Security is an important featureBy Frank Ohlhorst | Print
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Nuance's latest iteration of its PDF Converter product takes aim at Adobe Acrobat by being cheaper, faster and better.
At first blush, the interface may look intimidating, but that feeling quickly wears off once you take a good look at the menu icons, which all feature pop-up descriptions. The controls are grouped in a logical fashion and context sensitive, which helps quickly resolves any misunderstandings. All of the options offered are far too numerous to go through in detail here, but users will find that the most used ones are readily available. The application makes quick work of conversions (import and export) of files, and annotations, markups and images are easy to add, modify or create.
Security is one of the top features of the product, with access to digital signatures, secure document delivery, password protection and encryption available with just a click of an icon. Markup and attachment tools prove to be powerful features for those working with "living" documents; that is, documents which are used, updated and distributed often.
When it comes down to brass tacks, Nuance has done an admirable job at creating an affordable tool, which should help to bring PDF creation to the masses, and the product is well worth considering over Adobe's high-end Acrobat Professional 8.1