How To Save Microsoft Excel Chart (or Charts) to PDF

How to save Excel graph to PDF

Being in the PDF software business for almost two decades now, we’ve learned a thing or two about potential digital document problems. One of them is a selective conversion: a situation when users would like to extract just a part of the content from the document they’re working on.

With Able2Extract, the process of selecting an Area for conversion is dead simple – just click the button and drag around the desired content to make a selection. Then, you can choose between over a dozen of file formats to convert PDF to.

But, what if the problem is the other way around? What if you need to export just a part of the Microsoft Office Excel document to PDF? And more specifically, what if that piece of content is a chart (or charts) surrounded by data, for example?

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Emailing PDFs – Best Practices

PDFs as Email Attachments

Sending files and documents via email is an everyday activity for most people today. When these correspondences are casual, you don’t need to put too much thought into the type of files you’re attaching and emailing to your recipients. However, if the email is professional or academic in nature, you need to think a bit more about how to best present the information you’re sending.

For example, if you’re sending a resume or CV to a potential employer, proposals to clients, or samples of your work for acceptance into an academic program, then there should be a higher level of professionalism associated with your attachments. The first thing to consider when sending business, school or career-related documents is the file format.

In this post, we’ll guide you through the basics of why you should email files as PDF and we’ll even cover a list of some of the most common methods for emailing PDF documents.  

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PDF To Excel Conversion: Fixing Misplaced Column Content

How to fix misplaced text in PDF to Excel conversion

PDF to Excel conversion is probably the most problematic conversion of them all. Why? Because PDFs don’t contain formatting or rows & columns unless they’re tagged. Furthermore, chances that you’re dealing with a tagged PDF are really slim, to say the least.  

Bottom line, you need to accept the fact that you won’t get an accurate PDF to Excel conversion, right? Wrong! We’ll show you how to save yourself from having to clean up hundreds of misaligned and poorly formatted rows and columns as a result of the poor conversion.

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How To Insert Blank Pages Into Your PDF

Insert blank PDF pages

Most people roll their eyes when they need to edit a PDF. Why? Because PDF editing is difficult.  After all, the idea behind the PDF is that it’s meant to be read-only and not edited.

Have you ever tried adding new pages to your PDF file? Not an easy task without a dedicated PDF tool, right? Sure, you can convert your PDF file to Word online, add the pages in MS Word, then enter text and convert back to PDF, but that is a hassle that takes too much time and kills your productivity. Especially if you have to do it on regular basis.

A much better alternative for inserting blank pages to PDF files is to use Able2Extract Professional. This way, you can fully customize the appearance of your document and save valuable time in the process.

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Bates Numbering 101: History, Usage and Tutorial

Bates Numbering 101

A Brief History

The Bates Numbering Machine (also known as the Bates Stamper) was invented in the late 19th century by Edwin G. Bates. Mr. Bates had one objective in mind – to simplify and increase the effectiveness of document identification and information retrieval.

Back in the old days, this was a manual process. Each page had to be hand stamped with the Bates Stamper in order to index the page with a four-digit sequence. Fortunately, with the transition from paper to electronic documents, this manual method was phased out. Now, thanks to the rise of technology, documents can be “stamped” with  Able2Extract.

Definition & Usage

Bates Numbering, also known as Bates Stamping, is an indexing method used for legal, business and medical documents (PDFs in most cases). Bates Numbers are perceived as digital reference points used to uniquely identify and label each page in a set of documents.  

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