PDF Architect creates, edits, secures & converts PDF files to Word from anything that is capable of printing. Including Office, Banking tools, graphics applications and many more... The free Version of PDF Architect provides you with the basic functions of viewing PDF Files, you can Rotate them and delete Pages. PDF Architect is the first modular PDF Viewer and Editor on the market. You can purchase just the modules you need for editing your PDF Files. You can get modules to Edit pages, convert from PDF files into word, HTML and many other formats. You can by a module to split and merge files, to review files or Secure and Sign your PDF files. If you need all the functions in one, you can also get PDF Architect Pro for a discounted price.Current Version 0 stars Be the first to review this product All Versions 1.4 out of 9 votes5 star 0 4 star 0 3 star 2 2 star 0 1 star 7 My rating0 starsWrite review 3 stars"Still under development"October 16, 2014 | By John vb | Version: PDF Architect 2.0.3 ProsAbility to add only the functions you need or buy the pro version at a discounted price.
Version 2 is faster than the previous versions.
The free version allows you to do some interesting things easily, such as combining pdf files and deleting pages from a pdf.
User friendly interface. Organizes the files that you open in tabs.ConsThe product with the full capabilities (pro) is not available as a trial (however, one can request a refund within 30 days after the purchase).
Pro version: It has many functions like other software such as Adobe but still needs improvement. Sometimes it takes to try two times to achieve a task.
I have not tried the OCR module (additional $ 24 if you have the Pro) but tried the conversion from HTML (web page) to pdf and pdf to Word. The accuracy is ok but still the formatting of the resulting document is not as good as it could be (Adobe XI is much better in keeping the format of the original document)
The free version pops up a dialog box asking to "activate" a module every single time you just click by mistake a function that you don't have.SummaryThis piece of software is worth to have, at least the free version. If you do not have access to a pdf editing program you may consider purchasing PDF Architect but be aware that it is not close to Adobe Pro XI (but much cheaper though). In my case I qualify for an academic license of Adobe (costs $ 120 instead of the $ 400 + for the commercial license). The cheapest I can get the PDF Architect 2 is $ 83 with the discounts (Pro + OCR). Because the difference is not so huge for me, I will go for Adobe.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Horrible business model"October 15, 2014 | By a1a4me | Version: PDF Architect 2.0.3 ProsViewer is freeConsYou can't click on any of the "advanced" features without being prompted to buy the feature. If you bought them all, this "free" program would be over $100. You can't hide the features you don't have so you can't help but click on things you can't use. Even Adobe Reader lets you copy text from a PDF. With this, it will cost you $29.99.SummaryWaste of time.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"This company wants to rip you off!"July 09, 2014 | By nneumann | Version: PDF Architect 2.0.3 ProsHas some useful functions, when you pay a lot of money for all keysConsThey say pay only what you need but when you start you realize you need to buy all options to really use the tool.
After I bought all keys (I think I payed almost 90$ in the end) I could not believe that two weeks later they wrote me an email saying that they launched a new version now (PDF Architect 2) and I need to upgrade for 60$!! They say normally it would cost 100? but when you look on the web site you see it only costs 79$. What a rip off after I already payed so much money. When you refuse the system asks you again and again, every single time you open the tool.
System is super slow and slows everything down.
When you want to create a PDF from a doc (which is the most simple part) it only works every second time, sometimes you have to try three or four times.
When you edit the text it always switches to a text font the doc cannot read and you have to choose the correct font almost after every single word, it takes ages!SummaryI think this is not a serious companyReply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"useless and unhelpful"May 01, 2014 | By a_newsam | Version: PDF Architect 1.0.52 Prosgood layout of menus and functionsCons1. not intuitive to use
2. Type Text function is rubbish, so difficult to add and delete text
3. no user manual or help file with software nor either is available online
4. no live technical support; have to raise ticket and communicate by emails; the support guy sends copy-paste responses
5. no function to convert scanned text to "real" textSummarydo not buy because you will be disappointed with the functions that don't work as expected, and you will waste time trying to figure out how to use the software
when I bought the software online for immediate install, an automatic email arrived with download link but NO activation key!
I had to email support team for activation key
this software is not worth the GBP 65 (pounds sterling) price tagReply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Who Can Tell Without A Trial"January 22, 2014 | By codemonkey95037 | Version: PDF Architect 1.0.52 ProsInterface looks intuitiveConsExcept for a couple of Adobe Reader like functions you have to purchase features to even try them out.SummaryThis is a Source Forge Project???? Really sad to see where "open source" is going. I don't mind paying maintenance fees, if they are reasonable, for SF projects, but this kind of activity is starting to ruin the panache and appeal of SF... Until these developers give at least a 30 day full functional trial, stay away.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"Can't even copy content to clipboard... Seriously?"January 17, 2014 | By gotmilked4u | Version: PDF Architect 1.0.52 ProsAn alternative PDF reader.ConsToolbars are cluttered and packed with things it doesn't do. For free, anyway. Copy to clipboard has been disabled. So you can look at your pdf, but that it's it.SummaryAdobe reader has become such bloatware and I really hoped this would be a better solution, but it hardly compares. For someone to benefit from this software, they must buy something.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 3 stars"Good if you want to pay just what you need"September 12, 2013 | By SengU87 | Version: PDF Architect 1.0.52 ProsYou get a free feature of combining, splitting, and reordering PDF if you just sign up your email. Remove from email list as needed.
Other features can be purchased as needed if you don't want to pay full price included in Adobe Acrobat. If you need all the features, you should probably opt for Adobe Acrobat.ConsHave to go through some setup for some features.
By default, it installs plug-in for IE and integration for Office products. It can be removed in custom installation or change program under control panel.Reply to this review Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"this program sucks"July 08, 2013 | By planet_horizon | Version: PDF Architect 1.0.52 ProsI hate to say it, but I installed this program and trusted my computer with the plugin, but it slowed all the office products down.ConsIt takes a long time to open a document in word, excel, publisher, outlook, etc. It would have benefited me if I would have reviewed what people were saying about it before, but my mistake. It has frustrated the heck out of me. It is very unfortunate. DO NOT DOWNLOAD this program!!SummaryThe plugin is detrimental to the office product family. I would give it a zero star rating, but that is not possible. ABYSMAL!Reply to this review Read reply (1) Was this review helpful? (0) (0) 1 stars"NOT free to convert or to do anything else!"May 29, 2013 | By juanpbotha | Version: PDF Architect 1.0.52 ProsNot much...nice interface?ConsPay Pay Pay for everything. Not even a trial to see if it can actually do for what you have to pay.SummaryDO NOT download.Reply to this review Read reply (1) Was this review helpful? (0) (0) You are logged in as . Please submit your review for PDF Architect Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseSince you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review. Note that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseNote that your submission may not appear immediately on our site. CloseYour message has been reported and will be reviewed by our staff. CloseWindows Vista, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008, Windows 2003 PDF_Architect_Installer_188.8.131.5207.exe Basic functions are free. You can purchase modules you need from the application.
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