Summary: After using "free" PDF converters and trying to avoid the high cost of Adobe products, this is just what I needed. I receive PDF edits from a publishing company and needed software like this. Bite the bullet and pay for this instead of trying to get by with a "free" version. It's been worth the modest cost to me.
Pros: Great for PDF downloading, editing, and interfacing with Word 2010.
Cons: Using "presentation view," I can't use a search feature (control F). There must be a reason, so I'm not saying that this is a con, it's just a fact, and it annoys me. It takes another keystroke to revert to a "view" that you can use the cntrl F to search for a word or phase. Not a big deal, but it's the only thing that bugs me.
Cons: The pros I mentioned in my previous review remain except for the current $69 price. When I reviewed this product a few days ago, the newegg (and Corel) price was $25 for the download version. Now, it is $69 at newegg. It is currently $25 for the download and box version at Corel. Not sure what newegg is thinking or trying to pull. Now it gets four eggs for the vastly increased price. Caveat Emptor !!!
Pros: This software performs as described in Corel's video. Though not openly advertised as such, it is now being incorporated into newer versions of many existing Corel products, like WordPerfect. In addition to being a stand alone product, PDF Fusion is also an add-in for MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. I have used it primarily to combine several MS Word-generated pdf's (save as pdf) into a single pdf file. So, I'm not a power-user. The text editing and manipulation featu...
Summary: During the install prcess, the install asks for the serial number to access the advanced features. I don't know what advanced features Corel means. I would guess that without the serial number all you end up installing is a pdf reader only, but that is just a guess.
Pros: Typical Corel product - very intiutive, smooth install
Cons: Not as feature rich as Adobe 9.0 Pro which I use at work.
Summary: Cheap at twice the price given the capabilities.
Pros: It's not Adobe PDF Reader; it won't show the same nor is it limited like reader. If you're just reviewing PDF's you have to get accustomed to the GUI of Fusion and unlearn that of Reader. While Reader is a simple interface, Fusion has more capabilites so it's GUI is more complex, but worth it especially if you have to edit your PDF's in any way including highlighting, commenting, and especially adding text.
Cons: No cons. Great software, but it you're expecting Reader on a bit of steroids it's not. It's very different. Bit of a learning curve but more of a slope than a curve.