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Pavel User PDF Studio Pro - retail: 125 dolars, PDF Studio Standard: 85 dollars. I think that Your discount price 42,50 $ is for Standard Ed. Please, specify it as soon as possible, P.
Mar 1 2012 at 8:20am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Pavel

Apologies, we did indeed have the pricing reversed. The 50% discount for the Pro version is now reflected accurately.

Please note that the standard version of PDF Studio 7 will also be available during this promotion.

BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 1 2012 at 8:21am Copy Link
Eddie Tex Can anyone comment on comparisons between this and PDF X-Change? Or PDF Annotator?
Mar 3 2012 at 4:11am Copy Link
Janny Arc Can I buy one license for my mac and pc ?
Mar 4 2012 at 4:28am Copy Link
Leila H. Answer to Janny Arc: The same license key will work on your mac and pc. One user may install PDF Studio on up to 2 computers.
Mar 4 2012 at 6:24am Copy Link
Leila H. Answer to Eddie Tex.

PDF Studio has 100s of features and we like to compare ourselves to Adobe Acrobat rather than less complete products.

You can find all the features supported in PDF Studio (Standard and Pro editions) in our features grid:
Qoppa Software - Mar 4 2012 at 6:33am Copy Link
Stephen Warkentien There are two batch functions I am looking for:

1) The ability to convert (or print) PDFs to grayscale and black and white.

2) The ability to resize (or print) odd-sized PDFs to 8 1/2 x 11.

Will Studio Pro 7 do this?
Mar 4 2012 at 10:40am Copy Link
Leila H. Answer to Stephen Warketien.

If these are the only features you're looking for, then PDF Studio may not be the tool for you. If you are interested in our core functions but also need these 2 functions then you may be able to make it work this way:

1) PDF Studio has a "Batch Print" function available in the Pro version which allows to print a list of files or all files within specified a directory. To print in black and white, you can set your printer preferences to print in black and white / grayscale in the printer preferences dialog.

2) PDF Studio does not have the ability to resize a PDF document per say. But using any PDF viewer, you could print to PDF printer driver and choose the output "paper" size to be 8 1/2 x 11.
There are many free ones out there, read this entry in our knowledge base:
Qoppa Software - Mar 4 2012 at 11:37am Copy Link
Husker Tech Is it correct that only the Pro version permits the editing of text within an existing PDF document? Thanks.
Mar 4 2012 at 12:35pm Copy Link
Leila H. Yes, in PDF Studio 7 we've added the ability to edit text in a PDF document. It is also possible to delete or move text around (as well as images or shapes) and redact text. Text redaction consists in removing text from the document content and covering it with a black rectangle to indicate that the document was redacted. It is used to hide confidential data.

Please remain aware that editing text in a PDF document is not the same as with a word processor. The way fonts and text are defined in a PDF document makes editing a very complicated function to tackle. So usually it is only recommended for very limited editing (typos, misspells). Otherwise, it is recommended to go back to the original document (in Word format for instance), edit and then output it to PDF again.
Qoppa Software - Mar 4 2012 at 2:52pm Copy Link
Husker Tech Thank you for your very thorough response. However, I’m not prepared to purchase the Pro version to have the ability to edit documents.
Mar 4 2012 at 5:38pm Copy Link
Javier Gil I just found that you're the guys who make qPDF notes for Android, which I purchased and it's a great app. Well done, guys! :)
Now, one of the main features that I need is stamp transparency (and by this I mean the transparency of the stamps that I create, for these will be the ones that I use). I've noticed that the program does let me choose the level of transparency when I import an image, however, when I try to use that stamp on a document, the transparency is fixed, it no longer lets me change it (the option is actually greyed out). To me, this is a big issue, as stamp versatility is what can really make an impact on a document, particularly a content rich one...
In my case, I would need to apply different levels of transparency to the different stamps that I use on a doc, but I don´t think that can be done at present...
Adding sound to a document was impressively easy!
The tools seem to work pretty fast too.
Thumbs up!
Mar 4 2012 at 8:42pm Copy Link
Brian H Hi - Having problems trying to purchase "pro" version using specified coupon code "BITS2012". I am getting error message "Sorry but the coupon was not found in our records and no discount was applied" on final checkout screen with no reduction in list price. :-( I will email your website later and hope thta you will honor your posted discounted promotion price. Thanks. -Brian
Mar 4 2012 at 11:46pm Copy Link
Chris Roy Jackson When you fill in and save a PDF Form... is the saved document a new "fixed" (or static) document, or is it the original form saved with your (editable) "data" in place ???
Mar 5 2012 at 3:08am Copy Link
Pauline Redblum As a user, I know that PDF Studio 7 Pro lets me define my own custom stamps.
To use the same image at different transparencies, I use Gimp to save a copy of the image in various transparencies as separate files.
then, I import each with a distinctive name to that stamp ("50Approved" and "75Approved", for instance).
Once in, I can apply the different transparency stamps on the same document thru either using the Stamp Tool menu, or selecting from the ToolChest.
I agree, by the way, that qPDF Notes is also great, and that both tools are quick and useful!
Mar 5 2012 at 3:17am Copy Link
Javier Gil Pauline: Unfortunately that wouldn't be very practical, as I use hundreds of different stamps and if I have to save a different one for each level of transparency, I'd have thousands of different stamps!
Mar 5 2012 at 4:28am Copy Link
Leila H. Answer to Chris Roy Jackson

When you fill interactive forms the data saved in the PDF form is still editable after you save and reopen a document.

If you wish to make the fields data un-editable you can do so by flattening the form fields.

Look under Forms - Flatten All Fields from the top menu bar. Flattening means that the form data is added to the content of the PDF document itself and the forms are not interactive anymore.

You can still use the coupon BITS2012 in our online store today until midnight. The coupon works for both Pro and Standard edition. If Filling form fields is available in the Standard edition.
Qoppa Software - Mar 5 2012 at 12:02pm Copy Link
Leila H. Answer to Brian H

We're sorry that you had issues checking out using the discounted coupon code from BitsDuJour.

We've been in contact with you by email and we hope that your issue is now resolved.
Qoppa Software - Mar 5 2012 at 12:19pm Copy Link
Fred Donaldson Hi - I'm also having problems trying to purchase "pro" version using specified coupon code "BITS2012" giving 50% off.

I am getting error message "Sorry but the coupon was not found in our records and no discount was applied" on final checkout screen with no reduction in list price. Hope that you will honor your posted discounted promotion price. Thanks. - Fred
Mar 20 2012 at 9:54am Copy Link
Roger Thomasson @ Fred

The 50% discount was a limited-time offer and is no longer available...
BitsDuJour Admin - Mar 20 2012 at 9:55am Copy Link
Leila H. You can use the coupon code TAXTIME for 15% discount.
Qoppa Software - Mar 20 2012 at 11:08am Copy Link
Leila H. We've created a new on-going discount code "BitsDuJour".
This new code offers 15% discount on either:
• PDF Studio 7 Pro ($106.25 instead of $125) or
• PDF Studio 7 Standard Edition ($72.25 instead of $85).
To help you decide which version, we've published this comparison of Standard and Pro versions:
Qoppa Software - May 7 2012 at 1:03pm Copy Link
erioforo Hello,
I wish to know if the OCR recognition is also in Italian language. Thanks a lot and best regards.
Jul 28 2012 at 2:42am Copy Link
Leila H. PDF Studio does not have an OCR engine.
Qoppa Software - Jul 28 2012 at 3:06am Copy Link
TopDog This deal is for the Pro version, is that correct?
Jul 29 2012 at 2:40am Copy Link
Leila H. This deal is valid for both editions of PDF Studio:

- PDF Studio Standard is discounted fron $85 to $34.

- PDF Studio Pro is discounted from $125 to $50.

The same coupon can be used in our online store to buy any of the 2 editions Standard or Pro.

Please note that the download trial is the same for both editions. Users choose on startup when launching the application which edition they would like to evaluate (dialog with 2 radio buttons that show on startup).
Qoppa Software - Jul 29 2012 at 5:04am Copy Link
VLM Leila, I know you cannot answer this question directly, but without revealing private business plans, can you comment on how close we may be to a major version upgrade? How long ago was version 7 first released?

