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PDF Guru is intended to edit, read, compress and convert PDFs. The program has a nice interface, which resembles more that of a modern browser than a text editor. In this respect, the tool allows multiple tabs, which let you work with various documents at the same time. Luckily, there are also various themes to change the way it looks. The product is full of features; yet, there is a risk that they may go unnoticed by the users since no help documentation is available.
The product is available in three different licenses: Free, Basic and Full. Therefore, its features depend on the type of license you own. You will probably find that the Free license is quite limited as it does not allow editing or creating new documents.
Probably the most common use of a tool of this type is to read documents. Fortunately, PDF Guru helps you read more efficiently by allowing to use page thumbnails and document outlines to find the desired contents. Similarly, you can easily bookmark pages to continue your reading just where you left it. What is more, the program lets you search for specific words or phrases in the text. Another important activity is revising documents with different kinds of annotations, such as text highlighting and underlining. Moreover, it lets you draw various kinds of shapes and lines.
If you have purchased a Basic or a Full license, you will benefit from additional features. In such case, the program allows editing the text in your pages as well as changing font characteristics. Moreover, it lets you manage the images by changing their position or inserting new ones. This also includes creating new documents from scratch.
If the PDF document is too large and you wish to share it online, for example, you can reduce it by changing its quality or deleting unnecessary pages. Similarly, you can split a PDF into various smaller PDFs. Other operations on pages include merging multiple documents or adding new pages.
Another valuable feature of the tool is that you can use it to convert PDF documents to other popular formats, such as DOC, XLS, PPT, HTML, RTF and JPG. In addition, it lets you protect the contents of your PDF files using encryption and passwords.
All in all, PDF Guru supports multiple operations involving PDF documents. Although the product allows editing PDFs at a reasonable price, you should know that there are others that can do it at no cost.
- Various annotation tools
- Supports opening various documents simultaneously
- Allows compressing documents
- Supports managing pages
- Converts to other formats
- Allows editing text and images
- Allows creating a document from scratch
- Protects documents with various options
- No help documentation
- The free version is quite limited