PDFelement 6 6.0

Reviewed by Pete Daniel

"The Complete and Ultimate PDF Solution."

Overview

Wondershare PDFelement is a PDF editor that lets the user create PDF files, convert PDF files to other formats and edit their layout and content.

The appearance of PDFelement is extremely modern. The product can work with the latest EPUB e-book publication format, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other formats used regularly today.

PDF files can be created using other files as a basis. The text information can then be edited and modified. The font-face used, the font style, its size, alignment and color properties can all be adjusted to make the best use of the magazine-style PDF format that Adobe developed years ago.

Annotation is also included so the user can add their own highlighting, bubble comments, shapes, sticky notes, and more.

The software can act as a converter that can switch away from the PDF file format to other more portable formats. Word files may be the most useful format to switch to, but annual report PDF files can be converted to Excel files which could make the figures contained in the financial reports more directly accessible. For quick online publication, a PDF file can be converted to an HTML file too.

Installation

With the installation there is a default install option and a custom one. The custom one lets the user opt out of the customer software improvement program and to select the installation folder.

There was no adware, toolbars, spyware or malware included with the setup program.

Wondershare PDFelement requires Windows 8, 7, XP or Vista.

Interface

The interface is modern and attractive. It has a menu at the top which acts like a toolbar that changes the toolbar options presented depending on which menu option is selected. The toolbar buttons are well drawn and clear, but they also have a title under each one to clarify their purpose.

When first starting the application, there are four main features presented in the center of the "View" tab. These are Create PDF, Edit PDF Text, Combine PDF, and Convert PDF. Once selected, these bring up dialog windows to get the user started using one of these main features.

Pros

  • Create PDF files from scratch or from other document types
  • Edit PDF files to modify text, add images, change fonts and overall appearance
  • Combine PDF files
  • Convert PDF files to Word, Excel, Powerpoint, HTML, EPUB and Rich Text Format
    Advanced annotation including sticky notes, highlighting, bubbles, shapes and more
  • Sign PDF format/files with certified digital signatures
  • Protect PDF files with rights controls
  • Complete or edit PDF forms
  • Some OCR features also included but will require a plug-in
  • Trial version

Cons

  • Trial version has limits on how many pages can be converted (5 pages)

Alternatives

Nitro Pro includes a reader, converter and other useful features. Adobe Acrobat Pro and PrimoPDF are viable options as well.

Conclusion

Wondershare PDFelement is an excellent choice for a modern PDF creator, editor and converter in one.

Requirements: Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP

What's new in this version: 1.Brand-new re-designed user interface with better usability. 2.Added automated form field recognition and interactive form field creation. 3.New feature: You can now extract data from interactive PDF forms and export the data in the form fields in CSV format. You can also perform partial OCR on specific user-define fields in scanned PDFs, and export the digitalized data in CSV format. 4.Added Batch Process capability for convert, data extraction, add Bates numbers, and watermark. 5.Merged "edit text" and "edit object" status buttons into one. 6.Improved Find feature to quickly navigate through your documents. 7.Greatly improved the user experience with Save and Export features. 8.Simplified link setup, with new option to “open file” call-to-action. 9.Redesigned Page view for quick navigation, improved document reorganization, and access to Split and Extract tools. 10.Extensive improvements on many details.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested PDFelement 6 on 23 Apr 2017 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • McAfee:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
PDFelement 6 Antivirus Report
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