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PDF to Text Converter.
PDF to XML Converter.
Excel to Text/XML/CSV Converter.
Word to Text Converter.
PowerPoint to Text Converter.

 

 

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What's P2T/P2X/E2T/E2X/E2C/W2T/PP2T?

  • P2T -- PDF Plain Text Extractor.
  • P2X -- PDF to XML Converter.
  • E2T -- Excel to Text Converter.
  • E2X -- Excel to XML Converter.
  • E2C -- Excel to CSV Converter.
  • W2T -- Word to Text Converter.
  • PP2T-- PowerPoint to Text Converter.

DO I need install any other software/lib when I using your components ?

  • No, All these converters working on the raw files directly, you don't need any 3rd party software/lib.

Do I need to pay any kind of extra fee to other companies/organizations if I buy your components(server license and developer license)?

  • No, All these components are full independent intellectual property of Retsina Software Solutions Ltd., you needn't pay any fee to other companies/organizations.

Do I need to pay additional run time licensing fee if I bought Developer license of the components and integrated it into my own redistributable application ?

  • No, It's royalty free.

What kind of languages the components support ?

  • PDF converters support all languages supported by PDF file natively. Excel/Word/PowerPoint converters support all languages supported by MS-Office.

What kind of encoding the components output data as ?

  • All the converters output data in UTF-8 format.

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What's the difference between P2T COM Edition and DLL Edition?

  •  COM Edition encapsulates all functions into a COM component, you can call the COM object from script languages( ASP, PHP, Perl, Cold Fusion....) and all other languages that support COM interface. DLL Edition encapsulates all functions into a traditional DLL, you can't call it from script languages, but you get an high performance, much powerful lib, DLL Edition even provide a callback solutions beside the normal file system solutions, that means you have options to output the data stream into a file or directly into the buffer you provide in your own application, so you can get and process the output data stream in real time manner.

Do I need to install Acrobat or Acrobat reader to make P2T/P2X works?

  • No, you don't need any 3rd party software to make P2T work. P2T works on the raw pdf file directly. So you don't need spend another $xxx to just extract text from pdf file.

I saw P2T support PDF specification 1.x, Does it works on my old pdf files?

  • Yes, P2T can works on pdf files that compatible with PDF spcecification 1.5 and lower. 

Does P2T works on pdf files that encoded using LZWDecode?

  • Yes, P2T supports LZWDecode.

Can I integrate the standard or Server version into my own application and redistribute it?

  • No, PDF Plain Text Extractor Standard and Server Edition is for end user, you can't redistribute it. If you want to integrate P2T/P2X into your own application and redistribute it, please take a look about  the developer license for P2T/P2X Components.

Does P2T/P2X supports encrypted pdf files?

  • No, P2T doesn't support encrypted pdf files.

I am testing your P2T COM component using VB6, but I got "Error 429. ActiveX component can't create object", what's wrong with it ?

  • The common reason for this issue is you forgot to add the reference of P2T component in your project. You need to add the reference of P2TServer to the project "Project->References..." Make sure "P2TServer Type Library" was selected there.
     

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What kind of information will the PDF to XML converter output into the xml file ?

  • well, Current version only output the coordination and text, font information will be added in next release. please check out PDFDocument.xsd for detail output format.

What's the difference between P2X COM Edition and DLL Edition?

  •  COM Edition encapsulates all functions into a COM component, you can call the COM object from script languages( ASP, PHP, Perl, Cold Fusion....) and all other languages that support COM interface. DLL Edition encapsulates all functions into a traditional DLL, you can't call it from script languages, but you get an high performance, much powerful lib, DLL Edition even provide a callback solutions beside the normal file system solutions, that means you have options to output the data stream into a file or directly into the buffer you provide in your own application, so you can get and process the output data stream in real time manner.

I am testing your P2X COM component using VB6, but I got "Error 429. ActiveX component can't create object", what's wrong with it ?

  • The common reason for this issue is you forgot to add the reference of P2X component in your project. You need to add the reference of P2TServer to the project "Project->References..." Make sure "P2TServer Type Library" was selected there.
     

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Which version of Excel file do you support ?

  • Excel to Text Converter supports Excel 95 and greater.

Does Excel to Text Converter keep the images and hyperlink ?

  • No, Excel only output the text information in the cells. The Excel to XML converter keeps the hyperlink information.

The format information of the data in the cells will be kept, right ?

  • Yes, The formation information of the text in cells will be kept as much as possible.

What kinds of information will Excel to XML converter keep in the output xml file ?

  • It will keep the cell/worksheet position, data type in the cell (number/string) and the data in the cell. please check out ExcelDocument.xsd for detail information.

What's CSV ?

  • CSV stands form Comma separated value file format,  CSV is often used to exchange data between disparate applications. The file format, as it is used in Microsoft Excel, has become a pseudo standard throughout the industry, even among non-Microsoft platforms.

What kind of information will be kept in CSV file ?

  • Only the data string in cells will be kept, Excel to CSV converter works even better than the converter in MS-Excel, it can handle several kind of languages mixed in the same Excel document.

Does Excel Converter supports password protected Excel files ?

  • No, Excel Converter doesn't support password protected excel files.

 

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Which version of MS-Word does Word to Text Converter support ?

  • Word to Text Converter supports MS-Word 6.0 and greater.

What kind of information was kept in the output text file by Word to Text Converter ?

  • Only text information was kept , all other information were discarded in current release.

Does Word to Text Converter supports password protected word  files ?

  • No, Word to Text Converter doesn't support password protected word files.

 

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Which version of MS-PowerPoint does PowerPoint to Text Converter support ?

  • PowerPoint to Text Converter supports MS-PowerPoint 95 and greater.

What kind of information was kept in the output text file by PowerPoint to Text Converter ?

  • Only text information was kept , all other information were discarded in current release.

Does PowerPoint  to Text Converter supports password protected powerpoint  files ?

  • No, Word to Text Converter doesn't support password protected powerpoint files.

 

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