Also, the description, above, states "Scan-to-PDF with PDF Studio 7". But from the conversation during your last promotion here at BDJ, PDF Studio 7 does not have an OCR engine. So ... I feel confused ... If you use this software to scan to PDF, do you get a fully searchable document?

Jul 31 2012 at 2:27am Copy Link
Gonzo I'd be very interested in a comparison with Nitro PDF Professional, if available.
This looks like a very complete product.
Jul 31 2012 at 3:02am Copy Link
Andrew Smith Could you tell me if pdf Studio has "stamps"? I currently use Acrobat, but find its stamp options rather limited. Some pdf editors have stamp transparency options, stamp shadows, creation of your own stamps, stamp import (rather than doing it 1 by one, like acrobat), etc.
Jul 31 2012 at 4:02am Copy Link
Leila H. To Andrew Smith:
Yes, PDF Studio delivers over a dozen 'standard' stamps, and both versions allow the user to create your own custom stamps.
In the Standard version, users may create text stamps, or image stamps.
In the Pro version, users have even more stamp creation capabilities. Both text and images may be combined into custom stamps with Pro.
In addition to creating stamps that you add to your menu of stamps, PDF Studio also lets you import images to 'stamp' onto the current document.
With the Toolbar, PDF Studio users can also easily define favorite annotations to apply consistently across documents.
Qoppa Software - Jul 31 2012 at 5:46am Copy Link
Leila H. To VLM:
I'll answer your first two question with references to our website:
- Version 8 has been predicted for sometime this fall. See the June 21, 2012 comment in our knowledgebase:
- Version 7 was released December 2011. We post a version history at

PDF Studio 7 accepts input from scanners, converts directly into PDF.
Many scanners these days perform OCR and deliver fully searchable text.
For those scanners that provide only an image, PDF Studio still converts that image to easily portable PDF that can be annotated with a wide range of comment types. To help our customers whose scanners do not provide OCR interpretation, we have added an area highlighter so you can highlight the non-text portions of scanned pages, even if they are pictures of text.
Qoppa Software - Jul 31 2012 at 8:06am Copy Link
Leila H. Thank you, VLM, for helping us debug our website (the metadata for the comparison chart did have that title - now corrected).

To Gonzo & VLM:
We have chosen to expend our energies on making our products the best they can be. We leave the feature by feature comparisons to others.

As for the comment last spring, I was referring more to our internal analysis of product features to be sure we're bringing the most important collaboration capabilities to our customers on all platforms, as we continually develop, refine, or add to our products.
Qoppa Software - Jul 31 2012 at 8:38am Copy Link
Northern sp. z o.o. You are planing next major version during next two months, but your policy don't offer free upgrade . If I understand correctly I will must pay to upgrade to ver 8 on September... Sounds bad...
Jul 31 2012 at 11:29am Copy Link
Leila H. Today’s 60% discount does get you a guaranteed 30% discount for that upgrade, whenever it's released. Of course, you have the option to wait to pay full price when the new version comes out.
Qoppa Software - Jul 31 2012 at 12:20pm Copy Link
Northern sp. z o.o. Ok. I bought. :)
Jul 31 2012 at 12:41pm Copy Link
Leila H. Thanks for your purchase.
Qoppa Software - Jul 31 2012 at 1:24pm Copy Link
VLM Leila Caison - You wrote:
To Gonzo & VLM:
We have chosen to expend our energies on making our products the best they can be. We leave the feature by feature comparisons to others.

As for the comment last spring, I was referring more to our internal analysis of product features to be sure we're bringing the most important collaboration capabilities to our customers on all platforms, as we continually develop, refine, or add to our products.
I see your point of view, and I hope you'll see mine, too. You can put the best features in the Universe into a product, but if people don't comprehend what those features are, your company will not fulfill its potential.

When you make claims that basically amount to "best thing since sliced bread", then state that you are unwilling to elaborate upon or back up those claims, it may not go over well with some potential customers. We are only asking you to provide the comparison you MUST have done in order to make the high-level claims in the first place. And if the claims are true, then why on Earth would you NOT chose to share the information?

Make sense?
Jul 31 2012 at 10:29pm Copy Link
pcaltair Pay 60.00 now and pay 125 less 30% discount = 87.5 makes a total of 137.5 which is more than list price 125 ??!!

Of course one has a choice of not upgrading !
Aug 1 2012 at 12:59am Copy Link
Susan Sims To pc altair:
You are correct that one need not upgrade, unless the next version brings features and enhancements that you can use. The PDF Studio 7 license you purchase today will run indefinitely.

However, your calculations are confused.
When PDF Studio 8 comes out, the upgrade price from version 7 will not be the full price of the license, and the 30% discount will apply to that upgrade price.
And, until Version 8 comes out, you will have a powerful, easy to use PDF Editor that will enable you to Create, Annotate, Review, And Edit PDF Documents.
Aug 1 2012 at 4:15am Copy Link
Rich Cochran Please note that there are other titles out there with similar names which I own Two of. You should add your company name when advertising. I have not been satisfied with a lot of the others. So is there a free version, as I don't buy without a good test drive.
Aug 3 2012 at 8:08pm Copy Link
Leila H. Our company is Qoppa Software and we are the developers of PDF Studio.

Link to free PDF Studio trial:

You can download and test drive it. It has all the features of the full version but adds a watermark to the documents.
Qoppa Software - Aug 4 2012 at 4:23am Copy Link
winton guy how does this program compare to bluebeam revu?

has it got more annotating and measurement tools?

is there a comparison matrix between the two?
Jan 7 2013 at 2:32am Copy Link
Danny A problem: I can not download a trial version (for Windows)!!
Jan 7 2013 at 1:50pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea The direct download URL for the Windows version is:
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 7 2013 at 2:12pm Copy Link
Danny Unfortunately, no success. Have different ways try to download, doesn't work. Come no further than 4% and then gives it every time ' time out '. Will my pc system lie?!
Jan 7 2013 at 2:40pm Copy Link
Leila H. @ winton guy: Regarding Upgrades: PDF Studio 8 was just released in December 2012. When you purchase PDF Studio 8, you get free upgrades to all versions 8.xx (current version is 8.03). PDF Studio can check for uptaded versions automatically on a set schedule: daily, weekly, monthly. When version 9 comes out, you can decide to upgrade at about 40% of listing price.The upgrade is optional and you can continue using version 8.
Qoppa Software - Jan 7 2013 at 6:18pm Copy Link
Leila H. @ Danny Thys: I just tried downloading and installing the Windows installer for PDF Studio from the link above and had no problem. So there is no problem with the installer itself. Your PC is not lying but could it be that your internet connection is intermittent? The installer is 50Mb and will require a stable connection to download.
Qoppa Software - Jan 7 2013 at 6:21pm Copy Link
Leila H. @winton guy: Sorry, we don't have a comparison matrix between bluebeam review and PDF Studio.

But we do have a comparison matrix to compare with Adobe Acrobat:

PDF Studio does have measurement tools (distance, area and perimeter). Bluebeam Revu is specialized for architects and engineers and for instance offers a library of gemometrical symbols that PDF Studio does not have. In PDF Studio, users can create and save their own custom stamps and preferred annotations, thus creating their own library.

PDF Studio is cheaper than Bluebeam Revu and works on all operating systems: Mac OSX, Windows, Linux and Unix.
Qoppa Software - Jan 7 2013 at 6:30pm Copy Link
Brian H Hi- I looked for some independent reviews of this product, and all were very favorable. :-) One feature a particular reviewer said the program lacked was the ability to "create" PDFs- and the reviewer was quite critical of this missing feature- but he otherwise loved everything else about the program. I was wondering if PDF creation had perhaps been added since the review was written; and with this new version 8.x release. If Leila, or another company rep, would kindly reply when they have a moment, I would be interested to know abut this. Thanks. -Brian
Jan 7 2013 at 9:06pm Copy Link
Leila H. @Brian H: Regarding creating PDFs using PDF Studio, please read this entry in our Knowledge Base:

Qoppa Software - Jan 8 2013 at 8:02am Copy Link
Danny A peculiar observation: other software + 50 MB size no problems with the download. With this PDF Studio 8 just don't succeed. It breaks every time off 4% indicating "time out" and "unable to read file '. Possible explanation??
Jan 8 2013 at 8:18am Copy Link
Leila H. @Dannys Thys. Strange. Maybe the download file got corrupted once (because of a connection problem) and now your browser is caching the corrupted file? Just a thought.

