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Convert PDFs to Grayscale

We’ve released a new tool: converting PDF documents to grayscale. What it does is it converts all text and images inside the PDF to grayscale. 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. Use less (colour) ink when printingThe most common reason for converting a PDF document to grayscale is to consume no coloured ink when printing it.

Converting HTML to PDF

We’ve release a few new tools recently, one of them being a HTML to PDF converter. 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. So let’s learn more about the features. Looks exactly like in your browserWhat you see in your browser is exactly what you get in your PDF.  No exceptions. Go ahead, give it a try.

Release notes: February

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. Repair PDF documentsWe released a new Repair PDF task that can help recover data from a corrupted or damaged PDF document. A best effort attempt is made to find the PDF document structure and recover any pages that can be discovered.

Convert PDF documents to Office formats

Hello folks, We’ve been busy working on a new set of features for Sejda PDF: converting to and from PDF to Office formats. Convert PDF to WordWe can help with converting PDF documents to Word format (.docx). Results are optimised for legibility, not for fidelity to the original layout. OCR for scans is not yet supported. The reverse action, converting Word documents to PDF is also available. Converting PDF to ExcelWe have added a task that converts a PDF document containing tabular data to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

Convert PDF pages to JPG images

Hey everyone, We added a new conversion to the Sejda web application: convert PDF to JPG . Given a PDF document, it converts each page to a high quality jpg image. Simple and straight forward! As usual, feedback is welcome! Let's make Sejda the best PDF manipulation app out there! Happy pdf crunching!

New features: Extract pages and Set header & footer

We released a new version where two new pdf manipulation tasks have been implemented and are now available for you to use. Set header and footer: you requested and we implemented. As its name suggests, this new task lets you add a label and/or a numbering as header or footer to your pdf documents. Some basic configuration is available and you can set the font type, font size, alignment...

Larger quotas, protected pdf support, merge file reorder and more

Lately we've been busy adding more features to Sejda. It's been a big release, so here's what's new: Quotas You talked, we listened. New size limit per file is 50MB, and there is a maximum of 10 files per user. If you want to upload an 11th file that's fine, but we'll remove the first one. There's also a limit of 50Mb for the total size of all input files selected as inputs per manipulation.

New feature: Set pages label

We released a new version of Sejda, the super-easy to use pdf manipulation webapp! There's a new feature added: Set Pages Label: This popular feature allows you to set different labels to pages in the document overview panel. Different numbering styles are supported, such as arabic and roman, uppercase and lowercase. A label prefix can be specified. Here's some examples: Thank you all for the feedback we received so far, keep it coming!

New features: Rotate and Encrypt/Protect pdf files

We released a new version of our hassle-free pdf manipulation webapp! Features added: Rotate: Rotates pages from pdf file 90, 180 or 270 degrees. Can choose between rotating all pages, every odd or even page, or specifying a single page to be rotated. Encrypt/Protect: Password protect pdf files, requiring a password to open the file (called user password). Apply certain restrictions such as print, edit, copy, fill (which can be edited by an admin using the owner password).

New version launched: 0.9.4!

Hi everyone, We released a new Sejda.com website version, fixing some recent issues related to file uploads on Internet Explorer/Windows platform. We noticed some of you were trying to manipulate pdf protected files, which are not yet supported. This release doen't bring support for that yet, but it does improve the feedback we give when protected files are used. More features coming, stay tuned! Thanks for trying out Sejda, your feedback is always apreciated!

sejda.com or sejda.org ???

As you know we recently launched the first Beta release of our web interface for Sejda. Sejda.com is our effort to bring online all the nice pdf manipulation features Sejda.org offers. Now you may be confused, how are pdfsam.org, sejda.org and sejda.com related to each other? sejda.org: Quoting from the FAQ "Sejda is a Java library meant to simplify some common Pdf documents manipulations like split, merge, rotation..". It's like the center of our little pdf manipulation universe, it's the natural evolution and a complete rewrite of the pdfsam-console (the pdfsam component that provides all the pdf manipulation logic).

Feature highlight: Split pdf by bookmarks

Some pdf documents have an outline on the left side, listing chapters and subchapters. This outline acts as a list of bookmarks, usually you can click on a bookmark and navigate to that part of the pdf file. Splitting by chapters So, let's say we would like to split this pdf file and create multiple pdf files, each containing one separate chapter. Using the sejda.com app's split by bookmarks feature you can do that.

New features launched!

Hi everyone, We launched a new version of our merge, split and mix pdf files online application Features added: Split pdf files by bookmarks. Flexible options include deep level booksmarks, where you can select which level of bookmarks generates the split. If only part of the bookmarks are targeted, there's an option to specify a regular expression to match only desired bookmarks. Split pdf files by selecting page ranges or by simply splitting every (odd/even) page.