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<h5>Convert Scanned PDF to Excel, Word, Powerpoint & More<br>


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<h5>Help File Index</h5>

<h5 id="hrule">Section A - Investintech.com Inc. Company Information</h5>

<p><a href="WelcomeMessage.htm">Welcome Message</a><br>

<a href="Address%20and%20Contact%20Information.htm">Our Address and


Contact Information</a></p>

<h5 id="hrule"> Section B - Product Information for Able2Extract Professional


- The PDF to Excel Converter </h5>

<p><u><a href="prdctfeaturesa2e.htm">Product Features</a><br>

<a href="conversion%20options.htm">Able2Extract Professional's


Conversion Options</a><br>

<a href="sysreqsa2e.htm">System Requirements</a><br>

</u> <a href="LicenseAgreement.htm">License Agreement</a><br>

<u><a href="upgrade1toproa2e.htm">The Able2Extract Professional


Difference</a></u></p>

<h5 id="hrule">Section C - Help Resources for Able2Extract Professional - The


PDF to Excel Converter</h5>

<p><a href="Tutorial.htm">Tutorial - opening and converting documents with


Able2Extract Professional- The PDF to Excel and More Converter</a><br>

<a href="Selection.htm">Selection - more about selecting portions


of documents to convert</a><br>

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<a href="Troubleshooting.htm">Troubleshooting and FAQ - Fixing
common problems in Able2Extract Professional - The PDF to Excel and More
Converter</a><u><b><br>

</b><a href="HandlingScanneda2e.htm"> Image-based


Documents/Scanned Documents</a><b><br>

</b><a href="simplevcomplexa2e.htm"> PDF to Word Conversion


Options - Standard, Forms, Frames, Text Only</a><b><br>

</b><a href="ExcelConversionOptions.htm">PDF to Excel Conversion


Options - Automatic or Custom</a><br>

<a href="pdfocra2e.htm">PDF and OCR Document (Scanned PDF)


Backgrounder</a></u><br>

<u><a href="speedpdfexcel.htm">Speeding up the PDF to Excel


Conversion</a></u></p>

<h5 id="hrule">Section D - Menus and Commands for Able2Extract Professional -


The PDF to Excel Converter

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<p><a href="FileMenu.htm">File menu</a><br>

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileOpen.htm">Open...</a><br>

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileClose.htm">Close</a><br>

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToExcel.htm">Convert to Excel</a><br />

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToWord.htm">Convert to Word</a><br>

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToPPT.htm">Convert to


PowerPoint</a><br>

&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToOpenDocument.html">Convert to Open


Document</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToHTML.htm">Convert to Html</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToAutoCAD.html">Convert to
DXF/DWG</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToText.htm">Convert to Text</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToImages.htm">Convert to
Images</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToBatch.html">Batch
Conversion</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileLoadCustom.htm">Load Custom Excel
Template...</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileSaveCustom.htm">Save Custom Excel
Template...</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileConvertToExcelSpecial.htm">Convert to Excel
Special </a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="File1234.htm">File 1, 2, ...</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="FileExit.htm">Exit</a><br>

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<a href="EditMenu.htm">Edit menu</a><br>

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&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="EditCopy.htm">Copy</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="EditCopyAsImage.htm">Copy As Image</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="EditSelectPageRange.htm">Select Page
Range</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="EditSelectAllPages.htm">Select All Pages</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="EditSelectAllonPage.htm">Select All On
Page</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="EditDeselectAll.htm">Deselect All</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="EditDeselectLast.htm">Deselect Last</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="PerformOCR.htm">OCR Options</a><br>

<br>

<a href="DocumentMenu.htm">Document menu</a><br>


&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="DocumentFirstPage.htm">First Page</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="DocumentPreviousPage.htm">Previous Page</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="DocumentNextPage.htm">Next Page</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="DocumentLastPage.htm">Last Page</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="DocumentGoToPage.htm">Go To Page...</a><br>

<br>

<a href="ViewMenu.htm">View menu</a><br>


&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewZoomIn.htm">Zoom In</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewZoomOut.htm">Zoom Out</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewZoomTo.htm">Zoom To...</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewZoomActual.htm">Actual Size (100%)</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewFitPage.htm">Fit Page</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewFitWidth.htm">Fit Width</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="Rotate.htm">Rotate View</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="Excel%20Single%20Worksheet.htm">Excel Single
Worksheet</a>&nbsp;<br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="Options.htm">Options...&nbsp;</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewExcelFonts.htm">Excel Fonts</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewExcelSpacing.htm">Excel Spacing</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewToolbar.htm">Toolbar</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="ViewStatusBar.htm">Status Bar</a><br>

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<a href="WindowMenu.htm">Window menu</a><br>


&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="WindowCascade.htm">Cascade</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="WindowTile.htm">Tile</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="WindowArrange.htm">Arrange Icons</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="Window1234.htm">Window 1, 2, ...</a><br>

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<a href="HelpMenu.htm">Help menu</a><br>


&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="UsingHelp.htm">Help Topics</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="HelpTellAFriend.htm">Tell A Friend</a><br>
&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <a href="HelpBuyNow.htm">Buy Now</a><br>
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Tips...</a><br>
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Customer S ervice
Te le phone : +1 416 920 5884
Hours : 9am - 6pm Monday - Friday
Em ail: cs@investintech.com
Technical S upport
Te le phone : +1 416 920 2539
Hours : 9am - 6pm Monday - Friday
Em ail: techsupport@investintech.com
Fax and Mailing Address:
Fax: +1 416 920 5848
M ail: Investintech.com Inc.
600 – 425 University Avenue Toronto, ON, Canada M5G 1T6

Company Backgrounder
Investintech Inc. is a developer of innovative software technologies
specializing in the conversion and manipulation of PDF data into more
useable formats. Investintech produces solutions that enhance the ability of
individuals and corporations to enhance productivity.

Investintech products offer a variety of PDF and data conversion options, including the following:
From PDF: From HTML: From Text:
PDF to Excel HTML to Excel Text to Excel
PDF to Word HTML to Word Text to Word
PDF to HTML HTML to Text Text to HTML
PDF to Text
PDF to PowerPoint
PDF to Images
PDF to Open Office
PDF to DXF/DWG

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Show Tip Balloons (Help menu)
Use this command to display the Tip Balloons for Able2Extract. The Tip Ballons are intended to help familiarize you
with Able2Extract as you use the program. After you become familiar with how the program works, you may wish to
deactivate the Tip Balloons

S hortcuts
Keys: F3

S ample Tip Balloon:

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Choosing Output format for the PDF to Word Conversion Option using Able2Extract
When making a PDF to Word conversion with Able2Extract, users have two options for the PDF output - RTF or
Word. The “RTF-enabled” box is checked by default for users making a PDF to Word conversion. However, users
can uncheck this box and convert directly to Microsoft Word and save in the .doc format if they so desire. The
following explains the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Word and RTF output after PDF Conversion
RTF-e nable d
The “RTF-enabled” box ensures that the document is created as an RTF file, which is an interchange format that is
fully compatible with Word. Using RTF as the basis for the PDF-to-Word conversion process, results in a much
faster conversion than converting directly into a Word document.
In order to complete the conversion to RTF, the user must first save the document on their computer. The resulting
document will automatically open once the conversion is completed.
One potential drawback for RTF conversions is that the file size may become large and unwieldy for users using
older versions of Word – such as Word 97 or Word 2000. To control file size, these users may want uncheck the
“RTF-enabled” box and consider doing small batch conversions (of 3-5 pages) of a larger document directly into
Word – then use the ‘cut’ and ‘paste’ function to combine the portions into a single document. Unfortunately, there
is no simple solution for converting complex PDF documents for older versions of Word.
Please refer to the material under “Menus and Commands -> Convert to Word command (File menu)” for greater
details concerning this function.
To Word
By un-clicking the "RTF-enabled" box, users can convert directly into a Word document without the need to save the
file first, as in the case with converting to RTF. Thus, converting directly to a Word document takes fewer steps. The
drawback of converting your PDF directly to Word is that the conversion itself takes much longer than simply
converting to RTF. This is especially pronounced in instances in which the size of the PDF document is large or
there is a high number of pages. By converting large documents to

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Able2Extract's Data Conversion Options
Able2Extract is Investintech's flagship PDF conversion product, offering a multitude of different conversion options.
The following is a grid of some of the different conversion options available:
From PDF: From HTML: From Text:
PDF to Excel HTML to Excel Text to Excel
PDF to Word HTML to Word Text to Word
PDF to HTML HTML to Text Text to HTML
PDF to Text
PDF to PowerPoint
PDF to Images
PDF to DXF/DWG
PDF to Open Office
In addition to the above, Able2Extract now also supports extraction from Microsoft's XPS document format. This is an
electronic document format that is similar to PDF in many ways. Because Able2Extract supports both PDF and XPS -
you don't have to worry about using data from either format!

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Convert to RTF command (File menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF documents.

Use this command to convert the selected portion of the active document to RTF.
RTF is an interchange format that is fully compatible with Word. Using RTF as the basis for the PDF to Word
conversion process, results in a much faster conversion than converting directly into a Word document.
In order to complete the conversion to RTF, the user must first save the document on their computer. The resulting
document will automatically open once the conversion is completed.
One potential drawback for RTF conversions is that the file size may become large and unwieldy for users using
older versions of Word – such as Word 97 or Word 2000. To control file size, these users may want uncheck the
“RTF-enabled” box and consider doing small batch conversions (of 3-5 pages) of a larger document directly into
Word – then use the ‘cut’ and ‘paste’ function to combine the portions into a single document. Unfortunately, there
is no simple solution for converting complex PDF documents for older versions of Word.

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First Page command (Document menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.

Use this command to immediately go to the first page of the active document.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + SHIFT + PAGE UP

Example
Selecting this option will always show the top of the first page of the active document:

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Go To Page command (Document menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.
Use this command to open a dialog box, which will allow you to select a desired page in the active document.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + N

Go To dialog box

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Last Page command (Document menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.
Use this command to immediately go to the last page of the active document.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + SHIFT + PG DOWN

Example
Selecting this option will always show the top of the last page of the active document:

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Document menu commands
Note: Availab le only for PDF documents.

The Document menu offers the following commands:

First Page Go to the first page of the active document


Previous Page Go to the previous page of the active document
Next Page Go to the next page of the active document
Last Page Go to the last page of the active document
Go To Page... Go to a selected page in the active document

Document menu

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Next Page Command (Document Menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.
Use this command to immediately go to the next page of the active document.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + Right Arrow

Example
If the 1st page of document is currently shown...

Using the "Next Page" command will allow the very top of the next page to be shown:

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Previous Page command (Document menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.

Use this command to immediately go to the previous page of the active document.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + Left Arrow

Example
If the 2nd page of document is currently shown...

Using the "Previous Page" command will allow the very top of the previous page to be shown:

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Copy Command (Edit menu)
Use this command to copy selected data onto the clipboard. This command is unavailable unless there is data
currently selected. Copying data to the clipboard replaces previously stored content.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + C

Example
Assume the current selections made on the document below...

