Version History

  • “Multiple Sheets” option now creates a sheet per page containing all fields and tables from that page
  • PDF2XL can open scanned searchable PDFs without imposing its own OCR
  • A large number of dependencies libraries have been updated, including advanced OCR
  • Advanced OCR is expected to run faster
  • Minor changes in license management
  • Fixed premature expiration of offline activation
  • Fix on batch tester interface
  • Other minor bug fixes
  • Batch tester can output CSV files
  • Improved memory management for advanced OCR conversion
  • Fixed batch tester outputting to folder that was not generating files
  • Other minor bug fixes
  • Issues with rotating pages in Advanced OCR mode is fixed
  • Bug fixes
  • “Find Tables By Header” tool has an improved matching algorithm
  • Issue when undoing operations using the “pages different” layout option – fixed
  • Improvements to splash screen and About screen
  • Possible fixed crashes related to splash screen (several crash logs have been reported but nether Dev or QA teams were able to reproduce the crash)
  • Fine rotation is reintegrated and released for standard and advanced OCR
  • Pages pane can now be resized
  • Some improvements for the OCR engine (not related to recognition)
  • Several bugs fixed
  • Possible fix to issue that incurred crashing issues while performing single undo on multiple tasks
  • CSV can be exported with UTF-8 with BOM (Byte Order Mark) for better recognition of Accent Marks and Diacritics
  • Splash screen in evaluation version waits for user interaction (purchase or continue)
  • PDF2XL now has an increased memory limit to up to 4 Gb (prior was 2Gb)
  • Several crashing issues eliminated
  • Upgraded third party libraries
  • Adopted latest Microsoft development tools (Visual Studio 2022)
  • Fixed failure reporting from the auto-converter tool
  • Reviewed trial watermark for all formats
  • Improved floating panes docking on the main view
  • “Reset All Settings” button in the Options menu resets the panes
  • Installation folder changed to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Programs
  • Installing with Admin Users installs to %PROGRAMFILES%
  • Silent install no longer opens the browser confirmation page
  • Reviewed rotation when OCR and “Pages Different” are engaged
  • Fixed issue¬† causing program to flicker when loading a second file
  • Crash fixes
  • Crash report is submitted with user actions before crashing
  • Several fixes for fields (layout and predefined)
  • Improved user experience on activating / expiration
  • QA has a special flag to open PDF2XL on tester mode
  • QA can now test the crash report submitting
  • Batch conversion tool has been improved
  • CLI now has a batch script to ease usage
  • Bug/Crash fixes
  • Fixed issue that was preventing the export of columns in the customized order
  • Column reorder feature reviewed to become more robust
  • Loading OCR dll does not cause crash
  • Batch conversion can handle more than 10 thousand files
  • Auto-updater started – receive update notifications (for up to 2 days) when opening PDF2XL
  • New offline activation process
  • Improved exportation to MS Excel on large files
  • Better visualization when running on Large DPI screens
  • Corrected bug preventing some users from starting PDF2XL
  • Added shortcut to the start menu to customize auto-updater settings
  • Offline activation reviewed
  • CLI now accepts settings customization
  • Auto-updater
  • Improved online activation including an offline cache that lasts 15 days
  • Fixed crash when using OCR validation window
  • Minimized crashes when computer resources are low
  • Single and better message when user credentials are wrong at login screen
  • Corrected bug with radio buttons at OCR settings page
  • Thresholding and despeckling reviewed at OCR settings page
  • Fixed Advanced OCR which was failing to open some files
  • Fixed Advanced OCR character encoding to support special characters
  • Fixed Advanced OCR to not double words
  • Fixed software crashes while in OCR
  • Fixed overflowing text on cell to act according to corresponding settings page option
  • Improved Advanced OCR operation
  • Fixed silent failure on OCR which causes final conversion to miss whole pages of data
  • Fixed Force DPI function for advanced OCR
  • OCR failures now displays a message to user stating the problem
  • Fixed crashes related to “Table Order” and the preview grid
  • Improved preview grid usability
  • Improved stability of main window
  • “Find Table End” is switched with “Find Table by Header”
  • Fix for PD-912: Fixed output to Excel on a single sheet
  • Fixed undo/redo crash
  • Improved vb macro integration
  • Fixed crashes when validating OCR under selected layout
  • Fixed installer digital signature
  • Fixed the ability to open images with PDF2XL
  • Improved stability
  • Fixed most software crashing issues
  • Improved memory management for multiple layouts
  • Corrected issue that was causing empty table rows after conversion
  • Fixed translations not being applied for most users
  • User-defined activation with offline licensing capability
  • Improved support for large PDF files
  • Automatic batching CLI
  • Hot Watch folder
  • Unlimited features for trial version (up to 3 pages at a time)
  • Removed dependency on Excel
  • Advanced OCR
  • Auto-conversion feature
  • Improved conversion of images
  • Forms layout support, including batch conversion
  • Fine grained image rotation
  • Progress bar for long lasting operations
  • Multiple fonts support
  • Improved application memory management
  • Automatic de-skewing image when applicable
  • File saving/open improved
  • Improved output for CSV

