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PDFZilla 3.0.6 Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — PDFZilla 3.0.6

PDFZilla is a useful software toolkit for converting and handling PDF documents.
$49.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 354 18 comments

PDFZilla 3.0.6 was available as a giveaway on July 14, 2014!

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PDFZilla is a desktop application that quickly and accurately convert PDF files into editable MS Word Documents, MS Excel Tables, Rich Text Documents, Plain Text Files, Images, HTML Files, and Shockwave Flash SWF Files. PDZilla also allows users to rotate, cut and merge PDF files.

Besides, the program can convert images like PNG, TIF, BMP or JPG to PDF files, which means users can simply create PDF files from images.

During the giveaway period, you can get 50% off discount for purchasing PDFZilla.

System Requirements:

Windows Me/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ Server 2008/ 7/ 8; Pentium 4 or higher recommended; 128MB RAM or more; 20MB Hard disk space





File Size:

17.2 MB



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jack, currently @13,

I found some info at this link:

Reply   |   Comment by consuella  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

A good program on June 20, 2014, PDF to Word Converter 3.2.0-GOTD

It may come up again. GET IT ! !

Reply   |   Comment by John A.  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

A very accurate PDF To Word Converter with built-in PDF viewer.

Reply   |   Comment by Tom  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

As a pdf to Word converter PDFZilla is completely useless. Not only it converts each and every font to always the same "SimSun" font, but it producess absurdly huge files: 0.8 MB pdf file was converted to 337 MB (!) doc file.
Personally I prefer Lighten PDF to Word Converter. It converted the same 0.8 MB pdf file to 1.45 MB docx file preserving fonts (!) and the layout.

Reply   |   Comment by ototo  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

@#6: The answer to your question in my most recent experience is that it all depends on how complex your source file is. The single column, wide margin documents I wanted to convert to .doc, or .rtf, was easily done by any of the top rated freeware programs. Go to Softpedia or CNET and simply put "pdf conversion" into the software search box.

For more complex documents - I needed to convert 3 column, small type, text interspersed with tables and drawings - nothing short of Adobe was likely to succeed. In fact I wound up doing cut and paste to boil down hundred page files down to the 25 to 30 pages I actually needed.

In my opinion any really good office suite should have a pdf conversion utility as part of it!


Reply   |   Comment by BearPup  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

MikeR @ Post #9

Thanks for your comments. However, I could not find any 100% discount offer for able2doc on http://www.investintech.com/prod_a2d.htm nor by Googling. All links are for Free Trial or Shareware.

Where did you see 100% discount. Can you provide link.


Reply   |   Comment by jack  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

This program is way too overpriced. There are free alternatives to this, you just have to look for them.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-28)

Hello, all.
I occasionally need to "convert" a PDF to TXT, or even ODT.
With Foxit Reader, I can usually simply highlight, copy, & paste.
If I don't want to maintain the formatting,
pasting into notepad [TXT] will usually suffice.
At this time I do have the fine "ABBYY Screenshot Reader",
awa "ABBYY FineReader 5.0 Pro".
The "Screenshot Reader" has been helpful,
since I can "printscreen", copy & paste into IrfanView,
& let the "Screenshot Reader" make a useful & accurate conversion.
Hopefully helpful to some.
Have a GREAT day, Neighbors!

Reply   |   Comment by sl0j0n  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

to #6 (Mosab) and others interested:
Ashraf's review:
Maybe Ashraf himself could say something (after a long time) today?
See also
Specific tools 2. and 3rd link
I'd add my personal recommendation Some PDF:
I have not found perfect PDF to Word converter yet, but IMHO acceptable one should at least:
1. not to convert each line as separate paragraph
2. not to covert text (lines/paragraphs)into textboxes
otherwise resulting document cannot be easily edited, because any change breaks formatting of other parts of the document.
Hope this helps somehow

Reply   |   Comment by Kody  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)

Although the 'zilla' component in the developer's title may lead the naive into thinking there's some connection with a well-known developer foundation, PDFZilla is simply another software house with a product in a competitive market sector.

That its offerings have consistently been mediocre is less a criticism of the developer as an acknowledgment of reality: though the pdf may be a common enough file format, it's uncommonly difficult to mess around with. It's also the case that what works for one user doesn't work for another: I've a friend who swears by Wondershare's PDF converter, whereas in my experience it's horrendously inept; by contrast, my experience of Aiseesoft's has been satisfying overall, whereas other users have said Aiseesoft's output is a total mess.

