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  • 5.0 stars

    "Simplistic yet useful app"

    April 2, 2014  |   By Khuerana

    Version: PDF to Excel 3.1

    Pros

    Got installed in few seconds and started converting pdf documents. No complexities in conversion from pdf to excel, or xls, xlsx formats to pdf. Excel to PDF is indeed is complete and no data loss or hidden.

    Read More:www.pdf-file-converter.com/pdf-converter-ultimate/

    Cons

    Green footer for trial

    Summary

    Nothing to loose for trying this PDF Converter
    Fast Installation
    Quick Conversion

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Do not buy"

    March 19, 2014  |   By sleet7864

    Version: PDF to Excel 3.1

    Pros

    not many - product is not very good.

    Cons

    does not convert dates correctly. I sent email to the company who create this monstrosity, they asked for a sample of a pdf that was not converting correctly, I sent and they never got back to me.
    I followed up a couple times and they said "their developer was working on it". I requested a refund.

    Summary

    Does not work very good IMHO

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  • 1.0 stars

    "C|net's stowaway apps suck! Done w/ download.dom 4ever!"

    February 21, 2014  |   By clvnst

    Version: PDF to Excel 3.1

    Pros

    * If you need a workout, your index finger will get one with all the Decline buttons you have to click. (Seriously, at least a dozen.)
    * If you love surprises -- Surprise! Your PC will be hijacked anyway.
    * If you hate waiting, you'll find out right away your PC has been hijacked by stowaway apps in spite of all the times you clicked Decline.

    Cons

    * Did I mention stowaway apps?
    * Did I mention that c|net is the "responsible" party? (The pdf2excel folks didn't sneak them into the install package, did they?)
    * Haven't mentioned this yet: It will take more time and effort to purge my PC of the offending browser-gobbling apps than it would have taken to manually convert ginormous pdfs to excel files.

    Summary

    Thanks to c|net, I'm no longer a skeptic, I'm a victim. Gosh, thanks c|net!
    Figured all the other folks who've posted similar complaints about c|net sneaking tons of bloatware/malware into their install packages were just lazy schlubs who couldn't be bothered to pay any attention to what they were saying Accept or Decline to. Nope.
    Sure, I've downloaded plenty of content from c|net that required paying A LOT of attention. And I should've bailed on c|net way back when it became obvious that their business model depends on snookering folks into unintentionally installing tons of excrement in addition to whatever program they intended to install.
    Is it ungrateful to complain about c|net? Is this looking a gift horse in the mouth? Not when c|net offers something they've said is a free horse, but they also stuff a bunch of Trojans inside that sneak out and take over. With friends like c|net, who needs enemies?
    Will be blocking the entire c|net domain from all my company's and family's devices. Gosh, c|net, thanks!

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DO NOT DOWNLOAD! INSTALLS ADWARE, HIJACKS BROWSER!"

    January 7, 2014  |   By mookphillups

    Version: PDF to Excel 3.1

    Pros

    Absolutely nothing.

    Cons

    Within seconds of installing, the executable suddenly downloaded again. Then my browser crashed, reopened and downloaded a third copy. A "ConnectDLC" toolbar appeared in my browser and numerous unwanted processes appeared in my task manager including ConnectedAgent.exe and something related to a website GreatArcadeHits. I found 4 or 5 programs installed with various names from the control panel, none of which I had intended to install, including PassShow, FastestFox and SearchProtect by Conduit. My default homepage was changed and various plugins (related to some of the above software) were enabled without my permission. YOU DO NOT WANT TO DOWNLOAD THIS.

    Summary

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Very good -- way better than the competition"

    November 12, 2013  |   By Harv_Bennett

    Version: PDF to Excel 3.0

    Pros

    Converted fast and well, not much touch-up needed

    Cons

    Not perfect but the rest were all over the place.

    Summary

    I received a 1,600-line, 12-column spreadsheet as a mediocre quality scan. Not too useful, as I needed to analyze the content -- sort, extract, subtotal, etc. Sender declined to provide a spreadsheet file. This Blue Label 3.0 was the only one of seven products (downloaded and on-line) I tried that gave very acceptable results. Some of the others gave really pathetic results at 3x the price. One or two were better on certain columns but overall not good. Also, where this product was not perfect, it was consistent, which made editing lots easier. This a very acceptable product at a great price.

    Updated on Nov 12, 2013

    Not sure why other poster said it installed an additional product without permission. Mine did not.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "DIDN'T WORK, INFECTED WITH A VIRUS NAMED ZONEALARM"

    May 26, 2013  |   By GraceofPaul

    Version: PDF to Excel 2.4

    Pros

    NONE, NADA, NOTHING

    Cons

    It did not work and could not convert the files. Instead it installed three ZONEALARM programs on my system, a firewall, a program called Zonealarm DO NOT TRACK and a ZoneAlarm security Toolbar. It changed my browser settings without my authorization and now I cannot get rid of the damn three programs,

    Summary

    DO NOT INSTALL THIS.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I like it!"

    September 10, 2012  |   By kurtcalabria

    Version: PDF to Excel 2.4

    Pros

    I have tried many programs which attempt to convert Excel spreadsheets to PDF, however, most fail to recognise the fact that different tabs might be portrait or landscape and also with different font sixes. This easy to use product does it seamlessly and it is easy to create a PDF file which includes both Word and Excel files.

    Cons

    none found

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Have another recommendation?"

    June 25, 2012  |   By Dan65421

    Version: PDF to Excel 2.4

    Pros

    Read the summary

    Cons

    Read the summary

    Summary

    I noticed a lot of bad reviews so I want to recommend on another pdf to excel app, PDF2XL.

    I just converted more than 5000+ pages in a few minutes!!

    www.cogniview.com

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  • 4.0 stars

    "Great converter on complex documents"

    June 12, 2012  |   By tpoock

    Version: PDF to Excel 2.4

    Pros

    Worked perfectly on a complex document.
    Found columns in a page that had paragraphs and columns.
    Fast, easy, no problems, no issues.

    Cons

    Limited download time.
    Have to pay for additional time to download.

    Summary

    I was looking for an app to take on a pretty complex document. There were obvious columns within the data, but separated by paragraphs of text. Frankly, I couldn't really describe how to to the conversion, but the app figured it out.

    I thought the best I could do is to get to a point I could edit it. I didn't need to. This app worked just fine.

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  • 2.0 stars

    "Did not work"

    January 17, 2012  |   By Aimza

    Version: PDF to Excel 2.4

    Pros

    It took some info from the pdf spreadsheet

    Cons

    It only took some of it and put it all wacky all over the page. Data was unusable and I had to retype everything by hand.

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