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Text is one of the mostly used formats on all operating systems such as Windows, Mac OS X, Linux or Mobile OS. A text file will include simple text, on Windows; the text file can be opened in the WordPad or the notepad. On the other hand, Mac users can open the text file in the Preview application on Mac.

A PDF file consists of the text and images, you can turn PDF into text using an appropriate tool which will extract all the text from the PDF file and will make a separate file for Text. A good converting program should have the ability to convert multiple files, convert all pages, OCR feature and retain the formatting of the text in the PDF file. Here’s a perfect tool that can be used to accomplish your task.

Part 1Best Program for Turning PDF into Text

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Do you need a software to read, edit, convert, annotate, fill or combine PDF files? Wondershare PDFelement is that easy to use program which can do all these tasks within few seconds without compromising the quality of the PDF file. You can edit any text present in the PDF file, add a new image or remove already existing images, change size of the image or can rotate the image in any direction without the help of any other software.

Moreover, new forms can be created using different templates or blank pages and users can also fill the PDF forms using PDFelement on Windows or Mac OS X. In order to turn PDF files into text, PDFelement also comes equip with plenty of amazing functions. You can either use the "OCR" option to first convert an image-based content to text in scanned PDF file which can be later converted to a separate text file. Moreover, you can also select even or odd pages to convert, or can enter a value to convert multiple pages at the same time.

Part 2Step by Step Guide to Transform PDF to Text

Step 1: Open PDF with PDFelement

Download and install PDFelement on your computer. After installation, run it as Administrator. Now, launch the program and click on "Open File" to select the PDF files that you want to turn into text.

Step 2: Edit PDF Document (Optional)

After loading the PDF file in PDFelement, you can edit the text, images or the pages in the file. In order to edit the text, click on the "Edit" tab and select "Edit" from the main menu. Now, go to the PDF file and double click on the text which will make a blue box around the text. You can remove this text or replace it with the new text.

In order to edit an image, click on the same "Edit" tab and then select the "Edit" option. Now double click on the image to make changes to it. Lastly, in order to edit the pages of the PDF file, click on the "Page" tab and here you can select different options to replace, delete or move the PDF pages to a particular position.

Step 3: Transfer PDF to Text

In order to turn the PDF file into text, go back to the "Home" tab which is present on the top toolbar. Now, click on the "To Others > To Text" button on the same tab which will open the Conversion window.

On the next window, you can select the pages, enable OCR and change the output location for the output text file. After setting all the options, click on the "Save" button the screen to begin the process. A successful dialogue will be shown on the screen after conversion.

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Published: Sep 09,2016 11:40 am / Updated: Apr 27,2017 14:43 pm

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