Monday, December 03, 2007

Take Your Office Documents on Your iPhone in One Step!

Currently, the easiest way to view your Office documents on your iPhone is to convert them to PDF in your computer and email them to yourself. You can then open the PDF attachments on your iPhone and view them trouble free.

BCL Technologies introduces a one-step method to take your Office documents on your iPhone. Simply email your document(s) to and presto, the file will be sent back to your email as a PDF attachment which you can then open in iPhone.

Click here for the list of the supported document formats

Friday, November 02, 2007

Network problem in the Doc2PDF Online has been fixed

Due to network failure, one of the conversion servers did not get the documents that were submitted by some of you. We have now fixed the problem. Unfortunately, all the documents that were submitted during the problem were automatically deleted and weren't converted to PDF. So please resubmit your document.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Converting PDF to Word

PDF was supposed to be the ultimate document distribution solution. You take a document (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc), convert it to PDF, and you get a perfect copy of that document that you can send around with 100% confidence that the recipients will see exactly what you see. What a perfect world.... but think about these for a moment:

- What if you need to quickly modify the PDF?
- What if you need to extract data from the PDF?
- What if you just don't like PDF?
- What if the original document is lost?

If all you have is a PDF document, then you are stuck (unless you buy hundreds of dollar worth of software solutions).

We have just released BCL easyConverter Desktop, a tool that can convert PDF to Word. It's easy to use and reasonably priced at $19.95. In fact, it's so easy to use, all you need to do is to select a PDF, select a target filename, and press the convert button. That's it. Now, the best part is that if you document has less than 3 pages, you can use it for free! Simply download the free trial and start converting your PDF to Word.

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

[Web2PDF Online] Use your own button design

Don't like our button design? Here are the instructions written by one of our users on how to use your own button design.

Friday, July 27, 2007

PDF to Word Conversion Service is coming!

Some of you may remember that our first free service was not document to PDF conversion, but conversion of PDF to other formats. The good news is that we are currently working on bringing that service back.

We just released BCL easyConverter SDK which contains PDF2Word API which allows programmers to convert Acrobat compatible PDF documents to Microsoft Word compatible RTF files. We are going to use this API to power our upcoming PDF2Word Free Online Conversion, just like easyPDF SDK powers the Doc2PDF Online Conversion.

To see what kind of output quality you will get, check out these conversion samples.

If you are a programmer, you can get your hand dirty by downloading the trial copy of easyConverter SDK and convert some of your own PDF documents into PDF. No worries thought, easyConverter SDK is very easy to program. You can get up and running with just 3 lines of code!

1: EasyConverterLib::IPDF2WordPtr pConvObj = NULL;
2: pConvObj.CreateInstance(_T("EasyConverter.PDF2Word"));
3: pConvObj->ConvertToWord (InputFileName, OutputFileName, Password, From, To);

Not only that, BCL easyConverter SDK allows development of robust, multi-threaded systems that can be easily scaled for enterprise class applications. Robust exception handling allows you to develop applications that run nonstop 24 x 7. PDF documents can be converted from file to file or memory and from memory to memory for fast application.

We are really excited of the possibilies that BCL easyConverter SDK and the upcoming PDF2Word Online service can bring, and are looking forward to hear your comments on this. In the mean time, you can sign up to be notified when the service is up.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

[Web2PDF Online] Term #7 Explained

There was a concern that term #7 in our Terms-of-Use sounds like we retain the copyright for any webpage converted to pdf using our service. What it actually means is that we have a royalty-free license (i.e., permission) from the author of the uploaded content for that uploaded content to be on our server(s), both in the uploaded format as well as the converted format. The author(s) of the document do not relinquish any copyrights to us.

The revised term is as follow:

7. License of Your Content to Provider. By uploading your content to the Web Site for processing into PDF format, you are granting Provider a royalty-free license for the uploaded content to be processed into PDF format and for that uploaded content to be present on the Web Site server(s) after it has been processed into and exists in PDF format for retrieval by users.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Web2PDF Online Widget is now available

Now it's your chance to gives your visitors the ability to convert useful information in your website into PDF.... and it's free!

To sign up, go to:

So, why would your visitors want the PDF version of your webpages?

1. Unlike bookmarking, saving to PDF preserves the information found in your website.
2. PDF file is a lot easier to manage in the hard drive than HTML.
3. PDF is portable which makes it easy to send around using email.
4. PDF is multi platform, so it doesn't matter where it is created.

Other Benefits

1. Beside providing the PDF feature to your website visitors, Web2PDF Online also allows you to quickly convert any web page that you want into PDF. All you need to do is to enter the URL of the web page. Learn more...

2. When your visitor are converting your web pages into PDF, they are basically "printing" it to PDF. So having printer friendly web pages will greatly improve the PDF output. There is a good article by Amit Agarwal on how to provide your visitors with printer friendly pages.

How do I get started?

After you sign up, just follow these 3 easy steps to get started:

1. Set the conversion options and test it against any website.
2. Generate the JavaScript.
3. Copy-and-paste the JavaScript into their webpage(s).

Click here for more information.

Send us your Feedbacks and Comments

We appreciate any comment and suggestion that you have which we will use to improve this service.

Monday, June 18, 2007

We are almost done testing the SavePageAsPDF service

We've been spending a good part of last month stress testing our new free service, SavePageAsPDF, with thousands of webpage conversion requests. It's been holding up quite well and everyone here's happy with it's performance.

What is SavePageAsPDF?
SavePageAsPDF is a free service for your websites that allows your visitors to quickly save useful information in your web or blog site to PDF files. It also keeps track of all the PDF conversion activities in your site, providing you with a metric to measure the importance of your site contents.

When can I start using it?
Pretty Soon. Check out this blog in the next couple of weeks for the announcement.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

"Save Page As PDF" Button

We currently are testing PDF Online's latest feature: "Save Page As PDF." The service will allow you, as a website owner, to quickly provide HTML to PDF conversion on some or all of your web pages.

When your visitors click on the "Save As PDF" button, our server will automatically render the page into PDF and push it directly to them.

All you need to do is to insert a couple of line of Javascript code into that web page.

You can see this feature in action on PDF Online homepage. Bear in mind that we are still working on this feature, so the PDF output may not look optimal. Let us know what you think!

- PDF Online Team

Friday, February 16, 2007

Network and server upgrades are complete!

Finally!!! We are done with the upgrades. Everything should be much faster now :) Thank you for your patient!