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PDF2XL Evaluation Conversion Tutorial
PDF2XL Evaluation Conversion Tutorial
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Written by PDF2XL Support
Updated over a week ago

You've downloaded the PDF2XL Evaluation version - what now?

There are only a couple quick steps involved in converting your PDF file to Excel. Before you start, there are a few things you should know about using the evaluation version (also referred to as a "trial version"):

  1. The trial version has all the features of the Enterprise plan - our top-level product. This is to allow you to test all the available features so you can determine which ones you need and which ones you don't. When it is time to purchase a license, you will be able to select the plan that suits your particular needs.

  2. Conversions are limited to 3 pages at a time. There is no time limit, nor is there a limit on how many 3-page conversions you can complete.

  3. The first few rows of your output will contain advertisement information. This can be deleted.

  4. Not sure if you've installed an evaluation version? Just check the ribbon at the top of the application for the words PDF2XL Trial:

Converting a PDF

So, how do you perform a conversion using the evaluation version?
Here's a quick step-by-step:

Step 1

From the Start menu, click the Open button and locate your PDF file on your computer.

Step 2

Draw a table around the data you wish to convert.
The orange section in the image below identifies the layout that was created. The bottom section shows how your Excel document will look (this is only a preview - not the final output).

Step 3

Click the Convert Document button.

Step 4

You will see a pop-up. You need to click the Convert button to complete the conversion.

Your converted document should now open in Excel. To save your document, go to the File menu in your Excel program and click "Save" (or "Save as ...").

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