Kofax Power PDF Reviews

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Robert Bass | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 16, 2020

Kofax Power PDF is an excellent alternative to Adobe

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Our entire company has access to Power PDF. Though some of our design staff use another software for its reviewing capabilities, Power PDF is our go-to software for reading, creating, and commenting on PDF files. We find it much more user friendly than similar Adobe products. It's conversion options are simple to use and are good quality.
  • Creating accurate PDFs from Word and Excel files
  • Can be added to MS Office as an "Add-in"
  • File compression features could be better
  • Scanning interface could be better
Power PDF does an excellent job of converting to and from MS Word and Excel files.
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Ricardo G Lopes | TrustRadius Reviewer
August 08, 2019

PDF nightmares? Power PDF can solve them.

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I use it for legal documents as well as business forms for different industries and also help my attorneys when they need some limited scale OCR. I also do translations, so I use it for export translated documents. One of the best features is to print documents in PDF when the original is protected, and the same judicial branch asks a non-protected hard copy, so you can file a copy of a petition. I use the software to add comments and editing to help the review by other parties. Object editing is another area where the product helps to remove non-focus areas, so it remains only the focused ones.
  • Editing Text and Image
  • Adding images
  • Bookmarks management
  • Scanner integration
  • Pages Handling
  • Convert menu and its help are not easy to understand. Trial and error is the workaround.
  • Crop, a pretty simple feature, has a non-intuitive way to perform the crop action. It is not easy to figure out when a crop size applies or not to other pages.
  • Typewriter mode looks like the commentary feature or Text editing. I never used as I could not understand the benefits. Maybe a YouTube video would help.
  • Fill out electronically an existing hardcopy form. It is unclear whether the product does it.
1) Attorneys' pages handling, where there are hundreds of existing litigations documents and we need to select some pages and create new ones.
2) Filtering out sections of very long documents and create new ones only with the selected ones.
3) Apply images to documents even signatures and logos.
4) Office automation, especially manual forms evolving to electronic PDF forms.
5) Consolidation of several document types such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel and many other non-MS Office into one single document.
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Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 30, 2019

PowerPDF - Best bang for the buck and best features for PDF creation and editing.

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We use Kofax PowerPDF to create and edit PDF files across our entire organization. I personally use it to trim the PDF of bills from companies like Comcast and Verizon down to the remittance page to pass along to Accounts Payable and to insert my signature into PDFs so that I don't have to print and scan them. Other users create fillable forms for use on our website, modify document content and layout and add or remove pages to create current versions of various forms and policies.
  • Managing and inserting digital signatures or images of signatures is quick and easy. Secure documents can be created quickly.
  • Modifying an existing PDF is very quick and easy with PowerPDF.
  • Creating a new PDF from an existing source is extremely quick and easy. I often have to combine a directory of scanned pages into a single PDF file and I can complete the task in seconds.
  • The purple color scheme could be changed to match the new Kofax branding. I find the inconsistency annoying.
  • Better scanning integration would be helpful. I haven't been able to get it to scan directly from a Xerox MFP. To be fair, I'm not sure if the issue if with Kofax or Xerox.
  • More frequent updates on an easier to get site would also be appreciated.
If you or your company manipulates PDF files, Kofax PowerPDF is a no brainer. We used two competing products for several years and Kofax PowerPDF provides the best compatibility with a variety of PDF readers without the cost of Adobe Acrobat. The software is easy to use for our users and the lower investment is a true win for all parties.
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About Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance Power PDF) is a PDF solution that works for the individual or the enterprise. It promises to help you gain control over PDF files.

The vendor says key benefits and capabilities are:
  • Fast & accurate: Power PDF provides superior accuracy and is exceptionally fast when converting PDFs to Word, Excel and other common electronic document formats.
  • Unparalleled PDF support: It supports the new ISO 32000-2 standard, also known as PDF 2.0, resulting in the most compatible and secure PDF documents possible.
  • DocuSign eSignature integration: Sign and send PDF documents for signature with ease, using integrated DocuSign actions right from the Power PDF interface, which is designed in the same familiar style as Microsoft Office applications you use every day.
  • Redact sensitive information: Use the Looks Like Search function to find and redact words or regular expressions from documents to ensure safe, secure document sharing.
  • Create interactive PDF forms with a single click: Use the FormTyper feature to instantly convert a flat, image-based PDF form into one that users can fill in and submit electronically.
  • Collaborate more efficiently: Review, markup and revise documents quickly and easily with annotations, mark-up and stamps to get to "done" faster than ever before.

Kofax Power PDF Features

Has featureConvert PDF to Microsoft Word
Has featureEdit PDF documents
Has featureCreate interactive PDF forms
Has featureElectronically sign PDF documents
Has featureConver t PDF to Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint or WordPerfect

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  • Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
  • Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
  • Does not have featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?No
  • Entry-level set up fee?No
EditionPricing DetailsTerms
Power PDF Advanced$179installation

Kofax Power PDF Support Options

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Kofax Power PDF Technical Details

Deployment Types:On-premise
Operating Systems: Windows
Mobile Application:No
Supported Languages: English, French, Dutch, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese