Able2Extract Professional turns PDFs into editable Excel sheets and Word documents. This software also includes OCR technology to read scanned images in PDFs.
This software will also convert PDFs into Open Office Calc, the open-source Excel equivalent, or Open Office Writer, the open-source Word equivalent.
A free seven-day trial of this software is available. However, it will only convert three pages at a time without purchasing the full license
Investintech also provides a product called Able2Extract PDF Converter that is $30 cheaper than this Professional version, but does not include the OCR technology.
Thanks to its ability to define custom tables, Able2Extract is one of the best options we've found for converting PDFs to spreadsheets - especially for the price. It can even handle tricky documents that stump other programs and comes complete with decent OCR.READ OUR FULL REVIEW »
Conversion of this simple table of Bernie Madoff's customers is quick, easy and accurate with Able2Extract. Column alignment is perfect and the text conversion is perfect as well.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Able2Extract takes these scanned in memos and quickly and reliably makes them searchable.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Able2Extract was nearly perfect in converting these scanned, typed transcripts of detainee interviews into searchable text.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Able2Extract quickly and accurately converts this PDF of housing violations from a database report to a spreadsheet, conserving rows and columns and perfectly transferring the text from the original document. It preserves some information we don't need too, meaning there was some cleanup required.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Able2Extract took a very long time to process this large PDF of nearly 1,700 pages of scanned-in forms, some with handwritten responses. After nearly four hours, it did eventually produce a legible, search-ready document, but missed a few terms.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Although the result isn't perfect, Able2Extract's customization options help it turn this tricky unlined table of Clinton's political appointments into a sortable spreadsheet.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
While the formatting of this table of Gov. Jan Brewer's border fence contributors is perfect after running it through Able2Extract, the information contained within is not. The words are replaced with random characters for the whole spreadsheet.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »
Able2Extract completely fails with this difficult document, a PDF already partially processed with OCR.READ OUR FULL TEST RESULT »