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Has anyone used the PDF advanced from Nuance and PDF editor from Wondershare? which one is better (more features including OCR editing) and more recommended as an alternative to Adobe Acrobat professional?

http://www.wondershare.com/pdf-editor/

http://www.nuance.com/for-business/document-imaging-and-scanning/power-pdf-converter-advanced/index.htm
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Joe Winograd, EE MVE 2015&2016 earned 1500 total points
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I've been using Nuance's Power PDF Advanced since it was first released. I started with the 30-day free trial and then acquired a license. I really like the product — I think it is excellent! I've published one article and two videos here at EE about it. The article is Batch Conversion of PDF and TIFF files via Command Line Interface:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Web_Development/Document_Imaging/A_13696-Batch-Conversion-of-PDF-and-TIFF-files-via-Command-Line-Interface.html

The videos are 5-minute Micro Tutorials called Bates Stamping/Numbering of PDF Files with Power PDF Advanced:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/VP_228.html

and Convert Scanned Image-Only PDF Files to PDF Searchable Image Files via OCR with Power PDF Advanced:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/VP_235.html

I tested the free trial of Wondershare's PDF Editor and did not like it as much as Power PDF Advanced. However, that is somewhat of an unfair comparison, as I did not use PDF Editor very heavily — I stopped using it after a short while and did not buy a license. I hope some other folks jump in who have made heavier, production use of PDF Editor. Will be interesting to see what they have to say. But I continue to be very pleased with Power PDF Advanced and I do think that it represents a reasonably priced alternative to Acrobat Professional (a good example is Bates Numbering, which is available only in Acrobat Pro, not Acrobat Standard — but note that it's available only in Power PDF Advanced, not Power PDF Standard). All of that said, I do a lot of work with PDF files, so I also have licensed copies of Acrobat Standard X and Acrobat Professional XI. Sometimes you just can't beat the "real deal". :)  Regards, Joe
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