Use the "Copy" command from the Edit menu followed by the "Paste" command from Windows Notepad's Edit
menu to copy the desired selection to the clipboard.

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Copy As Image command (File menu)
Note: available only for PDF & XPS documents.
Use this command to enable the selection of a portion of the active document to be saved to the Clipboard as an
image.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + I

Conversion
This command works slightly differently for native PDF documents than it does for scanned/image PDF documents.
For native PDF documents, the Copy As Image icon must be selected with your mouse to activate this feature.

Click the and use your mouse to select the image or content that you would like to save onto the clipboard:

Once the selection has been made, the image will be saved to the clipboard and the following dialogue will appear:

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For scanned PDF documents, the only selection method available is area-based selection. To copy an image to the
Clipboard, use your mouse to select the image or content that you would like to save as an image, as you would
normally select an area for a scanned PDF document.
Next, click CTRL + I or select “Copy as Image” from the Edit menu.
Once the selection has been made, the image will be saved to the clipboard and the following dialogue will appear:

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Deselect All command (Edit menu)
Use this command to deselect any portion of the active document that is selected. The Deselect All command will
also remove the column and header lines generated by the user who has activated the Custom conversion
selection for a PDF to Excel conversion.
S hortcuts
Mouse: Left click anywhere on the document area.
Keys: CTRL + SHIFT + A
Example
If this is the currently shown page (everything on it is selected):

After "Deselect All" command is executed, none of the contents of the document are selected for conversion.

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Deselect Last command (Edit menu)
Use this command to select the last selection of the active document for copy to clipboard or conversion operations.

S hortcuts
Keys: DEL

Example
If this is currently shown page (2 selections made on it - bottom one is former):

After "Deselect Last" command is executed, last selection is cleared, while all the other selections on the document
are unaffected.

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Edit menu commands
The Edit menu offers the following commands:

Copy Copy the selected portion of the active document and put it on the Clipboard
Copy As Image Copy the selected portion of the active document and save as an image
Select Page Range Use this command to automatically select the data over a specified page range
of the selected document.
Select All Pages Select the entire active document
Select All On Page Select the entire active page of a document
Deselect All Clear all selections made on the active document
Deselect Last Clear last selection made on the active document
OCR Options Select this item to enter the OCR Options sub-menus

Edit menu

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Select All On Page (Edit menu)
Use this command to select the entire page for copy to the clipboard or for conversion operations.

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + B

Example
Below is a page with no data selected:

After the Select All On Page command is executed, the contents of the whole page are selected and ready for
placement on the clipboard or for conversion.

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Select All Pages command (Edit menu)
Use this command to select the entire active document for copy to the clipboard or for conversion operations.

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + A

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Select Page Range command (Edit menu)
Use this command to automatically select the data over a specified page range of the selected document.

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + R

Example
When the Select Page Range option is selected, a dialog box as seen below is opened. Enter into the dialog box,
the pages of the document to be automatically selected.

After the designated pages of the document have been determined and entered into the dialog box above, the
designated pages will be selected as seen below:

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Excel Single Worksheet
The default for this menu item is pre-selected. Once selected, this item ensures that all data converted from a
single PDF document ends up on a single worksheet in Excel. If you decide to unselect this item, data from each
page of a PDF document will appear in a separate worksheet in Excel.

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Excel Output Alternatives with Able2Extract's - PDF to Excel Conversion Option
When undertaking a PDF to Excel conversion, you will be prompted with the following dialog box:

The above dialog box gives you two options for your PDF to Excel Conversion.

1. Automatic - The default conversion option into Excel is recommended for most conversions into
Excel. Under this conversion option, the software algorithm automatically determines the
positioning of the Excel columns. In most cases, this will result in perfect alignment within Excel.

In cases where the “Automatic” conversion results in column misalignments within Excel, the user
may want to choose the “Custom” conversion option. The “Custom” conversion option allows
the user to designate the columns prior to conversion to Excel.
2. Custom - This option allows the user to make a manual designation as to where the columns of
data will be created once converted into Excel. This designation is made visually by the user
prior to conversion to Excel.

The “Custom” option may be the most effective option in the following situations:
o The “Automatic” conversion results in the misalignment of data within Excel.
o The Document data being converted into Excel goes over multiple file pages. This works
well for report data that is standardized across many pages.
o The headers and footers of the document are causing misalignments within Excel
If the "Custom" option is selected, a grid will appear on the document that appears in the Able2Extract PDF viewer
based on the initial string selection (or randomly generated for a scanned/image PDF file):

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Each of the grid lines above can be adjusted using the right-mouse button. To remove a line, double-click the line
using the right-mouse button. To change the position of a line, right-click on the line, hold, and move it to its new
position. To add a line, right click on the appropriate empty space.
For multi-page reports, users may want to exclude the headers or footers from the table. This is controlled by the
horizontal lines at the top and bottom of the page - to move the horizontal lines, use the right-mouse button as
described above. The following shows how the horizontal lines can be moved to exclude the headers and footers
(note - even though the top horizontal line is below the headers, the first set of headers will always be retained):

The column structure generated in the "Custom" mode will run throughout the entire document. For different tables
within a document, the initial column structure may not be appropriate. For example, the following might occur if the
initial column structure for page one differed from page three:

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The above selection has been chosen by using the "Select Page Range...", but the above columns need to be
adjusted for this particular table (additional columns that may have been appropriate for the initial page may not be
appropriate for page 3 (in this case a few extra column lines need to be removed):

To generate Excel output for the above column structure (table on page three), simply click on the page and select

the data on this page and then press the icon. The following demonstrates the output that would be
generated from above selection in Excel (view is shrunk to show structure of Excel output):

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If the column structure used to convert this PDF document is a commonly used structure for PDF documents that
you receive, you can choose to save this column structure by selecting, "Save Custom Excel Template..." under the
File menu. This way, you can apply this column structure to a similar document in the future, without having to
readjust the columns each time.
You will note that the header is included at the top of the document, but headers and footers are excluded after the
first header. Separating the three page report are single Excel rows to indicate where the page breaks occur for the
user.

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1, 2, 3, 4 command (File menu)
Use the numbers and filenames listed at the bottom of the File menu to open the last four documents you
opened/closed. Choose the number that corresponds with the document you want to open. This is, in effect, a
shortcut for the File Open/Window 1, 2, ... commands.

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Close command (File menu)
Use this command to close all windows containing an active document. Since Able2Extract does not create new
documents and does not alter active documents, there is no danger of losing data if you exit without explicitly closing
them. You will therefore never be asked to "Save" documents.
You can also close a document by using the Close icon on the document's window.
Shortcuts
Keys: CTRL + W

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Convert to DXF/DWG command (File menu)
Note: available only for PDF documents.
Use this command to convert the selected portion of the active document to DXF/DWG format for drafting and design
purposes.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + G

Conversion

After the Convert to DXF/DWG option is selected or the icon is selected on the toolbar, you will have two
sets of options to select from - color palette and format

The above dialog box requires selections for color palette and file type.

1. Color Palette - Select the color palette based on your preferred color settings for AutoCAD and
also the color capabilities of the version of AutoCAD you are using. The "Standard" option for
color palette is typically black and white and is compatible with AutoCAD 2000 and later
versions. The "RGB" option for color palette uses the RGB (24-bit) AutoCAD palette
compatible with AutoCAD 2004 and later versions.
2. File Type - User can select either DXF or DWG format for the conversion output. AutoCAD
DXF is a drawing exchange format that provides some interoperatibility between AutoCAD and
other programs. DWG (Drawing) is a native format used by AutoCAD to store two and three
dimentional design data and metadata. The DWG format used is non-native and licensed from
the Open Design Alliance.
Notes:
- Each page of the source PDF will be converted to a separate file - eg. file Test.pdf, containing three pages,
converted to DXF would result in three files: Test_1.dxf, Test_2.dxf, and Test_3.dxf.
- Images from the original PDF are not converted - only vector graphics and text are converted
- Five layers are used in the converted documents - 0, B, H, P, and T.

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0 layer - standard AutoCAD layer
B layer (has the B label) additional white filled page-sized background rectangle — added to imitate the page
background (for the RGB conversion only)
H layer (has the H label) — for all filled shapes (hatches) from the original PDF
P layer (has the P label) — for all lines from the original PDF (AutoCAD term — polyline)
T layer (has the T label) — for all text patterns from the original PDF
Examples:
The following PDF file was converted into DXF format, for demonstration purposes. The Color Palette selected was
RGB:

Using the same file and format, but selecting the "Standard color palette option, the image will appear as follows:

Because the colors under the standard palette in the above example were converted to black, the filled shapes have
been converted to black spaces. To remove these spaces, you can turn off the H layer (filled shapes) in AutoCAD
and the document would appear as follows:

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Convert in Batch Conversion Mode (File menu)
Note: available only for PDF documents.
Use this command to convert the designate a series of PDF files for conversion into your desired output and
destination.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + V

Conversion

After the Batch Conversion option is selected or the icon is selected on the toolbar, you will be prompted to
select PDF files for batch conversion:

Click on the "Add files.." button to select PDF files for conversion. Once selected, they will appear in the main
dialogue box, indicating that they are in queue for conversion. If you accidentally include a file that you do not wish to
convert, you can click and highlight that file and then click the "Remove selected" button.
After all desired files for batch conversion have been added, an output folder can be changed or specified by clicking
on the "Browse..." button. All conversions will then be saved into this selected file. The final step is to select the
conversion output by using the "Convert to" dropdown menu - the output options are displayed below:

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After clicking "Convert" the files will appear in the designated Output folder.
Notes: The batch conversion functionality only allows for full file conversions - so you are not able to visually select
the portions of a PDF file. Also, the batch conversion will convert scanned PDF files as images - the OCR
functionality is not available for batch conversions.

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Convert to Excel command (File menu)
Use this command to convert the selected portion of the active document to a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + E

Conversion
After selecting the Covert to Excel command , you will be prompted with the following dialog box:

The above dialog box gives you two options for your PDF to Excel Conversion.

1. Automatic - The default conversion option into Excel is recommended for most conversions into
Excel. Under this conversion option, the software algorithm automatically determines the
positioning of the Excel columns. In most cases, this will result in perfect alignment within Excel.

In cases where the “Automatic” conversion results in column misalignments within Excel, the user
may want to choose the “Custom” conversion option. The “Custom” conversion option allows
the user to designate the columns prior to conversion to Excel.
2. Custom - This option allows the user to make a manual designation as to where the columns of
data will be created once converted into Excel. This designation is made visually by the user
prior to conversion to Excel.

