Happy with Power PDF product.
June 26, 2021

Happy with Power PDF product.

Malcolm McCorquodale | 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 used Power PDF to view and OCR documents. I originally received the standard version with my printer and then later upgraded to the "advanced" version. My printer has an automatic document feeder, so I can just drop in a multi-page document and it shows up on my computer fully OCR'ed. The OCR works very well, however, I wish it had a document review process similar to the one in Libre Office. Libre Office shows both the complete page "image" and the "OCRed" page layers in adjacent windows. This allows me to quickly see that the important words were correctly identified. This is much easier than having to go sequentially through each questionable word. The other reason for using this product is that it does everything I need for less than the $15 a month the full-blown Adobe Acrobat would cost me.
  • OCR is good.
  • Does what I need an costs less than the full blown Adobe Acrobat.
  • OCR Verification Process - I would like to see the whole "image" page adjacent to the whole OCR'ed image. I could then edit the OCRed text and verify that the important words had been correctly identified. Seeing the full page would be a lot faster than going sequentially word by word.
  • For what I do, Power PDF costs less than Adobe Acrobat.
There is a learning curve, but once you figure it out, it's fine.
Cheaper than Adobe. My OCR test showed it did better than ABBYY out of the box. However, ABBYY correction interface seem much better.

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The Power PDF product works well in scanning images and multipage documents.
When scanning in old newspapers the OCR verification process can be tedious and would be made easier using a side-by-side image and text display windows.