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A Powerful and Intuitive PDF Editor for Your Mac

Power PDF Standard for Mac is a powerful and intuitive tool designed for Mac users to create, convert, edit and share PDF files.

PDF Editor and Reader for Mac Users

Student, home office and small business Mac users navigate unique productivity challenges. With Kofax Power PDF™ Standard for Mac, you’ll optimize productivity and work seamlessly across any device and platform.

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Work on any platform or device

Work on any platform or device, with full Adobe and Apple Preview compatibility.

Create and compile PDF files from almost any document or file type

Create and compile PDF files from almost any document or file type.


Why Customers Choose Power PDF Standard for Mac

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Delivers the most accurate versions of documents.

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Collaborate with others using powerful commenting and markup tools.


Everything To Manage PDF Files at a Lower Cost

Why pay for an Adobe Acrobat subscription when you can own Power PDF forever?

Power PDF Standard 4.0 for Windows


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For fast conversion and editing, Power PDF Standard has the most accurate PDF to Word or Excel conversions of any PDF solution. Users can combine, edit, assemble, fill forms, share PDF files, scan paper to PDF and create searchable PDF files.

Power PDF Standard 4.0 for Mac


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For fast and accurate conversion and editing specifically designed for Mac with the same powerful features and benefits of Power PDF Standard for Windows.

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I find it much easier to use than the competitors, and it actually seems to work/paint the results faster. 

Very easy program to use and navigate through. Love it!!. 

Exceeds expectations when compared to Adobe. 

Kofax Power PDF has provided better functionality, better ease of use, and a better price point than Acrobat. 

Super easy, intuitive, and user-friendly. Picked up the basics on day one and now I am using it at a very high level!. 

Adobe only makes a compatible product available for monthly rental. Kofax has only a one-time payment. 

Kofax Power PDF is about 1/7 the cost of these programs and offers most if not all of the same features, so why go anywhere else. we used to use Adobe but quickly realized I could buy a copy of Power... 

Kofax Power PDF was cost effective and easy to use. I have found some Adobe products much more expensive and annoyingly bring extra unwanted baggage with them. 

am using it more & more as replacement for Adobe 

I have tried many different PDF programs from free to subscription type and have found Kofax Power PDF the best for day to day PDF handling 

comparable in function to the well-known brands, it is available for a fraction of the cost. This lesser cost does not mean less functionality, which has allowed us to provide Kofax Power PDF (formerl... 

I primarily use Power PDF in my organization to create, edit and export PDF documents for clients, customer presentations and documentation of configurations for various products that I have prepared... 

Power PDF is an essential element of our business processes. 

Power PDF is our go-to software for reading, creating, and commenting on PDF files. We find it much more user friendly than similar Adobe products. It's conversion options are simple to use and are go... 

One of the best features is to print documents in PDF when the original is protected, and the same judicial branch asks a non-protected hard copy, so you can file a copy of a petition. 

FoxPro, Vista, and Adobe: Kofax has the best price, and can do the simple tasks well. 

This program has unique features that set it apart from the other programs I am familiar with. Rather than replacing these programs, Kofax Power PDF Advanced adds to my ability to use these other prog... 

Extremely reliable and useful. 

there's nothing the app can't do that I need it to do 

Power PDF is extremely easy and intuitive to use 

I wanted a cheaper alternative to Acrobat 

Kofax Power PDF (formerly Nuance Power PDF) allows us to update documents that are compiled from multiple sources. 

Acrobat is expensive and Kofax has all the features that I need at a fraction of the cost. It is very feature-rich for the value. 

When less-sophisticated users send forms to fill out and sign that are just simple Word documents that contain no fillable fields, which is common for paperwork coming from children's school, I quickl... 

I love the price and absolutely love all the features that come with Kofax that you cannot find in other software. 

Kofax Power PDF helps us cross our organization, many depts using it. We've had this software for almost a year now. I use it to convert and modify documents to PDF format. It has replaced Adobe Acrob... 

If you or your company manipulates PDF files, Kofax PowerPDF is a no brainer. We used two competing products for several years and Kofax PowerPDF provides the best compatibility with a variety of PDF... 

It's much more intuitive than other pdf reading programs such as Adobe. 

Redacting documents and adding labels, such as "Exhibit A," cuts down on our work time needed to prepare documents for trial 

Kofax Power PDF is used by one department, but the entire company benefits from the features. It saves time by allowing [us] to combine documents into one file. This allows for our staff to locate one... 

