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Giveaway of the day — 3StepPDF 1.2.0

A powerful PDF processor!
$19.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 86 (81%) 20 (19%) 38 comments

3StepPDF 1.2.0 was available as a giveaway on January 2, 2018!

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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.

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System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10; Pentium or compatible processor at 1 GHz, 256 MB RAM, 200 MB free HDD space

Publisher:

Cezar Popescu

Homepage:

http://3steppdf.com/

File Size:

36.1 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#17

Not work on WinXP-PRO-SP3 (Error: not a valid 32-bit application).
On Windows 7 work like expected.
For OCR (text extraction from image file) - the BEST program is ABBYY FineReader!

Reply   |   Comment by XP Pro  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#16

I followed all instructions, i got the page to enter the e-mail, and the code. I copied both of these and pasted. I get the answer, one of the 2 are incorrect. My question is how could that be true as i copied and pasted. There are no extra spaces copied. I am a experienced computer user. I checked the email entry, and the code, both are correct as i received them

Reply   |   Comment by William Carter  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

I received the email,It won"t let me install it?It says go to home site,I did that and still no go??

Reply   |   Comment by Phillip  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#14

Doesn't appear to do compression.

What can one use for PDF compression?
(not online).

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#13

When I enter the registration information included in the zip file it says that the email address and license key are not valid. Any thoughts?

Reply   |   Comment by Dixie Weers  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Works well.

Interesting to see associated websites - displayed in the 'About' link.

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#11

Thanks to all of you for your kind suggestions. (Warren, I unfortunately had to give your suggested site a bodyswerve due to adverse reporting). I actually have Nitro Pro which is good and Abbyy Screenshot Reader which I prefer and is much better. However I am always on the look out for a piece of software which is dead simple to use but has an effective OCR. As a comparison I used Abbyy on the same jpg used earlier and it produced only 3 errors all 3 of which were mistranslations of footnote indicators (eg [10]) represented by raised height smaller characters.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#10

Downloaded and installed beautifully. Unpacked and registered easily. My main use for this program is to merge PDS's with crochet patterns on them, that came in separate files. No learning curve...merged four documents as quick and easy as could possibly be. Very handy tool for me. Thanks so much ! I am running Windows 10, 32 bit. This gets a thumbs up from me, for sure.

Reply   |   Comment by Judi P  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Thanks to all of you for your kind suggestions (Warren, I unfortunately had to give your suggested site a bodyswerve due to adverse reporting). I actually have Nitro Pro which is good and Abbyy Screenshot Reader which I prefer and is much better. However I am always on the look out for a piece of software which is dead simple to use but really effective.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

I'm looking for a free replacement for Adobe Acrobat for a Win 7 Pro 64-bit machine and a Win 10 Pro 64-bit machine.
►Is this it?
- Will it let me add Text Fields to a pdf, with similar range of settings to Adobe?
- Will it let me delete pages, and insert pages from other pdfs?
- Will it let me permanently rotate certain pages?
- Does it do OCR?
The above is pretty much the only stuff I need. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by glnz  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

glnz,
"add Text Fields": no
"delete pages, and insert pages": yes, simple split and merge
"rotate": no
"OCR": so, so

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+20)
#7

Will not install on Win 8.1 I want this please advise!

Reply   |   Comment by James Bizzell  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

James Bizzell, Turn off your Anti-Virus, it'll be installed. Then turn your Anti-Virus back on after finished installation.

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

James Bizzell, windows 8.1 provides microsoft's "print to pdf" driver

Reply   |   Comment by Jitu  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Jitu, I went to the aurthor's site and downloaded and installed the program and used the registration info that I got in my email from GOTD and got the program registered. Thanks for the info.

Reply   |   Comment by James Bizzell  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#6

Hello,
Will it be installable and work on WinXP-PRO-SP3 machine?

Reply   |   Comment by Eldad  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Eldad,
Per the System Requirements: Windows 7/ 8/ 10; I don't see XP on that list, do you? Of course, you could always try and let us know if it works.

Reply   |   Comment by Pushmataha  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#5

As per comment 3 unable to install in windows 7. Have tried on 2 different PC's with same results - Installed fails with appcrash.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Roger,

Just installed the app on Windows 7 and it works perfectly. Some antiviruses may detect some false positives in the installer so you can add it as an exception in your antivirus firewall and try installing the app again. For example, I have the AVG antivirus and it finds the installer completely clean, but we had complaints that there are other antiviruses that block the installer.

