People who frequently send and share electronic files with others praise the day the Portable Document Format was invented. Thanks to this compact, universal format, many important documents such as legal contracts, annual company budget projections and academic essays are delivered in their proper formatting to any computing device and operating system.
The benefits of PDF are obvious. However, there are some disadvantages to using this format. Sometimes it is necessary to edit PDF files. For example, create new tabs in the budget projection spreadsheet, add new articles in the contract, correct some glaring error or outdated info in a PDF presentation, etc. PDF itself doesn’t make this possible.
There are tools, such as Able2Extract PDF Converter, that translate PDFs into editable formats and enable document modification. PDF converters can be lightweight, featuring only one conversion option, or powerful and comprehensive, like the tool we’ll take a look at today.
There are three main reasons a business professional would choose Able2Extract:
- It converts PDFs into all main document formats that business professionals are using. For example: Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, Image formats, AutoCAD and more.
- It runs on Windows, Mac and Linux, so it caters to most computer users on the planet.
- It is four times cheaper than the leader in the industry, Adobe’s PDF Converter.
Able2Extract’s Multiple Conversion Features
A PDF Converter enables people to skip the process of manually retyping information from a locked PDF, or it enables conversion for documents that cannot simply be “retyped”, such as images, AutoCAD files, web pages, etc.
Here are 8 conversion options that Able2Extract supports, with examples of users who might benefit from each specific feature:
PDF to Word – useful to writers, editors, librarians, professors, students and anyone working with MS Word
PDF to PowerPoint – useful to marketers, public speakers, students, project managers, and anyone creating a presentation in MS PowerPoint
PDF to Publisher – useful to office and project managers, event planners, journalists, writers and anyone creating a stylish .pub document
PDF to Excel – useful to accountants, auditors, bankers, finance analysts and anyone working with MS Excel data spreadsheets; this feature of Able2Extract is especially popular because it offers advanced custom PDF to Excel options, where users can manipulate the column and row structure of their spreadsheet and preview their output Excel table prior to conversion
PDF to HTML – useful to bloggers, website owners, graphic designers and anyone not having the knowledge or time to code in HTML
PDF to AutoCAD – useful to architects, industrial designers, computer animation artists, etc.
PDF to OpenOffice – useful to users who prefer an open-source alternative to MS Office Suite formats
PDF to Images (JPG, PNG, TIFF, GIF, BMP) – useful to photographers, designers, bloggers and anyone wishing to customize their photos saved in PDF
Bonus: Scanned PDF Conversion with Able2Extract Professional
Able2Extract also supports batch conversion, which is very convenient for people who have multiple PDF documents they want to edit, but converting one by one would take a lot of their time.
Last but not least, Investintech also recognizes the rising need for OCR conversion at work, and their developers introduced this feature in the upgraded, Professional version of Able2Extract. Able2Extract Professional is slightly more expensive than the Standard version, but much more useful to people who at least occasionally work with scanned documents.
To test each of the reviewed Able2Extract feature, users can download the free trial version of the software and convert their PDFs for seven days.
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Well, for the price they want, I would (and have) gone to Nitro Pro. Nitro has an excellent OCR engine and scanning ability. The only thing I see missing is Exporting to autocad. Nitro exports to Microsoft documents but these are easily picked up by Open Office or Libre Office
Nitro also has a free reader that goes miles beyond adobe reader