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

PDF to Excel with AI

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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How to Sign PDF with Able2Extract Professional

Able2Extract Sign PDF

The latest version of Able2Extract Professional has taken some big steps in adding new technology and functionalities. For instance, starting from Able2Extract Professional 14, you may know that you can now sign PDF files for more effective control and security over your documents.

With this new addition to Able2Extract’s roster of features, you can accomplish a few more advanced PDF tasks:

  • Insert electronic signatures to PDF documents
  • Apply digital (cryptographic) signatures to PDF files
  • Verify the authenticity of signed documents
  • Create secure and industry compliant PDF documents

We’re taking a closer look, showing you what it can do, how to use it and why you’d need it.

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How To Batch Create PDF On Windows 10 Using The Able2Extract Virtual Printer

 

windows 10 PDF tip

Creating PDFs with Able2Extract has always been a time saver. You simply open your file, add your security adjustments, and let the software do all the work. Even more convenient is the ability to use the Print functionality of the application you’re using to create those PDFs directly or to reprint already existing PDFs.

Well, what if we could make the process even easier than that?

Sure, the PDF creation feature makes turning your documents to PDFs easy with a single click, but if you need to create or reprint a number of PDFs, your job can easily grind to a halt.  

With Able2Extract, we’ve got a nifty little shortcut for Windows 10 that does away with even opening the application to generate or reprint your PDF.  That’s right. This tip lets you use the virtual printer and Windows Explorer to kick-start the process. All you need is a few settings in place.  

We show you how to set it up step by step. Take a look!

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How To Convert Any File To Excel

Analyzing data with Excel

In the world of digital file formats, conversion is always a necessity. There are times when you don’t always have the right format for a certain task or assignment.

But the good news is that you can always get your content formatted properly, whether you’re converting from YouTube to MP4, PNG to JPG or PDF to Excel.

There’s only one obstacle. When converting from one format to another, sometimes your content isn’t in a format from which your document converter can extract the data. And this is especially true with PDF converters. What happens when the tables you need aren’t within a PDF file?

You can have tabular data that’s in MS Word or PowerPoint, for example. After all, there’s no rule on where you’ll find your data!

Naturally, the most common solution people have is to convert that file to a PDF, so that they can convert that resulting PDF to the format they need. But that extra step that wastes so much time, and even more so if you don’t have a tool that can create PDFs on hand. You have to search online or even download free software to create a PDF first.

Believe it or not, there’s a shortcut that allows you to convert non-PDF content to Excel. 

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How to Get Rid of Headers and Footers in PDF Tables

Headers and Footers in PDF Tables

Being able to convert a PDF document without issue is rare if you don’t have the right tools. When performing full document conversions, for instance, the idea is to get everything converted in one sitting. More often than not though, those PDFs can contain long PDF tables.

Now, you can have as many PDF tools as you want that will handle a full document conversion without choking on it, but what they won’t do is give you the ability to deal with the smaller details.

What are we talking about? Headers and footers.

These headers and footers unfortunately get included with full document conversions. Consequently, when you convert the whole document, your converted results get cluttered with them popping up in between the tabular data you want. This means some post-conversion clean up in Microsoft Excel, which we all know is a waste of time.

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