Get Creative Utilizing Your Old PDF Resources
The Importance of PDF Documents and Resources
PDFs have been around for more than two decades. Adobe Systems popularized the format by making its specifications public and enabling anyone to create PDFs and PDF software. So, here we are, 20+ years later, still using PDFs as the best option when we want to archive our files or send them to a third party that maybe uses a different type of computing device or operating system. PDFs always keep their formatting whichever device and platform they are viewed on.
Since Adobe, many other developers started exploring the positive and negative sides of the Portable Document Format. Developers of Able2Extract PDF Converter address the issue of the PDF’s non-editable nature and provide users with lots of opportunities in this department. Though some PDFs permit modifications to some extent, like adding annotations and bookmarks, extracting pages or filling out blank spots in a PDF form, users who want to re-purpose content from their old, archived PDFs will certainly need a PDF converter.
We keep many important resources in PDF: legal contracts, personal documentation, academic papers and presentations, business documents in spreadsheet format, scanned photo albums, etc. We use less space on our computer if we keep these documents in PDF, rather than in their original format. Also, in this form they are more convenient for sharing with friends, colleagues, clients and other potential users.
So, when the time comes to create a presentation for a client, prepare budget projections for a boss or update a blog with new interesting information, we can save much of our time if we re-purpose the content we already have in PDF form. A lot of research has already been done to create those PDFs in the first place, so why do it twice? With the right amount of skill, creativity and good judgment, people re-purpose content all the time and come up with unique material that proves to be very helpful to their intended audience.
In this respect, Able2Extract is quite useful because it caters to a wide range of users by providing conversion options to the most widely used editable formats:
- Images (JPG, PNG, TIFF, BMP, GIF)
- AutoCAD (DWG, DXF)
- OpenOffice (Write, Calc, Impress)
For example, if you have an interesting case study in PDF form that you would like to share with your blog readers, here’s how you would use Able2Extract:
You’ll open the tool and its sleek, easy-to-use interface will appear.
Click on the Open command in the File menu.
Next is the Select button. It allows you to either extract only parts of your PDF file that you want to use on your blog, or you can click on All and convert the whole document.
The final step is to click on HTML option.
You’ll save the HTML document to your computer and then upload it to your site. This feature allows users with no coding knowledge to quickly add content to their website without spending time to prepare new text, images, videos, etc.
In the similar way users can convert PDFs to other editable files as well. In some cases, Able2Extract provides users with additional document customization options prior to conversion. For example, the popular PDF to Excel function allows accountants and other spreadsheet users to tweak their table columns and rows prior to conversion:
Investintech developers also created Able2Extract Professional that converts scanned PDFs into all these editable formats, so this version of the software can be quite helpful to designers and photographers who want to customize their scanned PDF photos.
Finally, the tool’s latest version allows users to create and secure their PDFs as well.
If interested in further exploring the possibilities of Able2Extract, you can download the free trial version of the software and use it for seven days.
Readers of Confessions of the Professions who wish to purchase Able2Extract can get $20 off their purchase by entering coupon code: CP14
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- Adobe Systems popularized the format by making its specifications public and enabling anyone to create PDFs and PDF software.
- PDFs always keep their formatting whichever device and platform they are viewed on.
- We keep many important resources in PDF: legal contracts, personal documentation, academic papers and presentations, business documents in spreadsheet format, scanned photo albums, etc.
- We use less space on our computer if we keep these documents in PDF, rather than in their original format.
- Readers of Confessions of the Professions who wish to purchase Able2Extract PDF Software can get $20 off their purchase by entering coupon code: CP14