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by Salty Brine Software

Platform(s): Win
License: Shareware

Application type: Desktop
Creation & Conversion


TextFromPDF is a text extraction tool that allows for the batch processing of Adobe PDF documents.

One of a company's greatest assets is its intellectual capital. An important form of intellectual capital is the documentation created by its employees. This documentation is saved in a variety of file formats on computers throughout the enterprise.

How can a company tap into all of this intellectual capital? TextFromPDF gives a company access to the text content contained in PDF documents without requiring any Adobe product. It can automatically extract the text from thousands of Adobe PDF documents in a matter of minutes. The extracted content is saved to text files where it can be easily searched, or archived. Developers can also import the text file contents into a variety of databases for content management purposes.

Gathering the text from a PDF document without a tool such as TextFromPDF requires manual selection and copy/paste operations by a human. This is very slow, laborious, costly, and prone to error.


  • Command line execution.
  • Batch conversion of multiple PDF documents to text file.
  • Supports drag and drop of files and folders.
  • Retain original layout or change to "reading order".
  • Text files can be DOS/Windows, Unix, or Mac compatible
  • Convert entire document or only a specific page range.
  • PDFs can be on local drives or the Internet
  • Works with password protected documents.
  • Does not require any Adobe program.
  • Maximum line length of output can be user-defined.
  • Three text encodings supported: UTF-8, Latin1, and ASCII
  • Supports PDF 1.5

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