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#1 SubMariner

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:00 PM

Thanks to Bleeping Computer, I've been the PDF X-Change free version. However, I recently found that there were many features that were only available in the Pro version that I would find handy. For $34.50 USD I can get the pro version. Here's my question: is this the best program of it's kind for the buck? I know that the full fledged Adobe Acrobat program is expensive ($299 up) so this one seems like quite a bargain in comparison. But will it give me what I need?

My version of Word allows me to save documents in pdf form, so I think that perhaps I don't need PDF-XChange Lite, Standard or PRO, which starts at $24 for the Lite version & goes up from there to $74 for the Pro. :thumbsup:

Well, blondeness is setting in, so help!

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 01:28 PM

Well, that all depends on what it is you need to be able to do. For example, if all you need to do is to create PDF documents from your word processor, then you're fine where you are. If, however, you need to be able to edit existing PDF's or add scripting, etc. then you'll need something more. Googling around, I can't find anything cheaper than PDF X-Change (that is, $34.50.) I've never used it, so I can't vouch for its quality, so it's the bargain basement approach: caveat emptor.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 10:32 PM

You could use the comparison chart to see what features you must have: http://files.docu-track.com/FeatureChartEU.pdf

Then there is the try before you buy policy if you do upgrade. That way you get what you really need at a reasonable price.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:41 PM

You could use the comparison chart to see what features you must have: http://files.docu-track.com/FeatureChartEU.pdf

Then there is the try before you buy policy if you do upgrade. That way you get what you really need at a reasonable price.



In the end...

I tested out a couple of the PDF-Xchange programs, ultimately buying the PDF-XChange 4 Pro for $74.00 US. It's literally hundreds of dollars cheaper than any comparable program, esp Adobe Acrobat.

I have used it several times over the past week & it's great. I would recommend it to anyone who works with or wants to create/edit pdf files.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 05:47 PM

Thanks for sharing your experience with the application and decision. Glad to know it was a positive one. :thumbsup:

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