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Competitive Feature Comparison Chart

PDF Converter Enterprise 6 versus Adobe Acrobat Professional 9

Check out the feature comparison between PDF Converter Enterprise 6, PDF Converter Professional 6 and Adobe's Acrobat 9 Standard and Professional editions.

Competitive feature comparison chart — PDF Converter Enterprise 6 versus Adobe Acrobat Professional 9 (download pdf)

  • PDF conversion features
    •   Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 6.0
      Suggested Retail $449.99 $149.99
      Converts PDF to Word (.doc, .docx) No .docx  
      Converts PDF to Excel Worksheets (.xls, .xlsx)  
      Converts PDF to Excel Workbooks (.xls, .xlsx)  
      Converts PDF to PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx)  
      Converts PDF to WordPerfect (.wpd)  
      Converts PDF to XPS (.xps)  
      Converts XPS to PDF (PDF Converter Assistant)
      Converts PDF Files Without Running Microsoft Applications  
      Auto-detects scanned (Image) PDF files and offers to convert them to Searchable PDF files  
      Converts Scanned (Image) PDF Files to Searchable PDF Files (Text over Image)
      Converts Scanned (Image) PDF Files to Editable PDF files  
      Converts Scanned (Image) PDF Files to Editable Target Formats  
      Converts Scanned Color (Image) PDF Files to Compressed MRC-PDF Files (Average 8x Smaller)  
      Batch Conversion of PDF Files to Target Formats (PDF Converter Assistant)  
      Combine Batch Conversion of PDF Files into a Single Document (PDF Converter Assistant)  
      Superior Conversion Accuracy with OmniPage® OCR Engine Less accurate
      PDF Converter Assistant Desktop Utility or similar  
      Retains Columns, Tables, Images and Graphics (.doc, .docx, .wpd)
      Retains Linked Text Flow of Columns Within a Document (.doc, .docx, .wpd)  
      Retains Headers and Footers (.doc, .docx, .wpd)  
      Legal Pleading Conversion with Stamp and Line Numbering Options (PDF Converter Assistant)  
      Retains Number Formats in Excel (Currency, Percentage, etc.)  
      Retains Hyperlinks (.doc, .docx, .wpd, .xls, .xslx)  
      Thumbnail preview of PDF Document Pages for Conversion Only for .doc
      Specify Page(s) and Range of Pages to Convert
      Extract tables from a PDF file and place into Excel or Word
      Convert a select Area of a page using OCR and convert to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or WordPerfect for Scanned (image) PDF files as well as PDF "Normal" files
      Convert and save PDF to Audio
  • PDF editing and viewing features
    •   Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 6.0
      Suggested Retail $449.99 $149.99
      PDF viewing of all PDF types
      Instant Access to Frequently Used PDF Files and online PDF Files (URLs) with Favorites Menu
      Side-by-Side Document Comparison (PDF to PDF)
      Side-by-Side Document Comparison (PDF to Word)
      Save, Track, and Open Revisions within a PDF Document
      View and Navigate Page Thumbnails
      Manage Pages in a Document (Reorder, New, Insert, Extract, Crop, Rotate, Drag Copy and Delete Pages)
      Assemble documents in document assembly view (Insert, Extract, Replace, Delete, Split, Renumber, Manage Headers/Footers, drag and drop pages)  
      Batch process multiple documents at a time with varied commands (Insert, extract, and delete pages; apply watermarks and stamps; search and redact; inspect document; migrate comments; and print)
      Add, Manage, View and Navigate Document Bookmarks
      Add, Manage, View and Navigate Document Comments
      Familiar Comment and Markup Tools (Notes, Text Boxes, Typewriter, Callouts, Highlight, Text Underline, Cross-Out, Stamps)
      Spellchecking for Comments
      Migrate comments from one PDF file to another for ease of collaboration and review
      Drawing (Comment) Tools including Lines, Pencil, Oval, Polygon, Cloud
      Grids, Snap to Grids and Custom Drawing Guides
      Measuring Tool (with Save as Comment)
      Print with Comments
      Add, manage, View and Navigate Document Digital Signatures
      Organize and Manage a Library of Clip Art
      Organize and Manage a Library of Stamps
      Organize and Manage a Library of Watermarks
      Organize and Manage a Library of PDF Package Envelopes
      Organize and Manage a Library of Security Profiles
      Organize and Manage a Library of Digital Signatures
      Advanced Search and Indexing for Documents, Text within a Document, Comments and Bookmarks
      Edit, Cut, Copy and Paste Text
      Move, Resize, Rotate, Flip, Order, Group, Set Transparency, Cut, Copy and Paste Graphics and Images
      Document Splitting by Page Range, Blank Page, Page Contents, Bookmarks, or File Size
