Reviews (1-25 of 79)
- Ability to fill out .pdf documents.
- Can edit .pdf documents.
- Can copy and paste selected text into other documents.
- Would like the ability to simply select and convert a selection of text without having to save it.
- 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
- Creating forms
- Converting Word and Excel files to PDF
- Converting PDF to Word and Excel
- Very fast converting from one file type to another
- The resequencing of form tabs is extremely difficult
- The HELP system very often does not find the info that I need .
- The ribbon icons are very dull and difficult to interpret as compared to similar Microsoft icons.
- Quite often the text update function messes up the entire page after you add a word to an existin text line. It doesn't know how to create multilines when needed.
Once you get the hang of the program it is fairly easy to use, except for the more advanced form development.
- Editing a current .pdf document is so much easier and faster - being able to match the forms font type and size is key.
- The easy task of converting a .pdf into a Word document to add space or add extra/correct wording has been key - especially for Old Bond Forms.
- Saving in Kofax is easy for those documents or endorsement forms you need to add or manually correct ( adding policy numbers, insured's full name/dba to forms as required).
- I haven't found any cons yet with what I am using it for.
-completing Bond Forms from cities or states where they require you to use 'their Original' form. I can complete it without trying to use an old typewriter.
-completing endorsement forms where the carrier has left off the dba name or the policy number - it is easy to add.
-completing the Carrier Questionnaires that are not formatted for easy typing or drop downs - you can match the fond and font size - sometimes you may need to convert to a Word document to add space or to be able to type lengthy explanations, etc. Kofax is great for the Insurance Professional.
- Easy to edit the text of any PDF file.
- Create PDF files from other formats such as Word or images.
- Remove, sort, add or remove individual pages from a PDF file.
- Initial load time could be faster.
- A way to increase font size for tools and menus for visually impaired.
- Separate signature panel or tool bar.
Adding text is also a simple task with they typewriter feature.
If you have documents that have pages out of order, you can easily re-order the pages.
If you need to combine multiple PDF files to create one, it is a fairly easy task.
- Ease of use for editing position of pages in combining
- Quicker response upon printing (Adobe is VERY slow)
- Allows multiple choices for combining(like deleting original files in folder upon combination completeness.)
- Editing original Adobe document can be a bit tricky.
I have many uses for Kofax [Power PDF (formerly Nuance Power PDF)]. I have a forensic
accounting practice and use it for the following:
I receive many documents in PDF form. I have to
analyze and use those documents in connection with the forensic and
I produce many reports. Generally, those reports
are produced with Excel for various schedules and Word for the text report. I
can convert all these electronically from Excel and Word. The result is PDF’s
that are very close to original. I then can combine the text and schedules into
one PDF and add page numbers that are contiguous. I have an image of my
signature that I can insert in the signature line. The result is a near original
that even though it may be many pages, is easy to email because the size of the
combined PDF file is quite small.
When producing drafts of reports for review, I
can easily add a header ‘Draft” or similar notations to all pages easily.
Sometimes I must submit documents. I can add
what is know in litigation as bates numbers with ease.
Sometimes, depending on the quality of PDF files
I receive, I can convert those files from PDF to Excel or Word. This can save a
lot of data entry or typing.
When I am out of town, this allows me to prepare
a report, sign it, and email it to its destination as long as I have access to
the internet. I have done this from many locations throughout the US and on
more than one occasion, from other parts of the world.
Bottom line, I use the PDF software on most days, some more
than others. It is a great tool for my practice.
- I replaced my very old Adobe product because it has certain limitations with some of my current software. Adobe only makes a compatible product available for monthly rental. Kofax has only a one-time payment.
- I line how quickly the product produces PDF's directly from Excel, Word and Power Point. I use this feature almost every day I am working.
- I can create reports from Excel, Word and Power Point and combine them into one PDF with ease. I can add page numbers and sign it with an image of my actual signature from anywhere I have access to the internet.
- On a recent trip to Japan, I was able to create such a report after hearing from a client. I created the report in both Excel and Word. I created two PDF's, one from the Word file and one from the Excel file. I combined them, added page numbers and added my signature and was able to send it off by email.
- I am not sure that this is a need for improvement or simply I just do not know how to make the software do what I want. However, if I have one or more Excel schedules that are more than one page, I would like to be able, say at the top of the page for each page numbers have 1 of 3, 2 of 3 and 3 of 3. If I have Excel set to add those page numbers and convert multiple Excel schedules to PDF’s and then add page numbers to the bottom of all pages, the PDF software changes the, in my example, the page numbers at the top to other numbers that do not work. I have been busy and need to contact Kofax support to address this.
2. Also last week, I need to produce some documents and added bate stamps to them. Very quick, especially from multiple documents. You just open all of the PDF's and the first page an the software takes over from there.
