We have a number of PDF converter tools in Linux. One of them is Investintech Able2Extract PDF Converter. Able2Extract main features are convert a PDF document into editable format such as ODF (ODT and all) or Microsoft Office (DOCX and all). Able2Extract can also convert a PDF into AutoCAD (DWG, DXF) and HTML. I use Able2Extract free trial version here. The official Able2Extract page is here.



Minimum Requirement


 

  • OS: at least Fedora 20 or Ubuntu 13.10 32-bit
  • RAM: 512 MB
  • Hard Drive Space: at least 200 MB
  • Monitor: 1366 x 768 screen resolution

Download Able2Extract



Download the DEB package in http://www.investintech.com/prod_downloadsa2e.htm. You can download RPM package too for Fedora. The free trial period is 7 days and it is limited to 3 pages per document to convert.



How To Install Able2Extract


 
  • Open your file manager.
  • Open your Download folder where you save the package.
  • Right-click on the package file InstallAble2Extract.deb > Open With > Ubuntu Software Center.
  • Click Install button. Let USC install it.

Run Able2Extract



Open Able2Extract from Ubuntu menu.



Able2Extract window appearance will be like this.



Convert PDF to ODT



To convert a PDF to ODT (or ODS or ODP), follow these instructions.
  1. Open a PDF file.
  2. Click All button on tool bar. It will select all parts of your PDF document. You must do this first.
  3. Click OpenOffice button on tool bar.
  4. Select ODT format.
  5. Let Able2Extract to process your document. In this trial version, I get 3 pages result per document conversion.




Convert PDF to HTML


To convert PDF to HTML, follow these instructions.
  1. Open a PDF first.
  2. Click All button on tool bar.
  3. Click HTML button on tool bar. Let Able2Extract to process it.

Convert PDF to DOCX


One of main features of Able2Extract is converting into Microsoft Office formats. Including DOCX, of course.
  1. Open a PDF.
  2. Click All button on tool bar.
  3. Click Word button on tool bar. Let Able2Extract to process it.

Batch Conversion


Able2Extract can also do batch conversion (convert many PDF to a certain format). Click Batch button on tool bar, open some PDF documents, then select output format (e.g. OpenOffice ODT), then type the captcha (strange enough, but okay), then click Convert. Wait until finish.


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