How to Extract Text from PDF Files
PDF format is meant as electronic paper so it's handy for viewing and printing. If you want to extract texts from a PDF file, you can open the PDF document with Adobe Acrobat and then use the Copy and Paste functions.
PDF2Text Pilot text extractor provides you with faster method of extracting text from PDF documents. Just select PDF files, click Convert, and you will get text files containing the resulting texts from the PDF extraction.
With batch processing, you can extract texts from a batch of PDF files to:
- a corresponding number of files (or exporting the text of each into another text file);
- a single file (exporting the text of all PDF files into a single text file).
Also you can convert PDF to text file using the command line.
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Download PDF2Text Pilot 3.0.1(2.0M) - Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Source code of PDF2Text Pilot as a "text from PDF" extractor example
PDF2Text Pilot 3.0.1 is a freeware, open-source product. You can use the code as an example of solving a text extraction task in your software program.
The text extracting feature is handled by the PDF Creator Pilot library. Note that PDF Creator Pilot is a commercial component. So, the text extractor code, excepting the code of that PDF library, is available for free.
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