Have you ever had to fill out and sign a PDF-based form? Or change the date on a PDF-based flyer? Make comments on a document sent around your workplace as a PDF file? Scan a document to PDF and OCR the text? For those tasks, I generally turn to Smile's PDFpen, which can perform many PDF manipulations more easily than Adobe Acrobat, and at a fraction of the price.
That's why we're happy to bring you "" to demystify the many sorts of PDF manipulation you can accomplish using PDFpen. Written by Michael E. Cohen, whose electronic publishing credentials predate even PDF (he helped create Voyager's Expanded Books in the early 1990s), the 132-page ebook explains precisely what you can do with PDFs using  and its big brother, . The book costs $10.
After a whirlwind history and overview of the PDF format, Michael walks you through PDFpen's tools and navigation. With those basics taken care of, you'll then learn how to:
Scan a document to PDF and make the text editable with OCR
Combine pages from multiple files into a single PDF
Turn a Web site into a multi-page PDF
Add or remove pages from a PDF
Add a handwritten signature to a PDF
Add page and Web links to a PDF
Make a clickable table of contents for a PDF
Mark up a PDF with professional editing marks
Edit text within a PDF that you received in email
Leave comments on a PDF document
Remove sensitive or confidential text from a PDF
Enhance the images in a PDF
Fill out a PDF-based form
Print just form entries on a pre-printed form
Create an interactive PDF-based form that can collect data and send it to you via email or the Web
An appendix describes the many useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.
This ebook was created in collaboration with Smile, with Michael providing feedback during the PDFpen 5 development process and PDFpen's developers tech editing the book for complete accuracy.