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Likelihood to Recommend

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

If you are creating forms that you might normally create in Excel, this is an excellent upgrade. PDFs are easy to use and relatively easy to create.

If you are designing a template for any sort of creative piece, LiveCycle is frustrating to use, but it can be done. It'll just require you to have patience and work around the limitations.
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PDFelement

  • When you convert a document to PDF from Word, and forget to save the Word copy and have to edit the document.
  • Bates stamping.
  • Editing/adding text, watermarks, notes, typewriter function, converting to PDF, converting from PDF to Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any of the other 7 options!
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Pros

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • It enables me to quickly update and distribute forms that have been changed.
  • The layout features help ensure that the forms look professional.
  • The ability to preview what the final form will look like and how it will work, while still editing, is extremely helpful.
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PDFelement

  • The ability to combine different file types into one coherent PDF file with ease.
  • The ability to reduce the file size of a PDF file with the 'Optimize' file option. This makes it easier to send out files by email.
  • The version I am currently using does not require the user to pay for a periodical renewal.
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Cons

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • Biggest issue is the user friendliness for the designer. It is hard to get elements to do what you want if you are adding any sort of design to your form. In my case I make flyers which require not only the form fills, but also other elements like pictures and background design elements.
  • The import from PSD or AI function does not work properly most of the time. If you create a document with lots of visual elements, your best bet is to convert as much of that as possible to a rasterized image and then popping that in as the background rather than trying to import elements. They come out very wonky, colors are lost in conversion, and the layout doesn't come over.
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PDFelement

  • I have not yet found any areas where PDFelement has room for improvement.
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Likelihood to Renew

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
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Excellent, easy to use product
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Usability

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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PDFelement

PDFelement 8.8
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It's just so easy. Familiar Microsoft Word type of format and layout, makes it super easy to use
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Reliability and Availability

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
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No issues. Works perfect
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Performance

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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PDFelement

PDFelement 8.8
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Super clean, quick and easy to use
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Support

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
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Format, layout, user friendly and best for the price
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Implementation

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
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Just pay, download, activate and start using it
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Alternatives Considered

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

I have only ever used LiveCycle for our PDF form creation. I am not sure what other options there are, but we have never needed to look into anything else as LiveCycle works for us.
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PDFelement

PDFelement is easier to use than Camtasia. It loads fast, works well, saves directly to MP4 and I do not have to find the original non-MP4 file to erase.
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Scalability

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

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PDFelement

PDFelement 10.0
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Super easy Word style layout and format.
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Return on Investment

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

  • LiveCycle has ensured that we are able to get a lot done, with little manpower.
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PDFelement

  • Positive impact. Our org downloads long reports from the city and county so with PDFelement we can take the parts that we want to share with our members.
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Pricing Details

Adobe LiveCycle ES4

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Adobe LiveCycle ES4 Editions & Modules

Adobe LiveCycle ES4
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PDFelement

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

PDFelement Editions & Modules

PDFelement
Edition
PDFelement Standard
59.95
PDFelement Professional
99.95
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