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The PDF Viewer that can create, convert and compress PDF files.


More secure than online PDF readers, Power PDF Standard is a PDF Viewer that enables you to add passwords to your PDF files with 128-bit and 256-bit AES encryption. You can easily set permission controls as needed, and protect documents from unauthorised modification using your digital signature.

Power PDF Standard is more than just an online PDF reader, and allows you to inspect documents automatically and intuitively remove sensitive data or flatten document items, including signatures, stamps or filled forms, whilst controlling exactly who has access to them.


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    Fill and save PDF forms

    Nuance Power PDF Standard enables you to fill and save PDF forms – without support from a premium product. It is the perfect PDF Reader for all kinds of applications and forms, including quarterly expense reports, purchase orders, surveys and more.

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    Collaborate using PDF annotation

    Power PDF Standard provides a rich set of annotation tools, letting you add comments and highlight, cross out, or underline text for more effective collaboration. You can even create a condensed summary of all comments that have been added to a PDF document to see who added which comment and when and print all comments for easy review and processing.

    The Power PDF Standard side-by-side document comparison feature makes it possible to quickly identify differences between two versions of a document, and to highlight and summarise changes that have been made.

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    Perform smarter searches

    Power PDF Standard’s intelligent Looks Like Search™ lets you quickly find content – phone numbers, email addresses, credit card numbers and more via an alphanumeric pattern rather than exact text. Use multiple string searches to refine your search criteria and pinpoint exactly what you’re looking for within a searchable PDF file.

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    Create, compress and convert PDF files to Word, Excel or RTF

    With Power PDF Standard you can create PDFs from any PC application or popular image format, as well as converting batches of PDFs to a range of document formats, such as Word, Excel and Corel WordPerfect files and retain all necessary formats such as Headers and Footers, Number Formats in Excel, Hyperlinks etc. PDF files can also be created directly from your scanner and converted to searchable and editable documents. It’s never been easier to use a PDF Reader to convert and start using information previously locked in a PDF.

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    View more content directly within PDFs

    As with the previous Nuance PDF Reader, Power PDF Standard offers advanced PDF viewer features for better visibility into graphics of the multiple layers created by programs like AutoCAD® and Microsoft Visio®. Or view rich media files, like Microsoft Silverlight® directly within a PDF.

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    Work with PDF Portfolios

    Power PDF Standard’s PDF Portfolios feature allows you to quickly preview the content of Microsoft Office files, PDFs and rich media files without having to actually open each file. As with the PDF Reader, you can also get an instant visual preview of PDF email attachments without having to open them.

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    Enjoy 100% compatibility with Adobe Acrobat

    Power PDF Standard retains Nuance PDF Reader’s 100% compatibility with Adobe Acrobat, and unlike most online PDF readers, you can also manage the layers of the active document by selecting, re-ordering, merging or deleting layers as needed. View and modify properties of layers and even control layers for printing.

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    Versatile voice features

    Power PDF standard allows for voice-controlled note taking, using Nuance’s widely used Dragon Notes speech recognition. Power PDF Standard is also a PDF Reader in the literal sense as you can convert PDF files to audio files which can then be listened to on your mp3 player or smartphone – perfect while commuting or travelling to meetings.

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    Be secure

    Power PDF Standard is a secure PDF Reader that makes it easy to add your digital signature to PDF documents, so you can authenticate and protect them from unauthorised alteration. Robust AES encryption (128- and 256-bit) keeps your PDFs secure and permission controls give you total control over who accesses and edits your PDF documents. You can also share your documents securely via the Nuance Cloud Connector which is compatible with services such as Google Drive™, Box, Microsoft® OneDrive, or connect directly to EverNote®, and Dropbox®.


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