We write about being productive with PDF files The Sejda PDF Blog Tumblr (3.0; @sejda) /blog/ Feature update: JPG to PDF <p>We’re added a few new options to our <b><a href="https://bit.ly/2sTN0zB" target="_blank">JPG to PDF</a> converter</b>.</p><p>JPG is the most popular image format out there, but most of the image formats are supported: png, gif, tiff or bmp all work fine.</p><h2>Configurable Page Size </h2><p>If the default A4 <b>page size</b> is not a good fit, you can now choose another page size or have it <b>fit the image size</b>. </p><figure data-orig-width="892" data-orig-height="694" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/23dd7cc7b619dc584119ef9cccab8fb9/tumblr_inline_orfcdfXxHA1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="892" data-orig-height="694"/></figure><h2>Configurable Page Orientation</h2><p>By default we’ll <b>auto detect</b> based on the image dimensions if <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Page_orientation" target="_blank">portrait or landscape</a> matches better and use that.</p><p>If for some reason that’s not a good fit for you, a specific <b>page orientation </b>can be selected.</p><figure data-orig-width="1022" data-orig-height="700" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/bbcda419a989c1683e7eebeab3181571/tumblr_inline_orfcqd9QSI1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1022" data-orig-height="700"/></figure><h2>Margin around the image</h2><p>By default no margin is added, so the image will fill the whole page space available. </p><p>Sometimes its handy to add a small whitespace border around the image. This can be configured as a small margin (0.5 inch) or a larger margin (1 inch).</p><figure data-orig-width="1059" data-orig-height="697" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/929b80624b94e7aded5c8d66e2415b20/tumblr_inline_orfcppi54z1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1059" data-orig-height="697"/></figure><h2>Reorder pages or images</h2><p>If the images are not in the correct order just yet, you can reorder them by dragging the pages to the correct location.</p><p>Want to add more images? Just drag and drop files from your computer to the web browser page.</p><figure data-orig-width="1012" data-orig-height="692" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/7cdcdeaf5c77cd6276cba037f39926ba/tumblr_inline_orfd072she1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1012" data-orig-height="692"/></figure><p>Give it a try and let us know if you have any ideas for improvement: <a href="https://www.sejda.com/jpg-to-pdf" target="_blank">https://www.sejda.com/jpg-to-pdf</a></p><h2>Compress images for a smaller PDF</h2><p>Images, especially scans, are usually large, so the resulting PDF will have a large size as well.</p><p>Need a smaller PDF size, to upload to an online application form or send by email? Compress you PDF resulting file using our <a href="https://www.sejda.com/compress-pdf" target="_blank">PDF compressor</a>.</p><p>Happy PDF crunching!</p> /blog/post/161728519534 /blog/post/161728519534 Mon, 12 Jun 2017 10:06:16 +0200 jpg to pdf converter Convert PDFs to Grayscale <p>We’ve released a new tool: <a href="https://www.sejda.com/grayscale-pdf" target="_blank">converting PDF documents to grayscale</a>.</p><p>What it does is it converts all text and images inside the PDF to grayscale.</p><p>In case you’re not sure what grayscale means, it’s something that used to be in full colours and is now represented by a range of grey shades from white to black, as used in a monochrome display.</p><figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="298" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/f1d28c5bf010ae6cbfde26d6085b6350/tumblr_inline_or8e8bjTHy1r9cxcv_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="298"/></figure><h2>Use less (colour) ink when printing</h2><p>The most common reason for converting a PDF document to grayscale is to consume no coloured ink when printing it.</p><h2>Offset printing</h2><p>One of the tool features is that it can convert text to grayscale or simply black. This is handy when preparing a PDF document for offset printing.</p><p>Another feature allows skipping images altogether, leaving them in full colour, while converting to grayscale (or black) the text contents.