Editors' reviewA handy tool when dealing with documents that have been distributed online, this application converts PDF files into Word and PowerPoint formats. Users can choose to retain the original formatting, with text boxes and images. We found the conversion to be accurate as long as the original document was fairly simple, even if it contained both text and graphics. However, more complicated documents, such as those containing tables or text boxes, often came out distorted. Image resolution was often reduced to the point that some text was unreadable. In these cases, we found that extracting only text helped somewhat. The program is designed for batch processing, but lacks a feature to convert files automatically as they appear in a source folder. We have seen better conversion quality from some of this program's rivals, but PDF2Office could nevertheless be useful to people who need to convert relatively simple PDFs.
PDF2Office converts PDF documents into fully editable Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, HTML, RTF and other files recreating the original construction and layout of the document. PDF2Office forms paragraphs: applies styles; regroups independent graphics elements; images; creates tables; processes headers/footers; endnotes/footnotes and columns/sections, all automatically without any intervention. PDF2Office integrates seamlessly with Microsoft Office applications allowing you to open PDF files directly in them. PDF2Office provides options for converting a ranges of pages in a PDF document into popular office formats as well as extract images from within them. Since PDF2Office is a standalone tool, it is not necessary to acquire and install additional PDF editing software and tools, resulting in huge cost savings in both time and money. Furthermore it offers a powerful batch conversion facility to convert thousands of file with a single click.
What's new in this version:
Office 2011 support.