- The ability to convert material into other formats, such as Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, or Word files
- The ability to edit PDF files, revising, adding, deleting, or redacting text, while saving existing graphics, video, or audio links
- Ensuring the compatibility of formatting with industry standards
- The ability to easily insert editorial comments for documents that are works in progress
- My wife is a freelance medical writer and is constantly having to move between various content management tools. I have been trying to move her to Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance), but she has found learning the user interface (menus) and processes and procedures too challenging compared to products such as Adobe Acrobat.
- Available, up-to-date training and education material, with access to things such as user forums, videos, etc., would greatly ease new users' transition to the product.
- Document conversion--where you have a need to convert data or entire pages/documents into another format (e.g., PDF to MS Word, Powerpoint, or Excel)
- Extracting table or graphic material for use in another file/document
- Converting a scanned form into a data entry document with fields defined by Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance) to create professional looking material that can be easily forwarded to a client and entered into their systems
- I think the ability to download the docs. Handles everything that I need and fully integrates a PDF to a Word doc.
- Every so often if I have a pre-propulated form with numbers that information prints out as a series of #$%÷' not sure why that happens.
- Also once a document is downloaded I have to go directly to where it downloaded or open the Power PDF or it won't print the docs in mixed paper sizes.
The customer service is great.
- Edit PDF files—I can delete a page or insert a page
- It is good for combining multiple PDF files into a single PDF document for my students
- I can annotate PDFs submitted by my students—placing my grading notes into their document provides the best feedback
- Sometimes it is a little slow to load files
- The annotation tools are extensive and intuitive.
- Export (save to) image produces good quality jpeg images.
- OCR produces quality results for most fonts.
- It would be nice if the Mac version had the same options as the Windows versions.
- Merge to PDF seems to be a separate app. It would be nice if it were integrated into one.
- File size reduction.
- Custom stamping (for exhibit "stickers" on documents).
- There are sometimes odd issues with the drag and drop, page organization features.
- The text selection tool is often delayed in "grabbing" the text.
- The search feature is slower than Adobe's.
- Rendering a PDF into an OCR readable document.
- Creating comment summaries.
- Providing different methods of highlighting or adding comments to documents.
- Creating a means to edit a PDF in the standard version of your software.
- Producing a version compatible with Apple products.
- Cooperation with a legal research company, such as Westlaw, to allow more robust links.
- 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.
- Tabbed document pages, the best enhancement in years.
- Easy drag & drop page manipulation within and between pdf files.
- Search works well when trying to find areas to edit in a template.
- Maybe it's due to occasional use, but sometimes finding less used features can be challenging.
I do not create documents from scratch in Power PDF, so cannot comment on how appropriate it would be as a document creator, but it would seem a power user would want a version higher than standard.
- Allows me to fill out forms.
- Allows me to EASILY edit and modify content.
- I do miss the ability to create a circle as a highlight. It appears I have to create a Comment, and then eliminate the text element.
Less appropriate: long or different language conversions, editing PDFs, understanding how to use the program. The biggest issue is the interface has not changed since Nuance days - hard to find things - items get grayed out for no reason - the Help facility is not too good. The program functions okay for what appears to me to be simple things, but lacks the polish of the programs you pay a lot more money to use.
- Managing document pagination, extraction, and assembly, and exporting to many formats (I use Image export a lot).
- Editing works very well as I need to extract imagery and written segments from one document to paste into other documents.
- Commenting and annotating PDF documents is useful and easy to do.
- Conversion to other Office formats works well as does integration with Kofax PaperPort that I also extensively use.
- My PDF documents open in too large of a view (typically 300+ %) and I always have to reduce the view to 100% with 3-4 keyclicks.
- The link to Power PDF Help does not work: The link tries to take you to a Nuance web site that returns a 404 Server error.
- This is such a rich application that a User Manual would be very helpful, for example, even third-party books such as what Evernote and Acrobat have available.
We love it.
Kofax Power PDF Scorecard Summary
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.
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- Has featureFree Trial Available?Yes
- Does not have featureFree or Freemium Version Available?No
- Has featurePremium Consulting/Integration Services Available?Yes
- Entry-level set up fee?No
|Power PDF Advanced||$179.00||per perpetual license|
|Power PDF Standard||$129.00||per perpetual license|
|Power PDF Standard for Mac||$129.00||per perpetual license|
|Power PDF Enterprise||Get a Quote||Per seat|
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Kofax Power PDF Customer Size Distribution
|Small Businesses (1-50 employees)||35%|
|Mid-Size Companies (51-500 employees)||15%|
|Enterprises (> 500 employees)||5%|
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|Operating Systems:||Windows, Mac, Citrix, Microsoft App-V and Windows Server network deployment (for Power PDF Volume License only)|
|Supported Languages:||English, 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)|