</p><figure data-orig-width="554" data-orig-height="292" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/8a64861efc7607513ab25601de2cd096/tumblr_inline_or8en8HyUa1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="554" data-orig-height="292"/></figure><p><a href="https://bit.ly/2riFC3H" target="_blank">https://www.sejda.com/grayscale-pdf</a><br/></p><p>Hope you enjoy the new tool! Please leave your feedback in the comments below.</p> /blog/post/161583153929 /blog/post/161583153929 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:55:59 +0200 Converting HTML to PDF <p>We’ve release a few new tools recently, one of them being a <a href="https://www.sejda.com/html-to-pdf" target="_blank">HTML to PDF</a> converter.</p><figure data-orig-width="957" data-orig-height="435" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/b9afea8e0331cbdbd9274111d33968c4/tumblr_inline_or8bqwO5AH1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="957" data-orig-height="435"/></figure><p>It’s currently in BETA, which means you might encounter an occasional bug or two. Also we’d love your thoughts on what features we should add.</p><p>So let’s learn more about the features.</p><h2>Looks exactly like in your browser</h2><p>What you see in your browser is exactly what you get in your PDF.  No exceptions. <a href="#https:/www.sejda.com/html-to-pdf" target="_blank">Go ahead, give it a try</a>.</p><h2>One single (looong) page</h2><p>When you typically try to <b>Print to PDF</b> <b>from your browser</b> you get a document with multiple pages. </p><p>The web contents is broken down into multiple pages. That’s fine for printing on paper, but not so great for other purposes.</p><p>We chose to default to <b>a single long page</b> without breaking down the web content.<br/></p><figure data-orig-width="1200" data-orig-height="968" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/5e59e5547c20f2723cb7bea1e5b458b2/tumblr_inline_or8cn70wtb1r9cxcv_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="1200" data-orig-height="968"/></figure><h2>Convert multiple pages in one go</h2><p>Just paste multiple URLs, one per line and they will all be converted to a separate PDF file and served back to you in a compressed zip document.</p><p><a href="https://www.sejda.com/html-to-pdf" target="_blank">https://www.sejda.com/html-to-pdf</a><br/></p><p>Happy PDF crunching! </p><p>Suggestions? Please let us know in the comments below.</p> /blog/post/161582222489 /blog/post/161582222489 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 15:16:49 +0200 Feature update: Compress & Grayscale, keep high resolution images <p>We’ve updated our <a href="https://www.sejda.com/compress-pdf" target="_blank">Compress PDF tool</a> with two more options that you might find useful.</p><h2>Compress images to grayscale</h2><p>When we’re compressing a PDF document most of the times the dramatic reduction in file size comes from optimising the images inside.</p><p>Most of the times this is done by scaling down high resolution images to a lower yet reasonable quality.</p><p>Most of the times images can be further reduced in size by converting them from colour to grayscale. Here’s an example of a grayscale conversion: </p><figure data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="298" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/f1d28c5bf010ae6cbfde26d6085b6350/tumblr_inline_or84oidCOd1r9cxcv_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="600" data-orig-height="298"/></figure><p>Here’s how to use this option when <a href="https://www.sejda.com/compress-pdf" target="_blank">compressing PDF files</a>:</p><ol><li>Click <i>More options</i><br/></li><li>Select <i>Image conversion: Grayscale</i></li></ol><figure data-orig-width="539" data-orig-height="376" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/a0df47e7712ea7bcb17b4bca9b7505e6/tumblr_inline_or858qNRlf1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="539" data-orig-height="376"/></figure><h2>Compress PDF with high resolution images</h2><p>This is interesting for scenarios where your PDF document contains high resolution images (eg: 720 ppi), like an architecture portfolio for example. </p><p>You’d like to keep these images in their high resolution, but still compress the PDF document if possible.