Able2Extract for Mac allows conversion from PDFs to a number of office document formats, something even the newer versions of office software suites don't support. The program offers an intuitive interface and supports conversion to all the major file types such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Open Office, HTML, AutoCAD, and to most popular image formats. The program's conversion features are useful, despite occasional failures to load files which occurred during testing.
After a clean installation using the program's well-designed native installer, the program initiated a menu describing the trial version's limitations and displaying a link to purchase the full version. The main interface is easy to navigate and the user is guided with a step-by-step tutorial. Large buttons label the major features, including opening PDFs as well as converting them to different formats. Each potential format for conversion has its own button, which is a welcome feature. There is support for almost every type of document file imaginable, as well as several image file formats such as BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF, and TIFF. The user is also able to select the complete document or just a portion of it to convert--another helpful option. Able2Extract for Mac also allows the output file to be e-mailed or uploaded to the Internet, directly. During testing, a number of PDF files failed to load and returned error messages. The ones that did load converted quickly, as would be expected.
Despite occasional errors in importing files, Able2Extract for Mac allows conversion of PDFs to a surprising number of file formats and types. The program offers additional features that will prove useful to users frequently working with different types of documents.
Editors' note: This is a review of the full version of Able2Extract for Mac 8.0.34. The trial version is limited to seven days.
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What's new in this version:
New features include:
Convert printable formats to Excel
PDF to .CSV conversion
PDF splitting and merging
PDF text editing
Major updates made to PDF to Excel conversion engine
Mac System Requirements
OS: macOS 10.12 (Sierra), Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan), 10.10 (Yosemite), 10.9 (Mavericks), 10.8 (Mountain Lion)
RAM: 512+ MB of free memory available for the software
Hard Drive Space: 300 MB of disk space for the program components
Monitor: 1366 (Width) x 768 (Height) or 1280 (Width) x 800 (Height) non-Retina screen resolution, 2560 (Width) x 1600 (Height) Retina screen resolution