A Very Good New PDF Product
Updated January 04, 2022

A Very Good New PDF Product

Jim Fine | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Advanced

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

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 use it to save important Word documents that I don't want to be altered. I also use it to send sensitive information to clients and students so that, again, it is in my original document.
  • 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.
  • It has saved me time preparing memos and briefs.
It is relatively easy to use. I have used Adobe for years and I teach 7 litigation software programs so I was able to transition to Kofax without much trouble. Most of the operations are intuitive.
I've tried to make inquiries for operations and navigation problems I was experiencing and didn't get much of a response. I'm able to figure out my issues but it would have been better to have a person to talk with.

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As mentioned, I have enjoyed the editing features and the ability to write comments and fill in forms. I also have found the graphics and searching very helpful when trying to find a certain part of a transcript or a document I'm preparing for an exhibit set or a deposition abstract.
I am very impressed with the Word-like ribbon and how easy it makes it to convert documents.

Using Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

1 - Attorney and Law Professor
1 - Use it for creating and filing documents in both state and federal courts. Use it to create documents from Word in teaching Continuing Legal Education and paralegal student course.
  • Saving documents for court filings
  • Creating documents which cannot be altered
  • Grading and commenting on student projects
  • Ease of using the typewriter to comment and edit vs. other PDF programs
  • Ease of making bookmarks, highlighting, and copying text
I like the layout, features that I use and need most every day, and the graphics. I wold have given a 10 but I have have tried to use the customer support and find it lacking. I have either had no responses or unrelated responses to my questions.

Evaluating Kofax Power PDF and Competitors

  • Product Features
  • Product Usability
I teach paralegal students and Kofax is one of the programs they will have access to when they go for E-Discovery certification.
I don't think I would change anything in my evaluation process. I looked at three or four different PDF alternatives. I have kept Adobe Professional and I use the two interchangeably.

Kofax Power PDF Support

Good followup
Slow Resolution
Problems left unsolved
Not kept informed
Difficult to get immediate help
Need to explain problems multiple times
Support doesn't seem to care
Slow Initial Response
I'm not sure.