updated 02:15 am EST, Tue March 8, 2011
Custom stamps, group annotations also improved
Qoppa Software's Java-based PDF annotation editor PDF Studio has been upgraded to version 6.6, offering a new tool chest pane, more custom stamps, support for group annotations, a simpler method of importing files into PDF pages in the current PDF document, and the ability to edit nonLatin Unicode text in document properties and annotation content.
PDF Studio, which also allows users to fill in, merge, and secure PDF documents, is available for Mac, Windows and Linux -- users of the latter two operating systems will also now see file dialogs using the native OS rather than Java Swing (Mac users have always had this), thus gaining both auto-completion and user familiarity.
New in this version is the Tool Chest, which will automatically save and display users' most recent annotations, as well as having the ability to create "favorite" annotations. Multiple annotations can also be grouped, so they function as a single unit. Custom stamps are further enabled, offering the ability to include multiple annotations and dynamic fields in a single stamp, alongside the existing image and text stamps.
There is also a new Drag and Drop Into Thumbnail pane, which allows users to drop image, text and MS Word files to be immediately converted to PDF and imported as new PDF pages in a working file.
The update is free to existing PDF Studio users. The program is sold in two versions: PDF Studio Standard ($60) and Pro ($95). The program runs on Macs using OS X 10.3 or higher and Java 1.5 or higher.