Nuance

Nuance Power PDF Advanced


4.5 / 5
69 reviews

Who Uses This Software?

Businesses where the use of PDF documents is common This includes editing, converting, and combining secure PDF documents. Legal, Finance, Insurance, Government, and Healthcare industries often seen.


Average Ratings

69 Reviews

  • 4.5 / 5
    Overall

  • 4.5 / 5
    Ease of Use

  • 4 / 5
    Customer Service

Product Details

  • Starting Price
    $179.00/one-time/user
  • Pricing Details
    Discount available for 5+ users
  • Free Trial
    Yes
  • Deployment
    Installed - Mac
    Installed - Windows
  • Training
    Documentation
    Webinars
  • Support
    Online
    Business Hours

Vendor Details

  • Nuance
  • www.nuance.com
  • Founded 1992
  • United States

About Nuance Power PDF Advanced

Nuance Power PDF Advanced makes manipulating PDF documents easy. Create and convert documents to/from Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Embedded toolbars in Microsoft Office applications allow on-the-fly creation PDF files. And the common frustration of editing PDF documents gone. Edit in the document, or convert to Word. Struggle no more. With Nuance Power PDF, converting PDFs into Microsoft Word documents is fast and easy.


Nuance Power PDF Advanced Features

  • Collaboration Tools
  • Compliance Tracking
  • Document Archiving
  • Document Assembly
  • Document Indexing
  • Document Retention
  • Electronic Signature
  • File Recovery
  • File Type Conversion
  • Offline Access
  • Optical Character Recognition
  • Version Control
  • Annotations
  • Convert to PDF
  • Digital Signature
  • Encryption
  • Merge / Append
  • PDF Reader
  • Watermarking

Nuance Power PDF Advanced Reviews Recently Reviewed!


Best PDF solution for business

Feb 20, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Excellent conversion capabilities so moving from PDF to Word is truly effortless. I have also used Adobe Acrobat for converting PDF files, but Acrobat tends to place text into boxes where Power PDF Advanced simply creates workable Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. Does a wonderful job of reducing file sizes. In some cases, I have been able to reduce files sizes by up to 80%, which is great if you are working within an e-mail system that has file size limits. Does an amazing job of inserting accurate bookmarks (automatically) when combining multiple documents. Redaction is effortless and the Bates numbering feature is perfect for law offices.

Cons: I wish the document comparison feature worked a little better. It does create a comparison of documents, but tends to identify a whole paragraph as being replaced when only a sentence may have been added or deleted, so it makes it difficult to accurately represent changes when sharing with clients or colleagues.

Overall: Given the incredibly full set of features in this product, I am amazed that it is priced so low. I think it actually works better with PDF documents than Adobe's Acrobat product. And I love the uncluttered, easy to use interface. Just seems like a perfect choice for any business, but especially worthwhile for small businesses that can't afford the overpriced alternatives.

Affordability with functionality

Sep 19, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Cost: Significant savings over Acrobat Pro when considered enterprise wide.

Functionality: All the bells and whistles of Acrobat Pro including document compression, redaction, compare, etc. We didn't find any functional deficiencies in Nuance Power PDF Advanced.

Ease of use: Because of cost savings, we were able to roll this product out to many more users. Most of them were using the product with little or no training.

Efficiency gains: since more staff we able to manage their own document maintenance, the bottle neck of fewer people performing document maintenance was removed.

Advanced Technology: Some our older systems store PDF documents as OLE that cannot be opened by Acrobat outside of the source application. Nuance was able to ignore the OLE wrapper and present the PDF. If would be nice of Nuance had a batch process to convert these OLE PDFs so we could convert them en mass.

Cons: It wasn't a complete replacement for Adobe. Some applications were specifically looking for Adobe to open PDFs and we could not find a reliable way to redirect the Adobe call to Nuance. In those situations, Adobe reader had to be installed on the desktop. But Nuance could also be installed for document manipulation.

Overall: Very positive.

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Nuance PowerPDF Pro Exceptional Product!

Oct 17, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: User interface

Great OCR

Search options

Cons: Note & Comment weren't consistently named

Overall: I prefer this product to other PDF apps! The UI is super simple and intuitive, with applicable features, tabs, & buttons showing up as you use it, and structured on the screen where it's easy to access them. Multiple ways to do one thing, the way users work...right click menu, keyboard shortcuts, use the icons on the tabs, drop down menus-relevant to the task you're performing. Super easy drag and drop to rearrange your pages, rotate, delete as well. Advanced find and find/replace features with options galore to also do other tasks (like blackout to hide confidential words or phrases) all in the search panel. Advanced OCR technology, one of the best I've used, to convert text images to editable PDFs! I used stand alone OCR applications before that don't hold a candle to the results created with Nuance PowerPDF Pro. It also easily integrates with the Firm's DMS system, to pull documents from or save to the DMS or natively on the PC or network drive. I give it top notch rating for making most functions available from various methods, so users can work the way they prefer (keyboard, right click menu, ribbon tab buttons, and panels that open relevant to what I was doing at the time). The annotation functions work exceptionally well also, although with the version I use, Note and Comment were not consistently named if you used a right click vs the pop up menu when you select text, and it confused the users a bit. Hopefully this has been resolved in the latest version.

Easy document conversion for secure documents

Feb 09, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This helps me a great deal in my role as document controller. I handle and submit sensitive and confidential documents along with contractual documents which come to me in many editable formats - being able to convert to and from pdf has made a job a lot easier

Cons: I occasionally get error messages saying there was a problem and the document has not been converted when in fact it has. Also, if a document is signed in pdf and it is converted to word it puts strange characters on the document - it would be nice if the signatures were either omitted or if they could be converted to a small picture or text box that would be great

Overall: Convenient document conversion

Vendor Response

by Nuance on December 06, 2018

Jaime, thank you for the nice write-up regarding your experience using Power PDF Advanced at Bombardier.

I would like to learn more about the error messages you are getting when converting documents. Please get in touch at your convenience.

Thank you!

Blows Adobe out of the water!

Jun 13, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: I have been using this product for a long time and it is easily a far better value than any Adobe product. Making PDF's is a breeze with this thing and it's also very easy to make encrypted documents which I need to make often since there is a lot of patient information involved. The multitudes of options it presents you with when you right click on a document is amazing. It can easily compile, append, or overlay multiple documents into one PDF. It also converts everything to and from PDF and has a great auto-form tool. Best of all this product is compared to Adobe license costs.

Cons: There's really only one gripe I have about this software and that is the blazingly bright purple that makes up the color scheme for this product. They should really add an easy way to choose a different color scheme.

Overall: The ability to convert documents to and from PDF. The ability to easily make PDF's at a very affordable price. The product is also very easy to operate as some of my end users are not the most technically gifted.

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I love Nuance!

Oct 25, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I think it is really easy to use. I had only ever used Adobe Acrobat for my PDF needs in the past, so when I started at my current job I had to learn how to use Nuance really quickly. It took me no time at all!

Cons: If it does take me time to figure something out, it's only because it is a different software then the one I was taught to use in school (Adobe Acrobat). I've had to Google a few things, but after I learn it once I have no problems with it!

Overall: I have never interacted with the Nuance staff.

Vendor Response

by Nuance on November 09, 2018

Hi Lindsey - thanks for the review!

We have recently posted a set of videos to help you transition from Acrobat to Power PDF on our YouTube channel, here:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLKz6kLaiM7-JACIY_WWdyfRQ9d6Alke59

I hope that makes Power PDF even easier for you!

Enterprise Level All-In-One PDF

Jul 16, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Overall this program provides the necessary features for our legal team to create, edit, and manage PDFs.

Features include - creating PDFs, in-line editing, converting, combining, and a sleek "office" style ribbon.

Some great new features for Advanced 3 include - real-time collaboration and tabbed viewing.

Cons: OCR features are not as strong as Adobe Acrobat and some minor set back in the conversion of documents.

Overall: Our office was moving to go paperless and the use of Nuance has accelerated the change for admin workers.

Unbelievable Product Best PDF Reader Ever

Sep 14, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: 1. Ease of use and Price

2. Load balancing on my Laptop and updates

3. Nuance hit the mark perfectly for Business and individual use

Cons: I would like to be a re-seller, to offer this to my end-users

Overall: I always used the common and publish PDF tool, Adobe, but I found their product slow and very expensive. Nuance PDF Pro change my "work life" the ease of use and the ability to convert and build documents, not just PDF, was a turning point. I have been in IT for 22 years and started using this product for 3 years ago - i wont change and highly recommend this product. Well Done Nuance !!

Recommendations to other buyers: not applciable

Nuance Review

Dec 18, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: I use Nuance on a daily basis and the ease of use of this product is amazing. Ability to create PDF's, combine, annotate and all of this, in an intuitive fashion makes this product super efficient.

Cons: Lack of a mobile platform to open and edit PDF's on the go.

Overall: Our work requires us to obtain documents in multiple formats, document the purpose on the face of these documents, annotate significant part of these, combine files for use within our workpapers and present a single file for end review. The most convenient way to perform this is to convert the documents to PDF, annotate and join. Nuance fits this need perfectly. It is an easy to use product that is intuitive and makes our daily slog that much easier. Highly recommend!

Better than Acrobat

Jul 02, 2019
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Price - Cheaper than Acrobat

Functionality - Has just as many features as Acrobat

Ease of use - I would put this about on par with Acrobat

Cons: Installing it on a new PC can be a bit difficult. May have to call in for license issues but their support on that isn't too bad and can get you situated the same day.

Overall: We made the switch from Acrobat a few years back and are very pleased with it. So far we haven't run into any issues of it not doing everything Acrobat could do.

Good product!

Aug 21, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: I like being able to change a word document to a pdf file so I can email to my customers with ease. I can even put security on them so they cannot alter my documents without a password.

Cons: Everytime I have to erase my computer you have to remove the software or you can't use. You have to call customer service to unlock to reload to computer.

Overall: Over all a good product. I have used for many years and the price point is great!

Has been a great tool for forms and converting to word documents.

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: the IE addins has been helpful in reducing printing out screen shot or printing from a website and it's hooked in with our DMS so it's very easy to save documents so no printing needed. Saving lots of paper.

Cons: A few times the print to PDF option has stop working so a new install has fix this issue. The archiving email to PDF is sometimes slow or will crash if it's over a thousand emails at once.

Powerful PDF Reader and Editer

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: This software gives us all the tools needed to work with PDFs (e.g. rearrange pages, add/edit text and graphics, redact content, etc.). It also integrates very well with our firm's document management system.

Cons: The software can sometimes be a bit slow and clunky, but that probably has more to do with our internal network than the software itself. In general, the software works very well.

Nuance is great

Jan 18, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The functionality is all that you could ask for. While it can take a little effort to understand the navigation of the software, it provides customization to have your common functions available at your finger tips.

Cons: The start up time is kind of slow. I've found that it's best to keep a file open to allow for quick access to other files throughout the day however.

Fantastic PDF software with Great features.

Jan 15, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Stable software that works every time and integrates well with other software.

Competitive pricing.

Easy to use and understand licensing model.

Great support.

Cons: The PDF "Printer" seems to change the scale of prints when used for engineering drawings resulting in reprints not being accurate.

Overall: This software gave me a affordable alternative to some of the bigger brands with all the same features.

Deployed 1.0 to select users in my company, fills the bill and good value

May 16, 2017
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The price and features for this software is what attracted me to it in the first place, and yet my users have told me they really like having it available for pdf editing.

Cons: A bit of a learning curve. I have found it helpful to have a power user in the office that helps people get started with the software. Another con; they don't give free version upgrades, guess that was why it costs less!

Overall: Bringing more people the ability to edit pdf's at a reasonable price. I decided to have a team use this software for editing so they all could share techniques and tips.

Best PDF Software I have used

Mar 26, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to sign your documents along with being able to make changes to the existing document information.

Cons: We have not come across any cons with this software

Overall: It has been instrumental in transitioning to paperless for all of our incoming purchase orders. The software allows us to create our own stamp, add notes, securely sign and block out sensitive information along with many other great features.

Big help in editing PDFs

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
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Pros: The ability to edit PDF documents, the ability to combine several documents, the ability to create a signature stamp.

Cons: Price - have had to purchase it 3 times in the past 5 years due to changing computers. The extended download is just not long enough

Overall: Ease of use, combining several documents, being able to edit documents or convert them into word is a great help

Very Good product at a great price.

Sep 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: This product has nearly all the same features as higher priced competitors but at a more reasonable cost. Even users without much experience will be able to figure out most functions as a lot of the basic daily functions are one-click.

Cons: On rare occasion we run into issues with some advanced documents made in Adobe not working, or working but not correctly. There is no helping this, but it could be a con if your converting from heavy Adobe brand to another PDF product. Currently no mobile app version may be a con for some as well.

Overall: Lower cost replacement for nearly anything that Adobe PDF can/will do.

Users pickup using it pretty quickly, which is good for me.

A good alternative to Adobe

Feb 18, 2018
4/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Power PDF Advanced is useful software that i now use for all my PC-based PDF needs. With it I can easily view PDFs and edit them as well. I comes with a good range of features, and I think you'll be surprised by the wide range of things that it can do.

Cons: Unfortunately, there is something in the design language of this software that just leaves me feeling confused. Even though I can usually do all the things I need to do in this product, it can sometimes take a while to work out how.

Overall: Being able to view and edit PDF documents; this is something that it has taken me a while to find a good software alternative to Adobe. The product isn't perfect but it is very functional.

Good software at a low price

Apr 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: great prive to value ratio. can do everything what acrobat can do and the price tag is much more friendly. the design is also more apealing to me. it's also faster.

Cons: had once a issue where merged pdfs were somewhat corrupted (could not open the file afterwards).

Nuance Power PDF Standard

Jan 23, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: I love the Edit , View and Comment tabs. The Text box, highlight, typewriter, draw tools and many other features make it so easy to create "as built" drawings on our PDF floor plans.

Cons: I haven't really found any cons to this software yet!

Overall: A real ease of use.

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Great PDF software and love the ability to edit a PDF.

Jan 11, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Editable PDF, combine documents into one PDF, add notes, create new PDFs for advertising etc. For us, it is a complete PDF Suite.

Cons: Converting PDF to word - need to be able to exclude the graphics so it does not distort the layout. Would also like a few more font options.

Useful PDF viewer and Editor

Feb 07, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about Nuance Power PDF is that is has a very vast selection of features for creating and editing PDFs

Cons: The worst thing about Nuance Power PDF is it can be quite slow at times and some features can be hard to find

Overall: Create and Edit PDFs in many different ways

Great results without the cost of Adobe

Jul 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: Everything we needed in a PDF creator/editor; create PDFs, convert documents to/from PDF, fillable forms, form conversion, etc. Even monitors a network folder for new documents.

Great product support as well. Friendly, knowledgeable, and persistent staff.

Cons: had some issues that required significant support to troubleshoot and eventually solve. Problem appeared to be specific to our organization.

The Nuance product has met my expectations for everyday use.

Jul 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I appreciate the ability to edit pdf files as well as the export capabilities. I use this product almost on a daily basis.

Cons: What I like least about this software is that it takes a bit of time to learn, however there is great help sections.

Lifesaver! The best software ever created

Mar 24, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: This software allows you to electronically sign documents, password protect files, and modify files.

Cons: The learning curve is somewhat higher. The user will have to acclimate her/himself to how this software works

Overall: It has made my day to day work seamless

Love this program!

May 25, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nuance Power PDF is much easier to use than any other pdf program that I have used. The fact that you can make a pdf editable, as well as track changes, with such ease has sold me on this program. It is my "go-to" for all pdf's.

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Don't use it with autocad, otherwise it is really good

Aug 27, 2018
4/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

3 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nuance power is a good pdf reader and a great pdf converter, even if the document is watermark it's conversions to word or excel are never messed up by this fact (something that ussually happens with other options), it also comes with another handful of useful tools such as splitting merging and rotating that makes working with pdf a great experience.

