Power PDF Standard

The only PDF alternative that’s a real choice

Nuance Power PDF Standard combines advanced features and a user‐friendly design that businesses and professionals demand.

PDF software that works for you

A better user experience

With an intuitive user experience that gives your users the same experience they are familiar with, Power PDF software helps make business users more productive.

Everything you need, all in one place

Access tools to annotate, mark up, secure and compress PDF files, plus additional features for document conversion, search, connectivity and more.

Get started easily

Install, set up and get to work in minutes. No hidden costs or endless downloads needed for maintenance. Software is compatible with the latest Windows operating systems.

Save time

Work faster with features that allow you to effortless create and convert single documents or batches of PDFs as well as unique tools like voice-controlled note taking.

Work on the move

Access your documents anytime, anywhere via popular cloud services like Google Drive™, Windows Live® SkyDrive® and others.

Create & convert

Create PDF files from virtually any PC application

Create PDF files from any PC application that can print. Instantly create 100% industry-standard PDF files with security options that are fully compliant and compatible with all PDF viewers. You can even add bookmarks and transfer hyperlinks when creating PDF documents.

Produce professional-looking documents

Deliver documents that look as good in print as they do on screen - no matter where you send or view them. Combine any type of file and/or folder into striking PDF Portfolios - with attractive cover pages that guide your audience - that can be viewed with any popular PDF reader.

Turn paper to PDF with one click

Create PDF files directly from your scanner. Scan to standard image, searchable or editable PDF format. You can even scan and highlight, cross out or underline in a single step.

Combine and assemble documents with ease

Simply drag and drop to combine, remove or replace Microsoft® Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Corel® WordPerfect, JPG, BMP, TIFF or XPS pages and files within a PDF.

Collect information from forms

Don’t let the hassle of filling out long forms slow down your business. Form Typer™ automatically converts non-fillable forms into fillable PDF forms that you can complete, save and email.

Never retype another document

Accurately convert PDF files to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Corel WordPerfect documents with columns, tables and graphics intact.

Collaborate & edit

Get word processing capabilities in your PDF

Advanced editing functionality converts PDF files into dynamic PDF documents with full word processing capabilities - all at the click of a button.

Side-by-side document comparison

Quickly identify differences between two versions of a document with a side-by-side comparison tool that accurately highlights changes in text and visuals and provides a summary report of all changes.

Share multiple files – no zipping necessary

Combine files of multiple types into a PDF without changing the original file type. Microsoft Office users can view and edit documents directly within a PDF Portfolio.

Voice-controlled note taking

Integrated Dragon® Notes speech recognition allows you to quickly and accurately capture notes within your PDF files by speaking them instead of using the keyboard.

Perform smarter searches

Perform intelligent Looks Like Search™ to quickly find content, like phone numbers, email addresses and credit card numbers, via an alphanumeric pattern.

Collaborate effectively

Use Power PDF’s advanced commenting tools to effectively communicate your ideas, mark up PDF files using a wide range of annotation tools such as notes, highlights and text boxes. Easily collect comments from others into one PDF file. Summarise and print all comments for easy review and processing.

Access & secure

Connect to the cloud

Now you can save and access your stored documents in the Cloud by connecting directly to Box, Google Drive™, Windows Live® SkyDrive®, Evernote® and Dropbox. This gives you access to your documents anytime, anywhere through the web or supported mobile devices.

Preview PDF email attachments

Get an instant visual preview of PDF email attachments in Microsoft Outlook without having to open them.

Restrict folder access

Comply with internal policies and safeguard document privacy by restricting certain folders and granting access to authorised users only.

Enhance document security

Add passwords with secure 128-bit or 256-bit AES encryption and permission controls to PDF files to control document viewing, printing and modifications.

PDF self-sign digital signature

Protect documents by easily adding your digital signature. The tool will also identify the signed version of a document when you are comparing it to an older or updated version.

Secure private data

Automatically inspect documents and remove sensitive data or flatten document items, including signatures, stamps, annotations, filled form fields and graphics, for enhanced document security.


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Try Power PDF for yourself.

Download a free 15-day trial of Nuance Power PDF Standard for Microsoft Windows.

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