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PDF Shaper Premium 9.4 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — PDF Shaper Premium 9.4

PDF Shaper makes it easy to tailor the content of PDF files.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 60 (75%) 20 (25%) 24 comments

PDF Shaper Premium 9.4 was available as a giveaway on November 5, 2019!

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PDF Shaper makes it easy to tailor the content of PDF files. Users can split PDF files into smaller PDFs, extract or delete individual pages, and encrypt and decrypt files. It's just as simple to merge multiple PDF files into a larger file. The software rotates, crops, and normalizes pages, individually or in batch mode. It's simple to convert a PDF file's text to the popular Microsoft Word RTF format, or to convert DOC files to PDF files. Similarly, the software converts PDF pages to standalone images, and vice versa.

Key Benefits
PDF Shaper's clean, intuitive interface allows users to become productive in just a few minutes. PDF Shaper is optimized for high-DPI monitors and low CPU resource usage, even during the CPU-intensive conversion operations. The software runs under

Advanced Tools
With its emphasis on security and privacy, PDF Shaper lets users update or remove PDF metadata fields such as author, title, and dates. PDF files can be encrypted with owner and user passwords. In addition, the software can protect content, set user access permissions, sign PDF files, and decrypt previously encrypted files.

NB:
- lifetime license (for home use only)
- fully functional (activation is not required)
- update check disabled (updates are not included)
- free tech support included

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System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10 (x32/x64)

Publisher:

Burnaware

Homepage:

https://www.pdfshaper.com/features.html

File Size:

11.3 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#13

When I saw the title I thought it sharpened the text of PDF documents but it doesn't do this; if it did then it would have an unique feature that other pdf programs don't have.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  8 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#12

No OCR (only available in the Professional version) so you will get recover an RTF document from a pdf only if the pdf was initially converted from an RTF (or may be also Word) file; if you scan to pdf a page from a review or a book, you will get an image after processing with PDF Shaper Premium... :-(.
We have reived more valuable offers here with an OCR feature...

Reply   |   Comment by PaulF  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#11

Installed on Windows 10 (replacing version 8.7, which ran fine). On running new version, though, receive Windows error message "Some operation could not be performed because the system is out of resources. Close some windows and try again. Close some windows and try again.". No other windows were open. On closing error message, it pops up again (multiple times).

Closed program and ran "DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth" and then "sfc /scannow" in a command window as an administrator. Both commands finished normally, with no issues found.

Also tried uninstalling program completely, and re-installed. The same Windows error keeps popping up.

Reply   |   Comment by W.McG  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Error message is ""Some operation could not be performed because the system is out of resources. Close some windows and try again."

Reply   |   Comment by W.McG  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#10

This vendor does not understand that Premuim means best of the available editions, number 1... the ultimate and it should be better than just Professional edition ...

https://www.pdfshaper.com/compare-editions.html

The Premium edition lacks some very basic features that are normally free in most other PDF programs!

"Convert PDF to DOC --- Nope
OCR (Optical Character Recognition) support -- Nope
View and print PDF documents with PDF Viewer -- Nope
Usage in organizations or for commercial purposes -- Nope"

You can use most PDF viewers to view and print PDF files in both personal and commercial environments and it is highly likely that the OCR engine they exclusively activate in the Proffessional edition is an always free Open Source OCR engine... Tesseract and it only supports OCR in English language too.

Personally I am not sure this adds anything to my toolbox of PDF manipulation programs...

In addition if you install this over the previous giveaways it leaves the depretiated executables behind... so while not necesary for new program operation it is wise to uninstall previous giveaway installation to remove depretiated files that otherwise just take up space. Also it being completely unecesary but for completeness one can download the Pro editions trial installer and extract the PDFViewer.exe and ps9pro.dll using InnoExtractor and copy them into the giveaways installation folder and create a shortcut for the executable ... it works and is not restricted by any licensing controls but is very basic in viewing and printing options and all standalone free PDF viewers I have tried have far more facilities like viewing page layout styles and the ability to switch off annotations and markup layers when printing etc.

The command line control might be useful to some for scripting some regularly repeated tasks.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#9

can this white-out certain portions of PDFs such as PDF Escape does?

Reply   |   Comment by pm  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#8

This most important feature is missing, THE EDITING, without it it will be useless to most users.