The “Custom” option may be the most effective option in the following situations:
o The “Automatic” conversion results in the misalignment of data within Excel.
o The Document data being converted into Excel goes over multiple file pages. This is great
for report data that is standardized across many pages.
o The headers and footers of the document are causing misalignments within Excel
If the "Custom" option is selected, a grid will appear on the document that appears in the Able2Extract PDF viewer
based on the initial string selection (or randomly generated for a scanned/image PDF file):

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Each of the grid lines above can be adjusted using the right-mouse button. To remove a line, double-click the line
using the right-mouse button. To change the position of a line, right-click on the line, hold, and move it to its new
position. To add a line, right click on the appropriate empty space.
For multi-page reports, users may want to exclude the headers or footers from the table. This is controlled by the
horizontal lines at the top and bottom of the page - to move the horizontal lines, use the right-mouse button as
described above. The following shows how the horizontal lines can be moved to exclude the headers and footers
(note - even though the top horizontal line is below the headers, the first set of headers will always be retained):

The column structure generated in the "Custom" mode will run throughout the entire document. For different tables
within a document, the initial column structure may not be appropriate. For example, the following might occur if the
initial column structure for page one differed from page three:

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The above selection has been chosen by using the "Select Page Range...", but the above columns need to be
adjusted for this particular table (additional columns that may have been appropriate for the initial page may not be
appropriate for page 3 (in this case a few extra column lines need to be removed):

To generate Excel output for the above column structure (table on page three), simply click on the page and select

the data on this page and then press the icon. The following demonstrates the output that would be
generated from above selection in Excel (view is shrunk to show structure of Excel output):

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If the column structure used to convert this PDF document is a commonly used structure for PDF documents that
you receive, you can choose to save this column structure by selecting, "Save Custom Excel Template..." under the
File menu. This way, you can apply this column structure to a similar document in the future, without having to
readjust the columns each time.
You will note that the header is included at the top of the document, but headers and footers are excluded after the
first header. Separating the three page report are single Excel rows to indicate where the page breaks occur for the
user.

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Convert to Excel Special command (File menu)
Note: available only for PDF documents.
Use this command to convert the selected portion of the active document to a specific location within a designated
Microsoft Excel (.xls) document.

Conversion
After the Convert to Excel Special command option is selected in the File Menu, the following dialogue box will
appear:

Click the “Browse” button enter the Excel file name which you would like your PDF table selection to be converted to.
Once you have done so, click Next and the following dialogue box will appear:

This dialogue box notes the Excel worksheets that are available for that particular document. Choose the Excel
worksheet that you would like the PDF data selection entered into.
Once you have done so, click Next and the following dialogue box will appear:

This dialogue box asks for the Starting Cell for the user to input the column and row – ie. B3

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Click “Finish”, the conversion will then take place and the PDF data will be inputted into the designated Excel file.

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Convert to HTML command (File menu)
Use this command to convert the selected portion of the active document to an HTML (Hyper Text Markup Language)
file.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + H

Conversion

After the Convert to HTML option is select or the is selected on the toolbar, the following “Save As” dialog box
will appear:

Enter the file name which you would like the resulting HTML (.html) document to be called.
After having selected the file name, the conversion process will take place, Microsoft Internet Explorer will launch,
and the selected information in HTML will be able to be viewed in Internet Explorer.
Sam ple PDF to HTM L Conve rs ion
As a PDF:

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As an HTML:

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Convert to Images command (File menu)
Use this command to convert the selected page of an active document into an image format. This command is
designed to convert the whole PDF page into a single image - even if the selected area covers only a portion of the
PDF page, the entire page will be converted to a single image. If you only need to select a smaller image within a
PDF page to extract, use the Copy As Image command to do so.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + X

Conversion

After the Convert to Images option is select or the icon is selected on the toolbar, a dialogue will appear
providing for a variety of options regarding the extracted PDF page image:

De s tination Dire ctory


The Destination directory specifies the location where the image is to be saved. The default location is the same
location as the source document. However, if you wish to save it in another folder, such as My Documents, then you
can change the location by unchecking "Same as Source" and then by specifying the location by typing it into the
location box or by browsing through the folder list by clicking on "Browse".
Im age Form at
The Image Format section of the dialogue allows you to specify the image format that you would like to create. The
choices are: BMP, JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF - based on your requirements. You can also set the image quality for the
output file format. If you select "Create HTML Gallery", an HTML page will be created upon conversion, in addition to
the image created based on the selected file format. Multi-page image can be used to support images with GIF
animations. Finally, if desired, the selected page can be saved in Black and White.
Im age Scaling
There are two ways to specify how you would like to scale the image. You can choose to specify the Size, either the
height or width of the converted image in pixels. This could be handy if you the image must fit within a certain height
or width. You cannot select both a height and a width, because the output image will always retain the scaling of the
original source document.

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You can also choose to select the image scaling based on the DPI. A DPI of 100% will retain the original size of the
document. Other common DPI selections are provided for convenience - or a specific DPI percentage can be
entered if a specific DPI is required.

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Convert to Open Document command (File menu)
Note: available only for PDF documents.
Use this command to convert the selected portion of the active document to an Open Office document format -
Writer, Calc or Impress.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + Z

Conversion

After the Convert to Open Document option is selected or the icon is selected on the toolbar, you will have
the option for three types of PDF to Open document conversions -Writer (word processor), Calc (spreadsheet) or
Impress (presentation)

The above dialog box gives you three options for your PDF to Open Document Conversion.

1. Writer - This is the word processor included in the Open Office suite. Selecting Writer will allow
you to convert a PDF document into an editable Writer document - in Open Document Text
format.
2. Calc - This is the spreadsheet program included in the Open Office suite. Selecting Calc will
allow you to convert a PDF document into a formatted and editable Calc document in Open
Document Spreadsheet format.
3. Impress - This is the presentation program included in the Open Office suite. Selecting Impress
will allow you to convert a PDF document into a formatted and edtable Impress document in
Open Document Presentation format.
After selecting any of the above options, you will be prompted to save your document before the file launches - the
following example uses Calc, but the save dialog will appear for any of the three Open Office formats:

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For Writer, the output will appear as follows:

For Calc, the following spreadsheet would launch:

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Impress will launch the following presentation:

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Convert to Powerpoint command (File menu)
Note: available only for PDF documents.
Use this command to convert the selected portion of the active document to a Microsoft PowerPoint document.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + P

Conversion

After the Convert to Powerpoint option is select or the is selected on the toolbar, the following Save As dialog
box will appear:

Enter the file name which you would like the resulting PowerPoint (.ppt) document to be called.
After having selected the file name, the conversion process will take place, PowerPoint will launch, and the selected
information will be able to be viewed in the PowerPoint software program.

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Convert to Text command (File menu)
Use this command to convert the selected portion of an active document to a plain ASCII text file.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + T

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Convert to Word command (File menu)
Note: available only for PDF documents.
Use this command to convert the selected portion of the active document to a Microsoft Word.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + D

Conversion

After the Convert to Word option is selected or the icon is selected on the toolbar, you will have the option
for four types of PDF to Word conversions - Standard, Forms, Frames and Text Only. The following briefly explains
the pros and cons of the various conversion options:

The above dialog box gives you three options for your PDF to Word Conversion.

1. Standard - The default conversion option will retain background graphics, as a background
image in the converted output, and the textual layout using the layout of the original PDF
document for guidance. For most documents, this will provide the best looking output in a
format that is simple to edit. As such, it is the recommended format for most documents.
2. Forms - The Forms conversion option should only be used with a native PDF document that
contains PDF form elements. A PDF Form is a document that was created using PDF Form
creation software - a good example of a form element is a box on a PDF that you can type in.
The application will identify these form elements and notify you if the document you have selected
does not contain form elements within your selection. The conversion to Word will attempt to
retain the form elements and transpose them into the closest Word form elements that are
available. Note: The "Forms" conversion can only convert into a Word document, because the
form element output is native to Word and not available for RTF.
3. Frames - Selecting the Frames conversion option will result in the converted PDF to Word
output retaining the background graphics and layout of the selected pages and items, but with the
text appearing in individual text boxes in a new word document. This conversion is ideal for users
that prefer to work with text boxes which can be easily moved within a document. Under certain

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circumstances, because the text boxes are designed to correlate with the structural positioning of
the original PDF document, it may be possible to generate a more accurate layout than with the
Standard conversion selection option.
4. Text Only - The PDF to Word Text Only conversion option will only convert the text portions of
selected items. The text will appear as a standard paragraph without special formatting or text
boxes in a new word document. This conversion is most useful when preserving the look and
feel of the PDF in Word format is not important, but the user desires easy access to the text
information.
After selecting a PDF toWord conversion option, with the exception of the Forms conversion, which defaults to a
Word conversion, you will be presented with the following dialogue box concerning Word format or RTF format:

1. The Word Document selection in the above dialogue box will save the output as a *.doc format
and is the default selection. Choosing the Word Document selection will allow the end user to
edit and share the document in Word applications.
2. RTF Document – The *.rtf selection results in a document that is created as an RTF file, which is
an interchange format that is fully compatible with Word. Under certain circumstances, using an
RTF as the basis for the PDF to Word conversion process results in a much faster conversion
than converting directly into a Word document.
Note: One potential drawback for RTF conversions is that the file size may b ecome large and unwieldy for users using older
versions of Word – such as Word 97 or Word 2000. To control file size, these users may want to select "Word Document"
conversions and consider doing small batch conversions (of 3-5 pages), if conversion is slow, of a larger document directly into
Word – then use the ‘cut’ and ‘paste’ function to comb ine the portions into a single document. Unfortunately, there is no simple
solution for converting complex PDF documents for older versions of Word.

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Exit command (File menu)
Use this command to end your Able2Extract session. You can also use the Close command on the application
Control menu.

S hortcuts
Mouse: Double-click the application's Control menu button.
Keys: CTRL + Q

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Load Custom Excel Template (File menu).
Use this command to open a previously saved template and apply it to a document with the same structure, defined
by the template. Templates can be saved after using the "Custom" option after converting a selection from PDF to
Excel. The "Custom" option allows you to set up the column structure for a PDF document - this structure can then
be saved using the "Save Custom Excel Template" function, under the File menu.

S aving and Loading a Custom Template:


After the Custom conversion to Excel is selected, and the user has specified the column structure for the document,
the user can then opt to save that Custom Template by selecting this option under the file menu:

To Load this same template to a similar document, select the Load Custom Excel Template option from the File
menu:

Select the previously saved template, and it will be applied to the document as follows:

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File menu commands
The File menu offers the following commands:

Open... Open an existing document


Close Close the active document
Convert to Excel Convert selected portion of active document to EXCEL spreadsheet
Convert to Word Convert selected portion of active document to a WORD document
Convert to PowerPoint Convert selected portion of active document to a PowerPoint presentation
Convert to Open Document Convert selected portion of active document to Open Document Format
Convert to Html Convert selected portion of active document to HTML table
Convert to DXF/DWG Convert selected portion of active document to DXF/DWG (AutoCAD)
Convert to Text... Convert selected portion of active document to plain TEXT
Convert to Images Convert selected portion of active document into an Image format
Batch Conversion Convert in Batch Conversion mode
Load Custom Excel Template Load a previously saved Excel Template
Save Custom Excel Template Save an Excel Template that has been created using the EXCEL Custom
conversion
Convert to Excel Special Convert selected portion of active document to designated EXCEL spreadsheet
File 1, 2, ... Open a specified recent file
Exit Close all documents and quit Able2Extract

File menu

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Open command (File menu)
Use this command to open a PDF, XPS, HTML or Text document in a new window. You can have more than one
document open at a time. Use the Window menu to switch among the multiple open documents. See Window 1, 2,
... command.
Supported documents are those in PDF, XPS, HTML or ASCII/Unicode (Text) formats. Use "Files of type:" combo box
to choose between the various formats, or all of them.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + O

File Open dialog box

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Save Custom Excel Template (File menu).
Use this command to save a Template of a column structure that was created using the "Custom" feature available
for the PDF to Excel conversion feature.Using the PDF to Excel function, the "Custom" option allows you to set up the
column structure for a PDF document - this structure can then be saved using the "Save Custom Excel Template"
function, under the File menu.

S aving a Custom Template:


After the Custom conversion to Excel is selected, and the user has specified the column structure for the document,
the user can the opt to save that Custom Template by selecting this option under the file menu:

To Load this same template to a similar document, select the Load Custom Excel Template option from the File
menu:

Select the previously saved template, and it will be applied to the document as follows:

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Image-based Documents/Scanned Documents

How do I k now if m y docum e nt is a s canne d PDF?


There are two main types of PDF documents - those that are created electronically using PDF creation software and
those that are created from a scanner or other photo-imaging equipment. PDF creation software actually builds a
PDF document that has an internal structure, denoting characters, fonts and position - although the raw information
makes little sense to the human eye. A scanned PDF is basically just a flat image of a document - hence, scanning
a page of text results in a picture of words being represented on the screen. In order to take information from this
sort of scanned PDF, OCR technology is required so that each character can be optically recognized and then
represented. Click here to learn more about OCR. You can generally visually determine if a document is a scanned
document by enlarging the picture on your screen and looking closely at the text. A scanned image will appear to
have much poorer resolution, when looked at closely, than a created PDF document.
Do I have the ability to conve rt s canne d PDFs ?
Yes. Able2Extract Professional enables you to convert scanned PDF files. Most users of Able2Extract will probably
not need this functionality since most PDFs are generated and saved by computer applications. These created
PDFs that are generated and saved by a computer application can be handled by Able2Extract.
However, in cases where a user scans a paper document using a scanner and then saves it as a PDF, it is a
scanned PDF or an image PDF. In these cases, Able2Extract Professional is able to lift the textual information off
the PDF and make the conversion.

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About command (Help menu)
Use this command to display the copyright notice and version number of your copy of Able2Extract.

S hortcuts
Keys: F10 function key

About Able2Extract dialog box

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About Accumax CT command (Help menu)
Use this command to display the Accumax CT information.

S hortcuts
Keys: Ctrl + F10 function key

About Accumax CT dialog box

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Buy Now command (Help menu)
Interested in buying the full version license of Able2Extract Professional? Use this command in the help menu to be
directed to the Investintech.com website to license the Able2Extract Professional.

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Help menu commands
The Help menu offers the following commands, which provide you with assistance for Able2Extract:

Help Topics Lists the help topics available


Buy Now Allows trial users to purchase a license of the full product
Tell a friend Allows users to expose friends to Able2Extract
Quick Start Tips... Displays Quick Start Tips
Show Tip Balloons Displays Tip Balloons
About Accumax CT... Displays Accumax CT dialog
About Able2Extract... Displays Able2Extract product and copyright information

Help menu

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Quick Start Tips command (Help menu)
Use this command to display the Quick Start Tips for Able2Extract. The Quick Start Tips are intended to help
familiarize you with Able2Extract without the need to consult the help file.

S hortcuts
Keys: F2
Quick Start Tip 1: Ope ning Docum e nts

Quick Start Tip 2: Conve rting Data

Quick Start Tip 3: Se le ction

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Quick Start Tip 4: M axim izing Us e

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Tell A Friend command (Help menu)
Use this option to tell a colleague or friend about the Able2Extract Professional software. Click this option and you
will be directed to the Investintech website tell-a-friend page.

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Convert S canned PDF to Excel, Word, Powerpoint & More
Help File Index

S ection A - Investintech.com Inc. Company Information


Welcome Message
Our Address and Contact Information

S ection B - Product Information for Able2Extract Professional - The PDF to Excel Converter
Product Features
Able2Extract Professional's Conversion Options
System Requirements
License Agreement
The Able2Extract Professional Difference

S ection C - Help Resources for Able2Extract Professional - The PDF to Excel Converter
Tutorial - opening and converting documents with Able2Extract Professional- The PDF to Excel and More Converter
Selection - more about selecting portions of documents to convert
Troubleshooting and FAQ - Fixing common problems in Able2Extract Professional - The PDF to Excel and More
Converter
Image-based Documents/Scanned Documents
PDF to Word Conversion Options - Standard, Forms, Frames, Text Only
PDF to Excel Conversion Options - Automatic or Custom
PDF and OCR Document (Scanned PDF) Backgrounder
Speeding up the PDF to Excel Conversion

S ection D - Menus and Commands for Able2Extract Professional - The PDF to Excel Converter
File menu
Open...
Close
Convert to Excel
Convert to Word
Convert to PowerPoint
Convert to Open Document
Convert to Html
Convert to DXF/DWG
Convert to Text
Convert to Images
Batch Conversion
Load Custom Excel Template...
Save Custom Excel Template...
Convert to Excel Special
File 1, 2, ...
Exit

Edit menu
Copy
Copy As Image
Select Page Range
Select All Pages
Select All On Page
Deselect All
Deselect Last
OCR Options

Document menu
First Page
Previous Page
Next Page

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Last Page
Go To Page...

View menu
Zoom In
Zoom Out
Zoom To...
Actual Size (100%)
Fit Page
Fit Width
Rotate View
Excel Single Worksheet
Options...
Excel Fonts
Excel Spacing
Toolbar
Status Bar

Window menu
Cascade
Tile
Arrange Icons
Window 1, 2, ...

Help menu
Help Topics
Tell A Friend
Buy Now
Quick Start Tips...
Show Tip Balloons
About Accumax CT...
About Able2Extract...

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Options...
The "Options..." item under the View Menu will display the following Options dialog:

The Options dialog enables the end user to configure Able2Extract's output to account for different possible PDF
document structures. A brief description of each option is provided for below:

1. Auto-Spacing between words - Some PDF documents are created such that their internal
structure does not demarcate “spaces” between words, even though the viewable PDF page
does contain spaces between words. As such, the Accumax CT conversion engine automatically
adds spaces between document patterns (i.e. words) as a default setting.

In certain cases, such as the case of expanded text with Justify alignment, the Auto-Spacing
between words default can result in the insertion of extra spaces between words and poor
conversion results. In these cases, conversion results may improve if the Auto-Spacing between
words setting is deselected.

- This function works similarly to the Auto-Spacing be tw e e n


Auto-Spacing be tw e e n clos e num be rs
w ords function, except it focuses on patters that consist of numbers.
2. Eliminate Repeated Characters - Documents will occasionally have a line of repeated
characters, which may interfere with PDF conversion results. The Eliminate Repeated
Characters setting allows the user to replace commonly repeated characters, such as asterisks

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(more than 2, **) with the following: “ *** ”. This option should be utilized in documents where
the repeated characters are causing problems to the conversion output.
3. Retain Problematic Fonts Names from the PDF - In certain cases, a PDF document will
contain a variety of challenging fonts within a PDF. The default is for the application to try and
match the font to the closest available font in Word. In situations where the application is unable
to find a suitable font for replacement, selecting this option provides the user with the ability to
retain the font names from the PDF. By doing so, the user can then choose the fonts that they
think will work best and can result in a better conversion result.
4. Horizontal Gap between Patterns during Selection- A “Pattern” represents a collection of
character items, within the PDF source code, that our conversion engine has identified as a
particular unit – such as a number or text string (one or more characters close to each other).

This option allows you to change the minimal gap setting between patterns during the selection
and conversion process. Sometimes the actual distances or gaps between several different
patterns in a PDF document are too small – and they are treated as one pattern by our
conversion engine.

An error may occur for conversions when the standard Horizontal Gap setting between patterns
is larger than the actual gaps between patterns in a document. In such cases, the gap between
the two separate patterns is not recognized and the patterns are merged and placed into the same
column instead of placing them into two different columns within a table. A potential solution for
this issue is to reduce the Horizontal Gap to the “Smaller” or “Smallest” settings.
5. Page Margin Value - Use the Page Margin Value setting to change the size of the printable
margins for a Word document converted from a PDF document. The default Page Margin Value
is 0.00 inches – this is chosen because it provides the best positional output when converting a
document from PDF to Word.

Certain office printers cannot print the whole page area of a PDF – i.e. 0.00 inch margins on a
page will not print. If this is the case, the Page Margin Value allows you to set the printable
margins appropriate for your printer.

Tips: (a) For best results, select the smallest Page Margin Value that your printer will support;
(b) A Page Margin Value of 0.2 inches or 0.5 inches will generally work best on most printers
6. Graphics and Im age s M anage m e nt: The default setting for Graphics and Images Mangement is set
to Auto detect. The default scenario places all images in the background and place vector
graphics in the background. In certain circumstances, the user may wish to try and work with the
vector graphics - to do so, they can select Manul Setting and work with the following Options:

Place all Images in Background - This setting will place all images identified within a PDF
document onto the background, as a background image, in the converted Word document. By
default, Accumax CT adds images (such as JPG or BMP files) as MS Word pictures, so that
you can format each image separately or change/move their position within the document.

In certain cases dealing with “masked images”, the conversion into Word may not be properly
rendered based on our default setting. A “masked image” refers to the portion of a viewable
image on a PDF document that is cropped or “masked” out – and placed on a different
background. Because PDF documents may be multi-layered, the several backgrounds or layers
contained within a PDF document may cause problems in conversion output.

In certain other cases, attributable to an inappropriate Z-order (i.e. the order in which graphics
objects overlap each other) in the PDF source, images may also be incorrectly displayed – such

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as problems with image borders or disappearing images. In both of these cases, selecting this
option (q.e. placing all images from the page to the background image) may avoid problems in
the image display for the converted document.

Vector Graphics as Background Image - This option converts all PDF vector graphics
objects within a page into a background image. What are vector graphics? Generally, there are
two kinds of graphical objects in PDF documents– pixel-based images and vector graphic
images (consisting of lines andshapes).

Pixel-based images that are viewed in Word may result in varying resolution – if the image is
resized or redrawn, MS Word will attempt to add/remove pixels based on an algorithm. In most
cases, the result is a loss in image quality – for instance, thin lines might disappear under low
resolution.

Vector graphics, on the other hand, in PDF may be drawn at any resolution – which may result in
better conversion results upon conversion into Word. However, in some cases, the number of
vector objects comprising an image may be high, which may compromise the conversion for a
particular Word document.

