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

Kofax PDF review

7 out of 10
March 29, 2022
I typically use Kofax to combine PDFs. I purchased the software specifically for creating a table of contents that is clickable. I need to …
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How Kofax Power PDF Differs From Its Competitors

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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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

The functionality is there, and for the most part the ease of use is there. However, as mentioned before, the highlighter function takes some getting used to.
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Ease-of-Use

Kofax Power PDF is intuitive and easy to use. It has great output quality while reducing file size. This is critical for sharing. Also, due to its ease of use, it is the go-to tool for my team used daily.
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Ease-of-Use

Very easy to learn the basics but there are also very helpful tools that you can learn.
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Features

Conversions from Excel/Word to PDF and the use of splitting and combining PDF files.
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Ease-of-Use

So far we have used it to create forms for employment. People are adapting to use online forms and no fax machines or paper This format will soon take over.
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Features

Allow quickly to send PDF documents around the world Sometimes other countries use other formats Jpeg HTML and we are easily available to convert.
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Ease-of-Use

Sorry, I found it very difficult to use; I liked Nuance MUCH better, and am very happy to have returned to it.
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Features

None. I love the Nuance version, because it makes my editing very easy, without a million choices to figure out (hey, what can I say - I'm an old guy who can't take too much change!).
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Features

Being able to easily combine files by printing to the same file name and add to it. Not offered by ADOBE.
No training required Perfect for everyday use.
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Ease-of-Use

The layout takes a little getting used to. And some of the items are not located in the ribbon where you think they should be. However, as with everything, with time, it becomes a preferred aplication.
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Features

It is especially agile at recognizing high-density technical jargon text grids off of other pdfs and allowing me to port them into other file types.
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Ease-of-Use

I love how easy it is to convert PDFs into a usable format. I also like how easy it is to capture JPEGS and make photo files. The software is intuitive and easy to use. The graphic UI makes perfect sense. The menu options are all right where they should be.
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Features

I enjoy the ease of the many features Kofax Power DKF offers such as converting paper documents into PDFs and the ability to search, cut/copy and paste. Also, JPEGS can be made from PDF documents.
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Features

I use the editor to touch up documents as a time saver. I also use editor to markup drawings with edits and corrections. Doing these activities in a PDF environment are a big time saver.
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Awards

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Video Reviews

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User Review: Kofax Power PDF Works As A Convenient Solution For PDF Compilation
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Kofax Power PDF Proves To Be a Trusted Tool To Keep The Research Process Moving: User Review
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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 Demos

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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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December 15, 2022

Great features

Eduardo "Eddie" Sauceda | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Images to text
  • The great amount of tools
  • Fillable forms
  • Maybe some testing with UX sometimes it's difficult to understand/use interface (too many buttons).
  • Display is too light, can the settings be changed to darker color schemes?
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Converts word documents to pdf
  • Edits pdf text
  • Adds notes to documents
  • Hard to download/install.
  • Editing text feature doesn't always work; hard to recognize some text.
  • Adding watermark isn't as easy as in Adobe.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • File conversion MSOffice, picture files and text files to PDF format
  • File editing and modification via text editing and insertion of additional content
  • Application of security rights to files
  • Menu configuration is not very intuitive
  • The software had limited capacity to deal with large (> 50MB) files when editing, and is prone to crashing and glitches.
  • Support for the software is not as efficient or immediately helpful
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Read PDFs, the most important function
  • Delete pages from a PDF
  • Combine PDFs
  • Edit a PDF
  • Convert PDFs to images, word documents, etc.
  • Accessibility comes to mind, but that’s in part due to being so used to Adobe. I never even considered switching prior to learning more about the program and it took some getting used to. Other than that, no issues.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Auto fill feature saves time
  • easily can copy items or fields
  • Easy to find a text field and notate duplicates
  • The program is buggy and often quits unexpectedly
  • The support has slow turnaround time
June 09, 2022

Evaluation

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Scanning and creating PDF documents.
  • Creating legal documents.
  • Editing and correcting PDF documents.
  • No improvements noted. Product works fine.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • Compiles PDFs into one document.
  • Translates PDFs into other formats.
  • Enables me to transfer documents between platforms easily.
  • It took a bit to find certain items - but once I got acclimated, it’s been easy to use.
  • Would like all options for creating an index to be on the same tab instead of multiple ones.
Lloyd C. Chesney | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • eSignatures
  • Locking PDF for transmission.
  • Built in dictionary is very handy to store industry terminology.
  • Boarder formats for document conversion.
  • Improve OCR format management.
  • Improve E-Signature work flow to guide people though it that don't use all the time.
Score 1 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • I don't remember being particularly impressed with anything about the product.
  • Too many features that are of no use to a user like me, and some of the features I need seem to have disappeared. It just wasn't worth the hassle.
Bill Cushman | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
  • It is especially agile at recognizing high-density technical jargon text grids off of other pdfs and allowing me to port them into other file types.
  • It is fantastic for providing certified digital signatures.
  • I like the form create feature.
  • The form creator has an auto-fill issue where it sometimes stacks words on top of each other.
  • The form creator has an auto-populate issue where it sources previously input words which can be annoying .
  • When opening Kofax, there is a splash page where it shows it "booting" up and loading the pdf. It would be nice if there was a "cleaner" looking boot page that was smoother.
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