Discover How to Create Digital Publications Using Soda PDF

Soda PDF 7 is a highly efficient modular PDF software that you can easily make use of in your day-to-day life. We want to show you some of the interesting things you can do using its awesome tools and features.


We will be hosting a free webinar on May 20, 2015, at 2:00 PM EDT, where we will demonstrate how to create professional digital publications using Soda PDF’s key features. You’ll learn how to use the create, convert, edit, insert, review, and other modules to make digital publications such as:

- Newsletters
- Presentations
- Brochures
- and more!


Come join us on May 20th at 2:00 PM EDT to discover how to make the best of your Soda PDF experience.


We will also be live-tweeting (#sodawebinar) and answering any questions you may have, so don’t miss out.


See you there!

The Soda PDF Team


LULU Software’s CEO Talks About Acquisition of Online PDF Services

On April 2, 2015, LULU Software, the makers of Soda PDF, announced they signed an agreement to acquire Online PDF Services. To better understand what this exciting new acquisition really means for the future of the company, we sat down with Eric Gareau, CEO of LULU, and asked him a few questions.


LULU Software acquired DOC2PDF in June 2013. What does the recent acquisition of Online PDF Services mean for the future of the company?

This acquisition demonstrates that we are moving further toward offering a full-range of SaaS [Software as a Service] services. We want to become the PDF and document-management solution of choice for all users, both online and offline. We want to integrate Online PDF Services into our existing range of free online services (Soda PDF Online, DOC2PDF, etc.) and to strengthen our position as a leading online PDF solution provider. The future of document management is online, and we want to stay ahead of the curve.


What was the reasoning behind this deal?

We had already established a partnership with Online PDF Services, and a unique opportunity to unite both companies presented itself. Our strong ties allowed us to move closer together, and the acquisition will give LULU a chance to increase traffic and expand our market internationally.


What kind of traffic will this generate on a monthly basis?

At this point, we still want to keep this confidential. However, by the end of this year, we are hoping to have more than 4 million visitors on all of our online properties on a monthly basis. It’s safe to say PDF Online Services will be a great addition to our existing online services.


When will Soda be operating the Online PDF Services?

We are hoping to start transitioning and operating the business sometime this summer. We will communicate the news once it is confirmed. Online PDF Services users shouldn’t expect any significant changes made to their trusty free online tools. On the contrary, we want to consolidate these online tools and our existing ones to be able to offer users a wider selection of services.


Soda PDF 7.2 out now!

We’re excited to announce the release of our latest Soda PDF update. Soda 7.2 is equipped with new and improved features that will enhance your PDF experience. We worked hard on fixing all the main bugs and glitches in the previous version of Soda, and we believe you will not be disappointed with the end result.


Click on the image below to find the complete list of bug fixes in all available languages:

Soda PDF 7.2 Release Notes


Until next time, thanks for reading!

The Soda PDF Team





How to Hightlight Text in PDF

On today’s how to Tuesdays we will show you how to highlight PDFs with Soda PDF 7.

The highlight and annotate features are part of the review module of soda PDF. Please download and install Soda PDF 7 to highlight text in PDF files. Once installed highlighting PDFs as simple as 1-2-3.

Video – How to highlight PDFs using Soda PDF 7

You can view the full video at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx1ZZFBmeUU

Highlight text using Soda PDF 7 – Three steps Guide

Step 1- Select the Edit Mode and click on the highlight button:

On edit mode, once we click on the highlight mode, a window will prompt us for selecting a our color of prefference.

Step 2 – Select a color and highlight text

Once you have chosen your color ther mouse icon will turn into a pencil icon which allows you to underline text under your mouse.
When you hold down the left mouse button you will start selecting the text to be underlined.

Select text and hightlight

Step 3 -Add personal note or comment

To allow better communication and collaboration between projects, Soda PDF 7 allows you to insert comments and notes for your colleagues.

We hope you will find this article useful on your day-to-day activities. Please let us know of your thoughts and feedback.

The most excited,  Soda PDF team


5 Amazing Resources for Teachers Using PDFs

As technology becomes ever present in our classrooms, it makes no sense to punish those who use it. Rather than subjugate a student to ridicule and humiliation for using his iPhone in class, most teachers now are embracing technology as part of their curriculum.

Education using Soda PDF

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We here at Soda PDF believe that this is a step in the right direction. We want to outline some key resources that can be used by teachers and educators alike. Here are some tips that revolves around the use of PDFs in the classroom.

1. TeacherVision.com – Digital books in PDF


This site has a section on Digital Books. Soda PDF can be used to view these books in a PDF format that each student can access from any device or computer they wish to use.

With PDFs, you are given the option to share useful information and not risk having anything altered. This is especially useful when dealing with a younger generation.

2. Edtechteacher.org – Publishing Tools


Do some of your students express an interest in writing? Do you feel some have potential to be published? With this website and PDFs you can upload your students work without the worry of plagiarism or theft.

Easily convert PDF to word and your students writing accomplishments are ready for publication!

3. Educatorstechnology.com – PDF Tools


One of the many ways to embrace technology in the classroom is keeping up with the latest innovations. Educators Technology provides a perfect array of guides showcasing the utilization of PDFs in education.

By using these guides in conjunction with Soda PDF you’ll be sure to always maintain the attention of your students.

4. Edutopia.org – Teaching Tips & Tricks


Edutopia provides an amazing assortment of tools and resources. Not only do they have neat tips and tricks to help you in your day to day, it offers solutions to almost all common classroom problems.

Use Soda PDF browser add-on to view a PDF of interesting tips on how to remember your student’s names.

5. Bitstripforschools.com – Educational Bitstrips


Remember bitstrips? These fun little comics can help encourage creativity amongst your students and help them learn at the same time. Edutainment is a term coined by the Walt Disney Company in the late 1940s in order to promote content that was educational yet entertaining as well.

By using Soda PDF, you can view and share these creations without worrying about another student altering the content.