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PC Reviews: Publish PDF Pro

"Creating secure PDF files just got easier!"

Publish PDF Pro is the latest PDF publishing program for the home and business user that requires additional security for their documents that is distributed by Australian software distributors Manaccom. PDF files are becoming an extremely popular method of storing documents on computers and can easily be transferred via emails, CD's, floppy discs and almost every other type of media. They are almost an everyday feature of lengthy internet communications involving sharing documents.

PDF stands for "portable document format" and has been made extremely popular by Adobe software. Adobe also release a free PDF reader called Adobe acrobat that lets users from around the world access this popular file format. Unfortunately this free program doesn't give users the option to create their own PDF files and if they wish to create their own PDF files, they must purchase Adobe acrobat creator which is a very expensive program for the home user.

Fortunately, Publish PDF Pro is an affordable solution to creating your very own PDF files and with a RRP of $199 and it doesn't get any better than this. Publish PDF Pro is brilliant for creating brochures, newsletters, forms, graphs, manuals, calendars, posters, backups and various other word processing documents. These files can then be sent around the world and be read by anyone who has access to the internet as PDF is soon becoming the internet standard of document transfers.

The very nice thing about the Pro version and what, in our opinion set it apart from the standard version (which we were very impressed with) was the additional security you could give the document you were converting. Choosing up to 128 bit encryption, PDF Pro also allowed the inclusion of bookmarks and to what extent your document could be read or written to.

Another feature of the software that was standout was the inclusion of hyperlinks within a PDF document that were actually active links. Many PDF files lose this formatting during the conversion process. Considering that PDF was developed to send files over the Net, makes this inclusion a no nonsense approach to the heart of the software.

Sometimes when sending even PDF files, the size is just too large due to pictures and other graphic types. Publish PDF Pro lets you determine the compression rate of your graphics which will help with file problems as some mail servers do not allow emails with attachments over certain file sizes.

The installation of Publish PDF Pro was a breeze and took under a minute to install the software onto our test machine. Publish PDF Pro also gives you the option to integrate the software into Microsoft Office so you can save your documents as .PDF files instead of using an external program to convert your files. We also tested the software by converting a few of our web pages into PDF files and it converted the page perfectly into the PDF format without any loss of information or formatting.

In conclusion Publish PDF Pro is the ultimate file standard that allows users to easily transfer your files into a worldwide standard. Taking the format a step up from its standard version, Publish PDF, Pro is an integral piece of software for anyone who is creating documents and is mindful of security. There is no need for lengthy courses or training schedules as the Publish PDF series is the easiest to learn software range that you will ever use to create documents. Highly Recommended!

- Andrew B & Tory Favro

The Final Say!


Publish PDF Pro
 reviewed by Andrew B & Tory Favro
Review Score: 8.9/10 
Distributor: Manaccom

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