A long, long time ago… 22 years to precise… Adobe created the PDF as a way to have a document look the same no matter what computer or operating system it was displayed on. This seemingly innocent idea has become the pervasive standard solution for governments and corporations to store all documents.
Odds are, you’ve come across some useful bits of data contained within a PDF. Or worse, your local government complied with their electronic mandate for open records requests by providing scanned in images of spreadsheets embedded into a PDF.
It’s enough to makes you wonder if PDFs were put on this planet to make your job harder.
Luckily you’re not alone, and there are now lots of tools available to get organized information out of a PDF. And, if need be, we can put a work-flow together to crack some worst case scenarios.