Solid Converter PDF

Solid Converter PDF


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.5
out of 109 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
9.0.4825
File Size:
121.06MB
Date Added:
July 06, 2014
Price:
Free to try (15-day trial, watermark on output); $99.95 to buy (Buy it now)
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/2003/7/8
Total Downloads:
1,432,554
Downloads Last Week:
214
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Solid Converter promises users one of the easiest programs for PDF conversion on the market. With its flashy design and basic flow, the designers have found a good balance with this excellent program.

The program has an interface that is a little crowded, but still manages to function well. Icons are large and cartoonish across the blue-and-white display, and are broken into four sections. The Getting Started section provides four icons for converting and modifying PDFs. There is a News box next to it. At the bottom of the screen is the Learning Center, with step-by-step tutorials for all processes. Finally, running along the right side is the Command Center that shows users what file they are converting and where it will end up.

Operating the program is fairly intuitive and the tutorials are intuitive, should you need them. We were pleased with the simplicity of selecting files and how little we had to do to convert them to PDF. Other programs we have tested make this step overly complicated, but Solid Converter held our hand where we needed it and gave us freedom where it was necessary. Because of striking this excellent balance, we highly recommend this 15-day trial for all your PDF conversion needs.

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  • All Versions:

    3.5

    out of 109 votes

    • 5 star: 36
    • 4 star: 31
    • 3 star: 13
    • 2 star: 10
    • 1 star: 19
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  • 5 stars

    "Converts a PDF to word"

    May 02, 2014   |   By robmadrid

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 8.2.4030

    Pros

    Very easy to use

    Cons

    Does have problems depending on the background, Asks you to install a ton of bloatware, so make sure you decline everything.

    Summary

    I needed this because I get a lot of documentation in German (live there) and have trouble understanding everything so I run it through google translate. With this tool it's just copy and paste. Only negative is on some letters it had problems reading, than I would have to go through and correct everything.

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  • 1 stars

    "Adds huge water mark"

    June 08, 2012   |   By Digitalist

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 7.2 build 1141

    Pros

    One can ad a giant blank white picture in word to cover the water mark but what a pain

    Cons

    water mark means its not free dumb asss!

    Summary

    translated nicely minus watermark.

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  • 1 stars

    "Failed converting my PDF doc to Word."

    May 02, 2012   |   By Just-Anonymous

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 7.2 build 1141

    Pros

    None found so far -- I downloaded this free trial version in order to test it with a specific PDF file that I need to edit in Word format, but it would not convert my document into word format. Maybe if it would convert this one file, I could find some pros to compliment them on.

    Cons

    Failed to convert my 89 page PDF file into Word format. Did I miss a note that the trial version will only convert small files (not that 89 pages is really all that large)? I downloaded this free trial version in order to test it with a specific PDF file that I need to edit in Word format, but after 15 minutes of watching it process the file, it failed with an "internal error" at the very end. Tried twice with same result.

    Summary

    Would not buy -- if the trial version can't even successfully convert my PDF file to Word, how can I trust it to do better with the paid version?

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  • 3 stars

    "OK, haven't used it much."

    April 01, 2012   |   By lilliput2

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 7.2 build 1141

    Pros

    It works pretty well

    Cons

    None that I've noticed

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  • 5 stars

    "Heads and tails above the others for PDF to Excel"

    March 26, 2012   |   By rogilbert

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 7.2 build 1141

    Pros

    I tried the other two top rated PDF to Excel apps. They failed as did Acrobat. I almost didn't try Solid. It's just a much cleaner product than the others. But the only thing that matters is if it converted correctly. It did it perfectly on a 2500 page PDF in chunks of 500. I checked all the columns and rows. All good. The other two + Acrobat either failed outright or didn't convert the sheet correctly. I'm really happy when I find a good product. This is one of those times.

    Cons

    It couldn't do the full 2500 page PDF doc in one go - neither did any other product. On a relative basis I haven't found any cons.

    Summary

    Great great product. It worked perfectly for my needs.

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  • 4 stars

    "Did the job"

    January 29, 2012   |   By lilliput2

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 7.1 build 934

    Pros

    Took me only a few minutes to understand the user interface

    Cons

    None so far

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  • 4 stars

    "It translated the PDF file into a Word document."

    January 13, 2012   |   By lilliput2

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 7.1 build 932

    Pros

    It worked as advertized

    Cons

    I had some difficulty with setup and running it for the first time.

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  • 1 stars

    "My anti-virus program flagged this as a Trojan"

    March 30, 2011   |   By NYC-HDL

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 7.0

    Pros

    My anti-virus program flagged this as a Trojan

    Cons

    My anti-virus program flagged this as a Trojan

    Summary

    My anti-virus program flagged this as a Trojan

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  • 2 stars

    "Put a non-removable watermark on the trial version"

    January 26, 2011   |   By lenbland

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 7.0

    Pros

    The conversion appeared to work fine.

    Cons

    The 15 day trial put a non-removable watermark on the document making it unusable.

    Summary

    Not good for trial.

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  • 5 stars

    "Best there is out there, although a bit bulky in size.."

    January 12, 2011   |   By bondbase

    Version: Solid Converter PDF 7.0

    Pros

    Once converted, gives a consistent layout in either Microsoft Word or the OpenOffice Writer... gets the job done 100%

    Cons

    A bit bulky in size compared with Quick PDF Converter but does a better job practically.

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