      Extraction by Page Range, Blank Page, Page Contents, or Bookmarks
      PDF Optimizer for Reduced sizes
      Custom Actions for Bookmarks or Hyperlinks (Open a File, Play a Sound, Go to a Web Page, etc.)
      Attach Application Files or Sounds to a PDF
      PDF Optimizer to Compress PDF Documents Elements
      Read Document Aloud- Text-to-Speech Capability
      Bates Stamping with Advanced Formatting and Page Positioning
  • PDF creation features
    •   Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 6.0
      Suggested Retail $449.99 $149.99
      Create Industry Standard PDF Files from All PC Applications & Popular Image Formats
      Create PDF documents from any application that prints
      Create PDF documents directly from your scanner
      One-Step PDF Creation from Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
      Creat and Send PDF-to-Email Attachment with Microsoft Outlook
      One-Step PDF Creation of Web Pages from within IE
      Batch Create PDF from multiple files and file types
      Create a single PDF document by merging multiple files
      Support for creating PDF Version 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, and 1.7 Files
      Create ISO Standard PDF-A Files
      Create tagged PDF Files
      Create & Send PDF Packages
      Create & Send PDF Portfolios
      Create PDF-MRC High Compression Color PDF Image Files (Up to 8 Times Smaller)  
      PDF Create Assistant Desktop Utility or similar  
      Customizable PDF Creation Profiles
      Overlay (Merge) Multiple Document Pages into one PDF Page
      Merge PDF image files with PDF text files
      Insert Pre-made and Custom Watermarks at Creation
      Apply security settings at Creation
      Add custom headers & footers to PDF documents (page numbering)
      Adjust Compression Levels for Smaller Files
      Preserve Hyperlinks, Bookmarks and Comments from Microsoft Word
  • PDF compatibility features
    •   Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 6.0
      Suggested Retail $449.99 $149.99
      Compatible with (But Does Not Require) Adobe® Acrobat® or Acrobat Reader NA
      Compatible with Microsoft® Windows® XP and Vista
      Compatible with Microsoft Office 2003 and 2007
      Certified With Citrix® and Windows Terminal Service (Thin Client Deployment/Use)
      Certified Section 508 Compliant User Interface (Accessibility)
      Toolbar and/or menu shortcuts for Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Explorer, and Outlook
      Right-mouse shortcut for Windows Explorer
      Right-mouse shortcut for Internet Explorer
      Supports for Viewing and Annotating PDF within Internet Explorer and FireFox
      Supports Hummingbird, Interwoven, OpenText, and SharePoint Document Management Systems
      Supports LexisNexis CaseMap
      Converts PDF Files to Speech (Audio)Files for iPod/Media Players
      Supports JavaScript
      Support for Movies and Audio Embedded in a PDF
      Support for a 3-D Content Embedded in a PDF
      Configuration Tools for Customizeable Network Deployment
      Compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 2000, XP and Vista®
      API Capabilities (Programming Interface)
  • PDF security features
    •   Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 6.0
      Suggested Retail $449.99 $149.99
      Add passwords with 40-bit, 128-bit, and 256-bit Secure Encryption and Permission Controls to PDF files
      PDF Self Sign Digital Signatures
      Microsoft Crypto API/3rd Party Digital Signature Compatibility
      Inspect Document to remove Comments and Metadata (Private Data)
      Drag and Drop Security Profiles to quickly and Easily Secure Documents
      Redaction Text from PDF files
      Redaction of Image Zones from PDF files
      Redaction Text Properties including Color, Redaction Codes and Custom Overlay Text
  • PDF form features
    •   Adobe Acrobat 9 Professional Nuance PDF Converter Enterprise 6.0
      Suggested Retail $449.99 $149.99
      Automatic Conversion of a PDF File into a Fillable PDF Form
      Intelligent Creation of Check Boxes and Radio Buttons
      Support for dynamic XFA forms (XML Forms Architecture)
      Draw and Edit Form Controls (Text Fields, Buttons, Drop Down Lists, Check Boxes and Radio Buttons)
      Edit Text and Object Attributes (Font, Color, Line Weight, Display and Print Options)
      Digital Signatures for Forms
      Custom Actions on Form Objects (Import Form Data, Play a Sound, Open a File, Open a Web Page, etc.)
      JavaScript Support
      Set Tab Order for Form Fields

Actual conversion results can vary depending on document, spreadsheet and presentation attributes.