PDF2XL Command line Interface edition is designed to help you automate your work process so you can focus on delivering results!

Spending a lot of time on converting data from PDF to Excel using the same layout? With PDF2XL CLI edition, you do not need to invoke the application, open the required PDF, load the layout and then click a button to convert the data to Excel: just use PDF2XL’s simple and effective Command-Line Interface to automate the conversion. Is batch PDF to Excel conversion really that easy?
  • Super simple command line interface.

    If you know how to create a simple command-line statement, you have all the computer skills you need to use PDF2XL CLI.
  • Full behind the scenes control for any conversion setting you need.

    PDF2XL Command Line Interface allows control over a lot of the application’s settings, and can even be used to run it in Silent Mode, in which the application will load a file and a layout and will convert it into an indicated target format without displaying the user interface.
  • Start using PDF2XLI CLI in minutes with our simple tutorials.

    We have prepared a few samples for you, so you can learn more about the usage of the PDF2XL Command Line Interface.
  • Feeling savvy? There’s plenty things you can automate with Command Line control.

    You can also look up the different CLI commands that help you automate the work process.
  • We’ll guide you personally until you get your project off the ground.

    If you’d like some guidance, CogniView offers free, unlimited email support when you purchase the full version of PDF2XL CLI. We want to make sure you get the full benefit our products!

What’s the difference between PDF2XL CLI and PDF2XL Basic?

All the features of PDF2XL Basic are present in PDF2XL CLI; the only difference is the addition of the command line interface that allows setting PDF2XL options and commands directly from the command line, up to automating the whole conversion process right from the console window, Windows script, or batch program.

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 CLI – 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 CLI will get the job done.

Case Study: Price List

Case Study

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

  • Extract PDF data at a click
  • Batch convert multiple documents
  • Convert up to 500 pages/minute
View Original PDF View Converted Excel

Case Study: Financials

Case Study

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

  • Ideal for conversion automation
  • Create reusable layouts
  • Split, Merge and Modify tables during conversion
View Original PDF View Converted Excel

Case Study: Contact List

Case Study

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

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

Case Study: Inventory List

Case Study

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

  • Open Office, CSV, and additional output formats
  • Define layouts using complete PDF2XL UI
  • Pre-conversion preview
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.

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) 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.