People who follow my blog know that I’m a huge fan of productivity tools that allow me to get things done in the quickest and easiest way. And, every now and then I stumble upon a task that requires a specific tool for its completion. What do I do next? Look for a solution, of course.
Do you know what is really troublesome? Working with notorious PDF documents without the right equipment. To say the least. Good news is that I already found an impressive PDF tool that can tackle almost all PDF tasks called Able2Extract Professional 12.
More good news, this PDF converter and editor got even better with the latest update to version 14. Let’s take a closer look and see what the fuss is all about.
Swift PDF Signing
As I already elaborated in my previous review, Able2Extract Professional can seamlessly create, convert and edit PDF files in a number of ways, among many other things. Well, the latest version goes even further and adds PDF signing capabilities.
The newly added PDF signature tool allows you to insert electronic signatures to PDF files or even apply digital certificates that can be authenticated. You can forget about printing and signing PDF documents by hand ever again.
The signing process is more or less done like in any other operation using Able2Extract Professional, a couple of clicks is all it takes. I’ve tried signing some PDFs I had on my computer, and you can see the result in the screenshot below.
As you can see, there are plenty of customization options. I like that you can create multiple signatures and use them without having to create one from scratch every single time.
Improved PDF Forms editor
Able2Extract Professional 14 is now advanced enough to center and align PDF form fields with pinpoint precision. With the new and enhanced PDF form editing tool you can add new form fields and position them exactly where you want them on your PDF forms. Whether you need to fill, edit or create a completely new PDF form, Able2Extract Professional can do it better and precisely than before.
Though I never had to do more than to fill out a PDF form, I see how this can be helpful for some people.
PDF Conversion backed with AI
It seems that AI is the word on everyone’s lips these days and it even found its way into Able2Extract Professional 14.
Individual and batch PDF to Excel conversions are now supported by an artificial intelligence engine. Meaning the extraction of PDF table data to Microsoft Excel is significantly quicker and smoother.
Basically, you create a conversion template and train it with a couple of sample PDFs to locate and extract only relevant tables from PDF documents. After you train a template, Able2Extract Professional will be capable of identifying and extracting just the tables you need. Likewise, you can use these custom templates when performing batch conversion to match and convert each PDF in the queue with it.
All things considered, the latest version builds upon the already good foundation to create an even better PDF experience. In my eyes, Able2Extract Professional remains the go-to productivity tool for working with PDFs.