Tuesday, 7 February 2012
Which PDF solution?
The PDF solution I use is PDF-XChange Pro from Tracker Software. Their corporate bundle offers great features and for the price is well worth it.
The latest add-on includes full-OCR or character recognition. This allows an image PDF, or a scanned PDF to be converted to a fully searchable PDF so you can cut and paste text from the document into an email or a word processor. The ability to merge another PDF document at printing time is also cool. This allows a letterhead to be merged with a document when it is printed so you have a perfect letter ready to be emailed out. No more printing! This can be sent as a zipped PDF file or simply a PDF.
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The licensed PDF-XChange Viewer 'PRO', is a PDF creator in it's own right, allowing users to create PDF files directly from scanners, image files and can even take a .txt or a .rtf file and convert it to PDF or build your PDF document from scratch.
OCR functionality supports a base language set of English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese (S&T).
You can download the free viewer but recommend upgrading to the Pro Viewer. Pricing for 10 users starts US$45.15 per use or US$58 including 3 year's of upgrades. Contact me for further information or to buy.