End users can use one of three different methods to extract their PDFs (the administrator controls and determines the method used):
End-user sends an e-mail with the document for conversion attached to an administrator designated e-mail address. Once the document has been processed by Able2Extract Server, the converted result is returned to the end user’s inbox via e-mail.
(b) Watched Folder
Using the watched folder method, users drop their documents into a designated file folder on their computer. In the case of Able2Extract Server there will be two or more watched folders. For example, there may be one for extracting PDF contents to Word, one for extracting PDF contents to Excel and one for extracting PDF contents to HTML. A single output watched folder will be present for users to retrieve their converted document.
(c) Job Ticket User Interface
The administrator can also deploy a simple user interface to individual desktops where it can be used by end users to send files in and perform conversions.
Through the use of the administrator interface, the organization’s IT department has the ultimate control over document management organization wide and can integrate Able2Extract Server into the existing IT process. The administrator is able to set:
(i) Image (scanned) PDFs (for conversion into Excel/Word/HTML and more.)
(ii) Native PDF documents (for conversion into Excel/Word/HTML and more.)
After processing the document via Able2Extract Server, the result is delivered to the user in one of the designated output forms:
MS Excel – native and image PDFs are transformed into formatted Excel spreadsheets where they can be used for data analysis.
MS Word – native and image PDFs are transported into editable Word documents for document revision.
HTML – native and image PDFs are transported for viewing in HTML.
Text - native and image PDFs are converted into plain text format.