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Able2Extract Professional

Able2Extract Professional

What Is Able2Extract Professional?

Able2Extract Pro 19 is a business-grade PDF converter and editor with OCR. It enables users to convert data from PDF files to fully editable Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, AutoCAD, OpenOffice... It can batch process multiple PDF files at once (OCR included), create universally compatible PDFs from 300+ formats, add electronic and digital signatures to PDF, edit PDF text and images, split and merge PDF, compare any two printable documents and much more. Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

Who Uses Able2Extract Professional?

Individuals and professionals who often need to convert, edit, compare and sign PDF files. Government agencies, finance & accounting, legal, insurance, real estate, and banking industry to name a few.

Able2Extract Professional Software - PDF conversion features in Able2Extract Pro include converting PDF to Excel, CSV, Word, PowerPoint, Publisher, HTML, AutoCAD, text, 6 image formats; batch converter, extracting images and form data, as well as making PDF searchable.
Able2Extract Professional Software - Custom PDF to Excel in Able2Extract Pro lets you convert PDF to Excel with great precision by allowing manual column and row editing, changing various advanced settings, and previewing a final result before converting.
Able2Extract Professional Software - PDF editing features in Able2Extract Pro allows you to edit, delete, and add text, vector shapes, bitmap images, and Bates numbering; redact text, merge and split PDFs; insert, delete, move, rotate, and resize PDF pages.
Able2Extract Professional Software - With Able2Extract Pro you can sign PDF electronically, apply a digital certificate to the image signature, and validate existing digital signatures attached to a document.
Able2Extract Professional Software - Compare feature in Able2Extract Pro lets you open any two printable documents for a quick side-by side comparison. You can copy highlighted differences between documents, annotate them, and save edited files once your work is done.

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Reviews of Able2Extract Professional

Average score

Overall
4.7
Ease of Use
4.6
Customer Service
4.4
Features
4.5
Value for Money
4.6

Reviews by company size (employees)

  • <50
  • 51-200
  • 201-1,000
  • >1,001
Tony
Tony
Chief Executive Officer in US
Verified LinkedIn User
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

The best pdf program out there

5.0 6 years ago

Pros:

easy to convert pdf's to any format and editing and can allow to modify any pdf and create a word document.

Cons:

program is hard to read on high resolution displays. So it is ok on a 1920x1080 display , but on a 4k display you need good eyes

Investintech.com Response

6 years ago

Thanks for sharing, Tony. Regarding the display resolution you mentioned, for ideal vieiwng, Able2Extract is best when on 1366 (Width) x 768 (Height) screens across all platforms. You will need a higher resolution screen on Windows and Linux machines if your OS scaling is more than 100%. On Mac systems, you can also view the software on 1280 (Width) x 800 (Height) non-Retina screen resolution or 2560 (Width) x 1600 (Height) Retina screen resolution. Hopefully the above specs help!

Alex
Forensic consultant in South Africa
Financial Services, 11–50 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Alternatives Considered:

My thoughts

5.0 2 years ago

Comments: I have a long standing exposure to this software. I consider it an essential part of my toolbox. I recognize that the company innovates well across its development and custumer service is sound.

Pros:

Features I rely on most is the ability to create consistent templates that can be efficiently be applied across large documents. I enjoy the freedom to skip columns and set collums as a key for row creation.

Cons:

Some documents raise error messages and sometimes processes abort at an advanced stage of time input. Sometimes within the same document, certain pages cannot be processed. The product works great when the entire document is aligned properly and has an consistent text overlay. German special characters, maybe in earlier versions where not recognized. A2E is fantastic where it performs well, however, is not yet the only ocr solution required in all instances.

Audrey
Paralegal in US
Law Practice, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 1-5 months
Reviewer Source

Opens and converts pdfs fine, text fill is worthless

3.0 3 years ago

Comments: Overall, I have been able to open pdfs and convert them to Word. That's it. I will continue to search for another software, since Adobe pretty much takes over the computer and all its apps and thus is not an option, before my renewal date.

Pros:

I like the quick customer service, which was the reason I canceled a previous subscription from a company that took days to respond. The price point was roughly twice of that of the previous subscription, but I made it clear I was spending to get on-the-day assistance. I've gotten that. But the software does not work as it should, see below.

Cons:

The main reason to purchase pdf software is to be able to edit and fill pdfs. This one *looks* like it will do what Adobe and others do, but it doesn't. When using the Enter Text function, it is not supple or productive. Changing the font is a mystery, the guide for the text entering function takes you to the field you want to enter, but it is not clear where the text will land so it is clunky and difficult to produce a professional result. Reaching out to support just yielded a tech who asked for the document then responded that he/she had no problem with it (I hate that). Investintech wants me to purchase a separate support subscription (not expensive) and I would, if the basic necessary functions worked better.

Investintech.com Response

3 years ago

Thanks for your feedback, Audrey! If you are still having trouble using the text editing and form filling functionalities in Able2Extract, our support agents will be more than happy to provide you with a detailed step-by-step tutorial on the subject. The process is different for interactive and non-interactive PDF forms. Additional info can be found in our knowledge base and Help file that is available for download. Rest assured, the editing tools work as intended: you can customize the font style and size, pinpoint the exact location of text using the X and Y coordinate lines, move text boxes around for more accurate placement, etc., with potential limitations due to various specific PDF document properties (structural elements, layers, rich media, etc.). Regarding premuim support, it is not required, but offers many benefits like priority handling, free access to future major and minor updates, volume discounts and more.

Richard
Owner in US
Hospitality, Self Employed
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Quick and Easy

5.0 8 months ago

Comments: Unfortunately, it is only limited to creating an xlsx document from a pdf file.

Pros:

The ease of creating an xlsx document from a pdf file.

Cons:

I was not able to delete or copy single pages, I had to use a different software. I often need to add a signature or edit text and need to use Foxit pdf software.

Verified Reviewer
Verified LinkedIn User
Hospital & Health Care, 51–200 Employees
Used the Software for: 2+ years
Reviewer Source

Review

5.0 2 years ago

Pros:

Speed and comprehensive approach to any PDF documents.

Cons:

Why does it always ask to save an office documents before it's openned in MS Office.