Cons: As an engineer working with CAD softwares is definetly a must, and the fact that nuance power really messes up scales of my cad documents when pdf printing them is a big downer for me, I really spend a lot of time trying to make it work for me and considering that other pdf options don't have this issue I end up just using nuance for it's conversion tools.

Overall: If they could fix the cad problem then nuance power would be one of the best pdf softwares available, it works amazingly in almost every scenario and for someone who is not in the engineering business it might just be the perfect option. I totally recommend it.

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Mar 15, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
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Pros: It is very easy to convert a editable form to a non-editable form, which I use daily.

Cons: There is nothing at the moment I can think of that I don't like.

Overall: Very easy to use to convert forms into fillable forms.

I have had a great experience using Nuance Power PDF.

Aug 04, 2017
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
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Pros: This software is very user-friendly. It has unlimited options to modify PDF's which I do frequently in my role. I would highly recommend to others for their use.

Excellent alternative to Adobe

Aug 15, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
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Pros: The feel and logic in this software is very easy to use. Nuance Power PDF also does not have that same propriety feel and hassle that I find with Adobe.This software is very user friendly and has all the features that I require located in spots that make sense from a user's perspective (with the exception of some of the editing functions). I really like this software in managing my PDF documents.

Cons: The conversion to word from a PDF is not as good as the previous software that I used (Omnidox platform). My only other criticism has to do with the manipulation of PDF documents. It took me a while to figure out how to do it and involved what I perceived as an extra step to really go from a viewer to an editor type format of the PDF. Once I figured out the steps, it worked well.

Overall: A strong and reliable PDF viewer and editor.

Great PDF Editing Software

Nov 01, 2017
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
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Pros: Nuance Power PDF advanced is a great software for all of your PDF requirements. It allows for easy editing of PDFs as well as other functionality.

Works like adobe acrobat dc

Nov 01, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: Has the same functionality as adobe acrobat dc, where you can edit the formatting of a converted pdf document. Easy to use.

Cons: That it doesn't have the ability to do more modifications to a document. Unable to link references within the document which is what I need to do for most of my documents.

Vendor Response

by Nuance on December 06, 2018

Hi Ana-Liza,

Thank you for the review and feedback! If you're trying to create links/bookmarks to specific locations within your PDF documents, you can do so with the Bookmark feature which is found on the left sidebar menu (the icon is a page with a ribbon/bookmark on it).

After you've created your bookmarks, you can also choose to create a Table of Contents page from them.

Great Adobe replacement

Sep 12, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Integrates with iManage Worksite very well.

Cons: Doesn't do great with the MS Surface Pen. It's ok, but not great. A lot of our users keep Adobe Reader around just for the Pen.

Overall: Easy to deploy, mostly easy to use, and affordable. Can't ask for more than that.

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Excellent software for PDF conversion

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: What I like the most about this software is how easy it is to convert the PDFs to other formats such as doc and xls, it is such a helpful software that has so many of adobe features and is so much cheaper.

Cons: It has the same issue as other pdf converters: if the pdf has been signed or have a watermark it messes up the conversion in the word document, I would love if you could select an area to skip.

Overall: I really love how easy it is to transform documents, I would love for them to fix the watermark/sign problem though.

Great alternative for Adobe

Feb 17, 2019
5/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The best thing about Nuance is the price point, it is much cheaper than Adobe products

Cons: It's not quite as user friendly as Acrobat

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An excellent replacement for Adobe Acrobat

Apr 10, 2018
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money

Pros: I was able to purchase it outright without having to subscribe and it has all of the features I am used to in a PDF creator.

Cons: Having to resize the viewing panel to view pages in a single list, but this is really no big deal in light of the advantages of having switched to this product.

Solid PDF Editor/Creator/Converter

Mar 05, 2019
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: A strong app to tackle all your pdf document needs.

Cons: This is a software that delivers what it says.

Overall: This is one app I keep handy.

I like this product

Sep 06, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Adobe is not the only program out there. I like the ease of this program. It is so easy to do the tasks that I want and is less expensive than Adobe.

Cons: Honestly, at the time of this review, I can not think of a con that I have come across.

So many features in one program, it's hard to keep track! (That's a good thing...)

