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3StepPDF 1.2.0 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — 3StepPDF 1.2.0

A powerful PDF processor!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 49 (80%) 12 (20%) 42 comments

3StepPDF 1.2.0 was available as a giveaway on September 11, 2019!

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Model and shape your objects and then paint them with the included brushes!

3StepPDF is a powerful PDF processor that will help you create, merge, split, watermark and crop PDF documents. Easily extract text in different languages from scanned documents and save it as a new PDF document.

3StepPDF can split, merge, watermark and crop batches of PDF files which leads to increased productivity and less time wasted on editing documents one by one. The software can also create PDF Documents from scratch by combining text and images or by extracting text from a scanned document (jpg, png).

3StepPDF is the best solution for fine-tuning your PDF files easy and fast and it should be a must-have for any company that works with a lot of PDF documents.

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

Cezar Popescu

Homepage:

http://3steppdf.com/

File Size:

31.5 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#13

a peculiarity... the URL in the information panel for the giveaways home page redirects to https://64bitapps.com/3steppdf-fine-tune-your-pdf-documents/

Which is peculiar because 3StepPDF is a 32 bit desktop program as is this devs 2 other programs 3StepIcon and Neatmp3 are all 32bit desktop programs not 64bit and all run under Vista and above even though they claim to require Windows 7 and above.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#12

Lovely software available !!!

Reply   |   Comment by Imado  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)
#11

OCR works ok but sadly you need to use an outside scanner to obtain a scanned image before converting.
Sad to see. Just a bit too clumsy for me.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry I  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Terry, sorry but I don't quite understand how you'd get a scanned image except from a scanner either your own or one that was sent to you. For example, if I were to scan a document and email it then couldn't you OCR it? I don't see how that is "clumsy" but more a necessary step in OCRing... but maybe I'm missing something.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen Xj  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Terry I, Techncally if you are careful you can photograph the document with a reasonable quality smartphones rear camera... you can take an existing scanned PDF file and convert it to a JPG file or PNG file using any of the many PDF to image converters and then use this to OCR extract its best guess of the text.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Stephen Xj, I would believe (as with the case with my documents) is I have a pdf that I want ocr. When I selected the document, it had to be an image (jpg, png, etc), I can scan to pdf not pictures. If I am missing something, let me know.

Reply   |   Comment by MacIntyer  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#10

I am looking for the best free word to PDF software. Annyone?

Many thanks in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by webeye  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Windows 10 does this job quite well

Reply   |   Comment by Keld Mortensen  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

webeye, "best" of anything is a very subjective measure which is always down to personal opinion and preferences. http://www.ableword.net/ is the website of a free usable wordprocessor that can save as a PDF document or DOC and DOCX as well as load those files too. I cannot vouch for its rendering accuracy since I have not had cause to use it for the task you describe as I tend to Print to PDF files if I need to generate PDF files from any program that supports printing.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

webeye, most modern versions of word have the capability built in. If you have one that does not, primopdf is an excellent program I have used for years to create pdfs from within any application you can print from.

Reply   |   Comment by spacecon  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

spacecon, and what is free about having to buy MS office to get MS word to be able to export to a PDF file?

Plenty of free word handling programs that can save to PDF or Print to PDF if a PDF virtual printer is also installed.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

webeye, I'm using Microsoft Word 2010 and it can save/convert a Word document into a PDF file. You can also select which pages to save.

Reply   |   Comment by Tolitzky  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

TK, you may want to re- read spacecon's post. He said nothing about word or MS Office being free, he assumed webeye already had word since he wanted to convert a word doc to PDF, then he gave a program (primopdf) that would be a good sub.
I really look forward to your write ups on this giveaway page, however this response was a bit off the mark

Reply   |   Comment by Done  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Done, thank you for your opinions, I view it like this: many people receive word documents produced by other people and may for some reason only known to the original poster want to convert those word files into probably non-editable PDF files. Also only recent versions of MSword incorporated PDF generation in their functionality and the older versions did not. Other free options to do what the original poster wanted would be to install say cutepdf virtual PDF printer or one of the several other free virtual PDF printers and any free program capable of rendering a word document and printing it but to assume the poster HAD MS Word program is not answering the question in my opinion.

Also and more importantly I am sure I included a link to ableword free wordprocessor with open and save PDF facilities in addition to handling DOC and DOCX files but for some unknown reason those lines vanished after I posted the comment and it was made public!

