Able2Extract User Reviews

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Very useful & handy tool for convertions from PDF"

    March 17, 2010  |   By rprrao

    Version: Able2Extract 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "It has saved me a huge amount of time"

    March 3, 2010  |   By duckhunter3

    Version: Able2Extract 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "very good program"

    January 16, 2010  |   By lajessy75

    Version: Able2Extract 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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  • 4.0 stars

    "Cool program :)"

    December 13, 2009  |   By Magellan667

    Version: Able2Extract 6.0

    Pros

    Converting PDF2Word & Exel

    Cons

    To basic, need advanced settings

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  • 1.0 stars

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

    December 7, 2009  |   By monrotel

    Version: Able2Extract 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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  • 4.0 stars

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

    November 18, 2009  |   By jrobinson_sara

    Version: Able2Extract 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Not so Much"

    September 12, 2009  |   By stuartbake

    Version: Able2Extract 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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Clunky and patchy output"

    August 25, 2009  |   By tetgriffin

    Version: Able2Extract 6.0

    Pros

    Better than some of the others I tried, but still not exactly what I need

    Cons

    Clunky and patchy output

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  • 4.0 stars

    "This software worked well"

    August 1, 2009  |   By thmlyons

    Version: Able2Extract 6.0

    Pros

    It made the conversion smooth

    Cons

    You have to purchase it

    Summary

    Good program

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DIDN'T MEET MY NEEDS"

    July 29, 2009  |   By horseflesh

    Version: Able2Extract 6.0

    Pros

    DIDN'T MEET MY NEEDS

    Cons

    DIDN'T MEET MY NEEDS

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