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Last post Author Topic: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker  (Read 9861 times)

cranioscopical

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Re: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker
« Reply #25 on: October 14, 2017, 08:25 PM »
FWIW
Open Office Draw handles .pdf and is okay for unambitious formatting (and it's free).
Word 2016 is better at handling tricky formatting (about the same as FlexiPDF)
WordPerfect X7 manages quite well.
Of what I have, Acrobat X is the best. Some of my documents require quirky formats and Acrobat X is more faithful in its reproduction of those.
 

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Re: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker
« Reply #26 on: October 22, 2017, 01:40 AM »
Appears there are  three versions of Ashampoo Pdf: Free, Pro and Business

Ashampoo Pdf Business 1.07: USD 66.48 each for (1-3 licenses)
                                                      USD 55.99 each for (4-9 licenses)
                                                      USD 52.48 each for (10-20 licenses)
https://www.ashampoo...shampoo-PDF-Business

Ashampoo Pdf Pro          : USD 29.99 each (for up to 3 users)
https://www.ashampoo...are/Ashampoo-PDF-Pro

Ashampoo PDF Free         : Free(but offices, authorities etc. must pay for multiple licenses- how does that work ?)
https://www.ashampoo...re/Ashampoo-PDF-Free

It is not clear what features of Business are missing in Pro or Free.

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Re: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker
« Reply #27 on: May 27, 2018, 04:02 AM »
FlexiPDF on offer "until Tuesday". Pro version for €27.95 here, not sure of the $ price --
also not sure if this link will work, if not try the softmaker.com page and go to purchase.
https://shop.softmaker.com/shop/shop.php

FlexiPDF feature comparision table:
http://www.softmaker...en/flexipdf-features

Ashampoo PDF editor Pro feature list (available for $29.99)
https://www.ashampoo...ice-software/pdf-pro
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Re: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker
« Reply #28 on: May 27, 2018, 10:32 AM »
FlexiPDF on offer "until Tuesday". Pro version for €27.95 here, not sure of the $ price

$27.95.  I had to use this URL: http://softmaker.com/go/flexien

If anyone else has problems seeing the offer, the coupon code is apparently "flexioffer".

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Re: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker
« Reply #29 on: May 28, 2018, 07:26 AM »
Very nice thread.  Mostly I do only a little PDF, but I plan some more.  Bookmarking and annotation features would be interesting.

So I probably will buy this, from Flexisoft rather than Ashampoo (btw, Ashampoo has an interesting bundle today on Bits du Jour, does not include this program), as my long-term go-to PDF program. The Flexisoft I have now is a Basic freebie.

PDF Xchange Editor has a good reputation and it sometimes my default PDF reader.  I'm not sure if it is as Firefox capable as it used to be (I often prefer a plug-in for quick reading because then I have a bookmark without hassle.) My main Firefox is 52-ESR.

For free PDF editing, simple changes from a Word Processing perspective, AbleWord and LibreOffice/OpenOffice have been recommended. Gizmo also mentions Draw.  Also Google Docs for online.  It is likely that the features are basic compared to these programs. Atlantis, I think not (my fav WP.)

In your experience, what are the big advantages of a paid program, and especially of Flexisoft? Say over the free PDF XChange-Editor or any other comparisons. Or the advantages of XChange paid from Tracker. (I consider them the silver standard of proven inexpensive PDF software.)

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Three recent reviews that include piles of PDF editing tools.

Best PDF editors 2018: Reviewed and rated
http://www.pcworld.c...for-pdf-editing.html

Somewhat higher end and biz oriented. - likes Nitro and Acrobat.

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edit a PDF – with these programs to do it! (broken English with Seattle in the name?)
http://seattlepuzzling.com/530

Very solid on Flexi - mentions OCR (but how does that compare with Abbyy as dedicated OCR)
LibreOffice
PDF Xchange Editor
Google Docs
and a bit more

A competent article despite the broken English.

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Best PDF Editors for Windows in 2018
The Windows Club
http://reviews.thewi...-editors-for-windows

Mostly moderate price or subscription, no freebies, the comment notes the lack of PDF Xchange Editor, and we can add Flexisoft-Iceni-Ashampoo.

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Re: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker
« Reply #30 on: May 28, 2018, 08:13 AM »
I have a plethora of PDF editors. Tried all the free ones, but moved fairly quickly on to paid. I have worked a lot with PDFs and could never afford to lose time on snags or glitches or missing features or going the long way round (often needed to get OCR if the program doesn't have it included). I have Flexi Pro. It's OK. And inexpensive when on sale.
Don't have Acrobat. Do have Nitro, Abbyy and Foxit (free version was my go to for a time).
I do switch a bit between them, but Nuance is my preferred editor.
I want to like Flexi more (Softmaker is generally reasonably priced and feature rich), but I don't.
I think which works best for you depends on exactly what you want to do.

I'm not an expert on them and can't really list their good and bad features. When I need them I generally have limited time and I want the program to do whatever it is I need quickly and easily. Income was linked to speed and the program cost was just a business expense.

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Re: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2018, 07:37 PM »
I just tried Flexi-PDF (Basic) on a document that needs rotation.

You go to Thumbnail and there is a button, or you go Ctrl-R.
However it did .. nothing.

Maybe I stick with PDF XChang-Editor for now.  I was ready for a $30 splurge.
I'll plan on trying again after a reboot.

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Re: New PDF editor: FlexiPDF from SoftMaker
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2018, 09:41 PM »
On Flexi Pro I just tried a document that did not need rotating.
Rotation button was greyed out but Ctrl-R worked.