Kofax Power PDF

Kofax Power PDF
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Kofax Power PDF

Overview

What is Kofax Power PDF?

Kofax Power PDF is a solution to manage PDFs for businesses and individuals available with a one-time purchase with no subscription fees. It has a built-in eSignature integration with Kofax SignDoc for a complete end-to-end document lifecycle workflow.

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Recent Reviews

Boomer User.

10 out of 10
February 27, 2023
I manage all my clients' needs remotely. I work their time using tools that will enable them to grow their businesses. I must have …
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Ease-of-Use

The program takes some getting used to if you are an Acrobat user. The grouping is not the same as you will find in Acrobat, but it is fairly easy to get around in. Users have found that they cannot have very many open windows or the program crashes. For the price, it gets the job done and the …
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Features

The combining of documents, bookmarking, and creation of a TOC as well as footers, headers and Bates numbering have been invaluable. Redaction is very handy, but not reliable. It does a fair job downsizing file size and integrating with other programs.
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Ease-of-Use

Kofax Power PDF is very easy to use. I've been using it for several years, and it was easy to learn after Adobe. It helps me log and save documents. It is a pretty light program. It loads quickly and works well in my application.
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Features

The form typer feature is particularly useful. It saves a ton of time when someone sends a PDF that needs to be filled out. It enables me to type the form and not have to handwrite it. Also when scanning in documents for storage, it enables me to insert new documents into the correct order and …
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Ease-of-Use

I can absolutely confirm this. Due to the similarity to MS Office programs, intuitive operation is possible and makes it easier to get started.
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Ease-of-Use

Power PDF has definitely been easy to use for us. Even staff who are not particularly tech-savvy are able to use the program with little to no training. I didn't have any issues finding features using the "search" bar at the top and was able to find most of the features without having to dig …
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Features

The product features we use the most are the "search and mark for redaction" feature, the converting of PDF documents to Word documents, the "file size reduction" feature, and Bates stamping feature. We also use the commenting features a great deal to pass information back and forth on created …
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Ease-of-Use

The transition to Kofax Power PDF was seamless. The interface is intuitive and efficient, allowing me to generate PDF reports of over 100 pages in less than a minute.
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Ease-of-Use

I can fully agree. The look and feel of Power PDF is like in MS Office solutions so you will find really easy what you are looking for.
Also the „complex things“ like form recognition are mostly done by one-click buttons or guided instructions. But there is also a good help inside, where …
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Features

As mentioned before you are able to add and delete pages to existing documents. Merge several file types (pdf, docx, xlsx, jpeg etc) to a mixed collection, select f.e. only single pages out of the documents and store this as a new PDF.
Transform non-searchable pdfs to searchable ones (OCR PDF). …
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Features

The ability to edit documents, rotate pages, and add pages to documents have been the most beneficial to our business.
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Ease-of-Use

Power PDF is exceptional--we have very few questions from new users who are given the software as part of their standard deployment with a new computer. Most have had experience with other PDF editors and find the transition is very simple. The look and feel of Power PDF mirroring Office 365 makes …
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Features

One of the most widely used features is redaction for court-centric documents. We also use Power PDF extensively to create documents for the public and for our main website. We also use it for interacting with other government agencies where we need to be sure the information provided is exactly …
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Ease-of-Use

Yes, I would say it is quite easy to learn, and quite intuitive. The ribbon system (similar to MS Word) is a good way of organizing tools. Search is useful to find tools when I do not know where they are.
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Features

Document assembly is invaluable for completing all kids of reports (to banks, clients, etc.) Stamping with stamps is also helpful.
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Ease-of-Use

Kofax is a great tool when working with PDF's. It is very intuitive and easy to learn. The features are perfect to meet my professional office needs. I especially like ability to edit documents with ease. Although one of my co-worker's favorite features is creating fillable forms. …
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Ease-of-Use

I feel like overall it is easy to use, there is just not great communication from the company. We had trouble renewing our subscription this last time which took several days to finalize. The website and instructions to download the program were very hard to track down. Our company does save tons …
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Features

I love the edit text and typewriter feature. this helps me to edit or add things to my documents as needed. I also like being able to combine multiple documents into one file. Insert and extracting pages help for editing as well!
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Ease-of-Use

