Updated January 10, 2022


CORINE OHARA | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Software Version

Power PDF Standard

Overall Satisfaction with Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

I use Kofax Power PDF on a multi-daily basis. I convert Word documents into PDFs. Many times I need to convert PDFs into JPEGs or vice versa. I use it all the time to combine and consolidate documents. This is exceptionally helpful when I want to send out a PDF and there are five different PDFs but with this, it is a piece of cake to combine all of the docs. Plus, I use it extensively to edit PDFs. Awesome product.
  • Combine Documents
  • Convert from Word
  • Edit PDFs
  • Use of images
  • Time savings
  • Professional quality documents
  • Outstanding quality PDFs for bargain price
  • Multi-functional
This program is exceptionally easy if one is familiar with either MS Word or Adobe. The PDFs are quickly and accurately converted. Pages are quickly deleted when not necessary. Plus if one page needs to be used for a separate document then the extract function is brilliant. The edit object function can be a little temperamental at times since sometimes that has to be used to edit text. Other than that, great and easy-to-use product.
No comparison - this is the best bang for the buck and on top of that, I found it much easier to use. I only used a trial basis for Adobe but found that it was cumbersome. The Nuance is quick and easy to use. Plus it is a fraction of the cost.
The support is not the best. It is not consistent and it is not quick. That can be a problem.

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I find that the best features for editing are the Edit Object and Edit Text features. One has the ability to delete objects and text that is no longer applicable yet save the basic structure of the document. The typewriter feature is amazing as well. For example, I need to respond to various items of correspondence. With the typewriter feature, and then using the comment feature that allows highlighting, I can type my comments directly onto the correspondence PDF and my recipient will know exactly what my comment is related to without having to reference the original document. Finally it is easy to import images and use the drawing tools for modification.
I have already recommended this product to a minimum of six other people in business. This is far and away [from] the best PDF product out there. First, there is the ability to modify PDFs with the edit text and edit object functions. There are also the functions to import pictures to make flyers as well as change fonts easily. The best part of this program is that it is a one-time charge vs a monthly charge for the other popular brand. The ability to combine multiple PDFs into one document, then easily move the pages t the correct order is another huge benefit. Then the ability to extract one page from a PDF for use is an unbelievable timesaver. Nuance PDF works amazingly well. Plus, the PDF format can easily be changed to MSword or to JPEG. I have nothing negative to say about this program. It is the best out there.

Using Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance)

3 - The primary function is for converting MS Word documents to PDF documents so that editing them is more difficult for the recipient. Most people do not have a good PDF editing program so this is the best way to send documents that we do not necessarily want encrypted but also do not want to be altered. The second is the preparation and presentation of business flyers. It is easy to edit the text boxes and insert pictures. The function that is used least but may be the most important is using the draw tools on Architectural plans. So easy to call out what needs to be for processing plans.
3 - There really aren't any special skills that are necessary. It is such a user-friendly program that just a basic knowledge of PDF functions is necessary. If one wants to edit a PDF it is quite straight forward and easy to "play" with the program to get a feel for it.
  • Convert from MS Word to PDF
  • Use of draw tools
  • Ability to insert pictures
  • Typewriter function
  • Edit text function
  • Editing forms to update pagination and dates
  • Review function
  • Sending encrypted documents
  • Using digital signature function
There is absolutely no question that I will continue to use Kofax Power PDF. First it is such a functional PDF editing program which is affordable. Being able to purchase the product instead of having a monthly fee is the best. Second, it is so easy to use and the updates make the program better than before. I am always finding new uses for it and am always thrilled at the new uses I find. Affordable and terrific.