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Compare Kofax PowerPDF 4 Features

Standard Advanced
PDF Creation
Create PDF documents from any application that prints
Print Driver performance enhanced for faster PDF creation
Support for PDF/A-4 in Power PDF, Printer Driver, Create Assistant, Office Add-ins to allow lossless archiving of PDF 2.0
Set Header/Footer in Print Driver when printing from another application
Printer Profiles to provide re-use of custom configurations of printer settings
Add Logos within header/footer settings
Create PDF documents directly from your scanner
One-click professional scanning with auto find-and- mark technology. Automatically find words in the scanned document
Proofread text recognition results automatically after scanning and review and correct suspected errors
Support for WIA, TWAIN and ISIS scanners
One-step PDF creation from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Save as PDF/A-1, 2, 3, 4
Support for PDF/UA compliant document creation from MS Office
Exporting PDF documents from Microsoft Office applications supports PDF/UA compliant content
Create and send PDF-to-email attachment with Microsoft Outlook
One-step PDF creation and archive of Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes emails
New Header Options in Mail Archive Settings, Add New Letterhead to each email or include archival date and timestamp in header
One-step PDF creation from web pages from Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome
Create PDF of some or all pages of a website from within Power PDF
Retain hyperlinks embedded in web pages when converting to PDF
Batch create PDF from multiple files and file types
Watched folder processing to automate routine PDF and TIFF creation tasks from a wide range of formats
Create a single PDF document by merging multiple files
Support for creating PDF Version 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7 files
Support for creating PDF Version 2.0 files
Create ISO-standard PDF/A files (PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2 and PDF/A-3 levels)
Accessible PDF Creation that meets PDF/UA and WCAG 2.1 AA Standards
Create and send PDF portfolios
Create PDF-MRC high compression color PDF image files (up to 8 times smaller)
Create Assistant desktop utility
Customizable PDF creation profiles
Merge PDF image files with PDF text files
Insert pre-made and custom watermarks at creation
Apply security settings at creation
Add custom headers & footers to PDF documents (page numbering)
Adjust compression levels for smaller files
Preserve hyperlinks and metadata, add bookmarks and comments from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
PDF Security and Signing
Add passwords with 128-bit and 256-bit AES secure encryption and permission controls to PDF files
SignDoc embedded in application allows users to complete entire SignDoc experience without leaving Power PDF (requires SignDoc service)
Create and apply self-sign digital signatures
Sign or send PDFs for signature with integrated DocuSign® actions
Microsoft Crypto API/3rd party digital signature compatibility
Support Microsoft Information Protection
Add, manage, view and navigate document digital signatures
Drag and drop security profiles to quickly and easily secure documents
Support for FileOpen-protected documents (digital rights management)
Support Watermarks with FileOpen Protected Documents
View protected PDF files and apply protection to PDF documents using Microsoft Active Directory Rights Management Services (AD RMS)
Automatically verify against European Union Trusted List of digital root certificates allowing globally trusted certificates
Enable server-side protection to be applied to PDF documents stored on SharePoint 2007/2010/2013 using AD RMS
DMS password retention
Redact text and graphics from PDF files
Apply redaction text properties including color, redaction codes and custom overlay text
Inspect document to remove comments and metadata (Remove Document Elements)
Organize and manage a library of security profiles
Organize and manage a library of digital signatures
Organize and manage a library of PDF security envelopes
Option to require a secure certificate to execute Javascript code (Deployable via Customization Kit in Advanced Volume version)
PDF Conversion
Superior conversion accuracy with Kofax OCR version 22
Convert PDF to Word (.doc, .docx)
Convert PDF to Excel workbooks and worksheets (.xls, .xlsx)
Convert multipage PDF table or spreadsheet into a single Microsoft Excel document
Convert PDF to PowerPoint (.pptx)
Convert PDF to WordPerfect (.wpd)
Convert PDF to XPS (.xps)
Convert XPS to PDF
Convert PDF files without running Microsoft applications
Auto-detects scanned (image) PDF files and offers to convert them to searchable PDF files
Convert scanned (image) PDF files to searchable PDF files (text over image)
Convert scanned (image) PDF files to editable PDF files and other formats
Convert scanned color (image) PDF files to compressed MRC-PDF files (average 8x smaller)
Proofread and correct text after OCR conversion to searchable PDF
Batch conversion of PDF files to target formats (Convert Assistant)
Batch conversion of PDF files into a single document (Convert Assistant)
Batch convert to single page TIFF files
Batch conversion of TIFF files to image-only or searchable PDFs and PDF conversion to TIFF
Convert Assistant desktop utility
Retains columns, tables, images and graphics (.doc, .docx, .wpd)
Retains linked text flow of columns within a document (.doc, .docx, .wpd)
Retains headers and footers (.doc, .docx, .wpd)
Legal pleading conversion with stamp and line numbering options (Convert Assistant)
Retains number formats in Excel (currency, percentage, etc.)
