Orion PDF Author 2
PDF document creation software for Mac
Compatible with macOS Mojave (10.14), High Sierra (10.13), Sierra (10.12), El Capitan (10.11), Yosemite (10.10) and Mavericks (10.9)

Orion PDF Author helps you create multi-page PDF format documents, perfect for user guides, photo books and instruction booklets. Featuring advanced page management with auto page numbering, auto generated index table and multiple publish options.
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New in Orion PDF Author 2
All new and improved file format, providing significantly better performance and stability
Built-in file converter for backward file compatibility with older edition
Completely revamped the original color panel for the native macOS color selector, now providing the full spectrum of colors with eye dropper and inputs for custom color hex code
Newly redesigned canvas layout browser
Optimized for the latest macOS (compatible with macOS 10.9 to 10.14)
Build-your-own template with custom paper size
Support for rich text formatting
70+ bug fixes and feature improvements
Support for macOS Mojave dark mode
Feature Overview
Drag and Drop Designer Editor

Featuring advanced page management with auto page numbering, auto generated index table and shared base template.
Full Suite of Annotation Objects

Supports text boxes, photos, gallery, outlines, shapes, lines and arrows. Simply drag and drop to add new objects to canvas. Easily apply formatting using the intuitive collapsible Style Editor panel.
Optimized PDF Document Size

Automatically optimizes PDF document with quartz filter, this feature efficiently reduces PDF file size without sacrificing clarity of document graphics.

In addition to exporting multi-page PDF documents, you can also export each individual page as separate a PDF file as well as high resolution image.
Shared Base Template

Manage consistent headers, footers and backgrounds across multiple pages using a shared base template. Options to inherit base template format are individually managed at the page level.
Multiple Ways To Publish

  • Export any selected page in PDF and high resolution image format
  • Export entire project in multi-page PDF document format
  • Send selected page directly through email and Messages
Supports Multiple Layouts

  • US letter and A4 HD and 72 DPI formats (both landscape and portrait)
  • Square: 4.75" x 4.75", 7" x 7", 8" x 8", 12" x 12"
  • Custom: 3.5" x 4.3", 4.3" x 3.5", 4.15" x 5.85", 4.25" x 5.5", 5" x 7", 7" x 5", 5.5" x 8.5", 8.5" x 5.5", 6" x 11", 11" x 6"
  • Build your own template allows you to create PDF documents for any custom paper size
Advanced Page Management

Add, remove, duplicate and rearrange your pages with ease.
Auto Content Indexing

  • Auto-page numbering
  • Automatically generates page of content, easy one-click refresh quickly syncs page of content with page number changes and content edits.
Free Form Layers

  • Support support for multiple layering
  • Free form layer arrangement and layout
  • Layer browser with object inspector panel
Custom Photo Grids

Easily add a beautiful photo grid using your custom photos. Supports a full suite of photo editing features such as resize, shadows and transparency effects.
Reuse Saved Text Snippets

Save and reuse text and paragraph segments . Quickly select from a database of saved text snippet collection.
For Everyone

Perfect for making PDF manuals, instruction guides, memoirs, photo books and portfolios.