Try this other link which points to the same Windows installer and see if it works for you:
Qoppa Software - Jan 8 2013 at 8:40am Copy Link
Danny Unfortunately, I can't in any way! But well, I give up!

Question: Has this PDF Studio 8 a multilanguages interface possibilities?
Jan 9 2013 at 12:54am Copy Link
Andrew Walters Regarding stamps, can I use my database of png images as stamps? (they're not really "stamps" as in "PAID" etc., but rather images which I use all the time, such as coloured arrows, icons, etc. etc. I use hundreds.
Is there an "import images as stamps" feature?
How does the program handle transparency with stamps?
Jan 9 2013 at 1:23am Copy Link
Leila H. @Andrew W: PDF Studio does allow users to create image rubber stamps. Rubber stamps can be classified in categories and are accessible under the rubber stamps menu from the top toolbar. PDF Studio also has a "tool chest" that allows users to save their favorite used annotations (including stamps) and makes it easy to preview and add them to a page. PDF Studio does not offer a way to import a library of images as stamps at once, it has to be done one image at a time at the moment. Regarding stamp transparency, it is supported (images in png and gif format).
Qoppa Software - Jan 9 2013 at 5:45am Copy Link
Danny Now comes the interesting: All other downloads for other platforms like Linux and Mac OSX can I download without problems. Except PDF Studio for Windows will simply not succeed! Understand who understand can?!
Jan 9 2013 at 6:26am Copy Link
Sascha Tuberkel Just a hint: today I could download Adobe Acrobat Pro Cs2 for free from Adobe Download-site, because they are canceling support. So if it works for you in the outdated version, just give it a try. The license-key is standing on the right of the download-link.
By the way there are all discontinued versions of Photoshop, creativestudio,...available as full version for free =)
Jan 9 2013 at 7:00pm Copy Link
VLM I tend to work with MANY PDF documents open at once. Will PDF Studio 8 keep track of them all when the program

a. shuts down normally
b. crashes, or the system crashes, or whatever

How many documents are remembered? Are they organized in any way as Acrobat does, say today, 7 days, 30 days, etc. or some other way?

Will the program remember a document that has been downloaded adn opened, but has not yet been saved (File Save As) when the program is closed or crashes?

Finally, is it possible to pay be sending cash, money order, using PayNearMe, or some other way that does not use the electronic central banking system?

Jan 9 2013 at 9:01pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Qoppa Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 10 2013 at 12:11am Copy Link
Phil Tobin @ Sascha Tuberkel: Er, you and anyone else would be on a hiding to nothing if you thought Adobe's Creative Suite 2 was now free of charge. It isn't and it never was. Adobe has simply shut down the product activation servers for this 7-year-old suite but has posted the appropriate serial numbers on its download site for the benefit of any existing users wishing to re-install a *licensed* copy. The serial number won't work without the license code.

This hare was started running by some blogger who completely misread / misunderstood what Adobe was doing for existing customers. As is the way of the Internet, the blog's misinformation was then peddled by a number of other bloggers and websites who evidently couldn't be bothered to make even a cursory check on the veracity of the source.
Jan 10 2013 at 1:58am Copy Link
Gonzo @Dannys Thys
Based on your last comment, I would suggest you try the following:
-If you tried with only 1 browser, try with another one. Also, clear your browser's cache and cookies.
-If you tried with several browsers already, then there's something "blocking" the download of the Windows version. Being an exe file, I'd say most likley your Antivirus, Firewall, or Anti malware is the culprit.
Disable any security software you have, then try to download again.
Jan 10 2013 at 2:05am Copy Link
Harlen Wiebe In Adobe Standard or Pro when you open the pages thumbnail view, you can drag and drop one or more pages into the page thunbnail view of another open PDF file. Does PDF Studio have a similar function. I checked your comparison page as noted in an earlier post and this feature wasn't even listed there as an Adobe only feature.
Jan 10 2013 at 5:11am Copy Link
Leila H. @Harlen W: Yes, PDF Studio does support this function of dragging and dropping pages from the thumbnail view. This is an easy way to manipulate and move pages across documents. Remember that the download is a free evaluation version and you can try all the features before making a decision.
Qoppa Software - Jan 10 2013 at 6:29am Copy Link
Leila H. @VLM PDF Studio will display the last 10 documents opened under File - Open Recent. We are not keeping a history organized by date at the moment but have plans to do so.

Upon closing a document which was modified in PDF Studio, it will prompt you to save the document.

We keep a copy of the file before saving a document in case any problem happens during save. We don't save as we go so there is no mechanism in case of crash to restore the changes you had made.

Also, if working with a lot of documents at a time, look into our knowledge base to allocate more memory to the app.

Our standard methods of payment for single license sale are credit card, paypal and google wallet. However, if you do not like online payment, we will be glad to process your money order.
Qoppa Software - Jan 10 2013 at 7:17am Copy Link
Danny Has this PDF Studio 8 also all possible convert function to other files like Word, Image, HTML and so on?
Jan 10 2013 at 12:54pm Copy Link
Leila H. @Danny Thys: PDF Studio can convert from Word and images to PDF but not HTML.

You can read our KB entry regarding creating PDF from other formats: http://kbpdfstudio.qoppa..../createpdf
Qoppa Software - Jan 10 2013 at 2:10pm Copy Link
VLM Leila H. - Thank you for your kind response. I imagine you have access to my private email, if you would be kind enough to send me information on where to send the money order, I will take care of it. I will take the future expanded list of recent documents/history on faith. :):) Really, as long as there is enough RAM there should be no limit on the number of docs open, and as long as their is disk space there should be no limit on the number of files remembered, IMO. Perhaps there should be a warning to tip of a user that some adjustment to memory allocation (or the like) needs to be made), but really, it's not necessary for the software vendor to protect users who can reasonably be expected to take responsibility for their own acts. Again, IMO. :):)


Oh, can Studio 8 convert PDF to any graphic formats ... PNG or the like?
Jan 10 2013 at 4:26pm Copy Link
Leila H. @VLM: I will contact you by email to send you information regarding payment. We will work on making the memory allocation more visible to users but so far it has not been an issue for most users.

PDF Studio can convert PDF to the following graphics formats:JPEG, PNG, Tiff, Gif.
Qoppa Software - Jan 11 2013 at 6:39am Copy Link
Leila H. @VLM: To create a PDF from a browser page, you will need to download a PDF printer driver (there are many free good ones out there) and print the page to it (the PDF driver will show under your printer list in the print dialog).

Yes, PDF Studio can add free hand text and graphics annotations.
Qoppa Software - Jan 11 2013 at 6:39am Copy Link
VLM Leila H. - Thank you for your kind responses.

1. I have not received a communication from you yet. Perhaps because it's the weekend, so just checking in . :)

2. Regarding free PDF printer drivers, yes there are many. I've recently been using Primo PDF from Nitro (your competitor :). Do you (anyone) have a PDF printer driver you are particularly happy with? I'm not unhappy with Primo, except that it seems a bit slow at times.
Jan 13 2013 at 7:00am Copy Link
R A I've used PDF Studio since version 6 and have been consistently impressed with its performance. Its fast and responsible and allows me to open PDFs in English, Chinese and Japanese, and it runs on my Windows and Linux computers.

The most important feature for me is the ability to annotate PDFs by highlighting text and add comments. I also like the fact that the user can switch between several computers running Linux, Apple OS, and Windows, and can continue to use PDF Studio with the same license. Nice!
Jan 16 2013 at 7:18am Copy Link
Colin Koh Hi,

For pdf-studio-8-pro:-
Is the feature "Fill in and save PDF forms, interactive and flat forms" available?
Jun 16 2013 at 2:37am Copy Link
Leila H. Hi Colin

Yes PDF Studio can do this. It can fill and save interactive PDF forms. Our new support for JavaScript forms in version 8 makes it easier to fill forms with calculations, validation and formatting.

