Kofax Power PDF

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Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

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Great for Entire Team

10
We use Kofax throughout our company multiple times a day. It's super easy to use, whether just for opening a PDF or saving documents as …

PDF Super Hero

10
We use it for sending all forms of documents to clients as well as converting PDF files to Word.

A Very Good New PDF Product

9
I use Kofax for my law practice and my law teaching. I use it to flatten and file documents with the Federal and state court systems and I …

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Power PDF Standard

$129.00

On Premise
per perpetual license

Power PDF Standard for Mac

$129.00

On Premise
per perpetual license

Power PDF Advanced

$179.00

On Premise
per perpetual license

Entry-level set up fee?

  • No setup fee
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Offerings

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

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Product Details

What is Kofax Power PDF?

Kofax Power PDF is a presented as an easy-to-use, powerful, low cost, and secure solution to manage PDFs for businesses and individuals. Buy once, own forever - no subscription fees.

The vendor provides the benefits as:

  • Ease of use: Works like Office desktop products, so it's easy to learn
  • Compatibility: Works across devices and platforms, share documents in a storage cloud
  • Security: Built-in features to protect information & easily compare documents to monitor tampering
  • Speed & Accuracy: Accurate & speedy when converting PDFs to/from Word, Excel, and other popular formats
  • e-Signature integration: Sign & send PDF documents for signature
  • Redact sensitive information: Automatically detect & redact words and expressions for safe, secure document sharing
  • Create interactive PDF forms with a single click: Instantly convert a flat, image-based PDF form into one that users can complete electronically
  • 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 is available for more than 5 users, with a single admin, server installation, and other collaborative features for teams.

Kofax Power PDF Features

  • Supported: Convert PDF files to other formats, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and images
  • Supported: Edit and enhance PDF documents to change text and pictures, add annotations, and apply stamps
  • Supported: Integrated with supported e-signature tools
  • Supported: Connect to Box, Evernote, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive
  • Supported: Provides security - authorization control, industry standard AES encryption, digital signature and certificate encryption
  • Supported: Protects confidential information - automatic detection and redaction of personal information, easy comparison of documents to monitor tampering
  • Supported: Secure transition of office software documents into document management systems

Kofax Power PDF Screenshots

Easily compare PDF to another PDF, or PDF to Word.  Changes are highlighted.The PDF Convert Assistant can be used to convert multiple documents into other formats all at the same time.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.The document assembly view shows thumbnails of all pages in a document, and allows the user to re-arrange, rotate, delete and more. The text within the thumbnails can also be edited from this view.The powerful Looks Like search allows users to find characters, words, phrases and patterns within PDF documents. Results can be highlighted or marked for redaction.PDF Profiles can be created to apply commonly desired settings to new PDF documents that you create in Power PDF.Power PDF supports all variants of PDF/A and PDF versions from 1.3 to 2.0.Users may choose to change the application's color to purple, blue, light gray or dark gray.Some lightweight document automation can also be achieved with the Watched Folder and Sequence features.

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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%

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 ApplicationNo
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)

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What is Kofax Power PDF's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 8.6.

Who uses Kofax Power PDF?

The most common users of Kofax Power PDF are from Small Businesses and the Law Practice industry.