Legacy Versions (discontinued)

  • Fixed issue with other UI languages not loading occasionally.
  • Changed default Open Folder to My Documents.
  • Fixed Batch conversion “Out of bounds” error.
  • Fixed in-app Chat module.
  • Added support to capture Font Weight when converting to Excel.
  • Increased Macro field size to support very large macros.
  • Added ability to abort Batch conversions.
  • Uninstall now automatically deactivates license so you can install on a new machine!
  • Replace List feature now works on non-scanned documents as well.
  • Fixed crash on unspecified fonts in PDF files.
  • House keeping on memory leaks and consumption on very large files which improved crashes dramatically.
  • Fixed crash on Hebrew text.
  • Added 1-360 degrees sensitive manual rotation.

  • Updated PDF loading and rendering mechanism – faster scrolling on long documents and more stable loading of foreign language documents
  • Added Support tab to application with links to important areas
  • Added in-app Chat
  • Save Excel Macros with layout files
  • Compatibility Fixes for Windows 10 and Office 365
  • Updated Dutch translation.
  • Added column and row count to ribbon.
  • Automatically remove spaces when Column Format is Number or Currency.
  • Allow to reorder columns for fields and tables when merged.
  • Added ability to remove extra lines between Tables in Excel.
  • New OCR version allows for faster processing of large DPI documents
  • Added manual Force DPI feature to increase accuracy.
  • New OCR Languages, including Chinese, Korean and more.
  • Enterprise Only – added batch conversion capability.
  • Replace List feature – find and replace lists.

  • Updated PDF loading and rendering mechanism – 30% faster loading
  • Improved automatic layout recognition features
  • Compatiblity Fixes for Windows 8, 8.1 and Office 2013 and 365
  • New OCR mechanism with extra languages and faster processing.
  • New OCR Languages, including Chinese, Korean and more.

  • Improved performance – 30% faster conversion
  • New PDF formatting mechanism, for improved conversion accuracy
  • New OCR version, providing 40% faster, more accurate OCR

  • Bug fixes from the previous major release (PDF2XL 5.0)
  • OCR for 23 new languages, enabling the conversion of scanned documents in Chinese, Russian, Korean, Japanese and more
  • Support for WIA scanners, for direct image acquisition from the scanner

  • Brand new user interface – easily access all PDF2XL features from a state-of-the-art UI
  • Flexible layout assignment – different pages in the same document can have a different table layouts, enabling the conversion of complex documents. Define recurring layouts for quick conversion of long documents with recurring table structures
  • Document Pages Panel – navigate your PDF document through the new pages panel
  • Updated and improved Help
  • The latest OCR engine for improved conversion of scanned documents

This new release of features changes and improvements sent to us by you our beloved users! Besides small tweaks and squeaks, here are some of the new changes:

  • Search text in single and multi-layout modes
  • Automatic recognition of marked elements – table or field – now you don’t have to figure out what mode you should use!
  • User-defined colors for table and field elements – for those complex layouts
  • Smaller installation
  • We’ve added French, German and Dutch language support (in addition to Portuguese, Spanish and Italian – and English – which were already available in previous versions)
  • OCR background operation – now you can search text in more than a single page in Scanned PDFs, Images, etc…
  • Portuguese OCR capability added (for free!)

  • New conversion formats!!!
    • Convert to HTML
    • Convert to Word 2007 (.docx)
    • Convert to PowerPoint 2007 (.pptx)
  • Easier and faster navigation in scanned documents using background OCR processing mechanism
  • Better headers detection capabilities
  • Intuitive and visible tables and fields selection
  • Option to use the PDF file details such as File Name, Creation Time, and Modification Time as output built-in fields
  • Installer and application now available in Portuguese, Spanish and Italian as well as English

  • Added the ability to convert PDF tables to an existing Excel file.
  • Added the ability to convert long PDF tables to the same spreadsheet by breaking the table to multiple sheets.
  • Added the ability to navigate between cells in Validation mode.

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