6 Use Cases Where Converting PDF to Excel Could Save You Hours

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PDF documents are among the most widely used types of files, but they have shortcomings too. Converting a PDF to an Excel spreadsheet instead could save you time and help you avoid pitfalls that could make your productivity plummet.

Here are six ways you can keep your productivity going by performing a PDF-to-Excel conversion.

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Convert, Create & Edit PDF In Virtual Desktop Environments

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No one would argue that having the right software and utilities allows you to function at a high level. However, the only issue is that sometimes not all the software and utilities you normally use are available in a way that is cost effective, secure, and scalable for multiple users.

You already know that Able2Extract Professional is first widely known for its existing individual desktop installation.

Secondly, there’s also a server version of the software that offers more flexibility for large corporations, and thirdly, there are SDK versions which developer-oriented users can easily implement.

However, if you’re looking for a more convenient way of using Able2Extract Professional that falls in between a desktop installation and multi-user environment, we have a fourth solution for you.

We’re talking about a solution that works with virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) systems, or what you may refer to more commonly as virtual desktop environments (VDE).

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Government And Education Sectors Get Discount Pricing On Able2Extract

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We’re giving special discount pricing on Able2Extract Professional to:

  • Government departments and employees – 10%
  • Educators and students – 15%

To apply for a discount, just email in with your request at salesrelations@investintech.com with the subject line “Governmental discount” or “Educational discount” and one of our representatives will set you up.

Save now on your perpetual copy of Able2Extract Professional!

Read a bit more to find out how an Able2Extract discount can work in your favor.

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How to Batch Convert PDF to Excel with AI Technology: Master Templates (Part 2)

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Last week, we introduced you to Able2Extract’s new Smart Templates feature in the first part of this series, How to Custom Convert PDF to Excel with AI Technology: Smart Templates. This week, we’re going to cover Master Templates and how they work to further enhance your batch conversions.

We all know that batch converting multiple files to Excel at the same time is fast and efficient. Now, imagine having a number of PDFs and being able to automatically batch convert only the specific PDF tables you need. That would be a great time saver, indeed!  

The only problem to figure out, though, is how to select those tables from a number of separate files for batch conversion. The closest we’d be able to get using regular methods is to open all files, select the specific table in each one and convert one file at a time, which would be time consuming.

From a batch conversion perspective, though, automating the data selection makes more sense – and this is where a Master Template steps in.

This comes in handy if, for instance, you’re a retail manager who exports monthly reports on all in-store products for 2018 into separate PDFs (one for each month). When you need to analyze the data for the sale of a specific product over the entire year, a Master Template can help Able2Extract to identify, select and convert that specific dataset from all of your 2018 monthly PDF reports in one sitting.

To do this, though, you first need to train a Master Template. This is what we’ll cover in today’s post.

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How to Custom Convert PDF to Excel with AI Technology: Smart Templates (Part 1)

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As you well know, Able2Extract Professional 14 went above and beyond this year. It included the ability to sign PDF files, but it also came with artificial intelligence baked right in. The move may seem strange for a PDF converter, but it isn’t.

We’ve added AI technology to help tie both Able2Extract’s table selection capabilities and Custom Excel Templates closer together. We’ve made it so that you can boost and train those Excel templates into “Smart” and “Master” Templates. These templates can then be used by Able2Extract to automate how you select table structures for conversion.

When put into real-life context, this gives you more flexibility and power. You may have credit card statements in the PDF format, for example, where the table columns (date, amounts, transaction type) are all the same, yet the tables may vary in length (the number of transactions may differ from one table to the next) or occur on different pages.

In other words, you have the same table structure peppered across the PDF on non-consecutive pages. Selecting each of those tables for conversion becomes a challenge. It becomes an even more tedious task when extra text and other tables get in the way. This is what the new AI engine in Able2Extract aims to help you with.

In the first of this short two-part series, we’re going to show you how Smart Templates work. Let’s begin.

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