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Convert PDF files to DOC, RTF, XLS, PNG, BMP, JPG, or PS file format using batch processing, extract images, and select the PDF pages you want to process

editor's review





1-2-3PDFConverter is a Windows utility whose purpose is to help you convert PDF files to Word, Excel, image or PostScript formats.

Clean looks

A wizard-like assistant guides you throughout the entire configuration process so you need to follow the built-in steps in order to complete the process. There’s support for video tutorials and help manual in case you want to find out more about the tool’s conversion capabilities.

Batch conversions

You are given the freedom to select the PDF files that you want to convert. 1-2-3PDFConverter offers support for batch processing which means you can convert multiple documents simultaneously.

On the downside, you cannot build up a list with the target files and remove some from the conversion process in case you change your mind.

Output settings

When it comes to output tweaks, you can select the output file path, open the document at the end of the conversion, as well as process all pages or only user-defined page numbers.

If you want to convert your PDFs to a Word format (DOC or RTF file format), the app lets you choose between different layout profiles. More specifically, you can opt for flowing text (it retains page layout, columns, formatting, and graphics), text (it keeps only the text flow), or formatted text (it discards images, layout and column settings). Plus, you may produce an exact copy of your PDF file.

Other important settings worth being mentioned enable you to remove images or retain their position, and get rid of character spacing.

1-2-3PDFConverter helps you convert PDF files to XLS file format and split multiple pages with lines, as well as transform documents into image files (PCX, PPM, PBM, PNG, BMP, JPG, PNM, or TIFF).

Furthermore, you can extract photos from PDF files, open the document at the end of a conversion task, log data, and embed text watermarks. Encrypted files can also be processed, in case you know the right password.

Conclusion and performance assessment

All in all, 1-2-3PDFConverter gathers several useful functions under its hood but it still needs some GUI polishing to make the conversion process easier to handle. It provides very good output results when it comes to images but table data is messed up in a Word output file.

1-2-3PDFConverter was reviewed by Ana Marculescu
Last updated on May 29th, 2015
1-2-3PDFConverter - In the main window of 1-2-3PDFConverter users can load the files to be converted and specify the output path1-2-3PDFConverter - Users can choose to convert their PDF documents into multiple formats such as JPG, PNG, PCX or BMP1-2-3PDFConverter - The application allows users to extract images from PDFs and save them in various formats1-2-3PDFConverter - Prior to extracting images, users can check the options related to the page range and output image format1-2-3PDFConverter - You can configure the conversion options by choosing the document layout or by applying watermarks to the files