PDF-XChange products comparison chart

About Product Bundles: The Notes

PDF-XChange Pro is actually a product suite that includes a PDF-XChange Standard, PDF-Tools & PDF-XChange Editor Plus.

PDF-Tools license includes the PDF-XChange Editor*, and the PDF-XChange Lite printer.

PDF-XChange Editor or Editor Plus license includes the PDF-XChange Lite printer.
*PDF-Tools does not include PDF-XChange Editor Plus.

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Add and Apply Custom Stamps
Add Bates Numbering support
Add Clickable URL links to an existing PDF
Add Document Information/Metadata/XP Metadata
Add Hyperlink to a Page/File during conversion to PDF
Add Image/Signature to a PDF Pages/Files
Add Overlays
Add Shapes & Objects to a PDF Page
Add Watermarks (Text & Image)
Add/Edit/Modify Bookmarks Add Only
Advanced Memory Management
Append/Insert New pages to an existing PDF
Append/Insert Pages from one PDF file into another PDF file
Automated Bookmarks Creation options - Enhanced
Automated Email send via SMTP/MS MAPI compliant options
Autorecovery - Remembers document changes for recovery at a later time
Browser Integration (IE, Firefox etc)
Change Image Compression of images within a PDF
Combine PDFs open/closed pdfs
Complete and save PDF Forms including form data
Complete control over PDF creation properties Limited Limited
Complete Font Embedding control
Comprehensive Job Management Features
Control Resolution/Scaling
Convert Image files to PDF - Raster/Metafile Image Formats
Convert Images/Text direct to PDF (without using a 3rd party application)
Convert MS Office Table of Contents (TOC) 'Clickable Links' to PDF
Convert PDF to Image Format (Raster Formats only - BMP, JPEG, TIFF etc)
Create Fillable PDF Forms Editor Plus License Req'd
Create Job Profiles and save settings for later job specific use
Create New Document from Selection (Selected Objects, Text, Annotations, etc)
Create New Stamps from Selection (Objects, Text, Annotations, Thumbnails, etc)
Create Web Links from URLs / Remove all Web Links
Create/Edit Dynamic Stamps Editor Plus License Req'd
Delete, Rotate, Crop PDF pages
Developers API available (subject to licensing)
Digital Signature Support
Edit PDF Content (Text-based pdfs) *not scanned pdfs (image based)
Edit Fillable PDF forms Editor Plus License Req'd
Embedded Multimedia support
Encryption/Security options
Export Adobe Forms Data (to .FDF)
Export to MSExcel format
Export to MSPowerPoint format
Export to MSWord format
Extract Content from PDF to Text/Image/PDF formats
Extract PDF Page/File Image content to an Image File (BMP, JPEG, TIFF etc)
Extract PDF Page/File, text content to a text file etc (no OCR capability)
Extract PDF Pages to a new PDF file
Fill PDF form fields
Font Embedding options - limited
Graphics Downsampling options (Linear, Bilinear, Bicubic) also Colour -> Grayscale -> Mono options
Group Operations with Annotations
Headers/Footers Creation options - Enhanced
Highlight/Cross Out/Underline existing PDF page text
Hybrid Conversion Engine XPS/GDI: Set default, auto, or specify by application (Lite & Standard printer)
Image/Text Compression options when converting to PDF (JBIG2,JPEG,JPEG2000 Runlength, ZIP, LZW CCIT3/4) Auto Auto
Include 'Clickable' URL links - embedded (e.g. 'Click Here') MS Office only
Include 'Clickable' URL links - literal {BASE_URL}
Integrates w/ Translations tools like ABBYY Lingvo 12, Translate It!, etc
ISO PDF/A 1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 2u, 3a, 3b, 3u Specification Support
Listen/Add Audio Comments
Manipulate/Modify Existing PDF files Append/Prepend Only
Mark-Up, add Commenting Type etc on PDF Files
Merge PDF files Append/Prepend Only
Mirrored Printing Supported
Move/Swap Pages
MRC (Mixed Raster Content) Support for PDF Optimization
MS Office Toolbar Addin and integrate enhanced MSOffice  -> PDF functionality
Multi Language UI support
Navigation Tools such as 'Loupe' and the 'Pan'  included
nUp, Booklet, Brochure Page printing provided
OCR image based PDFs to Text Searchable and Selectable PDF (not directly editable)
OCR selected images in a PDF
One-Click Image Copy with Snapshot tool
Optimization/Compression control
Output Documents from any Windows application & create new PDF file Lite Printer Lite Printer Standard Printer
Paper Settings/Custom Forms options
PDF Encryption/Security Options including 40/128 bit RC4 and 128/256 bit AES Encryption
PDF File Optimization for advanced content control
PDF Overlay Options (overlay one PDF onto another)
PDF Specification Support (assumes latest is Acrobat XI - PDF spec 1.7)
PDF User Defined File naming control via Macro/JavaScript rules
PDF Document permissions support
Portable Version Available 32 bit
Re-Number Pages/Files Using Header/Footer
Re-Order Pages (Drag and Drop via Thumbnail View)
Redaction Using Editor Using Editor
Replace Image
Resolution - Max DPI output 2400 2400 2400 2400 2400
Customizable Ribbon User Interface
RTL Language Support
Scaling allowed Lite Printer
Scan Pages and create new file or add to an existing file
Search PDF file for Text (Advanced and Simple)
Spellchecking (Content & Annotations)
Third Party Storage Support*: Google Drive™, Microsoft® Office365™ & SharePoint®
Terminal Server/Citrix Compatible (non-virtualized)
Transform Selection (Objects, Text, Annotations, etc)
Twain32 Scanner support in 64 bit Environments
View PDF Pages/Files (Requires PDF-XChange Viewer/Editor installation)
Volume discounted license packs available
Watched Folders: Select multiple folders/set custom actions for each
Windows OS/Support - Win 7 and up (32/64 bit) Legacy Windows supported by previous builds
Word Count Calculation

Important Notes: 

Some features indicated may be in a bundled application included rather than the actual named application. e.g. Mark-up & Commenting functions available with all versions of PDF-XChange/PDF-Tools are provided in the PDF-XChange Editor(free and PRO) - not in the Standard Printer or PDF-Tools applications directly.

We strongly advise all users to download and test the evaluation versions prior to purchase to avoid disappointment as refunds are only offered in the event serious and uncorrectable flaws are uncovered. All evaluation versions downloaded can be converted to licensed installations by simply re-installing the same download and inserting a legitimate serial number on request.

This product comparison chart is not an exhaustive list all features and functions - merely an indication of the minimum features provided within each product bundle available.

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