Today's Best Tech Deals
Picked by PCWorld's Editors
Top Deals On Great Products
Picked by Techconnect's Editors
I've reviewed lots of programs that read or convert documents to PDF, but never one specifically tailored to convert PDF files to other common types such as Word documents and Excel spreadsheets. Said program is Nuance's PDF Converter 5 and ($50) in my hands on it worked well, though not perfectly.
For instance, the header on a converted-to-Word document was squashed inside a box and the white background wasn't applied evenly. On the other hand, Adobe Acrobat didn't even try to recreate those objects, so it's hard to fault Nuance for that. PDF Converter preserved the lion's share of the formatting (as did Acrobat), which could save you a ton of time over simply exporting as text which some readers will do.
PDF Converter also saves PDFs to text, PowerPoint, MRC PDF, WordPerfect, jpeg, png, tiff and xps files as well as rendering PDFs searchable if they aren't already. The program is easy enough to learn and navigate so if you don't want to pop for full-blown Acrobat, it's a relatively inexpensive way to convert PDFs while retaining their formatting.
Holiday eBay promo: 42% off Bose Home Speaker 450
Sam's Club Coupons
Good Value! Sam's Club offer - $45 for a membership
Save $50 on $600+ with Overstock coupon
Samsung Promo Code
Samsung student & educator coupon code - Extra 10% off
Vistaprint Promo Code
November Vistaprint coupon: Save up to 50%
Hp Coupon Code
10% off $999+ PCs using HP promo code for Cyber Monday