Retains hyperlinks (.doc, .docx, .wpd, .xls,.xslx)
Extract tables from a PDF file and place into Excel or Word
Convert a select area of a page using OCR and convert to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, WordPerfect—for scanned (image) PDF files
Convert and save PDF to audio file (.mp3)
PDF Editing and Assembly
Edit your PDF files like in a word processor using the Advanced Editor
Manage pages in a document (reorder, insert, extract, crop, rotate and delete pages)
Swap and duplicate pages in a document
Assemble documents in document assembly view (insert, extract, replace, delete, split, renumber, manage headers/footers, drag and drop pages)
Combine all open PDF documents with one click
Tabbed document previews let you see all your document pages in a floating dialog box to make the most of your screen real estate
Batch process multiple documents at a time with varied sequence commands 
Create custom batch sequence workflows and apply them as watched folder commands
Sequencer command to Remove Blank Pages
Sequencer Command to Batch Convert to Fillable Form
Sequencer Command to Delete/Extract Pages on Search Results
Sequencer Command to set or remove Header/Footer
Create a table of contents from bookmarks
Add, manage, view and navigate document bookmarks
Add, manage, view and navigate document destinations
Support for XMP (Extensible Metadata Platform) metadata in the document
Edit, cut, copy and paste text
Editing support for Right-to-Left languages
Move, resize, rotate, flip, order, group, set transparency, cut, copy and paste graphics and images
Document splitting by page range, blank page, page contents, bookmarks, or file size
Extraction by page range, blank page, page contents, bookmarks or Search terms
Maintain document links and bookmarking when replacing pages in a document
Manage document layers. Turn on/off, show/hide and lock/unlock layers in PDF files created by programs
PDF Optimizer for reduced file sizes
Reduce the file size of one or a batch of PDF files
Custom actions for bookmarks or hyperlinks (open a file, play a sound, go to a web page, etc.)
Attach application files or sounds to a PDF
Resolve automatically fixable issues with Save as / Export PDF/A
Fix PDF/A compliance problems with the compliance checker
Accessibility Checker for compliance with standards such as PDF/UA and WCAG 2.1 AA
Bates stamping with advanced formatting and page positioning
Bates numbering is supported for all items included in a PDF Portfolio
PDF Review and Collaboration
Collaboration Server for enterprise access from anywhere in the world through self-hosted server
Fuzzy Search capability returns likely hits, more comprehensive than Stemming or Pattern Search
Perform intelligent Looks Like Search™ to quickly find content, like phone numbers, email addresses and Social Security numbers, 
Automatically highlight, cross-out, underline or redact search results for faster, easier PDF review and editing Except redact
Preview PDF email attachments in Microsoft Outlook
Instant access to frequently used PDF files and online PDF Files (URLs) with favorites menu
Side-by-side document comparison (PDF to PDF and PDF to Word)
Open files directly from Cloud Storage or DMS via the Document Compare “Browse” buttons Cloud Storage only
Open and save files through the File menu to DMS
Open and save files through the File menu to popular cloud document storage services: Box, Dropbox, Evernote, Google Drive and Microsoft OneDrive
Save, track and open revisions within a PDF document
Add, manage, view and navigate document comments
Familiar comment and markup tools (notes, text boxes, typewriter, callouts, highlight, text underline, cross-out, stamps)
Automatically populate comments with highlighted and annotated text
Comment Tool Selection stays activated until user changes tool
Create new stamps from selected page elements
Select date and time formats for new dynamic stamps
Apply stamps to one or all pages
Organize and manage a library of stamps
Spellchecking for comments and form fields
Migrate comments from one PDF file to another for ease of collaboration and review
Drawing (comment) tools including lines, arrow, rectangles, pencil, oval, polygon and cloud
Measuring tool (with save as comment)
Print with comments and form fields
Organize and manage a library of watermarks
Working with PDF Files
PDF viewing of all PDF types
“Find a tool” search capability
Customizable Quick Access Toolbar with shortcuts to the features and capabilities for each user
Context-sensitive editing ribbons
Change the interface color to blue, light gray, dark gray or purple
Tabbed document viewing
Restore Last View Settings when Reopening Document
Advanced search and indexing for documents, text within a document, comments and bookmarks
Search results list and screen highlighting of found words in the document
Grid Lines while Editing when moving or resizing objects so it is easier to position objects
iFilter utility for SharePoint for indexing and rapidly finding PDFs on SharePoint 2007/2010/2013
Open PDF files created from Microsoft Office without having to save them first
Limit file open and save locations to certain folders only
Send a PDF file to a fax machine via email
Support for network scanning and ShareScan with monitored Scan Inboxes
Support for AutoStore workflows through AutoCapture tool panel
PDF Forms
Automatic conversion of a PDF file into a fillable PDF form
Intelligent creation of check boxes and radio buttons
Support for Adobe dynamic forms (XFA)
Draw and edit form controls (text fields, buttons, drop down lists, check boxes and radio buttons)
Edit text and object attributes (font, color, line weight, display and print options)
Digital signatures for forms
Custom actions on form objects (import form data, play a sound, open a file, open a web page, etc.)