Have you looked at primopdf website it is designed to desperatly push selling Nitor Pro PDF viewer and manipulation program. It does not even host the primopdf program but hot links to a 3rd party generic software hosting site!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#9

A quick look. Tried create a PDF. All I could find was the ability to type text in 2 possible fonts and insert image that then appeared to be unmovable. When one is used to almost unlimited flexibility and automatic spell and grammar checking etc with other software one wonders if this is some sort of joke. Did I miss something? If so it was not obvious.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)

D Murphy, your observations on the facility to "create" a PDF are more than fair. It cannot even OCR scanned to PDF documents either! it has had no development since 13th October 2016!
This developer has not done ANY dev work on the OCR or PDF or image file handling as they are all handled by 3rd party open source libraries. This developer just threw together the GUI and crude text editor form that is used to input data to create into a PDF or edit the OCR'd JPG/PNG files text output.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

the OCR worked very well for me.

Can I suggest a sans serif font as an option when saving the text to a pdf.

Also it would be nice if the program remembered the last location you opened a file from

Reply   |   Comment by njwgd  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#7

What are the differences between versions 1.1.0 and 1.2.0?
Is it worth updating?

Reply   |   Comment by Carl  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Carl,

- Drag & Drop PDF files directly in the application;
- Watermark pages with their respective Page Numbers;
- Copyright, Trademark and Registered Trademark symbols are now available for text watermark;
- New Center Top and Center Bottom positions are now available for image and text watermark;

Reply   |   Comment by Cezar Popescu (Developer)  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#6

Link for the download does not open. It takes you back to offer page.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Peter, Same for me.... click but doesn't download....

Reply   |   Comment by Encyclopedia Brittanica  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter, UPDATE: This may be a Chrome Browser issue.
Just tried with FireFox and it downloads fine.

Reply   |   Comment by Encylopedia Brittanica  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter, it seems to be working perfectly fine. Some temporary error maybe.

Reply   |   Comment by Victor  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter, Was the same for me but just as I was about to give up it suddenly worked.

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

D Murphy, I got "Unable to open the link since no application associated with 'sftp' is found on your system."

I gave up -- but later thought to try again, and finally it did download.

Using Chrome and Win10.

Never had this problem before.

Reply   |   Comment by Tranmontane  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Tranmontane, have you tried disabling a VPN or a firewall you have? This may be the cause.

Reply   |   Comment by Victor  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Peter, It finally worked, Thanks All for your suggestions.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

When I scan a document I get a pdf file.
There is not the feature to extract text from such a file, only from pictures.


Regards

Rodolfo Giovanninetti

Reply   |   Comment by Rodolfo Giovanninetti  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Rodolfo Giovanninetti,

All scanners I know of will let you scan a document to a jpeg file. Are you sure that when you scan a document the only format you can scan to is pdf?

Reply   |   Comment by D Murphy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

What´s news in v 1.2.0?

Reply   |   Comment by Carl  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#3

Cannot crop graphically by drag and pull mouse over document.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#2

Please add additional languages to "Extract text from scanned document".

Reply   |   Comment by jk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

What is the license duration?

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Gary,
Please note that the software you download and install
during the Giveaway period comes with the following important limitations:
1) No free technical support
2) No free upgrades to future versions
3) Strictly non-commercial usage

Reply   |   Comment by A  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-43)

A, ok you can copy and paste GAOTD boiler plate standard limitations that we can read anyway how about addressing the Original Posters question? Since it has become a norm' for vendors to offer expiring trial licenses that they do not and never have sold and often omit telling us in advance.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

A,
please note that you have failed to answer the question...

Reply   |   Comment by bioLarzen  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

A, The question was
What is the license duration?
Vikid

Reply   |   Comment by Vikid  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Vikid, unless mentioned specifically, the licence is life-time.

Reply   |   Comment by Kalyanaraman Subramaniam  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)

Kalyanaraman Subramaniam, This is not exactly true. I've asked many times what the license duration was when it wasn't specifically mentioned and found out it was good for 6 or 12 months (or less/more). I've asked GOTD to have vendors mention the terms of their giveaways several times, but it never happens.

Reply   |   Comment by HellsBells  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

HellsBells, got it! thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Kalyanaraman Subramaniam  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Gary, the license is a lifetime one for personal use.

Reply   |   Comment by Nicholas_GOTD  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Lifetime license.

Reply   |   Comment by Cezar Popescu (Developer)  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
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