</p><p>There’s now a new option that, when selected, will make sure the images don’t lose their high resolution.</p><ol><li>Click <i>More options</i><br/></li><li>Select <i>Image resolution: 720 ppi</i></li></ol><figure data-orig-width="539" data-orig-height="376" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/2ff29e4523b76c4b23c27c458027d91c/tumblr_inline_or858es4tU1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="539" data-orig-height="376"/></figure><p><a href="https://www.sejda.com/compress-pdf" target="_blank">https://www.sejda.com/compress-pdf</a></p><p>We hope you’ll find these new options handy. As always, love to hear your thoughts about this in the comments below.</p> /blog/post/161578835429 /blog/post/161578835429 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 12:32:30 +0200 grayscale compress pdf Easiest way to prepare multiple docs for an online application form <p>We’ve all been there: filling an online application form, having to supply documents along with the application form.</p><p>The constraints are usually that a single file is uploaded containing all the personal details: the filled in forms, the supporting scanned documents, everything. Usually there’s also a file size limit of 5Mb.</p><p>We’ll talk about how to do this as easy as possible. First, let’s break down the steps that are usually required.</p><h2>Filling forms</h2><p>You can fill forms using <a href="https://get.adobe.com/reader/" target="_blank">Adobe’s Reader</a> or Sejda’s <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-editor" target="_blank">PDF Editor</a>. </p><h2>Scanning documents</h2><p>For best result one would should use a scanner. Most printers these days have a scan function built-in.</p><p>But what if you don’t have a printer around you. No problem, you can use your mobile phone’s camera to scan your documents. </p><p>Place the documents on a table, white background works best, and take a picture of each page from right above it, making sure there’s plenty of light and the document is properly visible in the result.</p><h2>Merging documents</h2><p>So now we have a filled out form, in PDF format, and a few scanned documents, all images.</p><p>One cumbersome way to merge them all is to first <a href="https://www.sejda.com/jpg-to-pdf" target="_blank">convert all scanned images to a PDF document</a>, and then to merge the PDFs into a single file.</p><p>Sejda’s <a href="https://bit.ly/2rSwi5c" target="_blank">PDF Merge</a> accepts both images and PDF files and will do the conversion automatically, so it’s simpler.</p><h2>Compressing documents</h2><p>We now have a single PDF file, but it’s 20MB in size and the online application page won’t accept it. We can <a href="https://bit.ly/2psDIwE" target="_blank">compress the PDF</a> file so all the scanned images inside will be optimised to be smaller yet keep a good quality.</p><p>Ok, now the merged file has shrinked dramatically in size and we can upload it and complete the online application. Whew, that was a lot of work!</p><h2>Scanning, merging, compressing all in one simple step</h2><p>Scanning, merging, compressing, a lot of steps and sometimes it can be technically challenging. </p><p><i>It seemed there should be a better way. So we built a better way.</i><br/></p><p>We’ve combined all these steps in a simple flow, that works like this:</p><ol><li>Scan documents with your mobile&rsquo;s camera.</li><li>Attach them to an email sent to <a href="mailto:merge@sejda.com" target="_blank">merge@sejda.com</a>.</li><li>Get an automated reply with your merged PDF file in seconds.</li></ol><figure data-orig-width="660" data-orig-height="328" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/219a8800630395f8dca5363023ba44c4/tumblr_inline_or812fDIo81r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="660" data-orig-height="328"/></figure><p>We&rsquo;ll compress the images so your merged PDF is super tiny in size and can be uploaded to your online application. Your files stay private and are automatically deleted after being processed. <br/></p><p>We hope this will dramatically help everybody that’s preparing documents for an online application form.</p><p>Love to hear your feedback on this in the comments below. And success with your online application form!