In cases where the rendering of vector graphics poses problems in the display of the conversion
output, this option allows the user to display all vector graphics as a background image. By
doing so, it ensures the integrity of the vector graphic image – although the drawback is that the
vector image is not easily moved within the Word document.
7. Ke e p Hyphe ns from Original Docum e nt - The default setting is for the application to automatically
keep or delete hyphens based on their position within the paragraph - in some cases, the position
of the text in Word will vary from the original PDF document, so that a hypen that was originally
required to split a word is not required in the converted document. The user can opt to select the
Ke e p Hyphe ns from Original Docum e nt option to ensure that no hyphens are deleted.
8. Column (Newspaper) Paragraph Minimum Width - Many PDF documents are formatted
with column paragraphs, or newspaper-style paragraphs. To assist in the recognition and
conversion from PDF to Word for these types of paragraphs, the user can designate the
minimum width for column/newspaper paragraphs.

The Accumax CT conversion engine contains complex algorithms for differentiating between
table columns and paragraph columns – however, in some cases, it is very difficult for the engine
to distinguish between these two types of paragraph. The Column (Newspaper) Paragraph
Minimum Width setting allows users to improve conversion results by providing input regarding a
PDF document’s structure.

Example – If it is known that a given document does not have any column/newspaper paragraphs
with column widths of less than 3.00 inches, changing the Column (Newspaper) Paragraph
Minimum Width to 3.00 inches will prevent the Accumax CT engine from treating certain table
columns as column/newspaper paragraphs.

Notes:
 The Column (Newspaper) Paragraph Minimum Width setting should be b etween 1.00 and 3.00
inches
 The default for this setting is 1.35 inches
9. - In certain documents, dates may be automatically converted into a
Us e Te xt Form ats for Date s
numerical format in Excel. This may cause confusion or problems with the conversion output. To
preserve dates in the Text format, select this item on the option menu.

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10. Trailing M inus Sign (“ – ”) Tre atm e nt - In certain financial documents or reports, the minus sign
symbol trails to the right of the number that it is associated with (e.g. “4,560-” instead of “-
4,560”). Converting negative numbers where the minus sign trails to the right of the number may
cause the resulting conversion to Excel to place these numbers as text items, rather than number
items.

Use this option to move trailing minus signs from the end of the number to the beginning of the
number, to prevent such instances from being converted to textual items in Excel.

11. Re tain Dollar Sign ($) as Se parate Sym bol - Certain financial documents contain dollar signs - often at
the top or bottom of financial document. Unfortunately, sometimes the dollar sign ($) create
challenges in the way the program interprets column structure - as such, the default is to meld the
dollar sign into the same column as the number next to it. In certain cases, however, the user may
wish to retain the dollar sign in its separate column. To do so, select this option to retain such a
structure.
12. Europe an Contine ntal Se ttings (1.234.567,89 = 1 234 567.89) - In North America, the decimal point is a
period – which separates the integer portion of a number from the fractional portion – and the
thousand separator is a comma. In certain other countries, the reverse is true: a decimal comma
is used to separate the integer portion of a number from the fractional portion, and a period is
used as the thousand separator.

This option allows you to convert documents that adopt the decimal comma and “period”
thousand separators (referred to here as European continental settings) to Excel formatted
numbers correctly.
13. Enable 'Choos e Colum n Type ' dialog (Cus tom Exce l conve rs ion) - This option allows you to use Text
format for some columns in the Custom Excel conversion (q. e. for situations where manual
designation of columns will achieve the desired data output). It is also possible to skip some
columns completely where the information within those columns is extraneous. Columns can be
designated as: i) Default Format, ii) Text Format, or iii) Skip Column.
The 'Choose Column Type' dialog appears as follows:

14. Enable Table Unfolding (tre at row s as colum ns and vice ve rs a) - This option allows you to generate
output from a PDF in column structure to Excel in row structure or vice versa. For instance - if
your PDF document contains three columns of data, if this option is selected, the conversion of
these three columns will result in three rows. The first row will contain the data from the first

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column, the second row will contain data from the second column, etc.

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PDF and OCR Fact Sheet

Are all PDF docum e nts the s am e ?


NO. PDF documents can be created in a variety of ways. PDFs that are generated from an electronic source – such
as a Word document, a computer generated report, or spreadsheet data – have an internal structure that can be
read and interpreted. These “generated” PDF documents already contain characters that have an electronic
character designation. As such, conversion from such a PDF can rely on these electronic character designations
and provide reliable output.
PDF documents can also be created through the process of scanning a document into electronic format. What a
scanned document represents is really just a “picture” of the words contained within that document. In order to
convert a scanned document into an editable format, OCR software is required to analyze the “image” of each
character and match it to an electronic character-based file. Because of this, it is a much more difficult to ensure that
the character that is “recognized” by the OCR software is the character on the scanned document. The quality of
OCR output is affected by matters such as poor image quality of the scanned document, mixture of fonts used in the
scanned documents, and italicized and underlined fonts, which may blur the quality and shape of individual
characters.
What is OCR (Optical Characte r Re cognition)?
Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a visual recognition process that turns printed or written text into an
electronic character-based file. A document that is scanned and converted into a PDF document provides the basis
for which OCR software may interpret each character image on the PDF and assign it an electronic character-based
file that can then be entered into an editable format, such as a Text or Word document.
Given the proliferation of scan-to-PDF technology available today, Investintech’s OCR solutions focus only on the
conversion of already created scanned PDF documents. The quality of the OCR conversion process will largely
depend on the quality of the scanned image and the clarity of the characters of that image.
The OCR technology that drives Investintech’s OCR-enabled products is licensed from Nuance, Inc. – a global
leader in OCR-based technologies.

Nuance(r) OCR (c) 1994-2008 Nuance, Inc.

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OCR Options
Use this submenu to control whether or not to activate the OCR engine for a given selection and conversion:

Selecting "Perform Image-Based Conversion (OCR)" can be useful for PDF files that have been created
electronically, but that have damaged fonts or that otherwise convert very poorly. Under certain circumstances,
forcing an OCR conversion can provide results where previously a conversion may not have yielded any results.
In some cases, perhaps where a PDF contains mixed image and electronically-created PDF elements, the user
may wish to turn off the OCR engine in order to capture only the electronically-created PDF elements - which can
result in a much quicker conversion. These users would select the "No Image-Based Conversion (OCR)" option.

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Able2Extract Professional Product Features

Able2Extract features a PDF converter and advanced, proprietary data extraction technology. The following
information provides some more detail on Able2Extract’s most important features:
Able2Extract allows users to convert their data from one format to another and offers more than 10 different
conversion options in total. The following backgrounders provide additional information on Able2Extract’s two most
popular conversions features - PDF to Excel and PDF to Word:
PDF to Excel Conversion Backgrounder
Convert your PDF files into formatted Excel Spreadsheets!
Unlike many other products claiming to convert PDF to Excel, the Able2Extract PDF To Excel converter is much
more than just a PDF to Text converter claiming to convert PDF to Excel. Able2Extract is powered by Investintech’s
proprietary conversion algorithm, specifically designed to ensure that tabular data contained in PDF’s can be
seamlessly exported into fully formatted Excel spreadsheets for data analysis. In addition to Investintech’s
automated PDF to Excel conversion, Able2Extract has advanced user options that allows for the column structure of
a table to be customized.
Using Able2Extract’s automatic PDF to Excel conversion option, users can view and select the data they want to
convert in their PDF document, click on a single button and complete the conversion into Excel. Able2Extract’s
conversion algorithm provides excellent results for most tables – including financial statements and reports.
Able2Extract’s custom column selection option allows the end user to designate the column structure of a table –
this can be an ideal solution for uniquely formatted tables. In addition, the custom selection allows the user to
eliminate headers and footers for tables that span multiple pages – such as database generated reports – so that
the Excel output appears in the structure the user desires.
After the custom selection has been used to designate the column structure for a document, Able2Extract now has
the ability to save that column structure so that it can be used on other documents! This powerful new feature will
streamline the work process for professionals that regularly receive reports in a particular format. Able2Extract even
allows you to specify a particular Excel file that you would like to extract data into.
Able2Extract is a stand alone product that works independently of Adobe’s suite of products, such as Adobe Acrobat
Reader. The end result is PDF to Excel conversion quality that is second to no other product currently available on
the market today.
Key Features of Able2Extract’s PDF to Excel Converter:

 Convert PDF To Excel and retain the row/column structure of the PDF table in Excel.
 PDF To Excel converts PDF files into formatted excel spreadsheets quickly, with one touch of a
button.
 Control column structure of Excel table output using Custom selection options and eliminate
headers and footers for multiple page reports.
 Save column structures for commonly used reports to simplify your data conversion work
process.
 PDF To Excel conversion supports a variety of languages, including English, French, Spanish and
German, to name a few.
 PDF To Excel conversion can be done in GUI, batch and command line mode.
 Convert PDF To Excel and preserve your page layout. View all the PDF data in one Excel
workbook or, one Excel workbook per PDF page.
 PDF To Excel conversion feature of Able2Extract is not a plug-in. It does not require any
Adobe software product, such as acrobat, to view and convert the PDF.
 Specify the exact file where you would like to insert the selected data from the PDF document.
 PDF To Excel output supports most Windows and Office platforms -
98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2007
 PDF To Excel lets users select whether to replicate the font of the PDF or not.
 Our PDF viewer is included so you can see what you are converting from PDF to Excel!
PDF to Word Conversion Backgrounder
Preserve the look and feel of your PDF’s in Word!
Able2Extract’s PDF to Word conversion option lets users recover their PDF data quickly and transform it into editable
word documents with the single click of a button. The PDF to Word converter lets users take graphics and text from

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their PDF files and transfer it instantly into editable Word documents.
The PDF to Word conversion algorithm is proprietary to Investintech and was developed specifically for ensuring that
PDF data could be replicated in Word as closely as possible. PDF to Word conversion has never been so easy!
Key Features of Able2Extract’s PDF to Word Conversion:

 Convert PDF to Word and preserve the original layout of your PDF in an editable Word
document.
 PDF to Word conversion options available. The Standard PDF to Word conversion retains the
layout and structure of the PDF document so that it is easily editable. The Forms conversion
option should be used when the PDF document requiring conversion has form elements, which
need to be converted to form elements in Word. Able2Extract will attempt to match the PDF
form elements, to the equivalent Word form element. Choosing PDF to Word conversion using
Frames provides output that is generated in Frames in Word, which helps to retain the exact
positional structure of the original document. Finally, if the purpose of the PDF to Word
conversion is to pull draft language or information from reports, the Text Only option allows users
to select paragraphs and have them available in normally formatted Word documents for further
editing or integration into other documents.
 PDF to Word variety –convert PDF to Rich Text Format (RTF) or Word, it is up to you!
 PDF to Word Efficiency and Selectivity. Pinpoint selection ability. Since you can see what you
select, there is no need to transfer whole documents or even whole pages at a time. Take one line
of text if you want!
 PDF to Word conversion is processed at a very high speed.
 PDF to Word conversion size options – Convert the whole document, a range of pages, one
page or a portion of a page – it is your choice!
 PDF to Word output supports most Windows and Office platforms - 98/ME/NT/2000/XP/2007
 Our PDF viewer is included so you can see what you are converting from PDF to Word!
 Able2Extract now supports the XPS document format - so like PDF, Able2Extract can now
convert content from XPS files!

