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Able2Extract

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    7.0.0.14
  • Total Downloads:
    884,456
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 13, 2011
  • Price:
    Free to try (7-day trial, 3 pages per conversion); $99.95 to buy (Buy it now)

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

"The only one that ever worked so far for me."

November 10, 2013  |  By francho42

 |  Version: Able2Extract 7.0.0.14

Pros

A no-brainier to figure out how to run and it actually works, unlike all the other software I have tried which upon conversion return nothing, or gibberish. Decent price too considering the time it saves.

Cons

Doesn't like large pdf files. One has to reduce their size in Adobe of Bluebeam before it will open them, but once it opens them magic happens.

Summary

I have spent hours, let me correct that, numerous days inserting coordinates into a spreadsheet for survey layout points manually because no software appeared to exist that would extract data from a PDF to Excel. I was quite astounded that in 2013 there still only appears to be one program that does this and Able2extract pro is it. I have no idea and don't care how well it works with text but if you are looking for something that extracts numerical data from a PDF file, even ones created by a scanner then this is your lucky day. Just be aware that it doesn't like large files but if you reduce them in size in Bluebeam or Adobe it will open them and allow your hands to do something useful like tip back a beer instead of punching in numbers.

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2 stars

"Batch doesn't work all the time"

February 05, 2013  |  By dhm88

 |  Version: Able2Extract 7.0.0.14

Pros

Does the basics

Cons

batch conversion is a mess

Summary

I bought the professional version to do batch conversions. First the program completely crashes with certain files, instead of just skipping over them. Next I turn on the OCR engine to perform image-based conversion but that gets reseted to default when I apply batch conversions, works great with single conversions though. Lastly I contacted tech support but have been completely ignored for a week now.

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5 stars

"Converted a scanned pdf file into editable excel file"

November 04, 2011  |  By melissasolano

 |  Version: Able2Extract 7.0.0.14

Pros

user friendly, easy to use interface and step by step instructions. provided an option to edit column width, etc.

Cons

none to date

Summary

strongly recommend this product! worked for me in a pinch! Saved me time and money!

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1 stars

"Did not work for me"

September 15, 2011  |  By tonytunison

 |  Version: Able2Extract 7.0.0.14

Pros

None the s/w was unable to read my file.

Cons

would not read the file

Summary

213 pdf converter read file and I was able to use the pdf in powerpoint but had some problems with the graphics. If I would have done a text only option in 123 pdf converter I may have not had a problem at all. I was not able to get that far with able2extract.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 7.0.0.14
Version 7.0.0.14 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Investintech
Publisher web site http://www.investintech.com
Release Date October 05, 2010
Date Added August 13, 2011
Version 7.0.0.14
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 44.04MB
File Name InstallAble2Extract.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 884,456
Downloads Last Week 344
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 7-day trial, 3 pages per conversion
Price $99.95

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