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Able2Extract Selection Options

Able2Extract offers selection features that differ depending on the type of PDF that is being converted. There are two basic ways to select within a document, "Select Area" and "Select All" selection. These selection options are enabled when formatted and computer generated PDFs are being converted (generally most PDFs will be in this format).
Users can select data from their PDF documents by left clicking with their mouse and dragging their mouse over the area to be selected.

Detail on both selection options mentioned above are outlined below:

Selecting in "Select All" format
Shortcuts
Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + A (,), COMMAND + A ()

By using this icon, you will automatically select the entire document.

Selecting in "Select Area" format
Shortcuts
Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + STAR SIGN (,), COMMAND + STAR SIGN ()

Using this icon gives you maximum control over the selection in PDF format. Using this selection feature, you are allowed to select row-by-row and column-by-column. This works best when you only want to select certain columns on the page, not all columns!

Holding the left mouse button down, drag the mouse over the columns or portions of the document to be selected.

Further example highlighting "Select Area" Selection
  • Tables that are surrounded by paragraphs or other non-relevant information

With "Select Area" Selection we can eliminate the irrelevant parts of the page and get perfect conversion of the data we are interested in, as highlighted below: