Version History

  • 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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