April 22, 2010 in Software (E)
[prMac.com] Nickenich, Germany - Monkeybread Software today is proud to announce Combine PDFs 5.1, an update to their popular PDF merge and split tool for Mac OS X. With a focus on ease-of-use, Combine PDFs is a lightweight utility which allows anyone to merge PDF files and images (JPEG, TIFF, etc.) into a single PDF file. Additionally, users can split a PDF file or create a new PDF file with interleaved pages from two different PDF files.
The user need only drag & drop files onto the program icon. The main window appears allowing the user to set the order in which the files are joined, or to remove any files. A menu command launches a window for the input of metadata, such as Title, Author, Creator, Subject, and Keywords. Once all PDF and image files are correctly ordered, and metadata has been entered, a single menu command will automatically join all the selected files into a single PDF file.
Combine PDFs also supports the use of encrypted passwords. With the password option activated users can restrict the viewing, copying and printing of any document. The app permits use of 40 bit, or extremely strong 128 bit encryption. Also supported are OS X Quartz filters which enable users to apply a variety of effects to both PDF and image files. Effects include variable compression level, lightness, gray tone, sepia, and black and white. A preview window allows the user to review all files and effects before producing the final PDF document, and full-screen preview is available.
Changes in Version 5.1:
* Create and edit multi-page, industry-standard PDF files without costly software
* Combine, split, merge, re-order, and remove PDF and image files
* Full control of scale and orientation of all files and pages
* Optional, automatic page numbering
* Automatic interleaving of 2 PDF files containing front and back pages
* Full-screen or window-size preview
* Optional inclusion of metadata
* Optional 40 or 128 bit password protected encryption
* Flexible text overlays
Version 5.1 sports many new improvements, adding support for French and Italian, automatic metadata, more metadata values, and user selectable fonts for text overlays. Combine PDFs exploits the powerful PDF Libraries built into the Core Graphics of Mac OS X, permitting operations not supported natively on the Windows platform.
"Everyone is using PDFs now because of their high quality and cross-platform compatibility," commented company CEO Christian Schmitz. "With Combine PDFs Mac owners can 'unlock' any PDF, and combine, edit, create and merge PDF and image files."
* English, German, Italian and French
* Mac OS X 10.4 or later
* Requires 10.5 Leopard or later for Quartz Filters
* Mac with PowerPC or Intel Processor
* 25.4 MB Hard Drive space
Combine PDFs 5.1 for Mac OS X is shareware, and available now for $30.00 (USD). A free demo version is available which will combine the first 1,000 pages of PDFs before requiring the purchase of a license. Review copies available on request.
Located in beautiful Nickenich, Germany, Monkeybread Software is a privately held company founded in 2000 by Christian Schmitz. Monkeybread Software focuses on the Macintosh and Windows platforms. With over eleven years as a software developer, Christian's aim is developing unique and useful utilities, complemented by first-class customer support. Copyright 2000-2010 Christian Schmitz Software GmbH. Monkeybread Software is a registered trademark of Christian Schmitz, Nickenich. All Rights Reserved. Apple, and the Apple logo are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.