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Loren Piel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Kofax Power PDF provides an easy option to edit or comment on PDF files.
  • Kofax Power PDF can quickly convert image only pages to searchable text to help make using longer documents much more efficient.
  • Kofax Power PDF allows me to encrypt PDFs and to restrict users' ability to make changes to or copy text. I can comfortably lock down my PDF so that it allows for printing and signing but does not allow the recipient to make changes to the document itself.
  • Power PDF helps me to quickly create forms to be used by others with the ability to fill in the blanks and sign the document without manipulating the text.
  • Although the program is fairly intuitive, some functions take a little time to master.
  • Although Kofax provided a good set of instructional videos on YouTube, they have not continued to add more video trainings for other features.
Scott Lawson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • The ability to attach video and audio files in a simple and efficient manner is invaluable. We use this feature creating trial notebooks for our clients daily.
  • The ability to edit in a word processor based format makes editing easy and intuitive. It also speeds our workflow without having to jump around in native programs.
  • Reviewing documents is simple and fast with the ability to have several documents tabbed open at one time. It has sped our review time immensely and makes our work easier.
  • One thing that was difficult to locate was how to change page view to a single page when opening a document. That's how I like my workflow based on our needs. I finally found it but it wasn't intuitive.
  • Setting up e-signatures was difficult and I still don't have it down. The documentation wasn't clear.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Prints PDF format documents
  • Combine's pdfs into single documents
  • Opens existing pdf files
  • Creates searchable files
  • Allows editing and comments on existing pdf documents
  • Could be some basic training videos
  • There may be some but I haven't seen a full list of its functionality
  • Increase the ability to reduce files.
  • Fill-in Form creation
Tim Deaton | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Printing from ANY program to PDF.
  • Converting image-only documents to searchable-text (without losing the image).
  • Combining, splitting, re-ordering, and annotating pdf files.
  • Add ability to rename a file I currently have open (NOT just "save-as" a new copy).
  • Add more user-defined default options.
  • Improve file compression of color images of text & background (files scanned from printers are usually fine. Photo originals w/too many colors sometimes get mottled.
  • When printing additional pages to an existing document, remove destructive options (i.e.: "replace document") from being the default.
Donald Howard | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Value - Less than 1/2 the cost of Adobe Acrobat.
  • Speed - Works fast and is extremely accurate in its conversion, transcription, and form creation.
  • Ease of use - I have employees and clients that are not as adept with apps outside of the Microsoft Office suite. However, this was one of the few apps that they mastered quite quickly.
  • Compatibility - Integrates into most office suites and windows applications.
  • I would love better voice command integration (i.e. Dragon Naturally Speaking).
  • A mobile companion app would be great. We do a lot in Android tablets and iPads.
  • When the app searches for updates or Kofax news, it opens the link in Internet Explorer. Change that over to Edge or Chrome.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Power PDF allows us to set up multiple electronic signatures with unique passwords and settings.
  • Power PDF has a good Document Assembly view (similar to slide sorter in Microsoft PowerPoint) that enables the user to inspect the order of pages, insert, delete, and extract pages.
  • Power PDF allows drop and drag insertion of PDF documents from file explorer or another window of Power PDF.
  • Power PDF includes multiple options for reducing file size of the assembled PDF.
  • It is not easy to insert images into a PDF.
  • It would be helpful to have a document review interface that allowed checkmarks as an annotation. (Have to use a custom loaded stamp.)
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Print / Create / Merge Documents into PDF.
  • OCR - Converting Scans to Text.
  • Track Changes.
  • The software is becoming aesthetically dated.
  • Speed loading time (Make it easy to disable background processes that I never really use).
  • Work out any existing bugs/glitches.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Makes PDFs containing images of text, searchable.
  • Allows cut and paste from the PDF into a word document.
  • Allows highlighting of key findings within the PDF.
  • Sometimes the edit feature segments the PDF document in ways that make cutting and pasting a multi-step process since the entire section cannot be selected at once.
  • Making a large document searchable can take 20-30 minutes. It would be great if this was a faster process.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Combining multiple PDFs into one file using the context menu in Windows File Explorer really speeds up my workflow.
  • Scan in content directly from a scanner is a great feature.
  • Redaction tool sure beats blacking out text with a marker.
  • The software update process is a bit clunky with a separate app to check for updates and update frequency is very long.
  • The help content doesn't address the security features.
  • It isn't a 64 bit application.
Ting (Darren) Lee | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • High accuracy when converting PDF into edible information.
  • Easy to organize documentations on hand (combine PDF, moving a page(s) from one PDF to another, etc.).
  • Provide a good number of options in leaving notes and annotation in PDF for colleagues.
  • Slower engine in putting comment in PDF (compared to Foxit).
  • Allow creating customized symbols (e.g. check marks) for professionals.
January 07, 2022