It can also flatten forms, which means that it can take the values of the interactive form fields and add them directly to the content of the PDF document, making the document "flat", not an interactive form anymore.

You can try our free demo version and take the time to evaluate our product before the promo date to make sure it fills all your needs.
Qoppa Software - Jun 16 2013 at 9:09am Copy Link
Johno Hi,
I am interested in the Pro version, will you be offering this as a Bitsdujour discounted item as well as the standard ?

Jun 16 2013 at 3:03pm Copy Link
Roger Thomasson Hi John, yes, we will also be offering the Pro version.

BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 16 2013 at 4:57pm Copy Link
Johno Hi,
can you clarify that it is ok to have this program (I am planning to purchase the Pro version) installed on a desktop computer and a laptop, as long as The the software is not used concurrently on both machines ?

Jun 17 2013 at 5:55am Copy Link
Bradley MacDonald Hello Leila,

I see above you note the flattening of files. I have an interesting case - where I have FDF and PDF files that I need to flatten. And I can use the PDFToolKit to do it - but I have a problem. When I flatten them - all the text is imported correctly - but there are some graphing data elements in the FDF that are not being plotted in the resulting PDF (ie I get all the normal text - but it does not show the graph). Do you know if your software will deal with this?

Also - the FDF Export feature - What formats will it export the FDF data out to?

Thank you.

Bradley MacDonald
Jun 17 2013 at 6:21am Copy Link
Leila H. Hi John

One license of PDF Studio 8 allows to install the software on up to 2 machines. It is OK to use the software concurrently on both machines. The 2 machines can be any operating systems: Windows, Mac OS X or Linux / Unix.
Qoppa Software - Jun 17 2013 at 6:23am Copy Link
Leila H. Hi Bradley - I assume you have an FDF file that you import in a PDF and then flatten it. PDF Studio should support the whole FDF format including images associated with FDF form fields. Best thing for you is to try our free demo. You can also email your 2 files at

Concerning exporting form data, FDF is the format, it is a subset of the PDF format to export only form field data. PDF Studio also support exporting in XFDF (XML) format or XDP format (for liveceycle XFA forms).
Qoppa Software - Jun 17 2013 at 6:59am Copy Link
Leila H. Hi John Regarding your question about a free viewer, we do not have a free reader at the moment but we are looking into the possibility of publishing one in the future. Also you say you are using Paperport, from what I understand this application is organizing / managing PDF documents. PDF Studio works with the file system or other document services (Google Docs, Dropbox). It does not have a document management or storage feature per say.
Qoppa Software - Jun 17 2013 at 7:18am Copy Link
Rosalind Share Version 9 is apparently coming in the Fall of 2013. Does this mean we would have to pay for the upgrade?
Jun 17 2013 at 8:25am Copy Link
Leila H. Hi Rosalind. Version 9 is scheduled for last quarter 2013, so far. You don't have to upgrade unless there is a feature in version 9 that you would need. We still have customers running version 5 of our software and that are happy with it.
Qoppa Software - Jun 17 2013 at 8:38am Copy Link
Johno Hi Leila, I have responded to your e-mailed response also. Yes, in the past and still on our old (about to be retired) pc that is running Windows XP we have used Paperport&Omnipage. However, we are VERY unhappy with the Paperport (& Omnipage Pro) support for customers, and even more unhappy with the way they dont offer an upgrade path for existing customers (for instance the Paperport & Omnipage we have are not that old, however to upgrade to the current version they are wanting us to pay FULL price - so with their slack support & service & unreasonable pricing for existing customers to upgrade we are not staying with them. They are not encouraging loyalty thats for sure.
Its great to see on the payments page how you are offering existing customers of your products a reasonable discount to upgrade.
Thanks for getting back to me Leila.
John Storrs.
Ps. and from what i have seen in the videos of PDF Studio 8 it has all the document management features that I need, I am more interested in PDF Studio 8 for its scan to pdf, editing and OCR functions, which is what I used mostly in paperport/omnipage anyway.
Jun 17 2013 at 8:47am Copy Link
Eddie Tex Sold!

I've been looking for an Acrobat-level application (without the Acrobat price) and was impressed with the positive reviews and ESPECIALLY the active participation by Qoppa on this discussion thread. Additionally, while some want free upgrades to the next version, I checked the Qoppa site and their upgrade pricing is extremely reasonable in my opinion.

Thank you for making this offer available!
Jun 17 2013 at 12:03pm Copy Link
Bradley MacDonald Commentary on Suppport of this Product.
I had a question above - and Leila recommended I send it to support. It is a very technical issue with a PDF form and FDF file that I have been struggling with for months. It has to do with how the form is designed and the underlying FDF code - Not the PDF Studio program.

However, not only was the support person (Leila) able to deal with it in a couple of hours - she was able to provide more information than anyone I have been dealing with for the last few months - including the original author of the form...

Very, VERY impressive support and knowledge. I would recommend this product for that alone - but it is a good product as well!!

Bradley MacDonald
Jun 17 2013 at 1:24pm Copy Link
scaevola na I see it says you can install it on multiple machines - I have a desktop running windows and a laptop dual booting mac/win7.

Am I able to activate a single license for both environments on my mac (pc & mac) and my desktop (pc only) or do I need to buy two licenses. I don't think I should have to since I can only boot one partition at one on the mac book pro, but I was if you could verify if that should work?
Jun 17 2013 at 4:46pm Copy Link
Colin Koh Hi Liela,

I tried several time to purchase but failed? Please help.

Failed message below:

" Error: Invalid Required domain!"
Jun 17 2013 at 6:29pm Copy Link
Leila H. Hi Colin Sorry to hear you are running into a problem when trying to purchase. The error you have seem to indicate that the payment processor you chose (Paypal or Credit Card through Verisign) can not identify that you are purchasing from our website I am not sure why... Maybe because of some security settings on your browser. If you have another browser, you could try purchasing with it. Otherwise, send us a payment through Paypal at and we'll process your order.
Qoppa Software - Jun 17 2013 at 8:37pm Copy Link
Leila H. Hi scaevola For the Mac book pro, PDF Studio may not be able to tell that it is the same machine / user for both environments. You can purchase one license and contact us at to free an additional computer on your license key for the second partition.
Qoppa Software - Jun 17 2013 at 8:41pm Copy Link
scaevola na Hi Leila,

Thanks for the response, you won me over. +1.

I look forward to utilizing your software and I will be in touch! (I work in tech support... so definitely a +1 is earned from my perspective!...)
Jun 17 2013 at 9:10pm Copy Link
Colin Koh Thx Leila, managed to purchase after changing browser from Chrome to Firefox.

Colin Koh
Jun 17 2013 at 9:15pm Copy Link
scaevola na +1 to PRO.

Thanks for responding.
Jun 17 2013 at 9:15pm Copy Link
VLM Does this software support PDFmarks PostScript codes?
Jun 18 2013 at 4:32am Copy Link
Leila H. HI VLM, PDFmarks don't really apply to PDF Studio as it has to do with printing to PostScript. I had to look this up: the pdfmark operator is not a standard PostScript operator, but is provided as a PostScript-language extension used by Acrobat Distiller to describe features that are present in PDF, but not in standard PostScript.
Qoppa Software - Jun 18 2013 at 6:08am Copy Link
VLM Thanks Leila. It matters for users of Adobe InDesign, Adobe FrameMaker, and several other high-end applications.
Jun 19 2013 at 10:15am Copy Link
Bxxxx Oxxxx I purchased the professional version 2013-06-17

The only impression it left behind was the message:
Maximum number of registered computers has been reached for this
license key.

I don't have the program on any PC as far as I know
and I never use it.

Overprotected software is a major problem for the users.
By systematically removing such software, you will still find
there are so many friendly alternatives around, that you will probably
not miss anything in functionality.

Those who create overprotected software will probably make much more money by removing the protection. Enthusiastic users will purchase every upgrade,
Apr 2 2014 at 1:28am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel Is this a clone of Nitro PDF?

Is a German GUI included?

