Great Stuff!
July 21, 2021

Great Stuff!

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Standard

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

I use Kofax Power PDF to review documents sent to me and by me. I was a Nuance user in the past and decided to upgrade. However, the big project of the last year was two coauthored books, and I was very cross when I was forced down the less user friendly alternative route (That Which Shall Not Be Named). Kofax, and Nuance before it, offer a cost conscious and wide ranging solution to the pdf challenge posed when sending text in a specific layout. However, many organizations are buying on a brand decision rather than a competence decision. For sole users, such as authors or small businesses, Kofax is a better way to go, not least as from a budgeting point of view, you purchase upfront as opposed to monthly leasing or foraging for discount deals.
  • Good conversion from pdf to Word.
  • Picks up comments from earlier versions or non Kofax ones.
  • Does offer spelling and grammar corrections.
  • Integrates well with Dragon.
  • Allows a save as pdf option.
  • Close a file and you close the program…grrrr...
  • Maybe have a more obvious save as button for material converted.
  • Get the set as default to work once, not keep popping up.
  • Made my life easier - shall use for next book and academic work.
  • So much cheaper than the alternative.
  • Intuitively easier so saves time.
Well it was easier. I just purchased, downloaded and went with it. I was a huge fan of its predecessor because it integrated well with the dictating software ( important for anyone using this as assistive technology) and this is shaping up to be even better. The help files are a bit complex to navigate but I am sure this will improve on both sides.
The business model is one I do not like. The software is far less intuitive. Having to convert back for the books was an unpleasant process and one I do not plan to repeat. You can dictate into Acrobat, so that’s good, but I found it very dated in its look and feel.
I didn’t contact support so I have no experience to date but I have looked through the help material. Others have said there are YouTube videos and I would certainly use them if I had a problem, but maybe I am a simple user, not an advanced professional. I do think writing help material is really difficult though, and Kofax seem to have considered lots of possibilities. And there’s no paperclip pop up.

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Excellent for university marking or marking up various long documents.

I made an experiment with Dragon and some existing Word text. It looks as if this product allows you to remove text in edit mode rather than just mark it up. If this is so, it makes it much more powerful than the alternative product, where I was forced to strike out blocks of text and moving anything was a major pain. Integration with Dragon was good which is very useful for anyone who uses the software as assistive.