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Rotate View (View menu)
Select Rotate View to activate the Rotate View submenu, as below:

Selecting the "Clockwise" submenu item will rotate the document 90 degrees clockwise. Conversely, selecting the
"Counterclockwise" submenu item will rotate the document 90 degrees counterclockwise.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:

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Able2Extract Professional Selection Options
Note: The following description is for PDF and XPS documents only - all references to PDF documents should apply to XPS
documents as well. The HTML and Text file selection functions do not have the same selection functionality.
Able2Extract Professional offers selection features that differ depending on the type of PDF that is being converted.
The selection option is automatically set by Able2Extract Professional depending on which type of PDF document is
opened. Essentially, there are two different options:

1. "Column by Column" and "All Columns At Once" Selection (For Formatted PDFs):
These selection options are enabled when formatted and computer generated PDFs are being
converted (generally most PDFs will be in this format). Users select data from their PDF
documents by left clicking with their mouse and dragging their mouse over the area to be
selected..
2. "Specific" Selection (For Image Based and Scanned PDFs). This selection option is enabled
when imaged based and scanned PDFs are being converted. It allows users to select data from
their PDF documents by specifying the area to be converted by using mouse-based selection.
Using "Column by Column" S election:

 Documents with two tables side-by-side


For example, the following has 2 tables side-by-side on the same page. Selecting the whole page with "All Columns
At Once" will produce the results that, although correct, will not be organizationally ideal - the two tables will be
side-by-side in Excel.

However, by selecting the table of interest with "Column by Column" selection, we can convert only that table:

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 Side-by-Side Tables where selection of only Right-Hand Table is relevant
For example, the table below (on right) is side-by-side with (assuming) irrelevant tabular information on the left. In
such cases, "All Columns At Once" selection will, in general, give results that most users would regard
unsatisfactory.

But, with "Column by Column" selection we can eliminate the irrelevant parts of page and enable conversion of the
data we are interested in:

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More S election Examples
Page without any active selections on it:

S electing in “All Columns at Once” format

Select the following icon on the toolbar:


By using this icon, you will automatically select the entire width of the page. You can still select row by row but not
column by column.
Holding the left mouse button down, drag the mouse over the data you desire to select.

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S electing in “Column by Column” format

Select the following icon on the toolbar:


Using this icon gives you maximum control over the selection in PDF format. Using this selection feature, you are
allowed to select row-by-row and column-by-column. This works best when you only want to select certain columns
on the page, not all columns!
Holding the left mouse button down, drag the mouse over the columns or portions of the document to be selected.

Documents with tables that are surrounded by paragraphs or other irrelevant information
For example, the sample page below contains several tables - although only one of the tables is relevant or
required by the user. In such cases, a "Full Page" selection will, in general, give results that most users would
regard unsatisfactory.

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But, with Column-by-Column Selection we can eliminate the irrelevant parts of page and get perfect conversion of
the data we are interested as highlighted below:

Using "S pecific" S election:

 Selecting an area within a Scanned or Image PDF Document


Selection works differently for a scanned PDF - the ab ove-mentioned "Column b y Column" and "All Columns at Once" selection
options are not availab le. Instead, it is "Specific" selection which is area b ased - the mouse can be used to select a specific
"area" of a page - indicating which items are to b e converted using the internal OCR engine. The example b elow shows that the
other selection methods are not available as they are b oth unhighlighted.

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Selecting an area for a Scanned PDF will look more like a black b ox than with the actual text highlighted - this is because there
is no underlying textual information contained within the PDF for the selection feature to detect. The following is an example of
the area over a paragraph being selected for a scanned/image PDF.

Note: The following description is for PDF or XPS documents only. The HTML and Text file selection functions do not have the
same "Column b y Column" selection feature.

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Word Output Alternatives with Able2Extract's - PDF to Word Conversion Option
When undertaking a PDF to Word conversion, you will be prompted with the following dialog box. You will have the
option for four types of PDF to Word conversions - Standard, Forms, Frames and Text Only. The following briefly
explains the pros and cons of the various conversion options:

The above dialog box gives you three options for your PDF to Word Conversion.

1. Standard - The default conversion option will retain background graphics, as a background
image in the converted output, and the textual layout using the layout of the original PDF
document for guidance. For most documents, this will provide the best looking output in a
format that is simple to edit. As such, it is the recommended format for most documents.
2. Forms - The Forms conversion option should only be used with a native PDF document that
contains PDF form elements. A PDF Form is a document that was created using PDF Form
creation software - a good example of a form element is a box on a PDF that you can type in.
The application will identify these form elements and notify you if the document you have selected
does not contain form elements within your selection. The conversion to Word will attempt to
retain the form elements and transpose them into the closest Word form elements that are
available. Note: The "Forms" conversion can only convert into a Word document, because the
form element output is native to Word and not available for RTF.

3. Frames - Selecting the Frames conversion option will result in the converted PDF to Word
output retaining the background graphics and layout of the selected pages and items, but with the
text appearing in individual text boxes in a new word document. This conversion is ideal for users
that prefer to work with text boxes which can be easily moved within a document. Under certain
circumstances, because the text boxes are designed to correlate with the structural positioning of
the original PDF document, it may be possible to generate a more accurate layout than with the
Standard conversion selection option.
4. Text Only - The PDF to Word Text Only conversion option will only convert the text portions of
selected items. The text will appear as a standard paragraph without special formatting or text
boxes in a new word document. This conversion is most useful when preserving the look and
feel of the PDF in Word format is not important, but the user desires easy access to the text
information.
After selecting a PDF toWord conversion option, with the exception of the Forms conversion, which defaults to a
Word conversion, you will be presented with the following dialogue box concerning Word format or RTF format:

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1. The Word Document selection in the above dialogue box will save the output as a *.doc format
and is the default selection. Choosing the Word Document selection will allow the end user to
edit and share the document in Word applications.
2. RTF Document – The *.rtf selection results in a document that is created as an RTF file, which is
an interchange format that is fully compatible with Word. Under certain circumstances, using an
RTF as the basis for the PDF to Word conversion process results in a much faster conversion
than converting directly into a Word document.
Note: One potential drawback for RTF conversions is that the file size may b ecome large and unwieldy for users using older
versions of Word – such as Word 97 or Word 2000. To control file size, these users may want to select "Word Document"
conversions and consider doing small batch conversions (of 3-5 pages), if conversion is slow, of a larger document directly into
Word – then use the ‘cut’ and ‘paste’ function to comb ine the portions into a single document. Unfortunately, there is no simple
solution for converting complex PDF documents for older versions of Word.

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Able2Extract Product Specification
Product Name: Able2Extract (“A2E”)
Developer: Investintech.com Inc.
Version: 2.20
Release Date: September 2004
Source Formats: PDF, HTML, TXT
Destination Formats: Microsoft Excel, Word, HTML, TXT (Plain ASCII Text)

Minimum Software Requirements


Operating System: Windows 98, ME, Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP
Additional Software: Microsoft Office 2000, 2002/XP, 2003

Minimum Hardware Requirements


Processor: Intel Pentium processor, or equivalent
Hard Drive Space: 10MB of available hard-disk space
Memory: 64MB RAM
Monitor: VGA 16 color 640x480 screen resolution

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Speeding up the PDF to Excel Conversion with the Able2Extract PDF to Excel Conversion
Feature
Users may frequently encounter the need to convert PDF documents containing a large number of pages (eg.
500+). While the speed of Able2Extract's PDF to Excel conversion is very good, conversion will inevitably take a little
more time when a large number of pages are being processed.

Here are a few quick tips to speed up conversion:


1. Turn off the"Excel Fonts" Option in the Vie w M e nu
The Excel Fonts command turns on/off excel fonts for the to-Excel conversion. When turned on
(which is the default setting), this feature attempts to replicate the size, colour and type of font
from the PDF in Excel.

When turned off, the standard excel font is used. As such, Able2Extract spends less time
attempting to replicate the fonts found in the PDF document.
2. Turn off the "Excel Spacing" Option in the Vie w M e nu
The Excel Spacing command turns on/off the automatic spacing for the to-Excel conversion.
Turning this option off in addition to turning off the Excel Fonts will speed up conversion.
3. Exce l Spre ads he e t Lim itation
Prior to Excel 2007, Excel spreadsheets could contain only 65,000 rows. In cases of very large
PDF documents that require conversion from PDF to Excel, it is possible that the number of
rows in Excel could be exceeded. This may cause Excel to crash or freeze. In this case, it is
suggested that the to Excel conversion take place in two or three parts. This will ensure that the
65,000 row limit is not exceeded.

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Able2Extract - The PDF to Excel and More Converter - System Requirements
The following provides the system requirements for Investintech’s Able2Extract Professional. Able2Extract
Professional lets users recover their PDF data quickly by transforming it into formatted Excel spreadsheets, editable
word documents and more with the single click of a button.
Minimum Software Requirements
Operating System: Windows 98, ME, Windows NT 4.0, 2000, XP, Vista
Additional Software: Microsoft Office 2000, 2002/XP, 2007
Minimum Hardware Requirements
Processor: Intel Pentium processor, or equivalent
Hard Drive Space: 40MB of available hard-disk space
Memory: 512MB RAM
Monitor: VGA 16 color 640x480 screen resolution

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Troubleshooting
Problem S olution
No documents in any format will (1) Ensure that A2E is installed correctly on your computer. Try re-installing A2E.
show in A2E.
(2) If the problem persists, please send us a detailed email to
techsupport@investintech.com describing your problem and we will work to
solve it with you.
I am receiving a message that saysCertain PDF documents are protected or encrypted by the creator of the PDF file.
“PDF_EXCEPTION_ ENCRYPTED” Currently, A2E does not decrypt these types of documents. Therefore, they
cannot be viewed or converted using A2E.
Certain portions of the PDF In rare situations this will occur due to the fact that A2E may not support certain
document I’ve opened in A2E show very limited fonts. Regardless that the data cannot be viewed in A2E's PDF
unrecognizable characters. viewer, the proper data is often recognized by A2E and can be converted into the
destination formats. Thus, if you select the data that does not make sense and
convert into Excel, HMTL or Text, the proper data will convert and show in those
formats.
All images in my converted Graphics are saved to the background as a default setting in order to best
document are saved as one large preserve the original PDF document page layout. You can change these
background image and I am unablesettings using the graphics handling options available in the Options dialog
to move them independently. under the “View” menu – this may allow you to move individual images
independent of the background.
I have another type of problem with Please feel free to contact us at: techsupport@investintech.com and we will
A2E that is not described in this work to remedy the situation as quickly as possible.
troubleshooting section.