Apr 2 2014 at 1:41am Copy Link
AbdulRahiem Dubelaar How does it do on converting PDFs to Word? Does it properly convert (OCR) text from images? Does it recognise ToCs, etc., especially if there is more than one, please? Does it recognise Dutch and German? (Does it beat Abbyy FineReader?)
Apr 2 2014 at 1:52am Copy Link
Leila H. To: Bxxxx Oxxxx. PDF Studio license keys can be used to register 2 computers (same user) on any operating system: Windows, Mac or Linux. This is typical of desktop applications. Some of our competitors (such as Bluebeam) allow installation on only one computer. There are ways for users to look up their registered computers, un-register and transfer the license to other computers. Please contact for help or look in our knowledge base:
Qoppa Software - Apr 2 2014 at 5:14am Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd What about an upgrade from Pro 8 to Pro 9?
There should be a special price for loyalty and buying Pro 8.
Apr 2 2014 at 5:21am Copy Link
Leila H. To Bertie Brummel: PDF Studio is a PDF editing software like Nitro PDF but it is not a clone. Our software is available in English, German, French, Spanish and Italian. When you install, PDF Studio will default to your computer's language but users can change the language under Edit - Preferences - General.
Qoppa Software - Apr 2 2014 at 5:57am Copy Link
Leila H. To AbdulRahiem Dubelaar: We have our own PDF to Word converter which is quite good. We actually sell this for server-side conversion of documents as well.

Our OCR is built on Tesseract which was developed by HP and is now enhanced by Google. It's pretty good but, from our testing, it is not as good as Abby FineReader. But, of course, FineReader only does OCR...

German is supported in OCR and Dutch too, by downloading an additional language file, as documented here:

As for TOCs, the Word to PDF conversion does preserve internal links.

You can try our free demo version (with watermarks) to make sure PDF Studio works for you!
Qoppa Software - Apr 2 2014 at 6:10am Copy Link
Lito A question about your program used as a PDF viewer. I bought a different editor/annotating PDF viewer/editor, and it cannot handle extremely large PDFs (size is 1.2GB of mainly images). I don't need to edit it just view it, so I'd like to know if your program can handle such large files. Essentially I want to be be able to use the editor as my default PDF viewer also and don't want to switch programs for a few files.
Apr 2 2014 at 7:03am Copy Link
Leila H. To Lito: If you are only looking for a PDF viewer that can handle very large PDFs, your best bet is definitely Adobe Reader. And you can still keep your other editor to be your default app to open PDF.
Qoppa Software - Apr 2 2014 at 7:11am Copy Link
Leila H. To Kenneth Floyd: The 60% discount code applies to new sales only. Based on your comment however, I have generated a new coupon code for users who wish to upgrade: Bits2014PDFUpgrade which will give 30% discount ($34.30 instead of $49 instead for a Pro upgrade). Note that for users who purchased after Dec 1 2013, the upgrade is free (see Knowledge Base or email
Qoppa Software - Apr 2 2014 at 7:56am Copy Link
Kenneth Floyd Thank you very much for the upgrade discount, I will take advantage.
Apr 2 2014 at 9:24am Copy Link
Carlo Wolter Hi, I downloaded the trial to evaluate whether it could solve my needs.
I tried to edit some existing Pdf files, but stumbled into a problem.
If I try to edit some text already using a nonstandard font (e.g. Lucida, Calibri) the program tells that the font mapping is invalid and spaces the string differently or changes some characters.
Having these fonts installed on my PC I would guess the program could get from the environment what is missing. But no.
In every case, I see no way to embed a new font.
This is a very tough problem for me.....
Apr 2 2014 at 2:19pm Copy Link
VLM Hi Leila, nice to "see" you again! A few questions, largely referencing older conversations:

1. Does the program now provide the ability to set/control stamp transparency on the fly?

2. I tend to work with MANY PDF documents open at once. In the past, you have reported that the product only keeps track of 10 recent documents and keeps no track at all of unsaved documents in the event of a crash--even though those documents are already on a disk somewhere, at least in some Temp folder. Has this been improved at all? Honestly, for anyone who does serious research, 10 is a pittance.

In this vein, Acrobat organizes prior documents very nicely, as, say today, 7 days, 30 days, etc. Does your product offer anything similar?

For me, this sort of question goes to the heart of "just as good as Acrobat" claims. If it's just as good as Acrobat, then it should at least do what Acrobat does, and it should improve in some places where users can benefit and frankly, where it's easy. Increasing the number of recent documents is EASY!!!!!
Apr 2 2014 at 2:20pm Copy Link
Cary Adams Can the Pro version create forms automatically? Fir example, if I scan a fill in the blank quiz to PDF, can the program recognize the underlined blanks, and empty check boxes and convert those to form fields.

Does the bookmark capability feature auto-bookmarking, based on font characteristics?

Does the PDF compare feature highlight the difference between the PDFs displayed side-by-side?
Apr 2 2014 at 3:06pm Copy Link
Leila H. To VLM:

1. Yes, it can for text stamps until the file is saved, it can changed the stamp transparency after it is saved. For image stamp, transparency can be set upon creation only.

2. PDF Studio will show up to 20 documents under Files - Recent Files. We will add more options (7 days, 30 days, etc...) in a future version. You are right that it is an easy feature to implement. But we're busy.
Qoppa Software - Apr 2 2014 at 5:51pm Copy Link
Leila H. To VLM: From our experience, the installation should still have gone through and installed PDF Studio 9 properly. Try running PDF Studio from C:\Program Files\PDF Studio 9\ and click on pdfstudio9.exe.
Qoppa Software - Apr 2 2014 at 6:59pm Copy Link
Leila H. To Cary Adams: I am sorry, not yet.
Qoppa Software - Apr 2 2014 at 7:01pm Copy Link
Mike B Does this software convert PDF files to Word?

The feature list indicates Word to PDF, but nothing about the other direction.
Apr 3 2014 at 2:51am Copy Link
skbryan I don't know if I will try this software or not, but I AM impressed with how quickly the software rep (Leila H) answers everyone's questions.

Currently using Wondershare PDF Editor. Can anyone compare the two? Thanks.
Apr 3 2014 at 6:18am Copy Link
VLM Leila H - Thank you for your kind responses. I'm glad to see some support for stamp transparency setting on the fly. Hopefully, that area will continue to improve over time, though I imagine it's not at the top of your priority list. :)

Regarding the list of recent documents and ways of organizing and presenting that list, I do realize that you re busy. We are all busy. So I'd like to share a scenario, to give you an idea of just how valuable this can be to some users.

I do a LOT of research, working in primary historical documents, studies, etc. I download a LOT of PDF documents daily--dozens on a light to moderate day, more than a hundred on many days.

My work style--and this is rather common, from what I understand from others--is to get "on a roll". I find something, it points to something else, then to something else, and so on. At each step in this process, I am downloading PDFs (and opening other items, as well). But I am not reading them, at least not more than a few paragraphs, nor am I breaking my focus to do a bezillion "Save As" commands.

I understand that perhaps I "should". But I don't. And I've been working this way, in various technologies dating back to before the age of PDF, for longer than many here have been living. (Yes, there really WAS a great FLOOD, but don't quote me, I'll categorically deny that I ever said that. :)

So here I am, opening a mountain of PDFs, and my browser crashes. (I realize that modern browsers never do that, but humor me.) Or Windows 7 crashes. (Again, I realize that Windows 7 never crashes, but again, humor me.) Or some email client crashes. (Once again, I realize that a modern email client never crashes, but if I might ask you to stretch your patience, humor me. :) Anyway ... BOOM ... and the system hangs.

Please understand, the PDF editor did absolutely nothing wrong. It just sat there until a bomb exploded overhead. (Is that considered politically incorrect nowadays? I don't care, but I might be curious, in minimalistic sort of way.) Anyway, down goes the PDF editor, and with it a very nice pile of work. Now, I CAN go into a temp folder and find it all, I realize that. I mean, your program had to get the file from somewhere. But it would be really nice to be able to configure the PDF editor to remember any number of files, with the clear understanding that this might cause a performance hit. The point is that for someone like me, the BIG performance hit occurs when the program goes down, not when it's a tad sluggish at times. If I'm willing to take the hit, then why not let me? Put up a warning that says "Danger! Danger Will Robinson! You might take a performance hit! ... OK?"

