Recosoft announced today the latest version of its PDF2Office Professional tool. The software, which allows users to convert PDF files into Microsoft Office documents while maintaining the layout and formatting or the original non-editable file.
PDF2Office Professional is one of several file conversion tools that the company offers. The lineup also includes tools for converting PDF files into iWork documents or Adobe In Design files as well as a tool for converting In Design projects into Office documents.
The new release actually expands beyond just converting PDFs into Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files. It also offers the ability PDFs into OmniGraffle documents. This is a particular advantage for companies or individuals that need to create or modify diagram like network maps, org charts, visual reference guides.
The new release also includes a feature to optimize resulting Office documents for viewing and editing on the iPhone or iPad. Although no specific iOS apps are suggested, options like Quickoffice, Office2, and Documents to Go should all be excellent choices along with Apple’s iWork apps.
The software also ads support for converting Windows XPS files. Though less common than PDF, XPS files are functionally very similar to PDF files.
Office for Mac 2008 or 2011 is recommended by Recosoft but any application supporting the appropriate file formats should be able to view or edit to edit documents created by the software.
PDF2Office Professional will ship at the beginning of next month for $99 ($59 for current users who are upgrading). The company also includes more scaled down versions of PDF2Office for users that don’t require all the conversion options in its professional edition..