Jun 05, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The feature I liked most about Nuance PowerPDF Advanced was the ability to convert a PDF into Word or Excel documents. Deploying Nuance PowerPDF Advanced was also fairly easy with the help from support. We managed to push the install to the entire company via PSExec commands. None of our users knew it was happening, they just suddenly had Nuance on their desktop!

Cons: It did conflict with the file management software in place until the bugs were worked out in, I believe, version 2.00.

Overall: The conversion of PDF to Microsoft Office formats was easily the greatest benefit this software offered.

Excellent Software Compare the other brand out in Legal Market

Nov 09, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support
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Comments: I just cant wait to give access entire firm for this software very easy to use compare Adobe Pro extremely low in price extremely fast convert to Any Microsoft Business Application Word, Excel you name it. I was using Adobe Pro, Capture many others CutePDF nothing like this one..

Great functionality

May 03, 2019
5/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: It's very good at converting from PDF to Word, and very good at it's editing features (editing the PDF itself).

Cons: Takes a few seconds to load up when opening a document.

Overall: Great product. Very intuitive and user friendly.

Sign offs

Nov 30, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Most convenient and useful program for my frequent and ever growing sign offs on registration forms

Cons: Some issues running the program with more than one or two files open

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Good affordable pdf reader and editor

Jun 26, 2018
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Nuance Power PDF is a great, affordable PDF reader and editor, it comes with a large array of tools to help you editing such as splitting, merging, rotating and converting.

Cons: When printing large files, especially plans designs I have found that this software messes up the scales I end up struggling to print my models accurately.

Overall: As I mentioned this software is really affordable, it might not be the cheapest option but compared to adobe the difference is huge. It works amazing for conversions and pdf editing.

Nuance Power PDF

May 23, 2019
4/5
Overall

4 / 5
Ease of Use

4 / 5
Features & Functionality
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Pros: The software contained enough functionality to allow me to complete the day-to-day tasks that I need to complete, such as combining multiple PDF files, password protecting files, and printing files in multiple formats.

Cons: The options to edit the PDF document directly are more limited then competing software. Sometimes you may need to make changes to the original document and re-print those documents to PDF, rather then making the change in PDF directly.

We love this product! Much less expensive than Adobe with most of the same options.

Apr 04, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

3 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The ability to create fillable PDFs from Word and Excel documents, typing onto PDF forms, and the ability to export a PDF back into an editable format such as Word.

Cons: Creating fillable forms is time-consuming, as you have to go field by field to set it up. Otherwise, we have not yet run into anything we didn't like or didn't work as expected.

Overall: It is a great time-saver when needing to update company forms.

Great PDF Enterprise App

Jul 06, 2016
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: The interface. The layout. The color scheme. Speed of the app. PDF reduction tool.

Cons: I have not experienced any cons with this software yet.

Overall: Nuance has always made good products but this one really exceeded my expectations. The layout is very simple and easy to use. The tools are very advanced - especially the abilities of it to reduce PDF sizes. I have always had trouble reducing PDFs to an acceptable size to send out - and Nuance Power PDF is the best at getting the job done.

Recommendations to other buyers: Get it.

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Great PDF editor and conversor

May 16, 2018
5/5
Overall

5 / 5
Ease of Use

5 / 5
Features & Functionality

4 / 5
Customer Support

5 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Being able to transform documents to and from PDF makes my work easier since lots of the documents our clients send us need to be edited and we can't do it in the pdfs, just going to the doc version is wonderful.

Cons: The only complaint I have about this software is that it can be slow at times and it can feel a bit clunky.

Overall: It is an excellent software for transforming PDF documents and it makes my work easier.

Not as great

Jul 19, 2018
2/5
Overall

3 / 5
Ease of Use

3 / 5
Features & Functionality

5 / 5
Customer Support

4 / 5
Value for Money
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Pros: Got to accept, quality comes with a price. We switch from Acrobat PDF to Nuance PDF to save cost. Good for the price paid.

Cons: Not as great as Adobe PDF. Slow and some features are taken away. Loads slow and quality is not as great as Acrobat PDF.