Nuance Communications is now shipping ScanSoft PDF Converter Professional 4, as the firm increases its challenge to Adobe in the PDF management space.
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ScanSoft is an alternative to Adobe’s established Acrobat system, used to manage and manipulate PDFs (portable document files).
Nuance promotes ScanSoft as a cheaper solution than Acrobat, and version four of the product comes with a range of new features.
The latest package comes with a completely new user interface, designed to improve ease-of-use, said Nuance.
The new software also promises faster PDF conversion rates and greater compatibility with other software, including the forthcoming Microsoft Office 2007 and Microsoft Windows Vista packages.
ScanSoft PDF Converter Professional 4 can also publish content to internet podcasts by converting PDF documents to human sounding audio files using the RealSpeak platform.
Lockheed Martin Space Systems, the US National Institute of Health, Volkswagen and Wells Fargo already use the Nuance solution.
ScanSoft PDF Converter Professional 4 costs £69.99.
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