At a Glance
- Easily converts PDFs to Word documents; Retains formatting and graphics.; Converts PDF to PowerPoint and other formats.
- At $80, it’s costly; You only get 15 days to try it out.
Recover and reuse your PDF content with SolidConverter PDF.
PDF files are a very mixed blessing. They’re excellent for
distributing good-looking documents with all the layout and text
properties you want. But they’re problematic as well, especially if
you need to extract text from them, or to edit PDF documents.
There’s simply no easy way to do either.
Solid Converter PDF, though, offers an excellent solution to the
problem. It takes PDF files, and converts them to Word
documents–and does a superb job of it. Typically, when you extract
text from PDF files by copying and pasting into Word manually, it
goes through arbitrary–and possibly unwanted–formatting changes.
Paragraph returns appear at line endings, text goes missing, spaces
emerge…the layout essentially blows up. That’s not the case with
Solid Converter PDF, though. It converts PDF documents to Word
file, converting both text and layout perfectly. It properly
converted half a dozen PDFs I threw at it, even those with complex
layouts and many graphics.
It does more than that as well. You can also use Solid Converter
PDF to convert PDF files to PowerPoint slides, to Excel
spreadsheets, to text, and other output. You can also extract
images from PDF files, edit PDF files, place watermarks on PDF
files…the list can go on, but as you can see, it’s an excellent
all-around PDF-handling tool. The interface is straightforward and
simple to use, so all of the program’s power is in easy reach.
Note that the unregistered trial version of Solid Converter PDF
places a watermark on output. If you want usable output, you’ll
have to register.
If you only very rarely need to convert PDF files to Word, the
$80 price tag may put you off. But if you regularly need to do
conversions, Solid Converter PDF is a good investment.