PDFCore offers free pdf utilities that may save your 800 dollars, if you are planning to buy Acrobat Professional for the following features only:
- Want to add or remove password or apply digital signature.
- OCR PDF text. Most of the publishing houses are converting their PDF ebooks to epub format. No doubt a value add for pdf to epub workflow.
- Convert PDF to Images (various formats supported)
- Use PDF OCR to extract text from image PDF
- Extract Text from PDF or convert PDF to Word format.
- Convert images like JPEG, PNG, GIF, etc. to PDF
- Split or merge PDFs.