[OFFICIAL] PDFelement VS PDFelement Pro

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Basic PDF editing features

PDFelement Pro

Advanced Features with OCR
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Single Perpetual License

$79 $159 $129

Product Features


Create PDF Files

Edit PDF Files

Convert PDF Files

Annotations and Comments

Secure and Sign PDF Files

Add Watermarks, Backgrounds, Headers and Footers

Access to Hundreds of PDF Templates

Optical Character Recognition (OCR)

Automatic Form Recognition

Form Data Extraction (Windows only)

Bates Numbering


Batch Process PDF Files

Extended Compatibility Support for File Formats

File Size Optimization

Open and View


Open and read PDF file

Adjust view settings, set default page layout and zoom

Quickly search text

Create and navigate between bookmarks

View metadata and document restrictions

Print any type of PDF file

View and navigate page thumbnails

Open and switch between multiple PDF files using tabs (Windows only)

Quick access to frequently opened PDF files with Recent Files list automatically

Review and Comment


Highlight, cross-out, or underline text for easy PDF review and editing

Familiar comment and markup tools (notes, text boxes, typewriter, shapes, highlight, text underline, cross-out, stamps)

Drawing tools including lines, rectangles, pencil, oval, polygon, cloud, arrow

View, add, delete and manage comments directly in PDF files

Comment pane to sort annotations and comments by page, date, author and type

Create and manage library of prebuilt and custom stamps

Edit and Modify


Edit, delete, cut, copy, paste, and insert new text and images

Edit, delete, cut, copy, paste, and insert new text and images in scanned (image) PDFs using OCR technology

Line and Paragraph Mode text editing

Change font attributes (type, size and style, alignment)

Add and move text and images with alignment guide

Apply, update or remove background

Delete, add, move and rotate images

Manage pages in a document (reorder, insert, extract, crop, rotate, and delete pages)

Modify documents in thumbnail view or through ribbon (insert, extract, replace, delete, rotate, reorder)

Split PDFs by number of pages or bookmarks (Windows only)

Extract pages

Insert, update or remove custom watermarks

Batch process watermarks

Insert, update or remove headers and footers (including page numbering and date)

Apply Bates Numbering with advanced formatting

Insert and edit hyperlinks

Spellchecking for text (Windows only)

Create and Merge


Create PDFs from Microsoft Office files (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) (Windows only)

Create PDFs from image files (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .tiff, .bmp, .png)

Create PDFs from HTML

Create PDFs from any application with “print” function (Virtual Printer)

Create a searchable PDF from an image-only PDF with OCR technology

Batch create PDF from multiple files and filetypes

Create a single PDF document by merging multiple filetypes

Conversion and OCR


Convert PDF into other fully editable formats

.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .txt, .epub, .html, .rtf

Convert scanned (image) PDF into fully searchable and editable PDF using OCR technology

Advanced conversion settings

Batch convert PDF files into another file format

Convert the current page or several selected pages to fully editable formats

.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx .doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx, .txt, .epub, .html, .rtf

OCR text recognition and conversion of multilingual documents

25 languages

Use OCR to preserve and reproduce document layout and formatting elements (headers, footers, graphics, footnotes, page numbering, captions)

Extract all images in a PDF to separate image files

Form Creation and Filler


Fill PDF forms

Automatic form creation with Form Auto-Recognition

Automatic data extraction from digital and scanned PDF forms

Batch data extraction from digital and scanned PDF forms (Windows only)

Label and extract data from selected form fields

Export or import form data to/from FDF format

Manually create fillable PDF forms with checkbox, radio button, text field, list box, digital signature, etc.

Apply form fields with alignment guide

Set tab order for form fields

Custom actions on form objects (import form data, open a file, open a web page, submit a form, etc.)

Access to collection of prebuilt, customizable fillable forms

Secure and Share


Create and apply digital signature (Windows only)

Validate digital signature (Windows only)

Create hand-drawn signature (Mac only)

Redact sensitive text and images

Search document and automatically redact matched text (Windows only)

Redaction text properties including color, redaction codes and custom overlay text

Password-protect PDFs to and restrict access to content

Password Management to assist in opening files with frequently used passwords

Send PDF as an Email attachment

Save your PDF files to popular cloud storage services (Google Drive, Dropbox and Evernote)

PDF optimizer for reduced file sizes

Print with comments and form fields



Edit PDF files like in a word processor to minimize learning curve and maximize productivity

Compatible with Adobe® Acrobat® or Adobe Reader

Compatible with Microsoft® Windows® 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista and macOS over 10.12

Online Help and Video Tutorials to ensure users have access to the latest information when using PDFelement

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