</p><p><a href="https://medium.com/@sejdapdf/the-simplest-way-to-prepare-an-online-application-form-3dcfed04685" target="_blank">This post was also posted on Medium</a>.</p> /blog/post/161577398459 /blog/post/161577398459 Thu, 08 Jun 2017 11:04:59 +0200 online application form fill pdf document scanning compress pdf merge pdf merge images Feature update: Sign PDF <p>I want to share with you one of the latest updates to our <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-editor" target="_blank">PDF Editor</a>: drawing signatures and uploading signatures. </p><p>Before you could already <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-editor" target="_blank">Sign PDF</a> files by <b>typing your name</b> and a signature was generated for you.<br/></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="625" data-orig-width="935"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/86024b623cc832ce5d297bdd71347e01/tumblr_inline_or63rlvA6R1r9cxcv_540.png" data-orig-height="625" data-orig-width="935"/></figure><p>Now signatures can be added to a PDF document in two new ways: <b>drawing the signature</b> or <b>uploading an image with the signature</b>.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="601" data-orig-width="918"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/b938bb7257dc46c0536511c50afd8631/tumblr_inline_or63usuuWa1r9cxcv_540.png" data-orig-height="601" data-orig-width="918"/></figure><p>It’s now easier to add a <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-editor" target="_blank">PDF signature</a> to your document without printing, signing and then scanning.</p><p>Let us know your thoughts in the comments.<br/></p><p>Happy PDF signing! </p> /blog/post/161538152659 /blog/post/161538152659 Wed, 07 Jun 2017 10:07:44 +0200 sign pdf pdf sign pdf editor Release notes: February <p>Release Notes is our update that highlights the recent product improvements we’ve made, so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new. Here’s what we launched recently.<br/></p><h2>Repair PDF documents</h2><p>We released a new <a href="https://www.sejda.com/repair-pdf" target="_blank">Repair PDF</a> task that can help recover data from a corrupted or damaged PDF document.</p><p>A best effort attempt is made to find the PDF document structure and recover any pages that can be discovered.</p><p><a href="https://www.sejda.com/repair-pdf" target="_blank">Repair PDF documents online</a></p><h2>Watermark PDF documents</h2><p>There’s now an easy way to <a href="https://www.sejda.com/watermark-pdf" target="_blank">add text or image based watermarks to PDF documents</a> online.</p><p>Type the text you want to watermark with, such as “Draft” or “Confidential”, choose a color, resize and rotate to a best fit, move to place in page.</p><p>Images are also supported as watermark source, simply browse for a local image to apply it.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="732" data-orig-width="1145"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/e455dde7c207474b0fb83227760dbddb/tumblr_inline_omrhig5i2V1r9cxcv_540.gif" data-orig-height="732" data-orig-width="1145"/></figure><p><a href="https://www.sejda.com/watermark-pdf" target="_blank">Watermark PDF Online</a></p><h2>Resize PDF pages</h2><p>Do you need to <a href="https://www.sejda.com/resize-pdf" target="_blank">add PDF page margins and padding</a> to an existing document? </p><p>Do you have a document where some pages are A4 and others are A3 or a custom size and need to resize them to a consistent size?</p><p>Do you just want to <a href="https://www.sejda.com/resize-pdf" target="_blank">downscale a A3 PDF document so that all pages are A4</a>?</p><p>The <a href="https://www.sejda.com/resize-pdf" target="_blank">Resize PDF pages</a> task can help with that.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="639" data-orig-width="812"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/907674ea17ba522dd92b63caef35cedd/tumblr_inline_omri47F4wB1r9cxcv_540.gif" data-orig-height="639" data-orig-width="812"/></figure> /blog/post/158357048289 /blog/post/158357048289 Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:36:47 +0100 Convert images to PDF <p> Hello folks,</p><p>We’re happy to announce a new feature added to our <a href="https://www.sejda.com" target="_blank">online PDF converter</a>.