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We use Adobe Acrobat Standard DC for Windows, can I get feed back on another option?
Nuance Power PDF Standard. When I compare it looks like this option has all the features Adobe Acrobat does but the cost is a fraction. If you have experience with these products I should would like to hear from you.

jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAsked:
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Looks as though they are pretty balanced, although there appears to be some comaparable issues when using OCR. If you dont really use OCR then you wont go far wrong

Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I've been using Power PDF since it was released and am very happy with IT, although I've been using the Advanced edition, not Standard. Here are links to an article and two videos that I did about it at EE:

Batch Conversion of PDF, TIFF, and Other Image Formats via Command Line Interface to PDF, PDF Searchable, and TIFF

Bates Stamping/Numbering of PDF Files with Power PDF Advanced

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

As the article states, Nuance offers a free 30-day trial of the Advanced edition (but not Standard), available for download here:

Here's a feature comparison table for Standard and Advanced:

The OCR is excellent, as Power PDF uses Nuance's OmniPage OCR engine (via the built-in OmniPage Capture SDK), which has very accurate OCR. If you have any specific questions, let me know and I'll be happy to run tests for you, although you may be better off installing the trial of the Advanced edition, being careful what Advanced features you use, since it sounds as if you want to save money by going with the Standard edition. Btw, the price on Standard is better at Amazon ($64.99) than at Nuance's website ($99.99):

Regards, Joe

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jsarinanaI.T. ManagerAuthor Commented:
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. Happy to help. Regards, Joe
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