All PDF Converter Review
Scenario 1: You have received a PDF and you have to fill in the form fields and return it. If you don't have the full version of Acrobat, or cannot afford it, then you have to print it out, write in your answers and scan it to send it back.
Scenario 2: You get a multi-page PDF to put on a website and you then get told there is an error in it and you have to correct it, and the person who sent it to you no longer has the original Word doc. This has happened to me!
So you have a couple of choices, fork out for Acrobat, or use one of the online pdf converter sites, but what if your document contains confidential information, bank details etc? How happy are you to send these to a converter website even if they state your files are not stored? Must admit I'm not willing to do that.
So, what can you do, you can't afford Acrobat and don't want to risk sharing your confidential info. Well, there is a third option now, All PDF Converter. Run the programme and you are presented with a new clean interface and even without reading any instructions or tweaking the settings, it is a doddle to use. Simple drag and drop your pdf(s) to the window or browse your computer for them, choose which format to convert to and click on Convert and seconds later, the job is done.
The formats you can choose from are not only Word or image, but Excel, HTML, Text and even ePub and XML. Never needed to use that last one personally, but it works!
I tried a couple of files on each format, one a single page PDF and the other a 28 page PDF I'd received. You don't even have to do a file at a time, all files you've loaded are converted to the chosen format at the same time, probably in the order shown on screen, but mere seconds later, the job is done.
The time the All PDF Converter took was a maximum of 16 seconds to convert four files ranging from 1 page to 28 pages to a Word doc format which was immediately editable in MS Word, this defaults to docx format but you can choose to use the older doc format if you have an earlier version of Office.
If you click on the file name so as to select it, then right click, you can even specify which pages to convert, very useful if you only need 2 or 3 in the middle of the document, which also makes for a smaller file size if you need to email these to someone.
Excel converts to xls format and Images formats are JPEG, PNG, TIFF and EMFF. The options to convert to HTML or Text are fantastic, convert to HTML and you can paste the whole file as HTML pages for your website and if you've ever had to copy from a PDF to enter as text as I've had to do for work in the past, forget it! Convert your PDF using All PDF Converter into text and simply copy and paste into what ever programme you need it in, Publisher or Joomla! or anything that takes text entry. What a time saver!
As for the image conversions, the 28 page PDF file was converted to JPEGs in approx one second and they are exact copies of the PDF pages, it's SO simple to use. Convert to ePub? So you've received a story that you want to read on your mobile or tablet whilst on the train, convert it and upload to your phone, then read away. Simples!
So how much does it cost? $29.95 (USD) which at the time of writing is a little over £23 (GBP). Is it worth it? Actually yes I think it is. The amount of time this programme can save you in converting PDFs to editable formats is immense, not to mention the sense of security it gives, well worth just under $30. Get your copy from PDF Converters. You can even download the trial version and try it out for yourself before risking your money although you can only convert one file at a time.