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PDFpen 4.5

PDFpen allows you to edit text in PDFs, insert images and make their backgrounds transparent, choose to print or not print notes and comments, highlight in multiple colors, and even do OCR on scanned PDFs.

Business Center Briefs: Jumsoft overhauls Keynote themes collection

Jumsoft's updated collection of slideshow themes includes new versions of Keynote Themes FX, Keynote Backgrounds FX, Keynote Objects FX, and Keynote Animations FX. Elsewhere, the makers of Doc Merge, RealBasic, and PopChar X announced updates for their Mac applications.

Add, remove, and replace PDF pages

Pariah Burke walks you through the process of adding, removing, and replacing pages in complex Acrobat Pro PDF files.

Extracting content from PDF files

Contrary to popular belief, it's really easy to retrieve content from finished PDF documents.

More Mac bundles for the masses

TheMacSale 2 and TheMacBundles offer their own respective bundles of Mac software for $50, but at what cost to developers?

Mac News Briefs: Business Card Composer 5 adds map integration

Google Maps integration in the latest version of the business card creation tool lets users include a map and directions on their business cards. Also, Ambrosia Software updated Snapz Pro X and RecoSoft announced a version of its PDF2Office file conversion utility aimed at iWork users.

Mac News Briefs: Acrobat, Reader updates tackle security vulnerability

The 9.2 updates for Acrobat and Adobe Reader address vulnerabilities that could cause the applications to crash and potentially allow an attack to take control of the affected system. Also, SuperDuper and Cocktail both saw maintenance updates released on Tuesday.

Bugs & Fixes: When PDFs won't load in Safari

Snow Leopard has been out for more than a month, but Ted Landau keeps stumbling across compatibility problems. The latest? It involves trying to view a PDF document, accessed as a Web link in Safari.

Mac News Briefs: PDFpen has new OCR engine

PDFpen 4.5 uses version 15.5 of the OmniPage OCR engine, which should improve accuracy in the PDF editing program. Also updated on Tuesday were Typinator, RealBasic and Real Studio, VideoFlash Converter, and Djay.

Combining PDF pages in Snow Leopard

Snow Leopard has changed the way you combine PDF documents in Preview. It works like this.