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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.

Extract text from PDF with PDF2Text Pilot

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.

 

Download free full version

PDF2Text Pilot is licensed as BSD Open-Source software. More...

Download PDF2Text Pilot 3.0.1 (2.0M) - Windows 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.

Download PDF2Text Pilot 3.0.1 source code (3.2M)

 

See also

How to Add and Delete PDF Pages
How to Change Character Spacing
How to Change Metadata of a PDF Document
How to Change Text Rise
How to Create a Button
How to Create a CheckBox
How to Create a ComboBox
How to Create a ListBox
How to create a new PDF document
How to create a Sound (Audio) Annotations in PDF document
How to Create Dash Pattern
How to Create Edit Boxes
How to Create Fillable PDF Forms
How to Create Graphics in PDF Document Using Patterns
How to Create Gray Color Space in PDF and Draw Graphics Elements
How to Create Layers (Optional Contrent Groups) in PDF
How to Create RGB Color Space in PDF and Draw Rectangles
How to draw simple elements, such as a line and cubic Bezier curves
How to draw simple elements, such as a rectangle and ellipses
How to Increase Or Decrease The Size Of a Text Line Using Horizontal Scaling
How to Insert an Image into a PDF
How to manipulate primitives to clip drawing objects
How to Open a Existing PDF Document
How to place a Attachments into PDF document
How to Protect Your PDF Document With a Password
How to Save And Restore Graphics State
How to Scale and Translate Coordinates
How to Specify Text Rendering Mode
How to Submit and Reset Form Actions
How to Use Blend Modes
How to Use Fonts
How to Write Text in a PDF Document
How to extract text from PDF documents
How to place a Attachments into PDF document
How to create a Sound Annotations in PDF document
How to print a PDF document

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