- Category: Reviews
- Published on Monday, 12 January 2015 00:32
- Written by Christian Dunn
Able2Extract PDF Converter 9.0 excels in it's ability to convert PDFs back to word, excel, powerpoint, publisher, autocad, image formats and open document formats.
Version 9 now introduces some great new features including:
- Ability to create PDFs
- Apply security options to your PDFs
- Document editing
- Modify document meta data
- Modify viewing preferences
- delete, resize, rotate, scale or move PDF pages as required
- Enhanced interface for easy PDF creation in 2 clicks
- Improved PDF 2 Excel conversion panel for increased control
- Advanced PDF rendering for a more accurate layout and sharp graphics
- Cross Platform - now supports Windows, OS X and Linux (Ubuntu and Fedora)
I tested converting documents to and from a wide range of formats and found Able2Extract converter to be very capable. I love the new PDF creation facility and found it does a better job at creating PDFs than other products I have used previously. I found the Automatic conversion option worked in almost all scenarios making it quick and easy to create good looking PDF documents and only 2 clicks to perform most conversions. The ability to rotate or scale and individual page within a PDF was really useful especially for correcting already created PDF documents. The biggest problem I had was that many of the PDFs I had were created using free tools that performed image based PDF creation and as a result they could not be easily converted back to an editable format.
Able2Extract Professional 9 makes it hard to recommend Able2Extract Converter. For only a few dollars more you get all of the great features of Converter with OCR scanning. This made light work of converting my image based PDFs back into editable Excel and Word documents with 100% accuracy in text and layout.
This is no ordinary OCR with the engine able to convert text and images whether native or scanned. While I had to redo some minor formatting issues the OCR technology was able to successfully identify all text with no mistakes, spelling or grammatical errors.
Investintech have succeeded in delivering a powerful desktop PDF conversion application that provides more advanced functionality for desktop users to supplement their great mobile application. If you are looking for a full featured PDF conversion application then I can strongly recommend investing in Able2Extract.