PDF to X lets you convert PDF files to other formats, including documents, images, simple text and web pages. The tool is quite easy to use; all you need to do is to select the desired target format from the starting menu. Then, you can simply drag and drop the source files onto the application’s interface or add them through the dialog box. One of its main advantages is that it allows processing batches of files in a single session; yet, it does not allow converting various files to different formats at the same time.
The program seems to be able to process any kind of PDF file, regardless of its version. Likewise, it can successfully import encrypted documents as long as you provide the password. The supported target formats are DOC, RTF, HTML, TXT, JPG, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIF. While it is very convenient that the tool allows various popular picture formats, you will probably notice that it cannot convert directly to DOCX, a very popular standard. There are various options that allow you to customize the output files. In all cases, you can set a page range to convert. Then, depending on the target format, you can access other settings. For example, when you are converting PDF to images, you can select the desired output format, rotate pages and specify a resolution. Finally, it is good news that PDF to X can make conversions to DOC and RTF without much distortion.
All in all, PDF to X has the main advantage of providing quick conversion of batches of PDF files to other formats from a single application. It also nice that it can be used from the command line, which is an absolute advantage if you know how to program. However, you should know that, if you already own a PDF editor, it is very likely that it can save your documents in other formats. In addition, PDF to X can become unnecessary if you are using a modern version of Microsoft Word, which can import PDF documents without the need of a third-party tool. Anyway, in case you decide to try the product, be aware that it lets you convert only the first page (or first 100 characters) unless you purchase the full edition.
- Batch processing.
- Various output formats.
- Output settings available.
- Drag-and-drop supported.
- Imports protected documents.
- Produces practically no distortion.
- Command line support
- Converts to only one target format in a session.
- Does not support DOCX.
- May become unnecessary if you already have PDF editing software