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. 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.

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

  3. If you've installed the PDF2XL Basic evaluation, it will contain an OCR button, however, this option is disabled. If you require OCR capability, please install the OCR or Enterprise evaluation version.

  4. Not sure if you've installed an evaluation version? Just check the top bar of the application or the toolbar for the words "Evaluation" or "Trial":

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

Step 1

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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