PDF: Experiences with PDF-XChange PRO??

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  1. Howard Kaikow

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    Although I cannot comment on the "Pro" version, I have been using the "Standard" edition for years.
    It performs very well. Solid, stable app.
    Support is commendable as well.
     
  3. Howard Kaikow

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    I' m gonna install the trial in a few minutes.
     
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    I had never heard of this PDF software before.
    It looks like it's offering promising features.
    Sure worth to take a closer look!

    REVIEW: PDF-XChange 3 Pro Edition
     
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  5. Howard Kaikow

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    I'm using 64-bit Vista.

    What are recommended products to:

    1. Create a PDF printer, and;
    2. Allow the editing of tax forms and other forms that were created in PDF,
    and;
    3. Allow the insertion of blank pages into a PDF document, and;
    4. Allow the saving of modified PDF files.

    Alternatives to Acrobat is interesting, but they do not list PDF-CChange, nor list the specific criteria foe exclusion in the report, so I'm not impressed.

    http://www.prosoftlabs.org/Adobe/pr/htm mentions PDF Direct (could not find
    a way to download a trial), Scansoft PDF Converter (I ASSuME the Pro
    version), DeskPDF, Able2Extract, and NitroPDF(will not have 64-bit Vista
    support until later this year).

    It was alleged that PDF Direct has 24 x 7 support, good luck contacting them
    prior to purchase.

    Converting from PDF to MSFT Office apps would a plus.

    Which are the recommended products?
    Any others?
     
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    Howard,

    I've not used it...., but Bluebeam PDF Revu looks interesting on the paid software front. Not sure if it meets all goals.

    Blue
     
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    @Howard,

    have tried Nitro but no OCR so scanned docs become just images.

    Have tried PDF Converter Pro but does not convert docs from scanner.

    Got Adobe Acrobat Pro 8 and if I knew of a good alternative I would get it but I don't for what I need it to do.

    Gary
     
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    Howard: We use PDF-XChange Viewer Pro at work. (And I use it here at home.) It doesn't create PDFs (I use BullZip for that.) At this point in time, PDF-XChange Pro does not yet create blank pages (but I have a work around for that. I just print (via BullZip) a blank page from MS Word. I then use PDF-XChange Pro to insert the new blank page file into my doc.) Everything else on your list is covered as long as the PDF isn't password locked.

    I use PDF-XChange Pro at least once a week to type info into non-fillable forms and then save them. One of the ladies in our office uses PDF-XChange Pro to re-type invoices that already exist as PDFs. It has saved her a bunch of time and she really likes it...
     
  9. Howard Kaikow

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    Neither Nitro PDF nor PDF-XChange seem to allow insertion of blank pages.
    Scansoft PDF Converter Pro 4 offers this, so I ASSuME that version 5 also allows insertion of blank pages.

    Much prefer the Nitro PDF GUI to that of PDF-XChange.

    I have a scanner that scans to PDF as the default. Never tried to edit those.
     
  10. Howard Kaikow

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    Yes, I'd have to use the same hack with Nitro PDF as well.
    But I really do not like the PDF-XChange GUI.
     
  11. Howard Kaikow

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    For OCR to PDF, take a look at ABBYY Transformer.
     
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