How to Recover Content from PDFs

The two main problems people have when creating, sharing and storing electronic files are the following:

  •   File compatibility across different operating systems and computing devices
  •   File size and its (sometimes slow and difficult) distribution

Less experienced users often create content in whichever file creator they have installed on their computer – Microsoft Office, NotePad, OpenOffice – and they send it along to other people without checking whether they can even view the received file. For example, it commonly happens that someone receives an Excel spreadsheet filled with important data, but the formatting is messed up.

The reason for a different display of one and the same Excel file on different computers could be in different versions of Microsoft Office that the sender and receiver are using. This can result in only slight problems, like different height and width of columns and rows, but it can also create serious problems, such as displaying all data in only one cell, which makes further use of the spreadsheet impossible.

PDF is a universal file format that is commonly used in these situations. It solves the problem of both compatibility and size issues, because it can be opened on any device and platform, retaining intended formatting, and it compresses the information contained in the original document.

However, people who use PDFs most probably need a PDF converter as well. Such piece of software is used to turn PDF documents into editable formats, such as Word or Excel, for example. That way, people can recover an otherwise non-editable content from a PDF and continue modifying the file, if needed.

Able2Extract PDF Converter has set itself apart from other PDF software on the market thanks to several very helpful features, such as:

  •    It runs smoothly on Windows, Mac and Linux
  •    It has a wide range of output formats that PDFs can be converted into
  •    It also converts documents from HTML and Text
  •    The new software version includes advanced customization options prior to conversion to chosen formats

The first thing most users will notice when they start using Able2Extract is its intuitive, very easy to navigate interface. This allows both amateur and skilled computer users to equally perform on Able2Extract. Here is an example of how quick and easy it is to convert PDFs on this tool:

The first step is to open a PDF document we want to convert.

How to Recover Content from PDFs

The second step, “Select”, prompts us to either extract content we want to convert and edit, or to select the whole document for conversion.

Recover Content from PDFs

In the final step we’ll choose an output format. In this case, we are converting into a PowerPoint slideshow.

Recover Content from PDFs

Users can now simply save their converted PowerPoint presentation wherever they choose on their computer.

Able2Extract is versatile and allows conversions to HTML, Publisher, AutoCAD’s DWG and DXF, OpenOffice formats, etc. Users who want to learn more about the benefits of such tool can listen to this short and straightforward video tutorial.

Of course, there’s no better way to learn how a piece of software works, than to try using it, so anyone who wishes to test Able2Extract can do so using a free 7-day trial version that can be downloaded here.