Looking for professional software to edit any PDF file? You want to transform PDF files into editable documents with Word and other tools? I propose a ranking of the best software allowing quickly and simply to modify any PDF file.
1) PDF element 6: the Swiss knife of PDF software allowing their modification, conversion and more!
The PDF element 6 software can be used to meet all PDF-related needs. To edit, create, sign and convert PDF files, this sixth version of the Wondershare PDFelement software allows any user to get the most out of their PDF files.
With this tool to download and install on its PC or Mac, editing PDF files is very simple.
For example, a few clicks are sufficient to:
convert PDF to editable Word, Excel, or PowerPoint document,
transform the style of the text in a PDF (color, font, size,…),
convert PDF to editable any image or PDF scanned with text via OCR plugin,
convert non-editable PDF forms to editable version on Word and Excel,
combine 2 or more PDFs into a single document,
re-organize, delete and add pages to a PDF file without having to iron through the source file,
extract data from PDF forms (ex: invoices) to analyze them via an Excel CSV file,
Edit a large number of PDF files at the same time to:
convert PDF files to Word, Excel, or PowerPoint,
Add a watermark,
Add a Bates numbering,
extract data from PDF Forms.
Edit PDFs directly from an iPhone or iPad via the dedicated iOS app.
Available for both Windows and Mac PCs, PDFelement 6 Professional software offers a free trial version.
The full version costs a little less than 100 euros with a degressive rate according to the number of licenses ordered. For example, you will get 10% discount per license if you order 11 for your company.
2) Adobe Acrobat DC: Adobe Professional software to edit PDFs
Adobe Acrobat DC goes far beyond the well-known Adobe Acrobat reader that simply allows you to read and comment on PDF files.
With Acrobat DC, business users can enjoy more advanced features such as:
Exporting PDF files to Word, Excel, or PowerPoint formats
File editing on all devices (mobile, PC and Tablet)
Creating forms and signing pages
Comparing two PDF files to study their differences
Merging multiple PDF documents into one file
Converting HTML pages to PDF files
More expensive than the first tool and not offering the features related to OCR technology, Adobe Acrobat DC is therefore recommended for companies that have the means to afford a license to €17.99 TTC/month per workstation.
3) Nitro Pro 11, the efficient alternative to edit and edit PDF files
Nitro Pro 11 is a professional tool for creating, modifying and converting PDF files. With a design close to the word, Excel and PowerPoint interfaces, the tool is easy to take in hands even for non-advanced users.
Designed for both business and use by individuals, this powerful PDF software gives for example the possibility for these users to:
Combine multiple PDFs into one document,
Convert PDFs to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents,
Share published documents on the cloud via Google drive, OneDrive and dropbox,
Review and comment on multiple PDF files,
Edit text and formatting PDF files,
Use OCR technology to extract scanned PDF text.
With a free trial version with limited possibilities, the complete PDF Nitro PRO 11 software starts at €179.99 TTC for 1 to 10 users.
4) Foxit Phantom PDF: another professional software dedicated to the management and editing of PDF files.
Foxit phantom PDF is a more limited PDF software but still allows editing of PDF files. The software gives the ability to its user to insert texts and shapes on the files, to add pages, or to rearrange the order of the pages. It features a customizable toolbar that allows you to open multiple files in different tabs at the same time. The user can add personal notes if the file or document is not secure. Foxit PhantomPDF generally offers quite comprehensive features for editing PDFs but does not offer very useful OCR technology in many cases.
Available from $125 per license or $7.5 per month, its price is clearly quite expensive paid for the service rendered when compared to the 3 other software previously presented.
5) PDF architect 5, the customizable PDF software with additional modules
PDF architect 5 is a very simple software to modify PDF files in its paid version (the free version only allows to combine multiple PDFs into one or to delete pages to PDF documents of several pages).
Developed by the German company Pdfforge, it was mainly designed to give its users the possibility to edit the text of the PDF files. In addition to facilitating the editing of texts, this software can also edit the protected files and also has a plug in OCR paid (€40) making it more complete.
Able to create forms and convert PDFs to Word files like its competitors, PDF architect standard is available at a price of 59 euros for a lifetime license against 89 euros for the more advanced Pro version.
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