Extract and convert PDFs in a few clicks

PDF files can be a real pain if you want to take information from them and don't have Adobe Reader. Able2Extract is an application designed to make it easy to deal with. View full description


  • Fast conversion
  • Lots of format options
  • Excel exporting effective


  • Doesn't handle images or graphs perfectly

Very good

PDF files can be a real pain if you want to take information from them and don't have Adobe Reader. Able2Extract is an application designed to make it easy to deal with.

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.

View and convert PDF data to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher and more

Able2Extract (A2E) enables users to view and convert data from Adobe PDF, HTML, and Text formats into formatted Excel spreadsheets and Word documents, Publisher files, PowerPoint presentations, AutoCad files, HTML, image formats, and Text documents.

Able2Extract offers added value with its special conversion options. Users can convert Microsoft XPS (XML Paper Specification) documents to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and more. Able2Extract also has the ability to convert PDF forms into fillable Word forms, and offers custom PDF to formatted Excel conversions necessary for converting differently formatted numerical and tabular data.

Able2Extract is flexible enough let users convert only the content they want converted: a page, the entire document, or only a few lines. Able2Extract has its own proprietary PDF viewer that allows users to see exactly what they want to convert.

Able2Extract PDF Converter is geared towards individual users, businesses, and organizations who need to edit and repurpose content locked down in PDF documents and XPS file formats.




— User reviews — about Able2Extract

  • fayaz karim

    by fayaz karim



    reviewed on June 3, 2017

  • syedmudassarhussain

    by syedmudassarhussain

    "Nice and usefull"

    the able to extract is very nice and usefull for professional life . More.

    reviewed on October 31, 2015

  • ddddda

    by ddddda

    "Does basics and that's all, batch is no good."

    Does the basics of what most other conversion softwares will do but definitely not worth the price tag. Many problems a... More.

    reviewed on February 5, 2013