PDF Software Recommendation

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  1. Escalader

    Escalader Registered Member

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    On another forum the following has been recommended. Any experience with this pro or con?

    Nuance PDF Converter Professional 7 Software


    Apparently there is a version 8.
     
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    I don't know what is wrong with any of these PDF tools.

    For the moment I'm interested in pro's and con's?

    Nuance PDF Converter Professional 7 Software
     
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    Thanks for the look out on PDFMate, I'll give it a look. I'm also looking for a new PDF Reader. I only need a reader, not converting. I'd like it to be as light as possible, no frills necessary, just read PDF files and nothing more.

    Sumatra "was" that thing, but I have my reasons not to use it any longer. I'd love a product nice & light & simple like that.
     
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    PDF reader = Sumatra :cool:
     
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    Chrome. ;)
     
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    These were/are the exact same reasons I chose Sumatra. I hope to ask, if you don't mind, as to what your reasons are to no longer using it.
     
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    The reasons keep piling up... If ScriptNo could become as effective as NoScript I'd make the switch for sure when I upgrade to Win7. As long as I'm on XP I'm sticking with Firefox though. Runs fantastic on this box.

    And safeguy... you have a PM.
     
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    Can't argue with that! :thumb:

    Coincidently, the reason I migrated to Chrome in the first place was because I needed something faster on an old XP box than IE8. I only had 1GB RAM and things were crawling. Chrome changed that substantially.

    Foxit Reader (sandboxed) is my PDF viewer of choice now, if I open pdf files outside of my browser. Inside my browser, I let Chrome handle the chore.
     
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    I can't say I have ever heard of that application. I can say that of all I have tried, I prefer an older version of foxit reader. For creating them, I could use adobe (I have a number of thier products, a bit dated now) but most of the time I use Cute PDF Writer.

    Not sure if that helps you any, maybe you haven't heard of them and might check them out as well.

    Sul.
     
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    I can recommend:
    STDU Viewer as the pdf (and some other files) viewer
    Bullzip PDF Printer as the virtual printer to pdf
    Some PDF Image Extract to free and easy capture an image from a PDF. file
     
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    I tried Nuance awhile back. I was looking for something to convert to a Word document. As I recall, I was disappointed and discontinued using it. As far as I know, there's nothing that does a great job of converting PDFs to anything but plain text. There may be something new I don't know about though.
     
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    Yes, I wanted a tool to create a word or excel file from pdf files.

    Windows 7 MS office 10 can save word and excel into pdf files.

    I want to do the reverse and was hoping the orginal post product would do it.
     
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    I use Sumatra but as ichito said:
    STDUViewer is my second preference and I use it in my pendrive (portable version). It works better than Sumatra on extract text from PDf, easy and light:thumb:
     
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    When I've tried to convert PDFs to Word, I found a lot of converters that could do it if the formatting was very basic and it was mostly text. If you get into complex formatting with tables and images, etc., you end up having to format so much of the "converted" document you might as well just create a new document by copy and paste. So if the documents are fairly simple, Nuance should be just fine, or some of the others should work.
     
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    Thanks, read the review and it looks like these guys are putting it to Adobe!
    Wonder if they might get bought out to shut them down! MS did that sort of thing when threatened price wise or technical function wise.
     
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