - Jun 7 at 8:37am Copy Link
Leila H. @Todd User I checked our records and you do have 2 users on the same license key. You should be able to install for 2 users (2 machines each).
Qoppa Software - Jun 7 at 9:48am Copy Link

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