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Adobe LiveCycle ES4

We use PDF forms for our submissions to the USPTO as well as for obtaining signature documents. With LiveCycle, I can update forms, save them, load them into my docketing database, and have them pre-populated with data. This process ensures continuity, less chance for error, and the ability to save the paralegals time when it comes to preparing filings.
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It's a wonderful asset to have when you lose your original Word doc, etc. so you can still edit a document (and not have to start from ground zero). That feature alone is why I bought this product and why I will continue to recommend.
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Pros

  • 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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  • OCR
  • Editing existing PDFs
  • Quickly sign documents
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Cons

  • There are so many bells and whistles it can be intimidating.
  • It is not a product you just pick up and use, there is some training needed.
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  • Needs improvement with the secure signature facility for digital signing of documents.
  • There are times when the writing/editing features did not feel stable/robust enough.
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PDFelement10.0
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Excellent, easy to use product
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Usability

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PDFelement10.0
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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

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PDFelement10.0
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No issues. Works perfect
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Performance

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PDFelement10.0
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Super clean, quick and easy to use
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Support

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PDFelement10.0
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Format, layout, user friendly and best for the price
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Implementation

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PDFelement10.0
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Just pay, download, activate and start using it
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Alternatives Considered

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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Price was the only factor that drove me to look at other PDF editing software options. I was very pleased to find PDFelement, as it usually met or exceeded the capability of Adobe Acrobat. Obviously, as a long-time user to Acrobat, there is the tendency to become frustrated with a new command structure or process, but I found for the most basic commands this was not so difficult. As indicated already, there are certainly some areas that still need improving with PDFelement, ut this has not stopped me from recommending this option as a clear winner for an affordable, and command-rich PDF editor.
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PDFelement10.0
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Super easy Word style layout and format.
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Return on Investment

  • LiveCycle has ensured that we are able to get a lot done, with little manpower.
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  • As a personal program, It has come in handy in so many ways. I can extract pages and convert them to take out text.
  • I think the price is a bit high to upgrade so I have reneged on the cost of upgrading. The internet idea is great, but if I use an online program the cost versus Adobe is minimal. At this point, I do not want to be dependent on the internet to do conversions.
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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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