It is easy to use but the menu is not laid out in a very intuitive manner. The product itself is not complicated, however, the editing and manipulation of files is typically a multi-step process. The required options are not laid out in an inefficient manner, for example, content redaction is a 3 …
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Features

The most valuable options provided by Kofax are:
- File editing, commenting
- Security features to protect file content and restrict user interaction
- File conversion options are also successful with regards to MS Word, Outlook and PowerPoint (not as efficient with Excel) and also with image files …
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Ease-of-Use

It took some getting used to thanks to decades of using Adobe. But I’ve found it’s very easy to use. Ease of use is a big deal to me. If I have to think hard about navigating a program that is designed for daily use, it’s not worth it. I’ve found Kofax Power PDF to be worth it!
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Features

The ability to convert PDFs to other formats, combine PDFs, delete pages from PDFs, and edit PDFs are Kofax’s most powerful features for me.
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Ease-of-Use

It definitely is easy to use, and there is a pretty good helpdesk if you can't find a certain tool. Our company uses the program in a very specific way but having a go-to program for form markup has really helped us advocate for our system to potential clients. It's a great sales tool.
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Features

We used the form markup tool and digital signature field the most. Since thats the item we use the most we havent gotten to explore all features but hopeuflly we will in the future
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Ease-of-Use

I have used other .pdf conversion programs in the past, but Kofax Power PDF is by far one of the best. It is so easy to use - just a click of the icon and it does the rest. Although it does not automatically name the converted documents, re-naming is a breeze. The best part of Kofax Power PDF is …
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Features

The reverse .pdf to WORD conversion is a true time saver for me. There are many records which need to be summarized and the reverse conversion creates the ease and flow of being able to just click a few icons and my records are ready for summarizing without having to re-type each record.
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Ease-of-Use

Yes, overall, I think the software is pretty easy to use and straightforward. If you haven't used PDF software before then it might be a little bit of a learning curve regarding all the features.
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Ease-of-Use

I found it very easy to use once I learned to parse its grammar. There are only a couple of small things I’d do to improve it. (Having the index options all be on one tab instead of two, e.g.) A co-worker at a different business taught me to use it in 10 minutes and when I moved here, I encourage …
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Features

The ability to add an index to a 1000+page document has been a huge plus for us. Occasionally I need to print these documents (don’t ask... I know it’s a lot of paper but the customer gets what they want in this instance) and adding tabs where there are chapter breaks then being able to indicate …
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Awards

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Pricing

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Power PDF Standard

$129

On Premise
one-time fee per license

Power PDF Standard for Mac

$129

On Premise
one-time fee per license

Power PDF Advanced

$179

On Premise
one-time fee per license

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
For the latest information on pricing, visithttp://www.kofax.com/products/power…

Offerings

  • Free Trial
  • Free/Freemium Version
  • Premium Consulting / Integration Services

Starting price (does not include set up fee)

  • $129 one-time fee per license
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Product Details

What is Kofax Power PDF?

Kofax Power PDF is a solution to manage PDFs for businesses and individuals available with a one-time purchase with no subscription fees. It has a built-in eSignature integration with Kofax SignDoc for a complete end-to-end document lifecycle workflow.

Benefits to Power PDF users:

  • Ease of Use: Works like Office desktop products, so it's easier to learn
  • Compatibility: Works across devices and platforms, share documents in a storage cloud
  • Security: Built-in features to protect information & compare documents to monitor tampering
  • Search: "Fuzzy Search" provides a Google-like search
  • Speed & Accuracy: Accurate & speedy when converting PDFs to/from Word, Excel, and other popular formats
  • e-Signature Integration: Sign & send PDF documents for signature via Kofax SignDoc or other 3rd party platforms
  • Redact Sensitive Information: Automatically detect & redact words and expressions for safe, secure document sharing
  • Create Interactive PDF Forms with a Single Click: Convert a flat, image-based PDF form into one that users can complete electronically
  • Formatting: PDF/A-4 Format to ensure retention all of the newest PDF features
  • Collaboration: Review, markup and revise PDFs with annotations, mark-up and stamps

Power PDF Advanced, Standard and Mac are individual, buy-once-own-forever licenses for desktop or laptop. Power PDF Enterprise volume licensing is available for more than 5 users, with a single admin, server installation, and other collaborative features for teams.

