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fCoder 2PDF creates PDF files from Word, Excel, PDFs, images and other formats using command line interface. The trial version of 2PDF has the same functionality as the commercial version and lets you use the program freely for evaluation purposes. There is one limitation though – a special watermark with the text "Created by trial version of 2PDF" appears in the corner of each newly created PDF page.

If you want to remove the limitation of the trial version and/or need to use 2PDF for business, please purchase a commercial license.

fCoder 2PDF – Trial Version

2pdf-trial-setup.exe (221 MB)

Latest Release – Version 3.0 (January 18, 2024)

  • Improved and more reliable file processing core
  • New Text annotation operation (-oper textannotation) to quickly add text to converted files 
  • Setting margins around text for both Text watermark and Text annotation operations with the new txt_margin parameter
  • New Crop operation that enables you to crop output pages by setting margins; you can do it manually or via the Auto crop method (-oper crop method:autocrop) to automatically remove margins
  • Ability to load source files listed in an Excel spreadsheet (XLS, XLSX or CSV) 
  • Ability to run multiple command lines in one 2PDF session using the -cmdlines switch
  • New supported format: SVG (no additional software required)
  • Ability to convert password-protected XLS and XLSX files
  • Ability to save/load 2PDF Settings via Export and Import buttons
  • Loading custom settings by setting a path to a settings file using the -inipath switch 
  • Ability to set post-processing actions using the -keepsf switch
  • New -fls switch that allows setting specific file loading parameters in the command line syntax, for example, for processing Excel and raster image files
  • Ability to save a brief log with 2PDF session statistics using the -options reslog switch
  • New Remove blank pages operation (-oper removeblankpages)
  • New options for combined PDF/TIFF files if file(s) with the same filename already exist in the output folder (-options ocf): Append, Create separate file, Overwrite, Skip
  • Ability to optimize file size of a PDF containing bitmap images by rasterizing its pages into JPEG format (-oper rasterize)
  • Ability to load an embedded ICC color profile (-fls iccprofile) when processing image files
  • Introduced new options for Attachments of unknown types action setting to handle "unknown" attachments that are not supported by the program: Ignore, Try to process, Replace with placeholder
  • Added a new setting for HTML source files, Allow proprietary media formats, to display media content within HTML files, such as videos. This setting can be disabled to improve processing speed
  • Improvements for CAD drawings
  • New macros for watermarks and output filename template
  • Other improvements and fixes

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System Requirements

  • Microsoft Windows 11 / 10 / 8 / 7 / XP Service Pack 3 (32-bit or 64-bit system) or
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003 / 2008 / 2012 / 2016 or later versions
  • Intel Core i3 or AMD Athlon II X2 processor or faster processor
  • 2 GB RAM or more
  • Hard Drive free space: 530 Mb
  • Required software: Microsoft NET Framework 4.0