Reply   |   Comment by Cezar Popescu  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Cezar Popescu,
On the money there. I checked the setup.exe with Avast but not the .GCD file. Turned of File shield and Behaviour shield and install was OK.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#4

As I was only interested in the extraction of text from an image I can't speak as to the other aspects of this software as I didn't bother to try them. I extracted a plain clear piece of text from a webpage and saved it as a jpg. Then I tried out the extraction function of today's offer. Sadly the outcome was much as I expected. The jpg contained 228 words in English and of these only 68 were transcribed as per the original. Each of the others would have required substantial editing due either to their being total garbage or to the need for replacement of incorrect letters in the word. This is not a keeper for me.

It is doubtful if any software exists which can achieve 100% accurate representation and as any with a high accuracy rate is usually top class pricey software I didn't expect much from this offering. Still one lives in hope!

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)

Colin, Not related to todays offer, but if you use Google Chrome, there is Project Naptha, which allows you to extract and even modify text from images.
http://projectnaptha.com/

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

Colin, why not try "Advanced OCR Free" ,http://www.pdfcore.com/p02_advanced_ocr_free.php

and tell us what you reckon to that free software for text extraction from image ? cheerz

Reply   |   Comment by warren  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Colin, Try this Chrome Extension:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/copyfish-%F0%9F%90%9F-free-ocr-soft/eenjdnjldapjajjofmldgmkjaienebbj

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Colin, I use abbyy screenshot reader... use it to capture the text area, convert and send text to clipboard... has been very accurate for me...

Reply   |   Comment by Ari  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

warren, the website you provided for free ocr is not safe!

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

Abbyy Screenshot Reader is an amazing little piece of free software, coming from an otherwise provider of professional, and quite expensive, pdf programs for businesses.

It can do ordinary screenshots of windows or areas, but it also has some unique capabilities : selecting a text area on any part of the screen, and doing character recognition on it, is one of them. Afterwards, you can send the text to the clipboard, save it as a txt file, or even send it to Word.

It can also recognize tables, and send them to Excel.

And it has a delayed mode, which allows one to activate a screenshot, then open a menu, and have it included in the screenshot.

Reply   |   Comment by Clairvaux  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Abbyy Screenshot Reader is not free.

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

Colin, use this link http://dottech.org/freebies/25252/free-abbyy-screenshot-reader/ to get for free ABBYY Screenshot Reader 9.0.0.1331, which is the most accurate OCR-to-Text reader. It handles a bunch of languages. It is also available via this link http://lanortedcu.blogspot.com/2011/12/download-your-christmas-gift-from-abbyy.html. It works on Windows 10 (my case) and earlier versions.

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

Barefoot,

You are right. It is so cheap I had forgotten I had paid for it. The full price is 10 €, and I bought it during a promotion for 7 €, which is a no-brainer if you need the features.

It's lean, it has a tiny, unobtrusive, mini-window with a very few commands which are obvious to understand, and it works.

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

Colin, Since this thread has proposed several OCR alternatives let me just mention that Microsoft OneNote, which comes free with Windows 10 and can be downloaded free for Windows 7 through 10. When a note includes a picture, or IIRC handwriting, it OCR's the image. Excellent OCR results and is even available for iPhone, Mac OsX, and Android. I found a link announcing handwriting recognition for iPad. Once an image has been saved one can search for the text in the image and also export the text.

Reply   |   Comment by OldGuy  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

muhozah,

You are seeing the GiveawayOfTheDay wrapper on web page links, not the website itself:

http://pdfcore.com/
.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

.
... but, yes, VirusTotal calls PDFCore programs full of malware.
.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Clairvaux, I've found ABBYY so good over the years (and I started using OCR back around 1989) that I bought ABBYY Pro 12 and it is well worth the investment (and I got it for half price). Compared to all the others I have tried it is vastly better. It even reads Chinese and Japanese and many more, along with bar codes. You can use Google to translate but you need really good OCR for this since I can't read them myself.

Sometimes you just have to bite the bullet.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

OldGuy, Re "Microsoft OneNote" - did not know that. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim Jones  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

I cannot install this with Windows 7. The installer simply stops to work.

Reply   |   Comment by Matti Martiskainen  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#2

Installed easily on Windows 10. Has very limited composing options in that all there is is the ability to type text and insert images (as far as I can tell in a strictly liniar arrangement in the order and position they are added) and it also allows you to paste. The OCR seems good for typed text but not hand written. The other options may work (did not try them because there was no preview that I could see before commiting. And "create PDF Documents from scratch" is a bit ambitious as it creates a liniar document from text (with nothing but typing and text) and inserted jpg's then converts them to an irretrievable pdf although it can be retrieved if you also save it as a 3StepPDF project. I suppose that if you want to use it to edit an existing PDF you could open the original PDF in a pdf reader and copy paste it into a new 3StepPDF project then add to it. Good start - long way to go.

Reply   |   Comment by David Murphy  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+38)
#1

Just what I needed! Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Sarah Studinski  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-57)
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