Let’s say you received a PDF with some valuable text and spreadsheet data that you would like to extract and reuse. There’s no problem opening the file on your iOS smartphone, Android tablet, and Windows PC; what’s even better – it looks the same on every device and platform.
Yet, when it comes to converting PDF to Word, Excel or some other file format, things can get tricky. Even more so if you have a scanned PDF to deal with. When faced with this kind of problem, most users search for a solution online or simply give up and start manually retyping the PDF content.
Does this sound familiar?
If yes, don’t sweat it. I’ve been there myself. But spending the precious time on retyping documents and getting below-par conversion results from free online services has been a thing of the past since I discovered Able2Extract Professional 12, a powerful PDF suite that helps me save hours of work when dealing with PDFs.
I know what you’re thinking: it must cost a fortune! Right?
Well, you might be surprised to find out that it costs just $149.95 for a lifetime license. You read that right – you’ll be able to create, convert, edit, secure, annotate, redact PDFs, and much more for as long as you need to. And let me tell you, PDFs are here to stay.
The point is, I’ve converted hundreds of documents by now. Considering that I’ll continue to use it for years to come, pennies per document is well worth all the time and effort I saved by letting Able2Extract do all the hard work.
Just one more thing to clear up before I walk you through the whole process step by step. If you’re not tech savvy and wondering whether you’ll know how to use the software, don’t worry – it couldn’t be easier.
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How to Convert PDF to Word, Excel, Image, and more
The conversion process of is simple as 1-2-3.
First, open your document by browsing for the file. There are 3 ways to do this:
- Click on the Open icon in the Command toolbar
- Click on File in the Main menu and select Open…
- Press Ctrl+O on your keyboard
Second, choose an Area of the document you’d like to convert or click All to convert the whole document.
Third, choose the File Type for your converted file.
By doing this 3-step routine you can get your PDF content quickly and accurately converted to the file format of your choice for further editing.
How to Convert Scanned PDF
A scanned PDF is in fact just an image of the text. To extract textual data from scanned PDF files you need to have a software tool that comes with Optical Character Recognition (OCR) capabilities.
Needless to say, Able2Extract has a powerful OCR engine that can recognize characters within a PDF with a great accuracy.
The conversion process is pretty much the same as for a regular PDF, but you need to enable OCR beforehand.
Here’s how to do it:
Click on Edit in the Main menu and under OCR Options… select Perform Image-based conversion (OCR). When done, proceed as explained for the regular conversion.
How to Convert Multiple PDFs at Once
If you have multiple PDFs stored in a folder and you want to convert all of them to the same file format, Able2Extract’s Batch feature can make your job a breeze.
To access the Batch conversion pop-up window you can do either of the following:
- Click on the Batch icon in the Command toolbar
- Click on File in the Main menu and select Batch Conversion…
- Press Ctrl+V on your keyboard
From there you can upload whole directories or single files. Note that if the folder contains various file formats, Able2Extract will scan it and add just the PDFs to the list for conversion.
You can choose the output folder on your hard drive or just check the Same as Source box for an even quicker conversion process.
Finally, select the file format you would like to batch convert to, enter the captcha code, and hit Convert. You can have dozens of PDFs converted in a matter of seconds.
So, let’s rewind and sum up:
Able2Extract Professional 12 is a powerful PDF converter that provides accurate results quickly. It can convert native and scanned PDF to the most popular file formats in use today, and even convert multiple documents at once.
Most importantly, adding such a tool to your productivity arsenal will streamline your PDF workflows and let you save time and energy for more important tasks. And don’t forget that you can make use of Able2Extract whether you are using Windows, Mac, or Linux, because of it’s cross-platform compatibility.
Aside from being a PDF converter, Able2Extract can:
- Create PDFs from different file formats and password protect them
- Make PDF collaboration easier with useful annotation options
- Edit PDFs on the spot without the need to convert them
- Create, fill in, and edit PDF forms
- And much more…
Take a look at a full overview of the features here. Feel free to try Able2Extract Pro 12 for seven days completely free and let us know what you think in the comment section below.