New Able2Extract Professional 15 – New Interface, Language Support, Batch PDF Creator & More!

New Able2Extract Professional 15 Released

We’re excited to announce that we just released Able2Extract Professional 15, and we know you’ll be too. With a whole new look and major performance tweaks, Able2Extract is a PDF suite that caters to your working style. 

Adding to its already complete set of PDF features, we gave this latest version a complete makeover. The new interface look is more modern, more versatile and customizable where it matters most. 

On top of that, the latest version provides users with the ability to boost the PDF creation process and extract tabular data to Excel in a more refined manner.

In a nutshell? The all new and improved features make Able2Extract Professional 15 an even more valuable PDF tool. Below is a closer look at how.

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Journalism Technology Toolbox | Clean, Analyse & Visualize Data

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As you may know, we’ve started up the first annual Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism scholarship, and we wanted to take a moment to focus on you, the student, who may be interested in applying.

The scholarship is aimed at helping students develop strong storytelling chops and the data skills to back it up, now a common expectation in the journalism industry. 

As a student, you can expect to come up against a number of challenges as you embark on your career, not only financially, but also technically.

The storytelling tools you need come in all shapes and forms. Thus, if you’re just getting your feet wet as a student journalist, we’ve put together a few tip offs on some tools you can expect to encounter in your career as a journalist, and where they may help you out the most.

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How to Batch Create PDF Documents: Multiple Word & Excel to PDF

Convert multiple Word, Excel & other printable files to PDF in a few clicks

If you work with digital documents, then you know both the satisfaction of being digitally productive and, despite that, the frustration of still not being able to work fast enough with PDFs.

With businesses primarily communicating and performing transactions digitally, it becomes essential to keep up with how other businesses and professionals work and in a timely manner, especially when they use the PDF format.

You can create a digital PDF document easily enough with regular PDF tools, but how quickly can you create multiple PDF files?

Able2Extract Professional 15 contains a new batch PDF creator feature that lets you create multiple PDF documents. This new tool allows you to create PDFs from existing documents and helps you to batch merge them, as well.

In this post, we’ll show you how to use it.

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Able2Extract Professional 14 Update Brings a Seamless Experience to macOS Catalina Users

Able2Extract Pro 14 macOS Catalina

As a cross-platform tool, Able2Extract Professional 14 was designed to work seamlessly with your PDF files on Windows, Linux, and macOS platforms. 

However, despite all our efforts, some bugs still managed to slip into the latest macOS version. As a result, the Able2Extract Professional 14 user experience on Catalina, the sixteenth and current major release of macOS, wasn’t as smooth as it could’ve been. 

Since being notified of them, our developers have been working continuously on fixing those bugs. The bugs that were fixed include:

  • Being unable to start the application when the default CSV delimiter is set to TAB
  • Users being unable to use whole directories during batch conversion
  • Difficulties using electronic signatures without a digital certificate
  • Toolbar items displayed with replacement characters

The good news is that those bugs, and other minor issues, have now been fixed. 

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Investintech Announces Launch Of Annual Data Journalism Scholarship

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If you’re a student who just started your major in journalism, or have already been doing journalistic work for a school paper, we’ve got some exciting news that you’ll enjoy.

We’re proud to announce today the launch of our new annual Investintech – CAJ Data Journalism Scholarship!

Partnering with the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), a major journalism organization that supports and encourages excellence in journalism across Canada, our aim is to help the future generation of journalists like you.

We know that Able2Extract is being used by data journalists to extract PDF data into Excel spreadsheets for analysis. Their ultimate goal? To write news stories that are backed by accurate and credible data.

In this day and age of fake news, though, this level of credibility can be undermined. As such, there is a growing call for journalists to dig deeper into large amounts of digital data and analysis.

This takes skill training, time, and money–all of which can work against you as you continue to work and study your way into the industry.

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