Version History

  • 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.

This new release from Cogniview upgrades various internal components of :

  • Revamped the layout display and editing
  • Simplified the layout creation process
  • Images are now considered a conversion format rather then a special field option. This means that you can convert table columns as images, which is useful (for example) in catalog table conversion
  • Fixed support for PDF files that could not be opened before
  • New (and better!) OCR Engine, with much better support for color and higher DPI scanned PDF files

In addition, new and exciting functionality has been added:

  • now supports scanning documents directly from the application, and converting without putting them into a PDF files.
  • You can now convert images files directly from . Supported formats include, among others, Bitmaps (.bmp), TIFF (.tif) and PNG (.png)

Finally, you can now add a post-conversion Excel Macro to the conversion layout. will run it after the conversion; it’s very useful for extra manipulation after the main conversion work is done

This version includes some major improvements for our PDF to Excel converter.

OpenOffice Calc Logo For starters, it now supports conversion into OpenOffice! PDF2XL can now convert directly to .ODS files so that you can load them in OpenOffice Calc, or your other favourite office suite.

Also, PDF2XL can now keep the indentation of text in columns, as well as text-wrapping inside table cells, so you have the option to keep the original text flow in addition to the original formatting.

One more important thing to note is the addition of support for 64-bit platforms. The previous versions of the virtual printer driver were not compatible with such systems, but the new version is!

Here is the snippet of change-log from our developers:

  • Added PDF conversion to OpenDocument Spreadsheet
  • Added support for 64-bit operating system
  • Added an option to combine cells automatically
  • Added an option to keep text indentation and/or wrapping
  • Added fields output editing (reordering, hiding fields, dragging fields into tables)
  • Added support for non standard operating system fonts
  • Fully updated and tested for Windows 7
  • Fully tested for Office 2010

  • Advanced Row and Cell editing – Removed the selection mode (Column, Row, Cell) and added a simple and easy user interface, that allows more flexibility in selecting the data for manipulation (very similar to the Excel data selection interface)
  • Added the option to convert Image as a field
  • Added the option to Edit the output (allows reorder and toggle of tables and columns)
  • Increased maximum number of tables per page to 63
  • Now allows opening a layout file from the open file menu
  • Added option to show formatting (font size and color) in preview
  • Added superscript support

  • Added header auto detection capability
  • Added conversion to PowerPoint
  • Added optional finding of table according to header location
  • Added option to associate field with a specific table
  • Added optional automatic calculation of table height
  • Added OCR learning to the OCR process
  • Added OCR enhancements – OCR accuracy, Despeckle, better monochrome transformation
  • Added advanced OCR settings
  • Updated IRIS scanning engine to latest release
  • Added option to convert to the old Excel format when Excel 2007 is installed

  • Added automatic table detection
  • Added copy and paste table option
  • Added convert table option
  • Combine two different tables on same page
  • Added an option to transpose table (columns and rows)
  • Added keep leading zeros option
  • Added same rows height option
  • Added Hide empty line option
  • Added terminal server support
  • Added keyboard navigation (up/ down/ page up/ page down)
  • Added mouse wheel support for OCR view
  • Updated IRIS scanning engine to latest release available
  • Added Previous and next table buttons

  • Added multiple table option
  • Added naming a table option
  • Added option to convert to multiple sheets
  • Improved conversion speed
  • Updated IRIS scanning engine to latest release available


Initial Release, based on PDF2XL

  • Added Vista support
  • Added “Split here” option
  • Added upgrade option


Initial Release, based on PDF2XL

  • Replaced Simple OCR with IRIS OCR
  • Moved Command line interface capability to a different product

  • Convert to CSV capability

  • Added multi-page OCR support
  • Added Copy Layout from Page menu
  • Added copy and paste layout
  • Added multiple page layout capability
  • Added fields support
  • Added table deletion
  • Added “set header as first line” option
  • Added the option to change minus characters from right to left

  • Added page range conversion
  • Added column-format context menu on the preview area
  • Added convert button as a drop-down menu

  • Save and load layout
  • Added better support for Excel and Word 2000
  • Added command line interface
  • Added text conversion preview
  • Added word and excel merge cells settings
  • Added text direction option

  • Added page navigation bar
  • Added support for Windows 98 and Microsoft Unicode Layer
  • Better RTL language support
  • Added OCR mode
  • Added advanced table selection modes: row, column and cell
  • Added advanced table editing of merge and split for row, column and cell
  • Added column formatting
  • Added handles to the table lines
  • Added page rotation support
  • Added Undo and Redo functionality
  • Added Right click context menu

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