Acrobat Plug-ins

Engage PDF Personalisation and Print Products

Tryout versions are available of many of these products and are available after selecting the "More Info" button on each product. All the tryouts are fully working versions of the products and will place a 'Tryout' stamp on each page of any PDF documents they are used on. For products requiring Adobe® Acrobat® please download a Trail version of Acrobat if you don't currently have a licensed copy. Do not use production PDF files for the tryouts products without backups.

Plug-ins for for Adobe® Acrobat®(Compatible with Acrobat 8, 9, X, XI, and DC) for Windows

Create a table of contents

TOCBuilder plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® TOCBuilder™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

The TOCBuilder tool allows you to create a Table of Contents which becomes part of the PDF file by adding the required number of pages. Each entry within the Table of Contents can shows the appropriate page for that entry and each entry has a link. The plug-in uses the bookmark hierarchy to construct the TOC. TOCBuilder Can be used in conjunction with Bookmarker to generate the bookmarks or with bookmarks that are already present.

Automatically Create Bookmarks

Bookmarker plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® BookMarker™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

Bookmarker creates PDF bookmarks from text defined by the text attributes in your PDF documents.

You can use the Text Select tool from the Acrobat toolbar to highlight a sample of text. Bookmarker then uses the attributes of the selected text to define a particular bookmark level. Bookmarks can be nested to any number of levels.

Add text to multiple PDF files and pages

Impress Pro plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® Impress Pro™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

Impress Pro is an Acrobat plug-in that enables one or more text impressions (text stamps) to be added to a range of pages in single or multiple PDF files. Impress Pro contains all of the features of Mapsoft Impress (see below), with the addition of being able to run over batches of PDF files and the ability to set multiple impressions at the same time. In addition, security, open defaults and document information can all be set.

Add styled text and variables to the page

Impress plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® Impress™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

Impress enables text impressions to be stamped to a range of pages in a PDF file. This can be set either as a watermark which is on a layer below all of the existing text and images or above where it can be used for headers and footers, page numbering etc. Variables can be set to define page numbering, total number of pages and date and time.

Mask/hide/clean an area of a page

Maskit plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® MaskIt™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

MaskIt allows you to erase areas of content from a PDF document. Use the MaskIt tool from the toolbar to draw a marquee, then select whether you want to remove content inside or outside that defined area, and the content is removed.

Add Navigation bookmarks dogears

Dogears plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® DogEars™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

DogEars is a publishing tool for use with Adobe® Acrobat® for marking pages within a document so that you can quickly flip back to them when you require. DogEars is named after the turned over corners of a page that are used to bookmark a page in a book.

Flatten Annotations into the PDF page

Flattener plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® Flattener™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

Flattener allows you to flatten interactive parts, like navigation buttons and forms, plus mark-up into PDF documents. Not only can this dramatically reduce the size of PDF files, it also means you can always view and print mark-up, regardless of the platform you are using. Enhancements added for V1.6 ensure the original content of the PDF files need never be hidden by the flattened mark-up.

Change the page size of the document

Mediasizer plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® MediaSizer™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

MediaSizer converts the media size (paper size) of your document without altering its content, so that, for example, changing between US Letter and European A4 media becomes a simple task. Custom and standard media sizes can be specified

Scale the contents of pages

Mapsoft® ContentScaler™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

Using ContentScaler, you can scale the entire contents of selected pages of a PDF document by a specified percentage. Amongst other applications, this tool can be used in conjunction with MediaSizer when the margins are too narrow after converting from US Letter to A4.

Merge PDF documents

Documerger plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® DocuMerger™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

DocuMerger merges template PDF files with the existing document content, specifying which page you want to merge. This tool allows you, for example, to apply company letterheads to PDF content where pre-printed stationary is normally used and you want to archive the PDF file.

Place an image on the page

ImagePlacer plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® ImagePlacer™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

ImagePlacer is a very powerful publishing tool which allows you to stamp a graphical image onto specified pages within a PDF document. The image can be placed at a specific position, scaled and transparency can be set.

Add PDF information

InfoSetter plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® InfoSetter™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

InfoSetter sets document information in your PDF document(s). This tool allows you to set or change the standard PDF's document information fields as follows: Title, Subject, Author, Keyword, Index and Base URL. These fields can be extracted from an existing PDF file and saved into a configuration.

Specify how a PDF is viewed when opened

OpenOptions plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® OpenOptions™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

OpenOptions manages Acrobat's open options, including Initial View, Window and User Interface options. OpenOptions allows you to set document opening options across multiple documents when used in conjunction with Mapsoft's unique automation tool - Automator.

These options can be extracted from an existing PDF file and saved into a configuration.

Create Image Thumbnails for Previewing or viewing PDFs

Thumbnails plug-in for Adobe® Acrobat® Box

Mapsoft® Thumbnails™

for Adobe® Acrobat®

Thumbnails creates images of PDF pages in a number of different image formats and can embed them within a document for display in the Acrobat Pages tab or in a specific folder. With the file output option the user can select the resolution of the images required and the output folder.

PDF Publishing and Printing Products

Output PDF files with Variable Data

Engage Variable Data Printing Box

Mapsoft® Engage Variable Data Printing™

A Variable Data composition and output tool enabling connection of a PDF template to a data source and output one or more PDF files.

Engage has two main components:

  • The free Mapsoft® Engage Designer plug-in for Adobe®® Acrobat® for creating dynamic templates for variable data and web to print.
  • Engage Variable Data Printing – can be used to output variable data items from the desktop.

Variable Data Technology for Web Environments

Engage Connect Box

Mapsoft® Engage Connect™

Connect is designed to integrate the Mapsoft® PDF engine into existing workflows. It can also be used to produce the functionality of Engage Variable Data Printing into a web environment.

Connect is used to integrate the Engage functionality into websites or .NET applications. This could be to create a web2print or variable data printing functionality.