You are able to take tabular data, including numerical data, that is stuck within an editable PDF and convert it into an Excel spreadsheet. This makes it easy to use the vast tools that your Excel program offers to perform any type of analysis you want to do without re-copying data yourself. Another great benefit is giving accountants the ability to retain all format, graphs, and pictures that were in the PDF. This makes for a clean and fast conversion, interpretation, and creation back into a PDF without any format issues.
Just as with HTML editors, various open-source software programs have sprung up to provide an alternative to the dominant player, Dreamweaver in the case of website editors and Microsoft office in the case of office application suites. Whereas in the webpage authoring arena you have NVU, SeaMonkey and KompoZer, in the office application suite you have LibreOffice (formerly called OpenOffice) and NeoOffice.