Convert Native PDF Files to Microsoft Excel

Spending lots of time extracting data from PDF files is just part of the job… right? Not any more, with Cogniview’s new PDF to Excel Conversion software.

Convert PDF files of any size and almost any type with PDF2XL!

PDF2XL enables you to do the following:

  • Convert long PDF files by applying a “Single Page Structure” to multiple pages

    – By re-applying a single “page structure”, PDF2XL allows you to convert PDF files of any size.
  • Save time and convert up to 500 pages per minute

    – PDF2XL allows you to convert multiple pages and multiple documents at a speed of up to 500 pages per minute, which means that even the longest files and batch directories will be converted in minutes.
  • Extract data from almost any type of PDF

    – Documents with different tables on different pages, documents with several tables on a single page, rotated pages, PDFs with tiny or unreadable fonts, PDF documents with a combination of fields and tables, and dozens other types of PDFs.
  • Multilingual User Interface

    – The PDF2XL User Interface (UI) is available in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, French and Dutch, making it easy for you to use PDF2XL in your native language.
  • Use your PDF data in a variety of applications

    – Aside from Excel, PDF2XL will extract the data to a CSV file (comma separated values) so that it can be uploaded into other applications. You can also export data directly into Microsoft Word, copy it to the clipboard, and to other formats.
  • And Much More

    – For Example, PDF2XL allows you to use “layouts” you created for one PDF document to instantly convert other (similar) documents. PDF2XL also allows you to work efficiently by using over 20 “little” productivity features.

The world’s largest companies enjoy the benefits of advanced data conversion… and now you can too!

At CogniView we’ve spent more than 10 years providing data conversion solutions for some of the world’s leading companies.

Now we’ve leveraged that knowledge into PDF2XL – an affordable, reliable, highly intuitive product that lets you enjoy the same speed and efficiency benefits the “big guys” enjoy while converting PDF data to Excel.

As a Microsoft ‘Silver Certified Partner’ and an Adobe ‘Development Partner’, CogniView brings you proven field-tested products. Thousands of companies use our PDF to Excel converters to convert countless of documents every day.

No matter how simple or complex, or how large or small your conversion needs are, CogniView’s PDF2XL will get the job done.

PDF to Excel Case Studies

Case Study: Price List

Price List Case Study From PDF to Excel

Convert a 100-page PDF price list into editable Excel tables in minutes

  • Extract PDF data at a click
  • Create reusable document layouts
  • Convert up to 500 pages/minute
View Original PDF View Converted Excel

Case Study: Financials

Convert a PDF financial statement to Excel case study

Analyze financial statements – convert them to Excel and look at the data your way

  • Split, Merge and Modify tables during conversion
  • Automatic table recognition
  • Handles different table formats in a single document
View Original PDF View Converted Excel

Case Study: Unstructured

Convert unstructured data to Excel from PDF

Convert non-tabular data, such as contact lists, into organized Excel tables

  • Convert invoices, receipts, business cards and more
  • Share document layouts
  • Organize non-tabular data into tables
View Original PDF View Converted Excel

Case Study: Inventory List

Convert PDF inventory lists to Excel

Supplier inventory lists turn into data that can be tracked, compared and shared

  • Open Office, CSV, and additional output formats
  • Multiple language support
  • Pre-conversion preview window
View Original PDF View Converted Excel

Our risk free commitment

At CogniView, we want you to be satisfied. So…

  • Test the product before you buy. Download the free evaluation version. Use it to extract the data from your document. And…
  • Purchase safely. Order the product directly from us or through PayPal®, our third-party billing partner.
  • 30 days money-back Guarantee. If for any reason you want to return the product, we will refund your money, no questions asked.
  • Enjoy full support. Free email support is available 24/7.

PDF2XL Product Prices & Comparisons

  • Which PDF to Excel Converter is best for you? Compare the different PDF2XL editions

    Compatible with Windows OS

    PDF2XL Basic

    Purchase PDF2XL License $199 USD Buy NowUpgrade


    Purchase PDF2XL OCR License $299 USD Buy NowUpgrade

    PDF2XL Enterprise

    Purchase PDF2XL Enterprise License $399 USD Buy NowUpgrade
  • Multiple Page Conversion
  • Native PDF Documents
  • Scanned (Image) PDF documents
  • Convert image files such as JPG, BMP, GIF, PNG, TIF and more
  • Scan paper documents directly to Excel
  • Reports and screens data extraction
  • Batch conversion

Find out how you can convert even a 500 page-long PDF document to an Excel spreadsheet in just 5 minutes!

Here’s how simple it is:

  • Use PDF2XL to view your PDF document. Select the data you want to convert on one page, and PDF2XL automatically gives you a preview of your selected data in Excel.
  • Choose whether you want to convert the current page, a page range or all the pages and…
  • Click on the CONVERT button and the selected data pastes instantly into your Excel (XLS) or Word (DOC) file.
  • This super-fast PDF to Excel conversion process along with the simple PDF2XL installation allows you to install, set up, and convert your first PDF file in less than 5 minutes.
  • You will, of course, be able to handle smaller documents, even one-pagers.