Well, I hope you enjoyed my story at least half as much as I enjoyed writing it. After all, if I don't entertain myself, then who will? !!! :):)
Apr 3 2014 at 7:07am Copy Link
Leila H. To Mike B: PDF Studio does convert from Word to PDF but it does not convert from PDF to Word. Note however that you can do this in Microsoft Word 2013 by clicking File Open and selecting the PDF file directly into MS Word.
Qoppa Software - Apr 3 2014 at 8:49am Copy Link
Al Johnston Can you please let me know the changes from PDF Studio 8 vs 9?
Apr 3 2014 at 12:39pm Copy Link
Leila H. To VLM: Regarding PDF printer drivers, this is exactly how we feel, why ship with our own when there are so many good PDF printer drivers out there (and free!).
Qoppa Software - Apr 3 2014 at 1:02pm Copy Link
Leila H. To Al Johnston: New in PDF Studio 9: Interactive Form Designer, Advanced Redaction, Convert to PDF/A, Digital Signature and Annotations Improvements, Preview Crop. See full list:
Qoppa Software - Apr 3 2014 at 1:21pm Copy Link
Leila H. To Carlo Wolter: Text content editing in PDF Studio can work with the fonts embedded in the PDF documents as well as the standard 14 PDF fonts (Times, Courier, Helvetica, etc...). It can not embed fonts from the operating system. Read more:
Qoppa Software - Apr 3 2014 at 1:50pm Copy Link
VLM Are comments and other markup created in your software usable in Acrobat Reader, and vice versa? in other words, If I am using your software and working on a project where some users/reviewers are using Acrobat or Acrobat Reader, can we all work together with ease?
Nov 25 2014 at 9:27am Copy Link
Leila H. Yes, PDF Studio is totally compliant with the PDF format and will read annotations created in Adobe products and vice versa.
Qoppa Software - Nov 25 2014 at 2:39pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Qoppa Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 26 2014 at 12:11am Copy Link
VLM Thank you. One more question ... does it use menus or ribbons. I already have ribbons in Nitro PDF, don't need more of those! :)
Nov 26 2014 at 12:48am Copy Link
Bertie Brummel @ VLM: When you watch the video in full screen mode you can easily see the menus ... I have Nitro PDF too, but hardly use it anymore.
Nov 26 2014 at 1:38am Copy Link
Joel Dubow Can this program convert PDF to word? Thanks.
Nov 26 2014 at 5:52am Copy Link
Al Johnston What are the key differences from Pro Studio 8 and this new version? Is there an upgrade discount?
Nov 26 2014 at 6:04am Copy Link
Leila H. @Joel PDF Studio can convert from Word to PDF not the other way around. This is not the easiest way to do it, but PDF Studio can convert from PDF to a text file that you can then open in your Word processing software to organize and format. Also it is important to note that Word 2013 will open PDF files and convert them to PDF on the fly.
Qoppa Software - Nov 26 2014 at 6:26am Copy Link
Leila H. @Al The big new features in version 9 are: Interactive Form Designer (pro), Advanced Redaction (pro), Annotations Enhancements, PDF/A Validation and Conversion (pro). See the full release notes: The bitsdujour promo is only valid for new purchases.
Qoppa Software - Nov 26 2014 at 6:30am Copy Link
Leila H. @vml Permanent redaction is used to black out and remove sensitive information such as SSN in a document before distributing it. It is a pro feature. The tool chest (look for a tab called "My Comments" on the left side) stores all recent markups so you can use them again without having to recreate them. Users can also save their favorite comments. This is a Standard feature not restricted to Pro.
Qoppa Software - Nov 26 2014 at 6:38am Copy Link
VLM So the Tool Chest is somewhat like a clipboard cache for markups, does that sound like a reasonable description? Does it retain its memory upon closing and reopening the application?

I have a couple of additional questions, if you don't mind.

1. How many "recent documents" can the application support? I ask because it's quite common to find this limited to 10 documents, which is an absurdly small number for anyone who does serious research online. Honestly, I have never understood the need for any limit at all.

2. If the program or the system (more likely :) crashes, upon reopening the application, does it fully recover the last session?

3. Is there a means for fully recovering the last session, regardless of size, even when the program is properly shut down?

Frankly, I don't know of any PDF application that handles these things well. But I don't know of all PDF applications, so I'm hopeful that yours does better than the rest WRT these matters.

Thank you!
Nov 26 2014 at 8:59am Copy Link
Leila H. Okay, I just stepped away from my family and installed the program. With the holidays, no time to test properly today, but I do have a few quick questions.

1. Will there be tabs in v. 10?

2. The menus are crammed so close together as to be visually almost indistinguishable. Any plans to space these out a bit?

3. VERY few of the menus or the menu items have apparent shortcuts, and I see no underlined letters, as in alt-f, o for file > open. Can this be controlled via the UI? (Again, sorry, no time to look.) We love menus, but only if we can use them via the keyboard. One more program that sends us to the mouse constantly is not in the cards. Honestly, I can't understand why you wouldn't want lots of shortcuts for your won use. :)

Thank you!
Qoppa Software - Nov 26 2014 at 2:50pm Copy Link
Leila H. Oh no! I clicked on the reply link in a private response from the company, and my reply ended up looking like it came from Leila. I hope this one doesn't!
Qoppa Software - Nov 26 2014 at 2:51pm Copy Link
Leila H. @vlm so many questions and I just have a few minutes to respond

Recent Files: I believe we are showing about 20 recent files in v9. In v9, we will be showing 200 organized by "This Week", "Last Week", etc...

System Restore: We don't have a system restore at the moment. But when PDF Studio saves, it saved to a temporary file so if there is any issue during the save, the original file is not overwritten.

Conversion: PDF Studio can convert from Word, images and text to PDF, as well as from PDF to images, text but not Word.

Menus: We are adding more shortcuts for version 10 but we are not changing the spacing in the menus.

Tabs: There will be no tabs in version 10. Read this KB entry:
Qoppa Software - Nov 26 2014 at 5:05pm Copy Link
VLM Thank you! Happy Thanksgiving!
Nov 27 2014 at 2:25am Copy Link
Wiggle What is the difference between this software and the latest Nitro PDF software? Thanks.
Jun 4 2015 at 8:10am Copy Link
Leila H. As an another alternative to Adobe Acrobat, Nitro has similar functions. I guess the main difference is that PDF Studio works on all platforms (Windows, Mac and Linux) and not only on Windows.
Qoppa Software - Jun 4 2015 at 8:44am Copy Link
Wiggle Can your software make the text extracted from an image? I mean once an image file converted to PDF file. Can all the text be edit? Thanks again.
Jun 4 2015 at 8:48am Copy Link
Leila H. Yes, this software can perform OCR (Optical Character Recognition) and recognize text in scanned PDFs or PDFs created from images. Text can be edited at the string level (no reflow).
Qoppa Software - Jun 4 2015 at 8:55am Copy Link
Wiggle Can you show me how to do that in the trial version? I would like to try that feature before i buy it. This software can grab documents from URL. That's cool.
Jun 4 2015 at 8:58am Copy Link
_*_ Does this product require an online connection to run?
Does the software "phone-home" as it is being used ever?

Thank you
Jun 4 2015 at 9:55am Copy Link
Leila H. Knowledge Base Entry for OCR:

Knowledge Base Entry for Content Editing:
Qoppa Software - Jun 4 2015 at 9:57am Copy Link
Leila H. PDF Studio can run offline. Please read more here:
Qoppa Software - Jun 4 2015 at 10:01am Copy Link
Wiggle Found my language (manually downloaded it). I try to edit some text. It was "Pengarah" but in the text field it was "E".'II;;:I.I$II'!" (without quotes). It doesn't read it right although i've installed my language. Second thing, no changes were made even after i hit the "OK" button.
Jun 4 2015 at 12:05pm Copy Link
Bxxxx Oxxxx I purchased the professional version (8) 2013-06-17

The only impression it left behind was the message:
Maximum number of registered computers has been reached for this
license key.

