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Help Me Choose: Foxit PhantomPDF Editors

A PDF editor is required when you have a need that goes beyond a free reader solution. Some common examples might include creating, converting, editing, or signing PDFs. Foxit is one of the most feature-rich PDF editors on the market, and Dell's globally recommended solution.

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Foxit PhantomPDF is offered in two different editions – Standard and Business.
 
PhantomPDF Business builds upon PhantomPDF Standard by providing additional editing, collaboration, and security capabilities required in larger organizations or specific vertical markets. This product is largely equivalent to Adobe Acrobat Professional.

PhantomPDF Standard is targeted to those who need to create, review, edit, manage, share, and secure PDF documents. This product is largely equivalent to Adobe Acrobat Standard.

Certain features and functionality are only available on the business edition. Please refer to the below compare chart to identify the version that‘s best for you.

Foxit PhantomPDF Features & Benefits

Create PDFs
  • Create industry standard PDF, PDF/A, PDF/E, and PDF/X files from virtually all PC applications, popular image formats, and the clipboard.
  • One-click PDF creation from Microsoft Office apps.

Export PDFs to Microsoft Office
  • Re-use PDF content by converting whole documents or selected text to Word, PowerPoint, or Excel.

View and Print PDFs
  • Fast PDF document viewing, even on the biggest of files.
  • Print any PDF document.

Edit PDFs
  • Paragraph edit and have text flow across multiple paragraphs, columns, and pages.
  • Change the document layout by moving text boxes, changing its sizes, or how text is justified.
  • Professionalize documents by adding stamps, watermarks, headers, footers, bates number, etc.

Organize PDF Documents
  • Quickly and easily organize, manipulate, and professionalize your PDF to support your workflows.
  • Merge PDF documents together or split PDF apart.
  • Drag and drop pages within a document or from one document to another.
  • Crop, delete, add, swap, flatten, and rotate PDF pages.

Scan, Convert and OCR Hard-copy
  • Interfaces with your scanner to scan and convert to PDF. Will convert existing scans (i.e. images) to PDF.
  • OCRs image based content into selectable and searchable text. OCR (Optical Character Recognition) identifies characters and words within images.
  • OCR option to make text editable, which is really valuable when updating documents when you only have the hard copy.
  • High compression of scanned PDFs to reduce file size.

Create PDF Forms
  • Create PDF forms quickly and easily with automated form field recognition and designer assistant.
  • Create professional looking forms with push and radio buttons; check, combo, and list boxes; and text and signature fields.

Cloud Storage and Enterprise Content Management (ECM) Integration
  • Integrate with leading content management systems.
  • Utilize popular storage sharing products.

Document Usage Tracking
  • Track usage of the document – view business intelligence information such as understand who accessed the file, what actions they performed, what pages they looked at, etc.
  • View all versions of the document in an intuitive document version tree.
  • Automatically notify readers when a new version of the document is available.

Collaboration and Sharing
  • Initiate shared reviews and provide and manage comments.
  • Evernote and OneNote Integration.
  • Share content quickly, easily, and securely by generating a file link and sending it via email or to social media.

Document Security
  • Document owners can grant and revoke access to the document, which will follow the document everywhere it goes.
  • Permanently remove (redact) visible text and images from PDF to protect sensitive information.
  • Using password or certificate encryption and control what actions others can operate.
  • Sign with digital signatures or with integrated DocuSign support.

Accessibility Features
  • Checks accessibility of PDF files to verify if the document complies with Section 508 technology standards.
  • Identifies and provides fixes for accessibility checker failed results to make the PDF file comply with Section 508 technology standards.
  • Enables users to easy create JAWS compliant PDF from files using Microsoft Office file formats.

Action Wizards
  • Automates a series of routine tasks to make users more productive.

Compare and find the right PhantomPDF solution for you

Features PhantomPDF Standard Adobe Standard PhantomPDF Business Adobe Professional
License Type Perpetual license Subscription Perpetual license Subscription
Edit text and images in any PDF file
Create PDF files from any application that prints
Export PDF files to Word, PowerPoint & Excel
One-click PDF creation from Microsoft Office programs and popular web browsers
Electronically sign or certify documents securely
Integrate with common eSignature solutions
Access and store files directly in your Box, Dropbox, and SharePoint accounts
Access and store files in OneDrive and Evernote
PDF-A, E, and X creation supported PDF-A only
Customizable Miscrosoft-style ‘ribbon’ navigation
Redact text and images to permanently remove sensitive information
Bates Numbering (common in legal field)

* DocuSign is the most widely used eSignature solution
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