Reply   |   Comment by Mark  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#7

If anyone want's an always free software, I use PDFill PDF Tools. It has it all.
mario

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#6

This is on a Windows 10 machine with all updates. The installation process reached a window which displayed Successfully Activated (not responding) then crashed. Another window opened which stated "your software updates, news and downloads in one application", then a green Install button to click on. There is no facility to decline this offer by closing the window. Maybe if I had tried to install again it might have installed properly, I will never know. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#5

I notice that unbder the File pull down menu there is an option "Restore to default settings". This presupposes that there is settings option somewhere but I can't find it. Does anyone know where it is? My main concern is that in the comments for the previous GOTD offering of this software it cautions that the update setting box has been ticked by default and needs to be unticked. I appreciate that the layout then differs from this offering but would like some clarity about this. There is a lifetime licence at stake here and it would be a pity to lose it through an update. Of course, there may not be any updates to come as this could be an end of life product given it has a lifetime licence. Perhaps the developer might comment about a "settings" option if nothing else.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Colin, under NB above it states that update check disabled (updates are not included). Does that answer your question?

Reply   |   Comment by Eddie  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Colin, there isn't much "Restore default settings" does, aside from defaulting the icon settings under "View" when pressed. Also the program doesn't check for updates on startup, nor does it connect to the internet at all, there also is no setting for it to turn it on or off. If you want to make sure it won't update, just block it in the firewall, if you worry about it.

Reply   |   Comment by senzai6293  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#4

Error message when starting the program under Win 8.1 x64 :
"There is no disc in the drive. Insert a disc in the drive K :.
Cancel Restart Continue"
One click on "Continue" and the program opens finally.
Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Belga  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#3

Fast download, no registration required! Excellent tool!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#2

I just want to convert PDF files to DOC files but this premium version can't do!

Reply   |   Comment by Ah Ye Lee  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Ah Ye Lee,
Need Professional version: https://www.pdfshaper.com/compare-editions.html

Reply   |   Comment by Ouestman  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

or just open the rtf in Word and resave it as a doc...

Reply   |   Comment by BAW30s  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

I have to take back this comment after trying the program, as although the description above says it converts to rtf, the GAOTD version only offered TXT!
That said, I am trying it on an old XP computer and found it a nice, small, very responsive program. It converts to TXT and images, and from doc/docx to pdf quickly and efficiently, as well as extracting pages and images from pdfs with a variety of options. It allows passwords to be set or removed and pages to be rotated, cropped, inserted, deleted or moved individually or in batch mode. Some limited editing is available through the watermark commands.
My small suggestion would be to allow saving to the original folder by ticking a box, as choosing it every time is a bit of a chore.

Reply   |   Comment by BAW30s  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

BAW30s, I have version 8.7 of pdf shaper premium and it definitely has pdf to rtf. They must have moved it out of the premium version. Note that on their 'compare versions' page there is no mention of rtf in any version:
https://www.pdfshaper.com/compare-editions.html

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

Ah Ye Lee, from their website:

Features

Convert
• Convert PDF to Image, Image-based PDF, DOC or TXT file
• Convert BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF, TIFF, EMF Image to PDF
• Convert MS Word DOC to PDF
Document
• Merge or split PDF documents
Pages
• Rotate, crop, insert and move pages
Extract
• Extract text, images and pages, extract text using OCR
Delete
• Delete annotations, bookmarks, images and pages
Security
• Set document password and permissions, sign PDF, edit metadata
Watermark
• Enumerate pages, add image or text watermark

Reply   |   Comment by Kyle  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

njwgd, Now that is annoying that the GAOTD upgrade version actually removes features! Ok now lets see if I archived the installers and executables for the older giveaway and restore the previous giveaways... Nah I didn't bother to build a recovery procedure for the previous giveaway... I must not have felt it worth the work... Since this has less functionality I think I'm just going to uninstall it and be done with it as I never used it and forgot it was even installed. That would probably happen with this one too.

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

BAW30s, If I have Word, I can just open any PDF files in Word. Word can convert pdf to doc. I don't need pdfsharper to do that!

Reply   |   Comment by ADAM KOLODZIEJ  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Ouestman,
I know, I checked it out from the "compare editions" link already. So, this giveaway version is not my cup of tea. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Ah Ye Lee  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#1

Please check if technical support is not provided or not as it varies between your Readme text and the NB remarks given HERE.

Reply   |   Comment by hakah  –  9 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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