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John Isaacs, Sr | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Convert documents to different formats
  • Easily fill in blank forms
  • Clean up documents that have errors or convert the font.
  • Moving the order of multiple scanned documents
  • FormTyper doesn't work well with both boxes and lines on the same document
  • Using Typewriter is difficult to line up and takes a few tries to do so.
JEFFREY HIRSCH, CPA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Easy to sort documents.
  • Easy to resize copies.
  • Processes quickly.
  • The NUAANCE Adjustment controls were better than the Kofax version.
  • Can't adjust copying as easily as Nuance did with out great effort that can't be remembered.
  • Scanning options should be in Heading Bar area for quick access.
Sarah Adams | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Full Spread view is my favorite. I love looking at every page all at once
  • Easily extract and save a page from a document
  • Inserting additional pages is a breeze
  • Converting documents to and from a PDF is a simple click and publish.
  • Editing the actual PDF is so simple
  • No more formatting issues with converting
  • It would be nice to have more downloads per license or the ability to deactivate computers if you no longer use them. I actually had to upgrade to Kofax and completely purchase the software again when I quit my job because the Nuance download no longer existed
  • The website is not particularly user friendly when trying to purchase
  • Having more explanation and an easy way to contact customer service would be a plus
  • It would be nice to have more editing options in the PDF
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Create PDFs. Very good except I cannot convert the body of emails to pDF
  • Convert PDFs to other format. Flawless, but I have only converted to MS Word.
  • Editing PDFs. Clunky. I cannot keep a change in fonts of size throughout the entire document. I have to set the font and size each time I go to a new line or area - this only applies to non-fillable PDFs.
  • Making PDFs searchable. Have not used feature.
  • Converting emails to PDFs. I cannot figure out how to convert the body of an email to PDF, just the attachments.
  • Converting webpages to PDFs. No issues.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • Making forms out of PDF documents.
  • Adding headers and page numbers to documents
  • Deleting pages from a PDF
  • Rotating pages in a PDF. Clients are bad at scanning upside down or not rotated correctly.
  • Cropping margins on PDF documents. Some documents are legal sized or have huge margins and cropping them down makes them more readable on screen.
  • The PDF printer supplied with the software is the BEST! You can print multiple documents to one PDF by using Append. This is so useful when printing several QB reports to one PDF, or printing from several different softwares (Word, Excel, email, etc.) into one PDF.
  • Right clicking on a file or several files in Windows explorer allows you to convert any document to a PDF and combine them. So if you have Word, Excel, jpeg and PDF files, you can select them all and combine them into one PDF, instantly.
  • Rearranging pages used to be easier when it was Nuance. The pages were easier to select in the left side panel. Now you can't select the page you're on. And the rearrange feature is not easy to use on large PDFs.
  • Making a PDF into a fillable form works well on some pages but horribly on others.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Allows me to easily insert text and graphics in documents.
  • Allows me to sign documents with ease to make correspondence more personal.
  • Makes changes to documents I receive as .pdf easy and quick.
  • An easier way to make stamps for those of us who are technically deficient.
January 04, 2022

PDF Super Hero

Mike Rounds | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • PDF reading - Works fast and accurately - display options are critical to our business.
  • PDF Creation-provides "Bullet Proof" PDF file to send to our clients.
  • Conversion program to convert PDF files is priceless.
  • We primarily use it for PDF conversion (to and from) and it work flawlessly
Score 9 out of 10
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  • I can add comments and fill in fillable PDFs using the typewriter.
  • It is easy to change fonts and font size when necessary.
  • Highlighting and bookmarking are very easy.
  • I had to experiment a bit to make the documents searchable.
  • It looks like there is a "note" created when I highlight. I also would like to more easily change highlight colors.