ByteScout’s do-everything freeware PDF Multitool has been updated to 6.20 with new options for extracting embedded audio and video from PDFs.
Smarter text extraction means the program does a better job of auto-detecting document tables and saving their data to CSV or XML.
There’s improved support for form controls, particularly when converting PDFs to HTML.
Extended image handling includes support for output to more image subformats, along with improved TIFF splitting.
Elsewhere, there’s improved rendering, assorted performance optimisations and some welcome bug fixes.
As with previous editions, this isn’t always as good as it sounds. We opened a PDF document with a form to test the HTML conversion, but the original file wasn’t displayed correctly so we couldn’t even get started.
Despite that, the new audio/ video extraction tools worked just fine, as does most of the rest of the package, and it remains one of the most ambitious and advanced PDF processors around.
ByteScout PDF Multitool is a freeware package for Windows XP and later.