The Strong Power of Power PDF
June 18, 2021

The Strong Power of Power PDF

Roger Lander | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Advanced

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

I use it for my office and personal document development and processing. I have recommended it to a few others at my university and within my department. It helps me be able to work easily with forms produced on other .pdf programs and I am able to store the majority of my documents in this format by using its strong capabilities to convert other software outputs to the pdf format.
  • Multitude of conversion capabilities back and forth between pdf and other software formats.
  • The ability to make many kinds of edits to pdf documents; both those created by this program or other pdf software.
  • I particularly like its excellent rate of 'effective' conversions of other document types.
  • Created computer files from my previously 'paper only' stored documents.
  • I would like to see improved ability to edit 'graphic' images within my scanned documents.
  • I would like to have an even more enhanced ability to add notes or annotations to graphic areas of documents.
  • Significant progress has been made to the OCR capability of the software, but more would be helpful.
  • I think it has helped me be more efficient, although I have not 'objectively measured' this.
  • I have been able to assist my colleagues in developing forms or 'flyer' type material at significant cost savings to them.
Well, I have been using it for a number of years now, but at the beginning I found it mostly intuitive. With the online manuals and ways to get support, I have always found a way to do what I expected with the program. This is in contrast to some other products that are standalone type, where it is often difficult to find assistance.
I have generally found Power PDF to be easier to learn how to use, and more powerful in its capabilities, then either of the programs listed above. So, I have stuck with it over time. Because the program has been steadily improved over time, it has continued to satisfy my needs as I have gradually relied on it in more sophisticated ways coincident with my learning.
My rating would be higher but I just have not had that many occasions where I have had to pursue customer support. I have not experienced any technical glitches with the program itself (installation, startup, registration, use) in quite some time now.

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PDF reading and editing of documents. Search capabilities. Editing mostly text based documents. Putting together multiple documents into one. When I wish to extract a section of document, it seamlessly maintains its formatting characteristics, which is very useful in my teaching. I can copy a graphic from an article, paste it to a ppt slide within a presentation, add citations and attributions easily. This is very useful in teaching to be able to amalgamate materials from a variety of sources. Avoids manual 'cutting and pasting,' scanning multiple sources physically to get them into one document, etc.
I believe it to be a very capable document 'editor' for the price point of the software. In Adobe PDF family, for example, the price point there is pretty steep for a product that has the editing, form production, and other capabilities similar to Power PDF. This makes it very usable for a group of collaborators.