Lots of cleanup

Skip this PDF converter in favor of one that offers more conveniences and cleaner conversions.

This program will convert PDFs to a wide variety of file formats, but we found it lacking some conveniences found in similar programs. We also had to spend a considerable amount of time reformatting and editing the converted text.

ABC Amber PDF Converter has a crowded user interface. The process of converting the PDF was a little confusing because the commands seemed to be out of order. But once we found our bearings, we were able to open our PDF. Unlike similar PDF conversion programs, ABC does not include the ability to select specific text. Instead, you can only select specific pages for conversion. We were, however, impressed by all of the file format options, which include HTML, DOC, XLS, and WAV, among many others. During our tests, we chose to convert to several file formats. The program successfully converted the PDF to each format, but the converted text required a lot of cleanup in the form of formatting and editing just to make it readable. The Options menu offers a ton of conversion options, but it was hard to tell their purpose due to their vague descriptions.

The program does include a built-in help feature, but we found it missing important details to aid novice users. Though it does come with an ample 30-day trial period, a trial limitation only allows for up to five converted pages at a time. At the end of the day, we recommend you look for a PDF tool that gives you more flexibility and cleaner conversions.

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