July 26, 2009 in Publishing (F)
[prMac.com] XChange UK and ThePowerXChange, the sources for extended technology worldwide are pleased to announce the availability of PDF2ID for Adobe(R) InDesign(R) CS2, CS3 and CS4 for both Macintosh and Windows and PDF2Office for Microsoft(R) Excel(R) (Windows Professional version), Microsoft(R) Word, Microsoft(R) PowerPoint(R), RTF, AppleWorks(R) (Macintosh Professional version), HTML and more. PDF2Office is available in a Standard version under Windows or a Professional version under Macintosh or Windows platforms.
PDF2ID is a PDF document conversion tool that converts PDF documents into a fully editable InDesign file recreating the intended construction and layout of the document. PDF2ID recreates the intended construction and layout of the document by forming paragraphs; applying styles; regrouping independent graphic elements; extracting images; creating tables; recovering annotations and other elements automatically. PDF2ID converts every page in a PDF file to an equivalent page in the resulting InDesign document.
PDF2ID also provides options for converting or extracting data from a range of pages in a PDF document. Users can extract text or images, or convert the entire document to the InDesign format. PDF2ID features include:
* Open and Convert PDF documents from within Adobe InDesign CS2/CS3/CS4
* Specify conversion options - provides detailed conversion controls such as converting the entire PDF file; extracting only text or recovering only images and annotations contained in a PDF document
* Familiar Interface - uses the standard Adobe InDesign interface for opening a PDF document with no need to learn anything new
* Fast - converts a PDF file to Adobe InDesign format within seconds
* Password Protected PDF documents - convert password-protected PDF documents
* Multi-Language/Asian Language Support - supports English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Western European-language data contained in PDF documents
PDF2ID extracts text to form lines, then groups the lines to make paragraphs; applies text fonts and styles such as bold and underline where possible; regroups independent graphic elements; and creates tables. Furthermore, it performs contextual analytics so that related data are correlated and remain together.
As part of the conversion process, PDF2ID also transforms gradients in a PDF file to an equivalent gradient in InDesign, applies clipping paths to images and sets the appropriate InDesign property. Furthermore, it converts text that is on a path to an equivalent InDesign representation. Finally, transparencies and graphic transformations such as rotations, shearing and scaling are also converted to an equivalent InDesign data type.
PDF2ID has been designed to provide editing flexibility rather than a pure and 100% reconstruction of a PDF file to the InDesign format. The primary scope and objective of PDF2ID is to provide a seamless and transparent mechanism for PDF data recovery and reuse within InDesign. To achieve this, PDF2ID does its best to preserve the layout while reconstructing data along with the respective property and elements wherever possible.
PDF2ID enables recovery and reuse of the contents stored in PDF documents making them available for use by anyone. Since PDF2ID is a plug-in for Adobe InDesign it is not necessary to acquire and install additional PDF editing software and tools, resulting in huge cost savings in both time and expense.
PDF2Office Professional is a comprehensive PDF document to Office formats conversion tool. PDF2Office converts PDF files into fully editable Microsoft(R) Excel(R) (Windows Professional version), Microsoft(R) Word, Microsoft(R) PowerPoint(R), RTF, AppleWorks(R) (Macintosh Professional version), HTML and other files recreating the intended construction and layout of the document.
Features in the PDF2Office Professional edition include the ability to open PDF documents directly within Microsoft(R) Office products, convert PDF documents to graphics files, convert each PDF page to a JPEG, PICT, TIFF or other image format, and specify compression and resolution settings. Users can simply drag-and-drop to convert files using PDF2Office's easy-to-use all-in-one interface and PDF2Office will convert the PDF file within seconds. Users can extract text, images and/or other data from specific pages and quickly view the text/native pages of a PDF document.
Users can also convert multiple files with one click, convert or open password-protected PDF documents and automatically create a log of all files converted. PDF2Office supports English, Japanese, Chinese, Korean and Western European-language data contained in PDF documents.
PDF2ID and PDF2Office are available now through XChange UK and ThePowerXChange websites via electronic delivery worldwide. To order, or for more information, users can visit the websites, or call on 44(0)845 259 0255 during UK business hours or 877-940-0600 during US business hours.
XChange UK and ThePowerXChange are a leading suppliers of desktop graphic and publishing applications, QuarkXTension(R) technology; Adobe InDesign(R), Acrobat(R) and Photoshop(R) Plug-ins(R) and other design and publishing utilities. They offer extended technology products from across the world specific to the graphic design, print and publishing industries and make them available to an extensive user base via their printed catalogue or online at their web sites. The company are headquartered in Central London and also offer specialist training on many of the solutions they sell.