With all conversion software it's very much a case of trial and error, though in PDFzilla's case, I've had enough trials not to want to bother again. As to post #6, Mosab: a 100% discount offer is currently running for Investintech's substantially revamped converter --


The link is to the developer's informative Able2Doc product page; you'll need to go a-googling to track down the giveaway itself because it's not direct from the developer. That said, just because others say they haven't had a good experience of today's offer, it doesn't automatically mean you won't. As noted above, everyone's mileage varies. If I were you, I'd be inclined to download both the PDFZilla giveaway available here and the Able2Doc giveaway available elsewhere and compare and contrast.

As ever, big thanks to GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

To Mosab: googling "online PDF to Word converter" brings up a host of websites which offer this service, many free. I sometimes use Zamzar, as it deals with graphics better than most. PDFs have a very different internal structure from Word documents, which makes good conversion difficult.

Reply   |   Comment by BAW30s  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+18)

#1 Karl: You have some SLIGHT problems with the claimed awards? Let me clue you in on something.

DON'T believe ANY of the AWARDS from ANY software company. It's all a bunch of balony. Snake-oil salesmen. Ignore the awards section altogether and your tech life will be so much happier.

Reply   |   Comment by CJ Cotter  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-18)

Hi everyone,

I did read the 4 comments on this software and they don't look promisingly good.

Can people give some alternative freeware or shareware software?

Many thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Mosab  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-25)

PDFZilla can't handle a text with subscripts, superscripts, formulas and the like.

Reply   |   Comment by M@rten  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+32)

Installed and registered just fine. With all claims PDFZilla made, I decided to see if they were true. Gave it the owners manual to my television to convert into a word file. I don't know who's manual it converted, but it wasn't my. It was just a pile of jumble up mess. Never seen so many different fonts on one page before. Uninstalling now!

Reply   |   Comment by jim0214  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+42)

I have used PDFZilla for quite some time. And very reliably I might add. Keep in mind that it is not OCR, not in the expensive league of Nitro or Adobe or Nuance or even ABBYY, but is a very competent text to text converter. For free today, can't beat the price. But if you are looking for graphic conversion or dealing with really complex docs, well this is not your best choice. However, it perfectly handled legal docs (with their strange headers and footers) like a charm. It also converted a PDF software manual I have perfectly such that I could go into Word, open the doc, and add graphics and screen captures to help an elderly friend of mine understand how to use her new software. Text PDF to text docs with excellent formatting retention, it's a keeper. Very fast and accurate conversions. But think about it, at $50 original price, like 1& 2 above, don't expect it to keep pace with packages costing 3 to 300 times as much. Thumbs up from me.

Reply   |   Comment by Greg W  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

No problems opening as a registered program and was presented with a clean interface of options.
Tested it on a quite complex PDF file to document that contained columns and graphics within them, the results were abysmal, it would be more readable if it had gone through a document shredder.

Tested on the same document with UniPDF, an excellent freeware program, results here were also unusable.

Tested on same document with my favourite method of PDF conversion, that is converting to image and converted using ABBYY FineReader, the newer version imports PDF files directly, the result was just short of perfect.

ABBYY appear to be doing some good deals on their OCR program so if you're into PDF converting it maybe worth while investing in their program.

Never had much joy with PDFZilla and their latest version was no different, although I generally keep a selection of PDF converters today's result was so poor I will be uninstalling it.

Reply   |   Comment by XP-Man  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+119)

Installed and registered on a Win 8.1 Pro 64 bit system.

The software is from mid 2013.

I have some slight problems with the claimed awards.

The "CHIP.EU 5 star featured download" is on the CHIP.EU site a not rated program with 277 downloads :


and on the German CHIP site a two of five stars product:


A small not resizable window opens, you have ten buttons to convert your PDF file to different formats, no options.

I started with the PDF to WORD conversion. The output format is .doc and not .docx. The default output folder is C:\output, simply no! The only setting in this window is sound reminder on/off.

The first test produced a nearly unreadable doc file, with corrupted formatting. The second test failed in another way :


May work on some simple PDF files. Failed on my tests. Unusable.

Uninstalled via reboot.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  9 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+172)
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