Softpedia Editor's Review for Able2Extract
View and convert PDF data to Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher
Written by Bogdan Popa on December 17th, 2012
Converting PDF files to Word documents doesn't sound too difficult, although history constantly teaches us otherwise, especially when trying to keep the format and layout of the original file.
Well, Able2Extract solves all these problems and provides a very simple way to convert files from one format to another.
You can thus open any PDF, XPS, HTML or TXT document to convert it to Excel, Word, PowerPoint, MS Publisher, OpenOffice, HTML, AutoCAD or a photo format, such as BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF.
First-time users will definitely be amazed with the way they can take advantage of Able2Extract's great features. Balloon tips guide you all the time, reducing the whole process to just three steps: open the file, select the part you wish to convert and choose the output type. It's that easy!
The interface is very user-friendly so you won't experience any problem trying to get used to it and there's always a detailed help menu to lend you a hand in case something goes wrong.
The 'Settings' menu provides access to a number of options concerning the MS Word and MS Excel conversion parameters, so you can change the graphics and images management, the custom conversion method and the maximum font size for header and footer.
Another great thing about Able2Extract is that it supports batch conversion, so you can convert multiple documents at the same time from a single window. This time however you won't be able to pick just some specific parts to convert, as the tool only works with the whole document, but it still comes in handy when having to deal with multiple PDFs for example.
All things considered, Able2Extract is undoubtedly one of the best apps of its kind on the market and it definitely deserves at least a try.
· Intel Pentium processor, or equivalent
· 256 MB RAM minimum
· 10 MB of hard-disk space for program installation
· VGA 16 color 640x480 screen resolution or higher
· Microsoft Office 2000, 2002/XP, 2003, 2007, 2010
· 7 days trial
· 3 files at a time conversion limit
· Nag screen
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· For the first time ever, Able2Extract Professional 8 is fully cross platform on Windows, Mac and Linux. All the benefits and features of Able2Extract are available to you as a user no matter which of the 3 major operating systems you are using. Additionally, the license key you receive when you license Able2Extract will work on any of the three operating system distributions at once.
Improved PDF Rendering:
· Able2Extract Professional 8 has a completely new PDF viewer developed from scratch by the Investintech.com development team. The result is a PDF viewer embedded in Able2Extract that is faster, has the ability to open more files and is able to show PDF in higher fidelity. This means not only a truer PDF document viewing experience but also an improved conversion output experience due to the higher quality PDF reading.
New Custom Excel:
· The advanced custom excel conversion option that is proprietary to Able2Extract has gotten better with a whole new interf...