It has definitely been easy to use. Even when I was new to the program it was simple to learn and easy to apply to my everyday needs. 

Time is money in law, and this program saves time! 

Perpetual licenses are very affordable compared to Adobe DC Pro. Kofax has the same functionalities as Adobe and the interface looks identical to Office products so users can quickly adapt to the layo... 

I find the image to text, forms, print to PDF and PDF editing the most valuable 

Certainly, our clients are happier with the organization of the reports we are providing for them, and more particularly the ability to create a table of contents and bookmarks so that they can quickl... 

The ability to convert internal links in Excel has meant that we can save time by exporting report appendices directly, rather than having to compile them in Word. 

Decreases time for customer signatures, improving profitability 

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How Power PDF Standard for Mac Can Help

Intuitive PDF Creation

Easily scan paper forms to turn them into interactive PDF forms with fields, check boxes, signature fields and more.

Effortless File Conversion

Quickly and accurately convert documents from Word and other file formats to PDF and back again.

Document Collaboration Tools

Exchange ideas and provide direction by adding notes, text boxes and graphics to any PDF.


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Power PDF FAQs


What is the relationship between Nuance and Kofax?

Kofax acquired the Document Imaging division from Nuance in 2019, which includes Power PDF, PaperPort, OmniPage and several other products and services. Read more here

Does Kofax support Nuance customers?

For existing customers of Nuance Power PDF, PaperPort and OmniPage desktop products with a valid serial number, the technical support team does provide support, depending on which version of software you own. Learn more about what is supported here.

Can I redownload my Nuance Power PDF file?

Tech support does not maintain old product files, so if you own any Nuance version of software, if you did not back it up or have the original CD, then you will need to upgrade to the latest Kofax version. As an existing customer, you are eligible for a discount. Please contact support or engage with a chat rep on any of the Power PDF pages with your serial number to get your discount code.

How do I upgrade?

If you own any older version of Power PDF or PDF Converter, you are eligible for an upgrade discount. Please contact tech support or engage with a chat rep on any of the Power PDF pages to get your discount code.


How can I download my Power PDF file?

After your purchase is complete, you’ll be provided a link to download your Power PDF software. This link is valid for 2 weeks after purchase only. So please download immediately and back up in case you need to reinstall in the future. Because this is a perpetual license of the version available on the day you purchase, Kofax will not provide any download links after the two week period, as the software may have been updated and changed.

I’m having trouble with the installation, what do I do?

When downloading and installing your trial, please make sure to turn off any anti-virus software. Some strict programs will block download or incorrectly flag the Power PDF .exe file as a virus. You’ll also want to make sure you have enough storage on your computer.

Do I get updates and upgrades with my purchase?

Power PDF, PaperPort and OmniPage desktop products are perpetual licenses. This means you own the specific version of software that you bought on your date of purchase. With these retail, individual licenses, there are no upgrades or updates included with the purchase. To get a future upgrade, you will need to purchase the software again – however, as an existing customer, we do offer upgrade discounts. Contact customer support or a chat rep to get your code.

How many machines can I install my Power PDF license on?

As Power PDF Standard, Standard for Mac and Advanced are single licenses, they are meant to be installed on your primary machine. Our EULA permits installation on a second machine for backup use. However, you can only use it on one machine at a time. If you wind up getting a new computer, please remember to uninstall so that you can free up an activation.


How do I take a trial?

You can signup for a free 15-day trial by selecting the product you would like to try:

How long does the free trial last?

Your free trial lasts 15 days, then you will need to purchase a license to continue using the software.

Is the trial software the same as the full license?

Yes, all functionality and features are available to trial users, the only limitation is the 15-day duration.

Can I extend the trial duration?

No, a trial can only be installed once on any given machine. Once the trial ends, there is no way to extend the duration or reinstall it on your machine.

I just installed my trial and it shows as expired. What happened?

Trials can only be installed once on a machine, and this includes all older versions of trials. So if you’ve previously installed, for example, Nuance Power PDF 2.0, you would not be able to install earlier versions of Kofax Power PDF on the same machine. Your options at this point are to either install the trial on another computer (if you can), or purchase the software. We do have a 30-day, unconditional money back guarantee, so if the software does not meet your needs, let us know for a full refund. Simply reply to your order confirmation order with the reason you’d like a refund, and it’ll be issued within 3 business days.

Do I need to give you a credit card?

No, the Power PDF trial is completely free to use. If you decide you want to purchase a license, then you can order at that time.

I’m having trouble with the installation, what do I do?