Export form data from one or multiple filled in PDF forms
Limited JavaScript support
Set tab order for form fields
Certified Section 508 compliant user interface
Enhanced Power PDF UI navigation and access with Accessibility Reader such as JAWS
Extended Document Reading Support with Jaws 2019
Create more precise Section 508 accessible tagged PDF files
Tagging maintained when exporting Microsoft Word documents, resulting in PDF output optimized for processing operations such as Reach Aloud
Adjustable high-contrast mode for PDF documents
Edit PDF tags
Adjust or fully define reading order of document content using the Reading Order panel updated with Table Editor Mode
Verify accessibility of PDF documents
Read document aloud—Text-to-speech capability
Deployment and Customization for Advanced Volume
Support for Citrix and Remote Desktop Services (thin client deployment/use)
Support for Microsoft Application Virtualization
Support for Microsoft GPO (Group Policy Object)
Installation Customization Kit to easily control the deployable options for each department
Read only mode to enforce compliance and help control best practices and regulatory mandates
Install or disable plugins and application functions (Customization Kit)
Install selected UI languages only (Customization Kit)
Install selected DMS connectors only (Customization Kit)
Configure shared watermarks (Customization Kit)
API capabilities (Programming interface)
Power PDF Automation Interface Guide in PDF Format
Power PDF Network Installation Guide
Power PDF iFilter for SharePoint Guide in PDF Format
Power PDF RMS Protector for SharePoint Guide in PDF Format
Power PDF Command Line Reference Guide in PDF Format
Power PDF JavaScript Reference Guide in PDF Format
Power PDF Connector SDK Guide
Power PDF RMS Protector for SharePoint Guide in PDF Format
Subscriber Access Licensing for Advanced Volume
License Server with Silent Client Deployment, optional Backup License Server
Enforce Named Users and Term Expirations via Current User’s Logged Windows Name, User can employ Unlimited Devices
License Reporting for All Registered Users
License Security Registration Information Encrypted in Transit and at Rest
Microsoft Office style ribbon user interface streamlined to minimize learning curve and maximize productivity
Mobile Solutions to read and annotate PDF, Store and Retrieve from OS supported storage
Mobile Handwriting Signature on phone screen, save, re-use, re-size, apply saved signatures
Mobile Form Filling on standard PDF Forms
Microsoft Windows 10 touch-enabled device support with “Touch Mode” option
Compatible with Microsoft Windows 8.1, 10, 11 (32 and 64 bit versions)
Microsoft Windows 11 Snap Layouts to pre-set application window location and size
Compatible with Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016, 2019
Compatible with Microsoft Office 365
Save as Kofax PDF in File Menu for Word, Excel, PowerPoint
Integrated create and convert add-ons for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Internet Explorer
Support for directly opening PDF in Power PDF that are currently open in Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge browsers – Create extension in Chrome
PDF Create add-ons in Mozilla Firefox and Google Chrome
Cloud Storage Connectors Support: Box, Google Drive, Evernote, OneDrive, DropBox
Document Management Support DocuShare EMC Documentum, EnterpriseConnect, HP Trim, NetDocuments, OnBase, 
iManage 10 Web Client Contextual Menu
iManage FileSite/Worksite Client 9.3.7
Supports Evernote and Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage services (requires paid Evernote subscription)
Integrated OneDrive Connector in Connectors Tab, including multiple OneDrive accounts
Power PDF Online Help, Getting Started Guide, Technical Specifications, Release Notes
Supports LexisNexis CaseMap
Supports a subset of JavaScript
Support for movies and audio embedded in a PDF
Support for embedding .MP4 video format into a PDF
Support for viewing the latest Adobe PDF portfolio animations and graphics
PDF/A compliance checking for the full range of PDF/A-1, PDF/A-2, PDF/A-3 and PDF/A-4 levels
Checker Updated to detect WCAG 2.1 AA or PDF/UA issues