New Support System For PDFescape

To help us streamline the support process and serve as many customers as possible, Red Software has implemented a new company wide support system.

This support system is now in use for PDFescape.

Through its use of a "smart knowledge base", we hope that this new support system will allow us to serve more customers with the support they deserve (and it's purdy to boot).

To take a look (or open a support issue ticket), visit:

Leave a comment to let us know what you think about the new system.

PDFescape Press Release

Online PDF Web Application Offers Free Saving of PDF Forms

"Ever open a PDF form, fill it out, only to realize that Adobe Reader wouldn't let you save your work? With PDFescape, your customers and website visitors will never feel that frustration again. This new free service enables website owners and weblog posters to prepare and distribute their PDF forms efficiently, enabling the key functionality of saving completed forms."

Full Press Release

PDFescape Engine Overhaul

Greetings fellow PDFescape users,

PDFescape's XML backend has been reconstructed to run faster (up to 2000% percent faster!), especially with large files with lots of form fields. Files with hundreds, even thousands, of form fields are no longer slow to load in the PDFescape interface.

Also, we have finished up the PDF Publishing interface and is ready for use (and is in fact actively in use by  some of our customers).

In order to demo the published files feature, we are providing a link to a sample file, an IRS 1040 form.

Click Here

(Please note while this IRS form can be submitted, it will submit to us, not the IRS. It is for demostration purposes only.)

This is exactly what your customers would experience using PDFescape to easily fill out a form. You'll notice how quickly and easily the service loads; how easy the form is to fill out; how easy it is for your customers to submit their completed form. If you could see our side of things, you'd notice that when a form is submitted, that it quickly arrives as an attachment to an email, delivered to an inbox of our choice.

If you have any questions about these recent updates or would like to discuss with us how we can help you with your forms, please let us know.

Press Release: PDFescape Beta Released, Changing the Future of PDF Forms

Encinitas, CA

Red Software is proud to release PDFescape, the first and only online PDF reader, editor, form filler, and form creator.

 Ever have just a handful of PDF files you wish to fill out and save, only to find out that the free Adobe® Reader won’t cut it? And worse the upgrade to Acrobat® Standard costs almost $300!

 Computer owners reluctant to hand over hundreds of dollars to Adobe®, or other software companies, now have a choice! Why pay hundreds on a piece of software just to fill out a hand full of PDF forms? Don’t, and choose PDFescape. PDFescape enables its users to professionally complete tax forms, job applications, and other documents distributed in the PDF format. PDFescape requires a modern web browser and an active internet connection. That’s it. It doesn’t require the download, purchase, or installation of any software. Best of all, its basic features are free. And those wishing to save PDF files without the PDFescape logo embedded on them pay less than one dollar per form.

 PDFescape features the abilities to open files online from your local computer or other websites. In addition to filling out existing form fields, users can add text, vector shapes, hyperlinks, additional form fields, and more to existing files. This means that even files which didn’t have pre-existing form fields can still be filled out. It also means that users can create their own customized PDF forms on the web with ease.

 PDFescape empowers businesses to publish files online as well. Using some very simple web tools, those wishing to distribute their own PDF form can upload it directly to PDFescape. They can then link customers to the online PDF form, enabling them to fill it out, online, at no cost to their customers. Completed forms can even be set to be emailed to the business who originally published the form to PDFescape upon form submission.

 “I believe PDFescape is the future of PDF form distribution,” says Chris Truxaw, lead developer for PDFescape. “It allows forms to be filled out in one convenient location online without requiring the installation or purchase of any software. Web applications are the future of computing, and PDFescape is the first to bring this future to the PDF file format.”

 At this time PDFescape is compatible with all operating systems supporting Firefox 1.5+ or 2+, Internet Explorer 6+ or 7+, or Safari.

More information on PDFescape can be found at:




PDFescape BETA Goes Live

We are proud to announce that PDFescape is ready for use by the public!

PDFescape is a new Web 2.0 web application for PDF documents.

PDFescape enables users to better interact with PDF files online.


Key Features:

  • Fill out PDF forms online, without installing any software
  • Open PDF files  with ease
    • From your local computer, simple upload it to our servers
    • From the internet, simply submit a link to file and our servers will download and load it
  • Make changes to PDF file
    • Fill out already existing form fields
    • Add text anywhere you wish, just like using a typewriter
    • Add vector shapes such as checkboxes, lines, arrows, rectangles, and circles
    • Add hyperlinks to PDF documents, linking to URLs or other pages
    • Add new form fields to PDF document to enable others to fill out your form
    • Set document information, such as the document title, author, creator, etc.
  • Save your work directly to the server
    • Your file will be automatically saved on the server for 7 days
    • Save changes, even if you’re in the process of updating the file, with a single click
    • Open your saved files at any time from the server
  • Save changed and filled PDF forms as PDF files
    • Save these PDF files to your personal computer
    • Have these PDF files emailed to your, or any other, email address
  • Compatible with most major browsers
    • Internet Explorer 6 & 7
    • Firefox 1.5+ & 2+
    • Safari

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