When downloading and installing your trial, please make sure to turn off any anti-virus software. Some strict programs will block download or incorrectly flag the Power PDF .exe file as a virus. You’ll also want to make sure you have enough storage on your computer.

I downloaded a Kofax Power PDF trial and entered my serial, but it doesn’t work. What do I need to do?

Serial numbers are issued for each version and edition of the software. So if you downloaded the Kofax trial and attempted to apply the serial number from an older Power PDF version you purchased in the past, it will not work. Your option is to purchase a new license for the latest version. Fortunately, since you have an older serial number, you are eligible for an upgrade discount. Please contact support or engage with a chat rep on any of the Power PDF pages with your serial number to get your discount code.

How do I take the Mac trial?

Once you’ve installed the Power PDF Standard for Mac software, click the “Demo” button on the startup screen to continue your trial. You do not need to enter a serial number until you purchase one.

Is Power PDF a subscription?

Power PDF is a perpetual license, which means that once you buy a license, you own it forever. There are no additional monthly or annual fees if you purchase an individual license. For volume licenses, you have the option for an annual maintenance package, which includes all updates and upgrades, as well as extended tech support.

Is Kofax Power PDF compatible with Windows 10?

Yes it is, and the software is fully integrated into Office 365, so you can utilize the features of Power PDF from within your favorite Office apps including Word, PowerPoint and Excel.


What Power PDF versions are compatible with Windows 10?

Nuance Power PDF 3.0, Kofax Power PDF 3.1 and Kofax Power PDF 4 are all compatible with Windows 10 and Office 365. If you have an older version of Power PDF, and upgraded Windows to v10, you may want to consider an upgrade. Please contact a support or chat rep on any Power PDF with your serial number to get a discount code.

What is the difference if I buy a license through versus a reseller such as Staples, Office Depot or CDW?

When you purchase through a reseller, you will need to contact them directly for refunds and customer service issues.

If you purchase through, you will work with the Kofax support team for refunds and customer service.

In either case, the Kofax customer support team will provide technical support on the product.

If you received Power PDF, PaperPort or OmniPage with the purchase of a scanner, printer or other device, you will need to contact that manufacturer for all support.

Why are the latest Kofax products so expensive, when I can find them online for much cheaper?

The Kofax Power PDF, PaperPort and OmniPage prices actually have not changed from retail prices that Nuance was charging. Products found on other websites are usually clearance inventory of older Nuance versions.

Can I install Power PDF Advanced on a Mac?

Power PDF Advanced is for Windows, while we do have Power PDF Standard for Mac that is developed specifically for Mac OS.

If you have a Windows virtual environment on your Mac, such as Parallels, then you would be able to install and run either Windows version of Power PDF.

What is the refund policy?

Kofax offers a 30-day money back guarantee on Power PDF, PaperPort and OmniPage individual licenses. Simply reply to your confirmation email, or send an email to within 30 days of your purchase with your order number and reason for cancellation, and it’ll be processed within 3 business days.

What is the support policy?

Kofax offers a 90-day product support warranty from date of purchase on all desktop products, including Power PDF, PaperPort and OmniPage. This covers installation, setup, configuration and reinstallation of software during this period. There is also limited support available beyond 90 days. You can learn more about available coverage here.


We’re unable to login to the Nuance portal. What do we need to do?

As Power PDF is now owned by Kofax, support is no longer provided via the Nuance Network portal. Everything you need is now available through Kofax Electronic Fulfillment (KEF), which you can access at

You will need to create a new account, as old Nuance Network account logins and passwords will not work with KEF.

How do we renew an expiring Maintenance & Support contract?

To renew, please send an email request to and a representative will follow up with you.

How do we redownload and reinstall our software?

You can access your Power PDF Enterprise volume license software through Kofax Electronic Fulfillment at If you have issues, please open a ticket with Kofax Enterprise support to have a new login assigned.

Please note, this does NOT apply to individual licenses you purchased on, and you will not be able to setup an account here. If you bought your license on, you can redownload your files within 2 weeks of purchase on the 2Checkout portal, unless you purchased Download Insurance, where you can download for 24 months.

What do we need to do to add more users to our Enterprise volume license?

To add more users to your volume license plan, please send a request to and a representative will follow up with you.

We have multiple servers for load balancing. Would we need separate licenses for each server?

The good news is that Power PDF Enterprise volume licensing is by the number of users, not number of servers. You can install in as many locations as you choose, as long as you remain at or below the licensed number of users.