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Neat PDF Utility from Reliable Software House
on 30 September 2010
Like other Nuance products I have seen (we have some at work), this may not be the cheapest solution, but it is really easy to install with the setup "wizard", and the user interface is equally simple and intuitive.
In fact, I think the simplicity of the software, without too many whistles and bells, is invaluable and what may give it a wider audience and user base. You really don't need to be a techie to make it work properly for you and it doesn't keep asking you to confirm or change settings with multiple clicks.
I loaded it onto our Vista OS home pc in a couple of minutes and registered online with Nuance (as I know of them, I didn't mind putting the limited compulsory personal info, but I was surprised how much voluntary info they asked for and which I declined to give). They do tend to offer online updates and bug fixes, so it is worth registering.
Getting back to the PDF creation, the tool can be opened and run on its own, or when in MS Word Excel or similar the option is there to send a file direct to the PDF Create tool.
A while back we wanted to combine some of my daughter's various homework documents into a single pdf. I browsed the web and tried some of the freeware, but to be honest none of them really worked. I wish we had had this utility back then. It is so easy to click and drop all sorts of file types into the utility and then create a single pdf.
The option to add some security is handy too. We often worry about emailing photos to family and friends, but now we can drop them into a pdf and secure it.
This is going to be one of those useful little "widgets" that will have a wide variety of uses for all of the family i.e. business, homework and personal uses. It does what it says on the tin, reliably and without fuss, and you cannot ask more than that.
I wouldn't like to say whether it is worth the full RRP, but I guess the answer is "yes" for business users, and for home users it as a considered purchase.