Able2Extract PDF Converter

Able2Extract PDF Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 73 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    6.0
  • Total Downloads:
    882,929
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 01, 2008
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day trial, converts 3 pages at a time); $99.95 to buy

Editors' Note:

Editors' Review

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Though they required minor editing, this file converter quickly and easily converted our PDFs to Word, Excel, and other file formats. We were, however, disappointed by its double-whammy of a trial limitation.

Able2Extract PDF Converter has a sleek and professional-looking user interface. Intuitive commands and navigational buttons reside at the top of the window. Novice users will especially appreciate the tips and the step-by-step guide it employs to walk you through the conversion process. The process was extremely easy and fast. Once we located our PDF, it was simply a matter of selecting the text we wanted to convert, and clicking on the file format icon on the toolbar. When we converted the PDF text to a Word file, we did have to clean it up a bit, removing a few extraneous lines and characters, but the text itself required no editing whatsoever. The program also has the capability to convert PDFs to HTML, Excel, and text files, which worked perfectly when we put them to the test. The Batch Conversion feature let us add multiple files to convert to the same file format in one fell swoop, a very handy tool for users handling numerous files.

The program offers a built-in Help feature. We were a little put off by its meager seven-day trial period, and three-page conversion limit. We also had to manually remove files during the uninstallation. But despite its few drawbacks, we highly recommend this PDF converter for all user levels.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Great product"

June 27, 2010  |  By karma50

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

Converted a large .pdf file to Word in no time at all.
I liked the 30 day purchase offer.

Cons

Nothing I didn't like

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1 stars

"Garbage!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

May 04, 2010  |  By Sattamander

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

None at all

Cons

Trial won't do more than three pages and those three were totally screwed up. Not much of an incentive to buy it!

Summary

AVOID!

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4 stars

"Did what it says!"

April 23, 2010  |  By FRUHD

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

Converted a basic pdf file to excel

Cons

unsure; trial does not allow me to do much

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4 stars

"Very useful & handy tool for convertions from PDF"

March 17, 2010  |  By rprrao

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

Easy to convert files from PDF to editable WORD format. Even bulleted format is also maintained.

Cons

The appended table within the text also converted into broken lines (Horizontal & Vertical).

Summary

I used to scan the hard copy into PDF, then used to for OCR character recognition. after that, I used to select the text from the PDF file and paste in the word format. It was consuming lot of my time & efforts for getting the hard copies into editable word format.

Recently, I came across this tool, and down loaded the trial version. I used this tool for converting a big file from PDF to WORD. It was converted within seconds, and to my surprise it was editable. This is an excellent tool for convertions from PDF to word. It saved lot of time & effort for me. Thankyou able2extract

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5 stars

"It has saved me a huge amount of time"

March 03, 2010  |  By duckhunter3

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

I searched forever for software that would convert non-readable pdfs to a readable format -- eg Excel or Word. This is the best one I found -- and there were surprisingly few of them. I've never known it make mistakes converting pdf tables to Excel.

Cons

It's somewhat pricey (but definitely worth it for me, because it saves so much time). The OCR sometimes makes mistakes, depending on the quality of the source - but it's still very good. It uses a lot of resources on big docs. Close when not in use.

Summary

I spent literally years wishing I could find this product.

If you spend a lot of time transferring data from non-readable pdfs, do buy this. I'd say it paid for itself in about a day for me. Once you've downloaded the trial version, you can pay for the full one and it will install right away with the key they send you.

It's so much faster and less error prone than hand inputting. On readable documents (like pdf tables in text rather than image form) it never makes mistakes, and if you give it a half-decent source it's very good even on non-readable docs. I had it convert a 19th century foreign-language dictionary (in pdf off the web) of about 250pp in a very small font in two columns per page and it did a really good job. I don't know why one of the biggies like Adobe, Microsoft or Hewlett Packard doesn't offer a product like this. If they did, they'd probably charge a lot more.

It's easy and intuitive to use. I did get a bit fed up with the "helpful tips" it kept offering me, but you can turn those off once you get to know how to use it. On tables, it can only use a grid format, which can result in wider column headings, for example, getting split into more than one cell, and more flexibility here would be an improvement. Other than that, I can't think of anything bad to say about it.

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4 stars

"very good program"

January 16, 2010  |  By lajessy75

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

when converting from PDF to excel, the converted data was perfect.

Cons

have not encountered any yet

Summary

I have used this program to convert PDF files to word and excel and the result have been very satisfying

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4 stars

"Cool program :)"

December 13, 2009  |  By Magellan667

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

Converting PDF2Word & Exel

Cons

To basic, need advanced settings

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1 stars

"This does not allow for in depth converting to ppt"

December 07, 2009  |  By monrotel

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

For the purpose of what I need it for there are none. For basic converting I can see where it could be useful

Cons

1. Converts graphs and tables as separate text boxes
2. White space comes over as white instead of transparent so I can not put the document into company approved template
3. Changes font colors and spacing

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4 stars

"Compared to similar products, this deserves a 4!"

November 18, 2009  |  By jrobinson_sara

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

Converting PDFs to Excel has been such a pain. Typically required additional programming to massage data post-conversion. The default Able2Extract conversion did a great job!

Cons

Would like to batch-process with a custom template.
Help is a little sparse.

Summary

Compared to similar products, this deserves a 4!

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1 stars

"Not so Much"

September 12, 2009  |  By stuartbake

 |  Version: Able2Extract PDF Converter 6.0

Pros

Didn't see any

Cons

Interface a little clunky. Most importantly, it didn't convert usale text into Exel, Word or Text format.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 6.0
Version 6.0 adds batch conversion of PDFs, PDF to Autocad (DWG and DXF formats) conversion.
General
Publisher Investintech
Publisher web site http://www.investintech.com
Release Date November 01, 2008
Date Added November 01, 2008
Version 6.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista
Additional Requirements Microsoft Office 97
Download Information
File Size 44.04MB
File Name InstallAble2Extract.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 882,929
Downloads Last Week 399
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day trial, converts 3 pages at a time
Price $99.95

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