</p><p>You can now <a href="https://www.sejda.com/jpg-to-pdf" target="_blank">create a PDF document from one or multiple image files</a>. We support many popular image formats, such as JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP and TIFF.<br/></p><p>Images are resized and scaled to best fit the resulting A4 sized PDF document.</p><p>Give it a try: <a href="https://www.sejda.com/jpg-to-pdf" target="_blank">Convert JPG to PDF Online</a></p><p>Is your favourite image format not supported? Please let us know and we’ll try to add support for it.</p><p>Happy PDF crunching!</p> /blog/post/158357285894 /blog/post/158357285894 Tue, 13 Dec 2016 17:44:55 +0100 image to pdf sejda Delete PDF pages <p>Hello,</p><p>We’ve just added a new feature: <a href="https://www.sejda.com/delete-pdf-pages" target="_blank">removing pages from a PDF document</a>.</p><p>It should be very quick and simple to use.</p><p>Upload you PDF document and then select the PDF pages you want to remove. Click <i>Delete pages</i> and wait for the task to complete, then download your updated document.</p><p><a href="https://www.sejda.com/delete-pdf-pages" target="_blank">Delete PDF pages online</a></p> /blog/post/158357459759 /blog/post/158357459759 Sun, 20 Nov 2016 17:50:00 +0100 delete pdf pages Convert PDF documents to Office formats <p>Hello folks,</p><p>We’ve been busy working on a new set of features for <a href="https://www.sejda.com" target="_blank">Sejda PDF</a>: converting to and from PDF to Office formats.</p><h2>Convert PDF to Word</h2><p>We can help with <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-to-word" target="_blank">converting PDF documents to Word format</a> (.docx). Results are optimised for legibility, not for fidelity to the original layout. OCR for scans is not yet supported.</p><p>The reverse action, <a href="https://www.sejda.com/word-to-pdf" target="_blank">converting Word documents to PDF</a> is also available.</p><h2>Converting PDF to Excel</h2><p>We have added a task that <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-to-excel" target="_blank">converts a PDF document containing tabular data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet</a>. It detects and extracts tables and other forms of data and converts them to comma separated values (.csv) that is MS Excel compatible.</p><p><a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-to-excel" target="_blank">Convert PDF to Excel</a></p> /blog/post/158357763089 /blog/post/158357763089 Mon, 10 Oct 2016 17:59:53 +0200 Release notes: April <p>Release Notes is our monthly update that highlights the recent product improvements we’ve made, so you can easily stay up to date on what’s new. Here&rsquo;s what we launched in April.<br/></p><h2>Connected tasks</h2><p>Let’s say you want to <a href="https://sejda.com/merge-pdf" target="_blank">merge few PDF files</a> and then <a href="https://www.sejda.com/rotate-pdf-pages" target="_blank">rotate some of the pages</a>, and <a href="https://www.sejda.com/compress-pdf" target="_blank">compress the PDF file</a> at the end.</p><p>Before you’d have to download the result from one task and re-upload it to the next. We’re trying to make workflows as smooth as possible, so we’ve connected the result from our task to the next.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="733" data-orig-width="1246"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/5230fa12f0d697866ff43e6382057855/tumblr_inline_o6zaz3AOvx1r9cxcv_540.gif" data-orig-height="733" data-orig-width="1246"/></figure><h2>Rename results before saving to Dropbox or Google Drive</h2><p>Before you would have to first save the file to Dropbox, then go in your Dropbox and rename it. We’ve simplified this, now you can rename your file right from the results page.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="559" data-orig-width="1006"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/e278685b74f265e4d93358693464ce3a/tumblr_inline_o6zb60AkbD1r9cxcv_540.gif" data-orig-height="559" data-orig-width="1006"/></figure><h2>Output filename patterns are remembered</h2><p>Small things make a big difference. If you’re doing the same task twice, and you’ve configured your output filename patterns for the first task, most likely you’ll want to do the same second time as well. We’re making things easier, remembering your settings so second time you don’t have to re-configure them.