Able2Extract Professional 10 - an able PDF converter you can trust

The essential part of maintaining digital documents is a good PDF Converter. In our series of the leading PDF converters, Able2Extract Professional has been one of the pioneers in the field. We will slice the product in the following paragraphs and find how much able it is in meeting your requirements.

Able2Extract has been one of the leading PDF Converter in the arena of digital document management. The latest version Professional 10 appears to have improved on from the days of version 9. It does support a wider range of formats. Let us find what it excels in and where does it still needs improvement.

What is Able2Extract Professional 10?

Well, as you might have understood by now, Able2Extract is a PDF Converter that promises to excel. The best part of the software remains to be the incredibly wider options it provides as long as your PDF Conversions are concerned.

The PDF converter takes care to check that no information is lost while converting the PDF document to any other format. You think of practically any file format, and this software is able to convert your PDF file to the requested format.

Some of the conversions supported are -
  • PDF to CSV
  • PDF to Excel
  • PDF to Word
  • PDF to PowerPoint
  • PDF to AutoCAD and
  • PDF to images

Able2Extract claims to support a total of 12 formats. One of the unique features of the software - in our view - is the ability to edit the PDF document.

The Interface

The user interface is quite intuitive and easy to follow. The UI is quite clean and clutter free. The steps involved are straight forward and much simplified. The software will not need any steep learning curve to get used to the features.
You just need to open the concerned PDF file from within the software, select what you want to convert, choose the output format and that is it - your new document is ready! There are informative pop up bubbles that keep instructing you on the steps to be followed. That would actually be a value addition to for the benefit of first time users of Able2Extract. However, you can easily disable those pop ups once you have familiarised yourself with the tool.
The help menu does not come with a search option within it. That can be cumbersome when you are trying to learn something specific.

Does it work like it claims to?

Well, that would be something that would depend on the document you have been trying to convert. As we should be aware, any PDF converter - even the basic one - will be able to convert a simple document in Word effortlessly as it would mainly consist of text. We tried it with a document that comprised of images and text. Able2Extract does not disappoint you there. It comes up with a neatly converted document - complete with images and paragraphs exactly as in the original document. Even the fonts and position are matched exactly.

With Excel conversion, the software suffers a little. The columns are recognised effortlessly, but there are some misalignments with rows and cells. However, Able2Extract has a solution for this issue. While you choose the option to convert a PDF file to Excel, you can choose whether you want to use Automatic conversion, os the Custom one. Choosing Automatic option will remove the formatting in the original document. If you want the results as much close to the original as possible, you may need to Custom option.

PDF editing

This is one of the best features - as we said before - of Able2Extract. This can be quite a useful feature when you want to edit a PDF document. There may be times when you do not want to convert the PDF file to any other format, but only want to edit a PDF document. Regular converters will have you to convert the document to any other format, edit it and then create a PDF again.

Not anymore with Able2Extract. Just open the PDF file and click on Edit button. The tool will come up with additional options to choose from and you are good to go! The tool lets you change fonts, and text placements. You can change the page settings as well.

Splitting and merging your PDFs

Able2Extract Professional 10 can be used to merge and split your PDF documents as per your requirements. You can add pages into a PDF document. The tool also lets you extract pages from the documents into your existing document.
The merging and splitting your PDF documents will not lose any data. You can be sure of your data staying accurate.

Advanced Excel conversion

Professional 10 edition of Able2Extract allows you to convert any printable document to Excel. That would mean you can convert any document in any format into Excel. It can convert even the most complicated tables and formulas into your Excel spreadsheets.
The feature lets you extract business document sources that are non PDF.

Create a PDF with Able2Extract

The software comes with Able2Extract printer. This is quite handy when you want to convert a file in any other format into PDF.

You can use documents in Word, Excel or PowerPoint and convert them straightaway into a PDF file. The software manages the task of data extraction and data preservation quite easily in an error free way.

Pricing and compatibility

The Able2Extract Professional 10 is compatible with almost all the operating systems. You can download it on Windows, Mac and Ubuntu.

You can use try the software before you can decide to buy it. Able2Extract offers you a 7 day trial so that you can get used the tool and take a decision on whether you would want to buy it or not. If you decide to buy which we are sure you would, you have two subscription plans -
  • Full License - priced at $129.95. The license will give access to a full usage for a single user.
  • Limited licence - priced at $34.95. You get access to full software on a single user basis, but for a limited period of 30 days.

The 30 days license can be a good thought. There are many of us who will not be using the converter for quite extensively. If you are using it for certain important need-based work, a limited period license can be a good option.

Pros and Cons in a nutshell

Well, the software is a gem in itself. However, it does suffer from some issues as well. Let us list them out as below -
  • Easy to use interface that is clean and easy to learn,
  • Faster and efficient conversions.
  • Support for a wider choice of formats to convert to and from.
  • PDF editing.

  • Help menu is lacking in being really helpful. Search in help not available.
  • There are some formatting issues in converting to dwg format.
  • PDF to Excel is not intuitive, but needs your intervention.
  • Text editing options are limited

Our final thoughts

Able2Extract Professional 10 is an able piece of software that excels in converting your PDF files into any format. If you are looking for an easy to use and easy to learn PDF converter, this should be your prime choice. If you are not sure, try it before you buy. Look into 5 things you can do with Able2Extract PDF Editor. We are sure that you will fall in love with it.

Article by Timmappa Kamat
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