In today’s digital age of business, it’s hard to find two file types that are as readily used as PDF and Microsoft Excel. While both file types have different functions, both are very popular to people of all professions.
The PDF file format is popular because it is a universal format that displays data in exactly the same way no matter what platform you are using. It’s also very popular because of the fact that it’s incredibly compact, which makes it ideal for storing and archiving information, but also for sharing information with others.
Excel on the other hand is the world’s most popular tool for calculating and displaying tabular data. Whether you are an accountant, bookkeeper, inventory supervisor or work at any other professional position that involves displaying and manipulating data, you probably use Excel on an everyday basis.
Going back to PDF, the one major shortcoming of the file format is that it cannot be edited. So what do you do when you receive tabular data that you need to work with as a PDF? You would rather have that data given to you as an Excel file, so that you can edit the contents and rework whatever it is you need to rework. For such situations, it would be beneficial to have a professional PDF conversion tool at your disposal.
Investintech’s Able2Extract is the perfect tool for such a situation. This software enables you to extract the information trapped inside your uneditable PDFs and then use that information within a variety of other, very editable formats. You can use Able2Extract to convert your PDFs to Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, text, HTML, AutoCAD formats, images, and much more.
However, the software developers understand the popularity of Excel and created a tool that provides additional customization options in order to make sure that your conversions from PDF to Excelare as accurate as possible and reflect the original format of your PDF’s tabular data perfectly.
Let’s take a look at how it works:
Open the PDF file you want to convert by clicking on the “Open” icon.
Select the data that you want extracted. If you want the entire PDF converted, click on the “All” button. If you only want parts of the PDF converted, click on “Area” and then select the tables you want converted with your mouse.
Click on “Excel” in the menu to choose your conversion option.
Now you can decide whether to perform an automatic conversion or a custom one. For a quick conversion, click “Convert” on the Automatic panel.
However, if you want to define the conversion output some more, click on the “Custom” option.
Here you will be able to tailor your output file according to your exact needs. You will be able to set your table preferences, add or delete columns, define rows, and much more. To see if the Excel conversion is going to come out the way you want it, click on the “Show Preview” button to see what it will look like.
Once you are satisfied, click on the green “Convert” button.
And that’s all there is too it. Your newly created Excel file will be ready to use. Using Able2Extract presents an easy, fast and incredibly accurate way to convert your PDF data into a usable Excel file. This saves you a lot of time and increases your everyday productivity drastically.
If this sounds like software that can be useful to you on an everyday basis, feel free to download the 7-day trial version of this powerful conversion software and check it out for yourself.