Free trials for all desktop and network Power PDF products available here.

Kofax Power PDF Features

  • Supported: Ease of use: Office-style interface optimized for Windows 11 as well as Mac OS 12.0 Monterey.
  • Supported: Flexibility: Create, edit and convert PDF files to and from Word, Excel, PowerPoint, JPG, and HTML
  • Supported: No Subscription Fees: Buy once and own the features forever. Flexible term-pricing available for Enterprise customers.
  • Supported: Keeps PDFs Secure: Secure encrypted passwords and permissions, as well as redact sensitive info and private metadata.
  • Supported: PDF Editing Anywhere: Mobile support for iOS and Android users to read, annotate, markup, sign, and share PDFs.

Kofax Power PDF Screenshots

Screenshot of The PDF Create Assistant can be used to create multiple PDFs at the same time from a variety of source formats. Create individual PDFs, or combine into one PDF package.Screenshot of PDF Profiles can be created to apply commonly desired settings to new PDF documents that you create in Power PDF.Screenshot of Users may choose to change the application's color to purple, blue, light gray or dark gray.Screenshot of Some lightweight document automation can also be achieved with the Watched Folder and Sequence features.Screenshot of Sign packages with pre built templates using Kofax Sign Doc or other integrating e-signersScreenshot of Quickly navigate a PDF with thumbnail viewScreenshot of Start using it right away with the  Office-like look and feelScreenshot of Convert a PDF to Word and vice versa with exceptionally high accuracy

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Kofax Power PDF Technical Details

Deployment TypesOn-premise
Operating SystemsWindows, Mac, Citrix, Microsoft App-V and Windows Server network deployment (for Power PDF Volume License only)
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android
Supported LanguagesEnglish, German, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Czech, Hungarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean (Mac supports English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and Japanese)

Frequently Asked Questions

Kofax Power PDF starts at $129.

Adobe Acrobat, Nitro Productivity Suite, and Foxit PDF Editor (FoxitPhantom) are common alternatives for Kofax Power PDF.

Reviewers rate Availability highest, with a score of 8.5.

The most common users of Kofax Power PDF are from Small Businesses (1-50 employees).

Kofax Power PDF Customer Size Distribution

Consumers45%
Small Businesses (1-50 employees)35%
Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)15%
Enterprises (more than 500 employees)5%
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Reviews

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Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The issues with OCR of large document is the only reason I rated a 9. Otherwise this program performs very well. OCR has been problematic since it was invented, and files over 500 pages I think just take too much memory to recognize and process without the program being able to save the document while it does this process. Completely understandable. Especially with poor quality documents, it just takes a huge amount of processing power. My workstation has more than sufficient memory for most things, I just think without a "shadow copy/saved" version of the document the program hangs when it fills the memory. I've just started splitting large documents into pieces, OCR, and then combining them back into one document if needed. Of important note, several other OCR only programs also failed on these same documents.
Loren Piel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have rarely, if ever, had to search the help file or read up on features to make them work. The features I use are fairly intuitive and quickly mastered. Kofax also provides a YouTube Channel with training videos that have been helpful on occasion. Mastery of frequently used features was simple.
Scott Lawson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Ease of use on the desktop version is straightforward and easy. There is a low learning curve and it is very intuitive. It is very easy to use, has no hidden steps that require support or extensive time to learn. It works well and the features are well integrated.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Like most software could still use work. Some features are not as intuitive as I would like. Highlighting or copy text is not as smooth as it should be. For some reason if I do not close out of Kofax before shutting down, it will tell me Kofax is not letting the computer shut down and I have to force close.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Like any other piece of software, you eventually develop workarounds to create features that do not come with the software. again, the lack of keyboard shortcuts as an irritant which can be somewhat worked around by adding features to the Quick Access toolbar. I did note that in Power PDF Pro 4, you can no longer add an email document function to the Quick Access toolbar. Cannot imagine why this feature was removed.
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