Frequently Asked Questions


The following is a resource for our customers that answers our most frequent product questions for Investintech's
products - Able2Extract and Able2Doc. The resource is broken into a variety of categories:

1.0 General Questions


M y te ch s upport ques tion is ve ry urge nt. How can I ge t it ans w e re d fas te r?
Unlike many other companies, we appreciate the feedback, the ideas and the tech support queries we receive. We
respond to all queries we receive and we do our best to resolve any problems related to our products.
To get the fastest possible response/resolution to your issue from us, do the following:
(a) Briefly describe your problem in the body of your e-mail.
(b) Attach the problematic source file (in most cases the PDF document). We make this request solely for problem
solving purposes. We do not look at the document’s contents and we will not share your file with any third parties.
Furthermore, we will destroy your document when we are done with it.
(c) Send the above to techsupport@investintech.com
You can also call our tech support line at (416) 920-2539 during regular business hours (M-F 9am-6pm Eastern
Standard Time)

2.0 PIN Related Issues


M y PIN num be r doe s not w ork w he n I e nte r it. I ge t the m e s s age : “Invalid PIN num be r”?
The two most common problems for this issue are the following:

1. You may have downloaded and tried one product but purchased a PIN for another. To solve
this problem, simply ensure that the PIN you purchased is for the product you downloaded and
tried before you purchased.
2. A second common cause is that the demo version of the product you downloaded from our
website is a slightly older version and therefore does not work with the PIN number you received
(periodically we make small fixes to our products and then post them online). As such, we
recommend you remove the demo version of the application from your computer and download
the most recent version from our website.
You can download the most recent version of Able2Extract v.6.0 by clicking here:
http://www.investintech.com/download/InstallAble2Extract.exe
You can download the most recent version of Able2Extract Professional by clicking here:

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http://www.investintech.com/download/InstallAble2ExtractPro.exe
You can download the most recent version of Able2Doc v.5.0 by clicking here:
http://www.investintech.com/download/InstallAble2Doc.exe
You can download the most recent version of Able2Doc Professional by clicking here:
http://www.investintech.com/download/InstallAble2DocPro.exe
When prompted after installation, enter the PIN you received and the invalid PIN problem should be resolved.
If the above does not solve your problem, please email techsupport@investintech.com and we will get it working for
you.
I jus t licens e d one of your products and all I rece ive d w as a PIN num be r. What do I do now ?
When you purchase our products online, you will receive a 12-digit PIN number. This PIN number will entitle you to
activate the full version of the product you purchased. The PIN number shows up on the screen after your
transaction has been confirmed and it is also included in the confirmation receipt you receive by email.
In order to activate the full version of the product you purchased, you will need to input this PIN number into the
demo version you downloaded online.
You can download the most recent version of Able2Extract v.6.0 by clicking here:
http://www.investintech.com/download/InstallAble2Extract.exe
You can download the most recent version of Able2Extract Professional by clicking here:
http://www.investintech.com/download/InstallAble2ExtractPro.exe
You can download the most recent version of Able2Doc v.5.0 by clicking here:
http://www.investintech.com/download/InstallAble2Doc.exe
You can download the most recent version of Able2Doc Professional by clicking here:
http://www.investintech.com/download/InstallAble2DocPro.exe
When prompted after installation, enter the PIN you received upon purchase.

4.0 Conversion Related Issues


I conve rte d m y PDF docum e nt to Word but the font in the Word docum e nt diffe rs from the PDF fonts . How can I
m ak e it produce a font s im ilar to the one in the PDF?
Unfortunately, our products cannot always replicate the fonts shown in a PDF document. This is most often the
case where the font in the PDF file is embedded. Embedded fonts can not be perfectly extracted since most
embedded font formats used in PDF are not recognized by Word and also because using such fonts could
constitute copyright infringement due to their proprietary nature.
As such, Word will try to find the best possible match from the fonts available on your computer, or if no match is
possible at all, it will default to Times New Roman.
The best solution is therefore to allow the conversion to occur and then to select the document text and change the
font manually (from the list of available fonts in Word) to the one that is most aesthetically pleasing to you.
I us e d your product to conve rt a PDF file to Word us ing Office 2003. All w e nt w e ll until I gave the conve rte d file to a
co-w ork e r w ho has Office 2000. The output m y co-w ork e r s aw look s lik e pos ts cript output. Whe n I vie w it in
Office 2003 it looks gre at. What is the proble m ?
The problem here is that users with Office 2003 will create Word 2003 (XML) files. Word 2003 files are NOT
compatible with previous versions of Word. In other words, old Word versions cannot directly open them.
The solution here is a simple one: as soon as the file is converted, go to “Save As…” and in file format choose
“Word Document” instead of default “XML Document”. Word will the save the file as an ordinary Word file that can be
viewed by users with older versions of Word.

4.0 Error Messages


I am re ce iving the e rror m e s s age "param e te r is incorre ct" w he n ope ning a PDF file . How can I fix this?
The most common cause of this error is that the source PDF file may be damaged. To fix this problem, try returning
to where you got the PDF document and try re-downloading the document or regenerating it.
If you cannot do so or doing this does not solve the problem, please send us an email with the file attached to
techsupport@investintech.com and we will try to determine the cause and see if it can be repaired.
I k e e p ge tting the e rror m e s s age “unable to launch M icros oft Word”. I have re s tarte d m y com pute r and I am s till
ge tting the s am e m e s s age .
The cause of this is error is that Microsoft Word is not completely installed on your computer.

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In order to rectify this problem, follow these simple steps:

1. Click on the "Start" menu in Windows


2. Click on "Run..."
3. Type exactly the following in the textbox: ”winword /regserver"
4. Press "OK"
5. Wait for few seconds until Word completes running
6. Restart your computer and try A2E/A2D conversion again.
If the above does not work, you can also try to manually open Word prior to undertaking the conversion with
Able2Extract or Able2Doc.
With Able2Doc or Able2Extract, you can also attempt the PDF-to-Word RTF conversion. This will work even if your
computer has no Word installed.
I k e e p ge tting the e rror m e s s age “Could not Launch M icros oft Exce l -Try a fe w s e conds Late r or re s tart your
com pute r.”
The cause of this is error is that Microsoft Excel is not completely installed on your computer.
In order to rectify this problem, follow these simple steps:

1. Click on the "Start" menu in Windows


2. Click on "Run..."
3. Type exactly the following in the textbox: ”excel /regserver"
4. Press "OK"
5. Wait for few seconds until Excel completes running
6. Restart your computer and try the Able2Extract conversion again.
If the above does not work, you can also try to manually open Excel prior to undertaking the conversion with
Able2Extract.
Fatal inte rnal e rror #16
This error is very rare and should never occur. If you are receiving this error, please send us an email with the file
attached to techsupport@investintech.com
I am ge tting the m e s s age “Fatal Inte rnal Error #24”
This error indicates that the conversion to Excel has started but somewhere along the way it hit a snag with Excel.
One possible error may be how big the selection is that is being converted. Excel spreadsheets have a 65,000
thousand row limit. As such more than 100-200 pages should not be converted into a single workbook at a time.
This will ensure that the conversion limit is not reached.
If you are receiving this error, please feel free to send us an email with the file attached to
techsupport@investintech.com

5.0 Product Capability Questions


How can I e xtract te xt from a PDF using vb.net
Investintech has PDF-to-Text extraction available as a Windows DLL. The Windows DLL can be called from Visual
Basic.
If you would like to know more, we can send out a demo/test version of the Investintech SDK that includes this DLL
and a simple Visual Basic example of how to use it.
Please email sales@investintech.com for more details
Do you have a com m and line ve rs ion of Able 2Extract and Able 2Doc that could be us e d on a w e b s e rve r to
dynam ically convert file s ?
For the application described above, it would probably be most appropriate to use the DLL version of Investintech’s
conversion technology. Investintech also has a command line version, which is most appropriate for shell
(command line) scripting than for integration into web server system.
Do Able 2Extract and Able 2Doc have a ve rs ion that w ork s in a batch/unatte nde d m ode ?
Both Able2Extract and Able2Doc have batch solutions available . It is in the form of a command line program. In
this mode, users give the name of a source PDF file and the name of the destination Excel file. The rest is then
done automatically.
This version is not currently available for download on the Internet.

6.0 Excel Related Issues


On your PDF to Exce l conve rs ion capability - can you convert colour-coding w ithin re ports and the colour ke ys to

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Exce l?
Yes. As an example, in a conversion from PDF to Excel, the red letters in a PDF would be converted to red in Excel,
green to green etc. The only exception is white, or almost white letters in PDF - they are converted to black; since
white-on-white is not visible and people can be confused with such a conversion.
I have a PDF file w ith very long num be rs in it. For e xam ple , the num be r as it appears in one colum n is :
447787574382. How e ve r, w he n conve rte d to Exce l, the num be r that appe ars in the Exce l ce ll is : .47788+11. What is
the proble m he re ?
This is simply default Excel behaviour. Numbers that are very long (such as 447787574382) are represented in
exponential notation.
The solution to this is to: do the conversion, then select ALL the numbers from number column and then right click
on them and choose “Format Cells” option. Then instead of “General” choose “Number” and set number of decimal
places to 0.

7.0 Product Limitation Questions


I us e d the Able 2Extract de m o on a PDF file and I unde rs tand that e ve ry 8th ce ll w ould be conve rte d to DEM O's .
How e ve r, the output re s ults s how that certain ce lls are cons is te ntly re place d w ith DEM O's . I trie d s e le cting from
diffe re nt s tarting points on the PDF docum e nt and se le cting just the 3 pie ce s of data (ce lls ) by the m s e lve s , but
the y s till appe are d as DEM O's in all the convers ions to e xce l. Is this an inability to read the data and if so, is the re a
w ork around?
No, this is not an inability to read the data. "Every 8th cell" is meant to mean that the cells on the page are
numbered from first to last. They are then are stored internally and every 8th cell is DEMOed out.
PDF is not a sequential document format... that is, for example, table cells can be added row-by-row or
column-by-column or any other order (or no order whatsoever). So that is why sometimes "every 8th cell" does not
look exactly as every 8th to human user - but if you count the number of cells and then count the number of DEMOed
out cells - you will see that the ratio is 1:8 for the page as a whole.
The Selection makes no difference. Cells are numbered based on their page position, not their position in a
selected part of the document.
Portions of s m all graphics contained in m y PDF docum e nt do not convert and I am not able to highlight the s e
portions individually e ithe r. While the y appear fine w he n ope ne d in your s oftw are , the y w on’t conve rt into w ord.
The graphics in your file consist of many very small bitmap images. Able2Extract and Able2Doc ignore bitmap
images that are very small and are below certain dimensions - it does not convert them to Word. The reason for this
is that Word works very poorly (crashes etc) when it is overloaded with huge number of images on a single page. So
we really had no choice than to do this – Word can’t consume so many images at one time.
I have a PDF file that is ove r 9 m e gabyte s in s ize and is approxim ate ly 1100 pages long. The program w as not able
to com ple te ope ning the file and had to be clos e d from tas k m anage r as it w as cle arly "not re s ponding". Are you
aw are of a PDF file s ize lim itation w ith your products ?
Our products are specially designed to work with extra-large PDF files. For example, we have successfully opened
and converted a 500MB PDF file.
The cause of this non-response may be system or memory related. Older computers with less virtual memory may
have a more difficult time opening and converting a very large PDF file.
We are always very interested to receive files that do not work with Able2Extract or Able2Doc. As such, please feel
free to send us an email with the file attached to techsupport@investintech.com

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Able2Extract (A2E) tutorial
Able2Extract allows users to open, view, and convert data from PDF, XPS, HTML and Text documents. Users are
then able to select the desired portion of the specified document and convert that portion of the data into a formatted
Microsoft Excel spreadsheet, Microsoft Word, HTML or plain text format files.