</p><h2>Drag multiple pages at once when combining and reordering</h2><p>When <a href="https://www.sejda.com/visually-combine-reorder-pdf" target="_blank">merging multiple files and reordering their pages</a> it’s helpful sometimes to re-arrange multiple pages at once. That’s now simple: select multiple pages and then drag and drop them all at once to the new location.<br/><br/>Deleting pages is now more intuitive: a handy delete button reveals itself when you hover on the page thumbnails. If you’ve got multiple pages selected, it will ask you if you want to remove them all.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="625" data-orig-width="1148"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/61973d97a4e7b7aa1b818b10f29712e4/tumblr_inline_o6zbzyzZLq1r9cxcv_540.gif" data-orig-height="625" data-orig-width="1148"/></figure><h2>Better fit for smaller monitors</h2><p>We’ve tweaked the design to better suite smaller monitors and optimise for larger area for page thumbnails.</p><h2>Added Crop PDF feature</h2><p>We’ve added a new task to our portfolio: <a href="https://sejda.com/crop-pdf" target="_blank">cropping PDF files</a>. Easily trim PDF margins, change PDF page size.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="697" data-orig-width="1203"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/1b895ac63d557a0a7c98a3bf17dff002/tumblr_inline_o6zbvxfFhc1r9cxcv_540.gif" data-orig-height="697" data-orig-width="1203"/></figure> /blog/post/144164498729 /blog/post/144164498729 Tue, 10 May 2016 23:07:43 +0200 release notes new features New: Sejda’s Online PDF Editor <p>We’ve very happy to announce we’re improving our product with a new feature: <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-editor" target="_blank">editing PDF files online</a>.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="282" data-orig-width="500"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/04b4cff83f51fc0148299d79b5f2fb4a/tumblr_inline_o6z9riVlOO1r9cxcv_500.gif" data-orig-height="282" data-orig-width="500"/></figure><h2>PDF Editor For The Web</h2><p>With our <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-editor" target="_blank">Online PDF Editor</a> you can add text to an existing PDF file, add images, insert new pages or delete existing ones and highlight text.</p><p>It’s as usual <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-editor" target="_blank">free to edit PDF files</a> within the free user’s limits that apply to the rest of the website.</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="743" data-orig-width="1133"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/4ac851a677a8d2f08d33ab3844b78bdb/tumblr_inline_o6z9z2X2Lo1r9cxcv_540.gif" data-orig-height="743" data-orig-width="1133"/></figure><p>We have a few more features planned for the PDF editor, including:</p><ul><li>adding comments<br/></li><li>rotating pages<br/></li><li>redacting text<br/></li><li>adding geometric shapes<br/></li><li>form fields</li></ul><p>Give it a try: <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-editor" target="_blank">Edit PDF files online</a>. We’d love your feedback in the comments below.</p><p>Happy PDF crunching!</p> /blog/post/144162708524 /blog/post/144162708524 Tue, 10 May 2016 22:28:51 +0200 online pdf editor new feature Sejda featured by Google Chrome Store <p>Hello folks,</p><p>We’re happy and proud to share with you that our <a href="https://www.sejda.com" target="_blank">Sejda PDF</a> was featured on the homepage of <a href="https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/apps" target="_blank">Google Chrome Store</a></p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="468" data-orig-width="800"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/8807adcc912a1038adc1929ef69da48a/tumblr_inline_o3dtnvpiC11r9cxcv_540.jpg" data-orig-height="468" data-orig-width="800"/></figure><p>Sejda is a <a href="https://www.sejda.com" target="_blank">great tool for working with PDFs</a>. <a href="https://www.sejda.com/" target="_blank">Give it a try today</a>.</p> /blog/post/140296167564 /blog/post/140296167564 Tue, 01 Mar 2016 23:45:06 +0100 featured google google chrome Converting PDF documents to Word .docx format <p>Hello everyone,</p><p>We’ve quietly released a <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-to-word" target="_blank">PDF to Word converter</a>, currently in beta.