I don't have the program on any PC as far as I know
and I never use it.
Overprotected software is a major problem for the users.
Has this changed since 2013?
Otherwise, there are enough friendly and powerful alternatives
like this one for example

Jun 4 2015 at 12:37pm Copy Link
Leila H. PDF Studio can be installed on up to 2 computers. You can check your registered computers using PDF Studio self service at:
Please contact if you need help.
Qoppa Software - Jun 4 2015 at 7:09pm Copy Link
Leila H. @Maz Please read about the supported languages for OCR at this link:
PDF Studio supports English, French, Spanish, German, Italian as well as most European languages. We will soon add support for other languages including all Asian languages.
Qoppa Software - Jun 4 2015 at 7:15pm Copy Link
Wiggle When will that be? How long will it takes for you to support my language? Is it going to be this version or until the next major version?
Jun 4 2015 at 10:04pm Copy Link
Leila H. @Maz Sorry but we haven't decided yet if supporting CJK and other languages in OCR will be a PDF Studio 10 or 11 feature.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 2015 at 6:28am Copy Link
VLM Does this software use menus or ribbons? If still menus --- which I prefer very much --- is there any plan to abandon menus in favor of ribbons?
Jun 5 2015 at 11:05am Copy Link
Leila H. PDF Studio 10 uses menus not ribbons. We haven't not finalized user interface for version 11.
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 2015 at 4:16pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Qoppa Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Jan 8 2016 at 12:11am Copy Link
Stanislav Cermak Hi. There are a function I am looking for:

I have excel sheet with calculation of prices. They are changed very often of course. After change I have to edit word document and after it export it into pdf. It would be better to export numbers from excel directly into pdf ...and if possible not manually (into some variable fields in pdf or something like that).

Please, could you tell me if Studio 10 could help me?

Or will be better to find this a function in Adobe Acrobat Professional or another tools?
Thank you for answer in advance.
Jan 8 2016 at 2:44am Copy Link
Leila H. Hi Stanislas

PDF Studio can convert Microsoft Word to PDF but it can NOT convert Excel to PDF. PDF Studio also supports importing form fields into an interactive form in XFDF and XDP formats (variants of the well-known XML format) so if you setup a script to export the fields from Excel to XML, that is an option.
Qoppa Software - Jan 8 2016 at 5:56am Copy Link
Ela S. Gone through all the comments before - nice program so far. One special feature I am looking for:

In Windows Explorer, can the program be used as properties and column handler editing and changing PDF properties / information via right click - or in the file properties windows?

PDF-ShellTools offers this most convenient feature as described at

Would be nice to have this all done in one PDF Suite.
Jan 8 2016 at 5:59am Copy Link
Leila H. Hi Ela

It is possible to edit Document Properties within PDF Studio by going under File -> Document Properties. It is not possible to edit Document Properties through Windows Explorer columns. The tool you are talking is a shell tool for Windows. I don't think you will find many PDF software offering this kind of editing through Windows Explorer.
Qoppa Software - Jan 8 2016 at 7:58am Copy Link
CALLUM User I was looking for a good tool to view/ edit and markup PDF's on my MacBook. This product does everything that I was looking for, the measurement tool is easy to calibrate and allows me to quickly review drawings and add comments.

I would recommend this and indeed already have to some workmates.

I use it for markups of drawings and the tools are more than sufficient.

Check it out if you wish, the free trial gives you a good feel for it.
Feb 17 2016 at 2:58am Copy Link
Rolando U. This is a very versatile software that is cross-platform. Has powerful features for the creation of PDF documents. Exactly what I was looking for to run in a linux machine. Great software.

Get it at:
Aug 13 2016 at 2:10am Copy Link
bvssunnydale Hi, does this allow for numbering of PDF documents? Thanks.
Aug 27 2016 at 8:57am Copy Link
Leila H. Look under Document -> Header and Footer. You can number pages or apply Bates numbers. There is also a Batch option to number multiple PDFs.
Qoppa Software - Aug 29 2016 at 5:50am Copy Link
Tony Lee There is no deal for those who bought a previous version and would like to upgrade?
Aug 30 2016 at 4:30am Copy Link
Leila H. Sorry this deal is for new sales only.

Upgrades are available through Qoppa online store at 60% discount.
Qoppa Software - Aug 30 2016 at 5:08am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC With this product will I be able to automate PDF functionality using a programming language like VBA (inside Excel or Access, to be specific) or C# or for example?
Aug 31 2016 at 4:32am Copy Link
Leila H. PDF Studio offers multiple Batch functions / processes to work on multiple documents at once but it does not have any scripting interface.
Qoppa Software - Aug 31 2016 at 5:11am Copy Link
TAPTRONIC Thank you for the reply!
Aug 31 2016 at 5:19am Copy Link
Leila H. PDF Studio has two comparison modes: side by side (with synchronized scrolling) and overlay (where differences are highlighted in red and green). You are right that these are user-driven. There is no structural comparison (one that would output a report of differences between the 2 documents automatically) at the moment.
Qoppa Software - Aug 31 2016 at 9:11am Copy Link
tripta User I installed this software some days back and found it to be the best Adobe pdf alternative. It has all the features required in a professional pdf editor/creator. And the support is top notch.
Mar 9 2017 at 12:01pm Copy Link
Frank User It says a new feature in version 12 is "Send to Word". What exactly does this mean? Can you now convert a PDF format file into a DOC or DOCX format file?
Jun 6 2017 at 12:20am Copy Link
JW Further to the previous question (Frank User), will this only convert "Excel to PDF" or will it function with the output from alternative spreadsheet programs?
Jun 6 2017 at 3:40am Copy Link
Leila H. The Send to Word option in PDF Studio requires Microsoft Word to be installed on your machine. PDF Studio can then send PDF documents to MS Word which will it convert on the fly and open the converted Word file. From MS Word, you can decide if you'd like to save it as a doc or as a docx file.
Qoppa Software - Jun 6 2017 at 7:23am Copy Link
Leila H. PDF Studio accepts Excel files in xlsx format.
Qoppa Software - Jun 6 2017 at 7:27am Copy Link
JW Leila H - Thanks, but that doesn't quite answer the question I was really asking.
Will it accept the output files from "alternative" spreadsheet programs (I don't use MS Excel any longer, but now use Google Sheets instead)?
Jun 6 2017 at 7:43am Copy Link
Leila H. JW - As long as your alternative spreadsheet program outputs a file in xlsx format then it should work. You can try PDF Studio demo.
Qoppa Software - Jun 6 2017 at 7:49am Copy Link
Software Seeker Hello, are comments(annotations)/edits in PDF documents also visible to Adobe Acrobat Pro/CC users? Or will the other party also need your program to see them? Thanks.
Jun 6 2017 at 11:39am Copy Link
Leila H. Yes, PDF Studio edits and annotations are fully compliant with the PDF specifications. There will be no incompatibility issue with Adobe Acrobat users.
Qoppa Software - Jun 6 2017 at 11:43am Copy Link
Software Seeker Thank you, Leila.
Jun 6 2017 at 11:47am Copy Link
Wayne W Won't let me check out with PayPal. Get message: "Things don't appear to be working at the moment. Please try again later." But when I go to the PayPal website it's up and working.
Jun 6 2017 at 7:49pm Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Wayne W, Could you please clear your browser cache and cookies and try again? Also, while purchasing, please consider trying another browser like IE, Chrome, Firefox or Opera.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 7 2017 at 2:42am Copy Link
riad af Does Pdf Studio support right to left languages Arabic & ?Hebrew ?
If typing text on a pdf page or filling forms can i use arabic and Hebrew without problem ?
Thanks for a quick answer
Jun 7 2017 at 3:43am Copy Link
Leila H. Riad - Right to left (for Arabic & Hebrew) is not fully supported in annotations and form fields at the moment. We are working on adding support for this.
Qoppa Software - Jun 7 2017 at 8:13am Copy Link
Stardust Hello, is it possible in the PDF Studio to create buttons, which allows you for example to jump onto different page, open web site or create new e-mail to set recipient in your mail client?
And does PDF Studio have function for converting all fonts in the PDF file into the curves? (You have regular PDF with texts and with this function you can change all the texts to the vector objects).
I have not found in the feature list on your website any mention about these two functions, and it wasn't mentioned in the comparison charts either.
Thank you for the info.
Jun 7 2017 at 11:35am Copy Link
Leila H. Antonin - Yes, using PDF Studio Pro, you can add button fields by going to the form editor (under Forms -> Create / Edit Forms). You will need to add a puhs button field and associate an action (look for the actions tab in the properties dialog) to go to another page, open a url, send an email, etc...
PDF Studio does not have an option to convert fonts to curves but it has an option to rasterize a PDF, converting pages to images (under Images -> Rasterize PDF). You can contact us as as we my be able to give you other workarounds.
Qoppa Software - Jun 7 2017 at 12:24pm Copy Link
Jon Spain The PayPal link is not working; please fix it.

