Extract and convert PDFs in a few clicks
- Fast conversion
- Lots of format options
- Excel exporting effective
- Doesn't handle images or graphs perfectly
PDF files can be a real pain if you want to take information from them and don't have
The main selling point of Able2Extract is that it's especially designed to extract to Microsoft Word and Excel files - and other formats - with as much formatting and tables etc. intact as possible.
This trial version of Able2Extract lets you convert up to three pages at a time to whatever format you choose. The interface is really nicely designed, and won't cause anyone problems. Converting files from PDF could hardly be easier. Highlight what you want to convert and click convert.
For text PDFs the conversion quality is generally fantastic; we didn't notice any errors. When dealing with things like charts and graphs, Able2Extract isn't quite as good, although it deals with tables well if you convert to Excel format.
One criticism of Able2Extract is that many browsers can now handle PDF files directly, and also allow you to highlight the content, so you can copy/paste into other applications. PDF files are not as inaccessible as they used to be. Nevertheless, Able2Extract does the job very quickly.
If you deal with PDF files a lot, this is one of the most effective tools for extracting that we've seen, although it is quite pricey.