</p><p>Our conversion algorithm focuses on PDF text document, optimising for legibility when creating the output Word document. This means that some complex layouts that look great in the original PDF will not be preserved in the .doc. </p><p>Text formatting and paragraphs, on the other hand, will be analysed and we’ll focus on preserving them. </p><p>Repetitive headers and footers like “Page 1″, “Page 2″ or “Title here - Chapter one”, “Title here - Chapter two” will be removed.</p><p>Images are also preserved, and we do our best to place them in the correct text context.</p><p>Use-cases with good results for the <a href="https://www.sejda.com/pdf-to-word" target="_blank">PDF to DOC converter</a> are scientific papers with or without double column layouts, web articles, books.</p><p>Task is currently in beta, so expect some documents to crash or return poor results. If you find this feature useful we’d love to hear more about what works well for you and what needs more improvement.</p><p>Have a good week!<br/>&ndash; Your friends at Sejda</p> /blog/post/139807701599 /blog/post/139807701599 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 22:08:06 +0100 pdf to word pdf to word converter new feature How to Crop PDF files online <p>Greetings friends,</p><p>We’ve released a new feature on <a href="https://www.sejda.com/" target="_blank">Sejda</a>: <a href="https://www.sejda.com/crop-pdf" target="_blank">cropping PDF files</a>. This comes handy when you have a PDF document and you need to <a href="https://www.sejda.com/crop-pdf" target="_blank">trim its margins or reduce the size of its pages</a>.</p><p>Once you upload the PDF document you’ll see a preview where the first 30 pages are rendered transparently one on top of the other, so it’s easy to figure out what is the minimal bounding box that matches all of them.</p><p>Click and drag over the page preview to select the area to crop. Then click then “Crop PDF” button to continue.</p><p>Here’s a short animated walkthrough:</p><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="402" data-orig-width="655"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/1568127fa8262513726294e7550f3a6f/tumblr_inline_o2ytlf8qHP1r9cxcv_540.gif" data-orig-height="402" data-orig-width="655"/></figure><p>Hope you’ll find this feature useful. As always, we’d love to hear your opinion in the comments section below. Let us know if you find the feature useful or if there’s something we could improve!</p><p>Happy PDF crunching!</p> /blog/post/139804928954 /blog/post/139804928954 Mon, 22 Feb 2016 21:17:17 +0100 crop pdf trim pdf new feature Open your Google Drive PDF files with Sejda <p>We’ve had integration with <a href="https://drive.google.com" target="_blank">Google Drive</a> for a while now. Instead of uploading a local file, you could just pick it from your Google Drive.</p><figure data-orig-width="1400" data-orig-height="936" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/128c817a4e49c00bcad7efd2e4b5db4b/tumblr_inline_o1sljtt82H1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-width="1400" data-orig-height="936"/></figure><p>But now things got even better. You can open your Google Drive files using <a href="https://www.sejda.com" target="_blank">Sejda</a> right from the Google Drive UI.<br/><br/>- Right click a Google Drive file, choose “Open with”<br/>- Then “Connect more apps”<br/>- Search for “Sejda” then press “ENTER”<br/>- Click “Connect”, then press “Ok”<br/>- Dismiss the modal window<br/>- Right click the file again and choose “Open with” &gt; “Sejda”</p><p>Here’s a visual walk-through the whole flow:</p><figure data-orig-width="1287" data-orig-height="585" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/56010d0c75b5e39f6aff2067675d86d3/tumblr_inline_o1slq1noLQ1r9cxcv_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="1287" data-orig-height="585"/></figure><p><br/></p><p>And then, once your Sejda results are ready, you can now save them directly to Google Drive.<br/></p><p>We think that’s going to make for a smoother integration with <a href="https://drive.google.com" target="_blank">Google Drive</a>. </p><p>Let us know what you think! Happy PDF crunching!