S tarting Able2Extract
Click on the Able2Extract icon.

The start-up screen will then show for a moment:

When the start-up screen automatically closes, the main window of Able2Extract will open, as seen below:

Opening a document
Select the Open... command from the File menu.

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Able2Extract will show the Open dialogue. All supported documents in the active directory will be listed. Select the
file you wish to open and type or click on its name.

Able2Extract will open the selected file in the new document window.

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Use the scroll bar to find the section(s) of the document you are interested in viewing or converting.

S electing portions of a document for conversion


Se le cting the Entire Docum e nt: Choose the Select All command from the Edit menu. Note: This is not
recommended for large documents, since converting the whole document can take considerable time.
Se le cting one portion of the docum e nt: Left click the mouse button beginning at the position from which you want to
select text. Drag the mouse pointer (while still holding left button pressed!) over the portion of text that you want to
select. Once you have made the desired selection, release the left mouse button.

Se le cting one colum n of a docum e nt: Able2Extract’s selection feature allows the user to select single
columns using its selection feature. Simply drag the mouse pointer (while still holding the left button pressed) over
the column that you wish to select. Once you have made the desired selection, release the left mouse button.
Se le cting m ultiple s e ctions of a docum e nt: Select the first portion of text as above. Additional selections are made
by pressing the CTRL key on the keyboard and repeating the selection process as described above (CTRL key has
to be pressed when left button is clicked, CTRL then can be released while left button is remains clicked until
selection is done).
After completing the selection, the Able2Extract window will look similar to the following:

Converting PDF and Text files to other formats


Once the desired data is selected from a PDF, XPS, HTML or Text file, you have the option of converting the data into
Microsoft Excel, Word, HTML or ASCII text formats. To do so, follow the directions below:

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1. For conversion to Microsoft Excel: Press on the toolbar. Next, the following dialogue box
box will appear and give you the option for an "Automatic" or "Custom" conversion

Note: Please refer to the material under "Menus and Commands → Convert to Excel command
(File menu)" for greater details concerning this function. For conversion to Microsoft Word:

Press on the toolbar.


2. Next, the following dialogue box will appear and give you the option for a "Standard", "Forms",
"Frames" or "Text Only" conversion:

Note: Please refer to the material under "Menus and Commands → Convert to Word command (File menu)" for greater
details concerning this function.

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3. For conversion to HTML use on the toolbar.

4. For conversion to plain text use on the toolbar.


Re s ult of convers ion to Exce l:

Re s ult of convers ion to Word:

Re s ult of convers ion to Pow e rPoint:

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Sam ple re s ult of convers ion to HTM L (te xt file ope ne d in Inte rne t Explore r):

Sample result of conversion to text (text file opened in Windows Notepad):

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Upgrading to Able2Extract Professional
Able2Extract v.6.0 and Able2Extract Professional have all the same features, save for one primary difference -
Able2Extract Professional has the ability to convert scanned PDF documents.
Should you encounter a message in a document while using Able2Extract v.6.0 that states, “This page has NO
Textual Information” – the document you have opened is either a scanned document or a PDF created by software
that has incorporated an “image” in its creation. Unfortunately, Able2Extract v.6.0 does not have the feature that
converts scanned PDF documents or documents that contain text within images.
In order to convert these types of images, the document must be analyzed optically on a character-by-character
basis. This can be done using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology. Due to high demand for this
technology, Investintech has created a Professional version of Able2Extract that can support scanned documents
and images. Click here to learn more about PDF and OCR.
If you would like a free trial of Ab le2Extract Professional version, in order to convert scanned documents or images
with text, please evaluate the product at the following link to download and install it:
Click here to download Able2Extract Professional
Once you have evaluated the product, and experimented with the capabilities and limitations of OCR-based
conversions, and would like to license Able2Extract Professional or an upgrade (if you have already licensed
Able2Extract 6.0), please click on the following link:
Click here to Upgrade to Able2Extract Professional from Able2Extract 6.0 (for current licensee's of
Able2Extract 6.0)
Click here to License Able2Extract Professional (for those that have not licensed Able2Extract 6.0)

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Help Topics command (Help menu)
Use this command to open the help file for Able2Extract. The first page shown is the Index page.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: F1

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Excel Fonts command (View menu)
Use this command to turn on/off excel fonts for the to-Excel conversion. When turned on (which is the default
setting), this feature attempts to replicate the size, colour and type of font from the PDF in Excel. When turned off, the
standard excel font is used.

S hortcuts
Keys: F6

Example
The same document and the same selection are converted in both Excel windows.
The view with Excel fonts turned on (default setting):

The view with Excel Fonts turned off:

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Excel Spacing command (View menu)
Use this command to turn on/off automatic spacing for to-Excel conversion. You can experiment with this option in
order to product the most desirable result on each particular document.

S hortcuts
Keys: F7

Example
The same document and the same selection are converted in both Excel windows.
With Excel spacing turned off (default setting):

With Excel spacing tuned on:

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Fit Page command (View menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.

Use this command to fit the document the length of the viewer.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:

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Fit Width command (View menu)
Note: available only for PDF and XPS documents.
Use this command to fit the document the width of the viewer.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:

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View menu commands
The View menu offers the following commands:

Zoom In View the active document closer up


Zoom Out View the active document further out
Zoom To... Select the size at which to view the active document
Actual Size (100%) View the document at the standard size intended
Fit Page Fits the document the length of the viewer
Fit Width Fits the document the width of the viewer
Rotate View Activates Rotate View submenu
Options... Displays the Options dialog
Excel Single Worksheet Specifies data generation in a single Excel worksheet, or a separate Excel
worksheet for each PDF page
Excel Fonts Turns on and off special fonts in Excel
Excel Spacing Turns on and off automatic Excel column spacing
Toolbar Shows or hides the toolbar
Status Bar Shows or hides the status bar

View menu

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Status Bar command (View menu)
Use this command to display or hide the Status Bar. The Status Bar describes the action to be executed by the
selected menu item or depressed toolbar button, and keyboard latch state. A check mark appears next to the menu
item when the Status Bar is displayed.

S hortcuts
Keys: F9

S tatus Bar

The status bar is displayed at the bottom of the Able2Extract application window.
The left area of the status bar describes actions of menu items as you use the arrow keys to navigate through
menus. Similarly this area shows messages that describe the actions of the toolbar buttons as you depress them,
before releasing them. If, after viewing the description of the toolbar button command, you wish not to execute the
command, then release the mouse button while the pointer is off the toolbar button.
The right areas of the status bar indicates which of the following keys are latched down:

Indicator Description
CAP - The Caps Lock key is latched down.
NUM - The Num Lock key is latched down.
SCRL - The Scroll Lock key is latched down.

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Toolbar command (View menu)
Use this command to display and hide the Toolbar, which includes buttons for some of the most common
commands in Able2Extract, such as File Open. A tool tip, a short explanation of the command, appears next to the
toolbar items when the mouse is pointed on it.

S hortcuts
Keys: F8

Complete toolbar

Toolbar-available commands
Toolbar Icon Explanation
First Row

Allows the user to find and open the desired document

Enables data to be selected on a full-page width basis that can then be converted.
and
Enables data to be selected on a column-by-column or section-by-section basis that can
then be converted.
and
Enables the selection of a portion of the active document to be saved to the Clipboard as
an image.

Once desired data is selected, this icon converts it to Excel.

Once desired data is selected, this icon converts it to Word.

Once desired data is selected, this icon converts it to Powerpoint.

Once desired data is selected, this icon converts it to an Open Office format.

Once desired data is selected, this icon converts it to HTML.

Once desired data is selected, this icon converts it to DXF/DWG (AutoCAD).

Once desired data is selected, this icon converts it to Text.

Once selected, this icon converts the selection into an image format.

Enables the Batch Conversion functionality.

Allows the selected text to be copied to the Clipboard.

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Lets the user go directly to the first page of the active document.

Enables the user to go back to the previous page of the document.

Enables the user Go to the next page of the document.

Lets the user go directly to the last page of the document.

Allows the user to select the desired page of the document.

Provides help and troubleshooting topics.

S econd Row

Lets the user return the active document to the normal view.

Use this command to fit the document the length of the viewer.

Use this command to fit the document the width of the viewer.

Allows for a closer view of the active document.

Use this to self determine the size you want for the active document.

Allows for a further out view of the active document.

Rotates the document 90 degrees clockwise.

Rotates the document 90 degrees counterclockwise.

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Actual Size (100%) command (View menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.
Use this command to view the active document at the standard size.

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + S

Toolbar:

Example
This is how the document looks when opened and viewed at the actual size (100%):

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Zoom In command (View menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.

Use this command to view the active document closer up.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + Plus sign

Example
Below is an example of the Window with normal view:

Below is the view of the document after executing the Zoom In command twice...

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Zoom Max command (View menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF documents.
Use this command to view the active document at maximum size (400% of normal size).

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + X

Example
This is view of the document when initially opened:.

This is the view of the document after executing the Zoom Max command:.

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Zoom Min command (View menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF documents.

Use this command to view the ctive document at minimum size (10% of normal size).

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + Z

Example
This is how the document looks when initially opened:

This is how the document looks after Zoom Min command is executed:

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Zoom Out command (View menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.
Use this command to view the active document further out.

S hortcuts

Toolbar:
Keys: CTRL + Minus sign

Example
If the current view of the document is set as follows :

This is how the document will look after executing the zoom out command once:

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Zoom To command (View menu)
Note: availab le only for PDF and XPS documents.

Use this command to open a "Zoom To" dialog box. This allows you to select the exact size at which to view active
document.

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + M

Zoom To dialog box

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1, 2, ... command (Window menu)
Able2Extract displays a list of currently opened document windows at the bottom of the Window menu. A check
mark appears in front of the document name of the active window. Choose a document from this list to make its
window active.

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Arrange Icons command (Window menu)
Use this command to arrange the icons for minimized windows at the bottom of the main window. If there is an
open document window at the bottom of the main window, then some or all of the icons may not be visible because
they will be underneath this document window.

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + SHIFT + I

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Cascade command (Window menu)
Use this command to arrange multiple opened windows in an overlapped fashion.

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + SHIFT + J

Example
If this is how the document windows look...

After the Cascade command is executed, the documents are organized in an overlapped fashion.

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Window menu commands
The Window menu offers the following commands, which enable you to arrange multiple views of multiple
documents in the application window:

Cascade Arrange windows so they overlap


Tile Arrange windows as non-overlapping tiles
Arrange Icons Arrange icons at the bottom of the window
Window 1, 2, ... Goes to specified window.

Window menu

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Tile command (Window menu)
Use this command to arrange multiple opened windows in a non-overlapped fashion.

S hortcuts
Keys: CTRL + SHIFT + K

Example
If this is how document windows look...

After the Tile command is executed, the documents are organized in a non-overlapped fashion.

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