Following Smile’s release of PDFpen 6, “TidBITS Publishing has published “Take Control of PDFpen 6,” by Michael E. Cohen. PDFpen 6 offers a wide range of PDF modification features with a Mac mindset, and it is completely documented by the new publication.

Cohen leads off with an overview of the PDF format. He then explains PDFpen’s tools and navigation (plus the new Editing Bar in PDFpen 6), along with the ways to create a PDF from within the program. He helps readers understand how to take notes on a PDF, copyedit and comment on a PDF, fill out PDF forms (complete with a handwritten signature), add and remove pages, and edit text and graphics in a PDF. He also explains a major new-in-PDFpen-6 feature – how to turn a PDF into a formatted Word document.

For users of PDFpenPro, which offers additional features, Cohen explains how to turn a Web site into a PDF, as well as how to create an interactive PDF form and retrieve user-submitted data via email or the Web. Finally, an appendix describes the many useful AppleScripts that ship with PDFpen.

Readers will learn how to:

° Move PDFs in and out of PDFpen on an iOS device, such as an iPad or iPhone;

° Store PDFs in iCloud, where they can be accessed from a user’s various Apple devices;

° Use (or turn off) OS X’s Auto Save and Version features;

° Scan a document to PDF and make the text editable with OCR;

° Insert professional editing marks and add comments;

° Combine pages from multiple files into a single PDF;

° Fill out forms with ease;

° Remove sensitive or confidential text from a PDF;

° Add a signature to a PDF;

° Make a clickable table of contents for a PDF (PDFpenPro only);

° Prevent readers from taking certain actions, such as printing or editing (PDFpenPro only);

° Create an interactive PDF form (PDFpenPro only).

The ebook also discusses PDFpen for iPad and PDFpen for iPhone. The 177-page “Take Control of PDFpen 6” is available for US$10 from or .