</p> /blog/post/138469360974 /blog/post/138469360974 Mon, 01 Feb 2016 09:42:51 +0100 feature google-drive Process PDF files on premise with Sejda Desktop <p><a href="https://www.sejda.com" target="_blank">Cloud services for processing PDF files</a> are great. No software to install, works quick and hassle free. You’re done in minutes.</p><p>Files are uploaded over a secure encrypted connection and are kept private. From a privacy perspective, this is good enough for most people.</p><p>Sometimes though you need to work with files that have special privacy considerations. Client data, confidential information that you are not allowed to upload to a third party service. Business files that cannot leave your network.</p><p>For these scenarios you need peace of mind privacy.</p><p>We’ve build <a href="https://sejda.com/desktop" target="_blank">Sejda Desktop</a> for this. It works offline. Files are processed on your computer.</p><p><a href="https://www.sejda.com/desktop" target="_blank">Sejda Desktop</a> offers the same features as the cloud service: the same tasks, the same friendly user interface.</p><p>Online or on premise: it’s up to you. <a href="https://www.sejda.com/desktop" target="_blank">Sejda Desktop</a> is available for all PRO subscribers.</p><p><a href="https://www.sejda.com/desktop" target="_blank">Download Sejda Desktop</a></p> /blog/post/138374478519 /blog/post/138374478519 Sun, 31 Jan 2016 01:31:10 +0100 sejda desktop Resize page thumbnails <p>Hello friends!</p><p>We’ve been busy working on a new feature: adjusting the size of the page thumbnails.</p><p>The zoom feature is pretty neat, but the feedback we received from out users was that they could really use a way to increase the page thumbnail size.</p><p>The thumbnail size, once changed, is saved and used next times as well.</p><p>Hope you’ll find this little feature useful and it will make your PDF work even more productive.</p><p>Want to try it out now? <a href="https://www.sejda.com/visually-combine-reorder-pdf" target="_blank">Combine and reorder pdf files online</a></p><figure data-orig-width="1234" data-orig-height="559" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/9198a65d1cba63d677b1c2c02953f003/tumblr_inline_o1sg3yNIhl1r9cxcv_540.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="1234" data-orig-height="559"/></figure> /blog/post/138370077124 /blog/post/138370077124 Wed, 20 Jan 2016 00:07:53 +0100 feature Compress your PDF files online with Sejda <p>Howdy Sejda Fans, we have some great news to share.</p><p>We’ve added a new task that <a href="https://sejda.com/compress-pdf" target="_blank">reduces the size of PDF files</a>.</p><p>We’ve all been there: the PDF scans, the print-to-pdf document, the media brochure, the CV that needs emailing. Sometimes PDF files are too large.</p><p>Our compression algorithm reduces the size of images to 144 DPI - which should be fine for web and emailing. </p><p>On top of that, the resources in the document are optimised so all that are unused are discarded.</p><p>Want to give it a quick test? <a href="https://sejda.com/compress-pdf" target="_blank">Compress your PDF file online</a></p><hr> /blog/post/138372340284 /blog/post/138372340284 Sat, 02 Jan 2016 00:50:07 +0100 feature compress-pdf Convert PDF pages to JPG images <p>Hey everyone,</p> <p>We added a new conversion to the Sejda web application: <a href="https://ow.ly/Xf4mA" title="PDF to JPG online convert" target="_blank">convert PDF to JPG</a> . Given a PDF document, it converts each page to a high quality jpg image. Simple and straight forward!</p> <figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="149" data-orig-width="336" data-orig-src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/f9f316ab09cdd950d05dfb9cf2d2606f/tumblr_inline_mkp7akpKt41qz4rgp.png"><img src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/9e06be8bf085ffbcd500a2c15cc9118d/tumblr_inline_pk0egfTe9L1r9cxcv_540.png" alt="image" data-orig-height="149" data-orig-width="336" data-orig-src="https://64.media.tumblr.com/f9f316ab09cdd950d05dfb9cf2d2606f/tumblr_inline_mkp7akpKt41qz4rgp.png"/></figure><p>As usual, feedback is welcome! Let&rsquo;s make Sejda the best PDF manipulation app out there!</p> <p>Happy pdf crunching!</p> /blog/post/47049921777 /blog/post/47049921777 Wed, 03 Apr 2013 23:23:00 +0200