Business/E-Business
Commentary
2/24/2010
08:11 PM
Jake Widman
Jake Widman
Commentary
Connect Directly
RSS
E-Mail
50%
50%

Mac PDF Conversion Tool Gets Significant Upgrade

Recosoft has released a new version of its PDF2Office PDF-to-Word conversion tool for the Macintosh. Among other improvements, the new version saves in the .docx Word 2008 format.

Recosoft has released a new version of its PDF2Office PDF-to-Word conversion tool for the Macintosh. Among other improvements, the new version saves in the .docx Word 2008 format.Recosoft specializes in converting PDF files to editable Microsoft Office files, while maintaining the original document's layout, tables, images, and other formatting elements. (It also has tools for converting PDFs to Adobe InDesign and Apple iWork files.) The company released version 5 of PDF2Office Professional for the Mac last month; that product can covert PDFs to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and other Office-compatible formats. Now they've released v.5 of their Personal version, which just handles conversion to Word.

Besides being able to save files in the Word 2008 format (the program works as a Word plugin), PDF2Office Personal is also fully compatible with Snow Leopard. The new version also remembers any font substitutions made during conversion so that the same substitutions can be used again without needing to be specified. Recosoft has also added a PDF Inspector, which shows the metadata in the PDF file -- creation date, restrictions, fonts used, and so on.

PDF2Office Personal costs $59; upgrades from previous versions are $29, and free to anyone who bought version 4 this month. The Professional version costs $129 ($89 for an education license). The InDesign converter is $299 and the iWork converter is $59. Windows versions are available, too, except for the iWork version.

More From InformationWeek SMB:

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
IT's Reputation: What the Data Says
InformationWeek's IT Perception Survey seeks to quantify how IT thinks it's doing versus how the business really views IT's performance in delivering services - and, more important, powering innovation. Our results suggest IT leaders should worry less about whether they're getting enough resources and more about the relationships they have with business unit peers.
Register for InformationWeek Newsletters
White Papers
Current Issue
InformationWeek Must Reads Oct. 21, 2014
InformationWeek's new Must Reads is a compendium of our best recent coverage of digital strategy. Learn why you should learn to embrace DevOps, how to avoid roadblocks for digital projects, what the five steps to API management are, and more.
Video
Slideshows
Twitter Feed
InformationWeek Radio
Archived InformationWeek Radio
A roundup of the top stories and trends on InformationWeek.com
Sponsored Live Streaming Video
Everything You've Been Told About Mobility Is Wrong
Attend this video symposium with Sean Wisdom, Global Director of Mobility Solutions, and learn about how you can harness powerful new products to mobilize your business potential.