Sunday, November 19, 2006
Nitro PDF is commercial software for creating and editing portable document format (PDF) files. The product is intended for the professional market and runs on Windows PCs. The base software features include creating PDFs from over 200 file types; viewing, searching and printing PDFs; drag and drop PDF creation; convert PDFs to Microsoft Word; combining into one PDF; reviewing documents with text notes, stamps, drawings, and markup tools; fill, save and submit PDF forms; edit and insert text, images, and objects; perform advanced image editing and document assembly; design PDF forms; generate bookmarks, hyperlinks, and Bates numbering. The software contains a system printer driver for 'Printing To PDF'.
The software supports the current Adobe Acrobat open PDF specification.
Several Adobe Acrobat plugins are also available which include PDF Aerialist (file conversion, merging and splitting and the creation and editing of PDF layers) and PDF Crackerjack (printing industry extensions for impositions, images, conversion to spot color and the printing of accurate color separations).
Nitro PDF and the plug-ins are available for download on time-limited trial from the Nitro PDF website.
April 2005 – Nitro PDF Desktop launched in beta release at Acrobat & PDF Conference in Orlando, Florida
May 2005 – At conclusion of the beta program Nitro PDF goes on sale
July 2005 – PDF industry veteran and The Adobe Acrobat Bible author Ted Padova writes the Nitro PDF User Guide, included with Nitro PDF in print and electronic versions.
August 2005 – Nitro PDF Desktop changes name to Nitro PDF Professional;
Early 2006 – Nitro surpasses 100,000 product downloads.
Mid 2006 – Version 4.91 addition of new features that include batch processing and advanced technology drawn directly from a number of ARTS plug-ins