Able2Extract is a PDF editing and conversion tool. It can convert files between PDF and a variety of other formats including Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, text, HTML and various image formats. Conversion can be done by loading documents one by one or in batch mode on a selected directory.
Able2Extract Professional 12. The main new features in this release are electronic and digital signing and improved “AI-powered” PDF to Excel conversion.
|Here I am creating a new digital signature just by entering my name on the keyboard and letting Able2Extract generate a digital (cryptographic) signature image.|
|When I need to add my signature to a PDF form, I just drag the previously-generated digital image into place.|
The other big new feature in this release are the so-called “AI-powered templates” for converting to and from Excel spreadsheets. According to Investintech, Able2Extract 14 has templates that “can be trained to automatically locate and convert PDF tables that match the table structure stored in a template, making tabular data extraction accurate and easy no matter how long the source document is or the position of tables in a PDF document.”
You can also load up PDF documents and auto-extract any tables to be converted to Excel. When this option is selected, all other text and image content of the PDF file is ignored and only the tabular data is extracted. Excel support goes beyond PDF conversion. Able2Extract lets you load up any of its supported formats (for example a Word document) and convert it direct to Excel.
|Here I have a long PDF document that contains several tables. I want to extract the table into an Excel spreadsheet. The conversion option lets me extract the tables alone, ignoring the rest of the text.|
|This is the end result. My tables have been extracted into an Excel spreadsheet, read for me to edit them.|
Overall, this is a very capable PDF conversion program. If you regularly need to convert documents to and from the supported formats or if you need to edit and sign PDF forms, this is about as easy as it gets.