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Excellent for converting PDF to Word, truly effortless. Does a wonderful job of reducing file sizes. I have been able to reduce files sizes by up to 80%, which is great if you are working within an e-mail system that has file size limits. Does an amazing job of inserting accurate bookmarks (automatically) when combining multiple documents. Easy to remove unwanted documents and replace with others, as well as rearrange PDF's. Absolutely love and has saved so much time in the workplace using the electronic signature features
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It is very easy to use. We utilize it to save and show the logs for as many apps as we want. You can use it as an addon on
Read full review Pros Typewriter functionality is great, although can take some time to load. This allows you to fill in text wherever applicable without turning the rest of the pdf into editable text. Fast load times Has autogenerated text feature so anything in the pdf can become editable Read full review PaperTrail is less expensive than many of its competitors. PaperTrail is very easy to set up; you can start collecting logs in no time. It is easy to configure email alerts and Slack integrations with PaperTrail. Read full review Cons I find that quickly editing text within a document or adding a line of text is clunky and can snowball into things popping out of place. I prefer to export text, and then work on it elsewhere. Sometimes it seems that text recognition is trying too hard and throws me paper punches as "O"s and wrinkles as shapes, so I have to get rid of those artifacts. The "Update Available" popup which is usually not an actual update announcement but rather an offer to sell me something is annoying. Read full review Interface is aging and in need of a re-write. It's functional, but not all that nice to work with While the logs are near-real-time, they could greatly improve the speed at which logs are available in the UI Pricing plans are not all that competitive with newer offerings with other companies Read full review Likelihood to Renew
This program can do everything that acrobat can do. Kofax PDF is priced so that we can afford to purchase for more employees when we need to. Since we are hoping to grow exponentially in the next few years, this product will be the one we go with. I'm very happy with Kofax Power PDF
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It is fast and easy to get the hang of. It really didn't take a lot of effort to learn how to use this program and I appreciated that it was pretty "plug and play" and there wasn't a long learning curve.
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PaperTrail has become a basic app for me to save and see app logs. It is very easy to use, very intuitive and easy to customize. The feature I like most is that we can use it with several apps at same time.
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Other that a PDF partially disappearing if left up for a long period of time - no issues. (If you close it and reopen it, it is all there. We have some PDFs that are 400-600 pages long.)
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Pages nearly always load at the expected rapid speed. Some documents that print quickly from Adobe Reader print much more slowly from Power PDF. I have never generated a report - that's a feature I didn't know existed until now and do not know what it's for
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PaperTrail's live-tailing performance is adequate and searches over the recent history load quickly. Searching over long periods of time can be extremely slow, however.
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I haven't had much interaction with support for this product as it is relatively easy for me to use and intuitive. When Kofax acquired the program it rewrote some of the features and I think I reached out for help at one point but tech support provided a quick answer. I did have a very positive experience with the sales staff who helped me get a discount on the current version because I'm a long-time user.
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I got an overview of the product from my predecessor who was about to retire from the job I now hold. He did not go into very many of the features and probably only knew about the ones he used most frequently.
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We watched the training videos and tested out the features and functionality side by side. Some features are not used on a regular basis is it is convenient to go back and review training on that particular functionality when needed.
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Easy and quick, with no problems or support needed. Worked as intended right out of the box. E-signing was the only area that implementation was dificult and required support
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is very slow and does not perform well with large documents. I often have documents that are thousands of pages long and with Adobe it's very difficult to open and load the document, let alone make changes. Kofax Power PDF, on the other hand, responds and performs well regardless of the document size.
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I only used
for a very brief time. It seemed a bit more difficult to setup than Papertrail.
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Not really familiar since I'm the only person who uses it. But in the past it has been my understanding that Power PDF was offered only on a single-license basis, so it's been expensive for me to use it at home and at work because I had to pay for it on my own. In my current position management supports it so I at least only have to pay for it once.
Read full review Return on Investment Saved time and paper putting together binders of documents or Affidavits electronically, not to mention very functional when working from home! It's one price, no monthly or yearly payments. I loved Kofax Power PDF so much that when I moved to a smaller firm I recommended it as a good purchase for the company to invest in. Read full review Free plan is sufficient for development and small services, and the paid plans are very cheap at low log volume. For us, the price is right with PaperTrail - though I can't speak to how their pricing compares at very high volumes. Adding cloud-logging to your apps can really speed up development and debugging - the impact to engineering productivity cannot be understated. Read full review ScreenShots Kofax Power PDF Screenshots