Follow these 3 steps and you will be able to convert any PDF document to Microsoft Excel within minutes

Step 1: Watch the PDF2XL introduction movie

Spending only one minute on the PDF2XL video product tour will ensure that you get the most out of PDF2XL.

You will be able to watch the video while you wait for your download to finish:

Click here for the Quick Tour and Download

Step 2: Download and test the Evaluation version

Download the evaluation version. Install it and test PDF2XL in your environment, on your PDF files.

Step 3: Order PDF2XL

Order PDF2XL and let it handle all your future PDF to Excel conversions so you can focus on what matters – getting great results!

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The PDF2XL product family is supported on the following operating systems:

Desktops: Windows® XP (all) SP2+, Windows® Vista (all) SP1+, Windows® 7 (all), Windows® 8 (all) (x64 editions supported), Windows® 10 (all) (x64 editions supported)

Servers: Windows® 2000 Pro/Server SP4, Windows® Server 2003 (all), Windows® Server 2008 (all), Windows® Server 2008 R2, Windows® Server 2012 (Terminal Server and Citrix XenApp/Access Essentials configurations supported)

Note that x64 operating systems are fully supported, but printing into PDF2XL Enterprise's Cogniview Printer in ia64 (Itanium) is not.

PDF2XL has the following requirements for operation:

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster processor
  • RAM: 256 MB system memory (1 GB recommended)
  • Display:  800×600 screen resolution (1024×768 recommended)
  • Installer size: 25 MB
  • Installation footprint: 37 MB
  • Available space: Up to 100 MB of available hard drive space
  • Microsoft Excel/Word 97 or newer* (required for Microsoft Office integrated features such as conversion to Excel).

*If Microsoft Excel/Word or Office is not installed, the supported conversion formats will be Clipboard, CSV and OpenDocument Spreadsheet.

No PDF display application (like Adobe Reader) is required for PDF2XL.

Client Testimonials

“Microsoft Silver Certified Partners have proven their expertise in specific technology areas, placing them among the top 5 percent of Microsoft partners worldwide. They have the knowledge, skills, and commitment to help implement technology solutions that match your exact business needs.” -Microsoft Web Site

We at Cogniview have always used customer feedback as a means of driving continuous improvement. As part of our relationship with Microsoft, Microsoft conducted a customer satisfaction survey during the last quarter of 2006 and here are the results:

Cogniview Microsoft customer satisfaction survey

“Awesome product! We sell thousands of products with constant price changes. In the past, we’ve had to copy and paste page after page of price lists. Now we can do an entire supplier’s list in minutes.

Sweet!” -Ken Swanson, Texas, US

“I’ve tested PDF2XL and it is an order of magnitude more capable than all competing products advertised on the Internet. I look forward to using it as soon as possible” -Jeff Melvaine, Australia

“We purchased the Cogniview PDF2XL program a few weeks ago and are very pleased with the software. This enables us to acquire numerous bank statements from our bank each morning which are PDF files and download them to excel for accounting. Without this program, we would not be able to list our daily checks for review which number about 1500 per month.”-Mary Wendland, Internal Auditor, The Berge Group

“Thank you for your help and very prompt response to my question. The PDF documents, which are state and federal government documents that average 50 to 60 pages in length, are nothing but 1 huge table so it is perfect that your program can convert all pages at once in less than 1 minute. Being able to convert the documents so perfectly and so quickly will probably save me an average of 20 hours per document to do what I need to do. And if you consider that I will be working with at least 2 such documents per state that is an awful lot of time. Talk about increasing production and not having to worry about data entry or copying errors. I evaluated 5 programs in my search for a solution. One simply didn’t work at all; 2 programs churned out garbage; the fourth created a spreadsheet but it would have taken hours to get it to a truly usable state. Your program not only produces a spreadsheet that is immediately usable, the addition of the pre-conversion editing capabilities guarantees a perfect result without having to make changes after the fact.

In addition your customer support is excellent. Responses are prompt, courteous, and very thorough.

I am a business consultant and will recommend your product to any clients who might need these capabilities.” -Gail Zabel, Dallas, TX

“I’d like to say that your software is GREAT. Your software is the only product I found that enables me to get data out of my Accounting software. In fact, you may want to contact my Accounting software company and let them know of your product” -Kenneth Bryant, IT Director, Chicago, IL

“I have used the software for a couple of days and it is a tremendous timesaver for the project I have been working on.” -John Baird, Illinois

“Genius! Your guys are geniuses! I have spent many hundreds of dollars and as many hours trying to do what your software does so easily. I even purchased a full version of Adobe Acrobat to try to do this but it won’t. We have a complicated, multi table, 650 page PDF price file that is sent out by one of our vendors. This lets us convert to an XLS format where we can import it into our order management software. The best $100.00 I have ever spent. Great Work!” -A. Murray, TX, USA