Nov 21 2017 at 12:32am Copy Link
franp User This is a very, very good alternative to Adobe Acrobat. I just baught the pro version (full price :-( ) a month ago It has nearly everything Acrobat Pro has, as perpetual license, for half the price of a yearly Adobe subscription ... It is light on memory, speedy, and the support is excellent (I tested it before buying by asking a couple of technical questions ; got answers in the minutes !). I tested and even baught PDF-XChange a year ago or so but finaly reverted back to Acrobat Pro after a few days, and kept seraching for the ultimate Acrobat killer. I discovered PDF Studio this fall while reseting my computer and this time I just stopped searching and didn't even re-install Acrobat. Quite frankly; it as some minor flaws (such as, for example, the impossibility to optimize a document in memory before first saving it to the disk) but all-in-all this is a VERY, VERY good piece of code ! For me, it is just functionaly, if not bit-to-bit, equivalent to Acrobat pro minus the all-cloud and all-subscription non-senses.
Nov 21 2017 at 1:22am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Jon Spain, I assume you are not directed to PayPal when selecting it during the purchase flow. If so, we are aware of the issue however we do now know any fix for this and we believe this is something related to PayPal not to our site. At times the redirect doesn't work and other times it does. I suggest also trying the purchase flow on another browser with the browser cache and cookies deleted.

If the issue you encounter is different from the one I mentioned above, please let me know either by commenting here or by contacting us at
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 21 2017 at 9:28am Copy Link
Jon Spain Constantin

Yes, the issue was that the link could be seen but wasn't functioning. However, it worked a bit later so I thought it had been fixed in the meantime!

Nov 21 2017 at 9:42am Copy Link
MojoMan I wanted to ask if PDF Studio can capture webpages to pdf and if so, is it capable of capturing multiple levels like Acrobat Pro (DC or whatever it is now). AA has had this capability for some time (Version 5 or 6 or so).

This and scanning capabilities are the features I need most... and I see you have the scanning part covered.
Nov 21 2017 at 6:13pm Copy Link
Leila H. PDF Studio does not support HTML to PDF conversion, sorry.
Qoppa Software - Nov 21 2017 at 7:05pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Qoppa Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Nov 22 2017 at 12:11am Copy Link
giorgio de laurentis great Software!
Nov 22 2017 at 1:46am Copy Link
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 2018 at 12:30am Copy Link
User Is this life time free updates?
Jun 5 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 at 6:40am Copy Link
Dennis Wallentin Very fast support - thanks!
Jun 5 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 at 11:59am Copy Link
Leila H. @f vn What did you try?
Qoppa Software - Jun 5 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 at 8:49am Copy Link
Joe M 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 at 12:24pm Copy Link
Leila H. @_*_ PDF Studio can work without internet connection, read more here:
Qoppa Software - Jun 6 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 at 7:50pm Copy Link
Joe M 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 at 3:32am Copy Link
Constantin Florea @Todd User, The quantity purchased is embedded in the license key itself.
BitsDuJour Admin - Jun 7 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 at 9:48am Copy Link
Hourglass94 Nice program!
Can you alter the size of the text on the ribbon bar?
It's too smal on my high DPI monitor
Dec 4 2018 at 1:13am Copy Link
Leila H. @Hourglass94 PDF Studio should automatically resize text for High DPI monitors. You can email from PDF Studio Application under Help -> Email Support. Someone in support will respond to you.
Qoppa Software - Dec 4 2018 at 7:16am Copy Link
George Butel I've used Nuance's product since 2003, and there's only one thing that the version I'm still using (PDF Converter Professional 8) doesn't do that I'd like to do, and that's to redact documents. Some websites will do that for free, but that's not convenient. When I say "redact," I'm referring to edits, such as resizing the pages, deleting text, etc. That material remains in the pdf file, and can be accessed. Adobe Acrobat will do it; the non-monthly version, the 2017 full version, is still available, but that's $448.
Will this program permanently delete such information from a pdf file?
Dec 4 2018 at 12:22pm Copy Link
styrobrain @George Butel: I don't really know, but it seems the demo version is non-expiring and fully functional... it actually has an extra bit of functionality: a sticky watermark. So you can easily try for yourself. The optimizer may play a role in removing residual data:
Dec 4 2018 at 1:35pm Copy Link
Bin Zhou I just purchased a PDF Studio Pro version and have a question on PDF printer driver, and I got the answer back from Tech Support in less than 20 mins. Very quick response.
Dec 4 2018 at 1:48pm Copy Link
Leila H. @George Butel Yes PDF Studio can permanently redact information from PDF documents. You can add redaction annotations on top of text or images and when you apply or burn the annotations, it will remove the underlying content. PDF Studio can also edit text content in a document, as well as resize pages but these are different functions. Make sure to look at PDF Studio user guide for more info:
Qoppa Software - Dec 4 2018 at 1:52pm Copy Link
Leila H. @George Butel When you use the crop or resize page functions, the content of the page that is not showing is not removed, it is only hidden. It is the definition of cropping, you're setting the crop box margins. You will need to apply large rectangles redaction annotations if you want to remove the hidden content before you resize or crop. We're thinking about adding a function to do that automatically instead of users having to do it by hand for next version, This is a complicated function.
Qoppa Software - Dec 4 2018 at 2:26pm Copy Link
Terry User I've been looking for a PDF editor for months that would serve my needs. Thought I'd tried them all, but must have missed PDF Studio. I constantly create PDF fill-able forms for clients, and for years have used Serif PagePlus for this purpose. It does absolutely everything required for creating these forms, but was discontinued a few years ago. So I've been looking for a current replacement.

I checked the documentation on the PDF Studio website, and saw it did most of the things I need, so I just purchased. Installed and registered, and did a quick test. Works great, and does what I need. Forms with text fields, both list types, date type field with calendar popup (very important), and everything else needed. Multiple types of links. Great page formatting. Etc.

Have tried PDF Elements, Soda PDF, Ashampoo PDF Pro, and a bunch of others, and none had all the features needed until I found today's BDJ deal.

Thanks BDJ and Qoppa...
Dec 4 2018 at 8:30pm Copy Link
Nico Westerdale Great News! Qoppa Software has agreed to extend this deal for another day - Enjoy!
BitsDuJour Admin - Dec 5 2018 at 12:11am Copy Link
Leila H. @Terry User Thank you for your feedback! PDF Studio really has hundreds of features and we keep adding new ones. If you find that there's a useful feature missing, let us know at or through Help -> Email Support within the application.
Qoppa Software - Dec 5 2018 at 5:57am Copy Link
Robert Koff Can PDF Studio 2018 convert PDF to Word, Excel and Powerpoint?
Dec 5 2018 at 8:23am Copy Link
Terry User Leila H, thanks, and good to know. I think PDF Studio already has most of the things anyone would need, but you never know what a client might ask for next.

Nice that you're willing to look at possible new options...
Dec 5 2018 at 8:23am Copy Link
Leila H. @Robert Koff PDF Studio integrates with Microsoft Office Word 2013 and over on Windows only to convert on the fly a PDF to Word and open it MS Word application. It can not convert PDF to Excel or PowerPoint.

Read more here about the PDF to Word conversion: https://kbpdfstudio.qoppa...-and-docx/

On the other end, PDF Studio can convert from Word and Excel to PDF.
Qoppa Software - Dec 5 2018 at 9:35am Copy Link

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