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PDF to TXT

This tool allows you to convert PDF document to TXT file. A TXT file is a standard text document that contains unformatted text. It is recognized by any text editing or word processing program and can also be processed by most other software programs.

Guide

1. Click Add, to select and add PDF files, or simply drag files from Windows Explorer.
You can add folder containing PDF files by clicking Add Folder button.
2. Click on PDF to TXT button on toolbar or select menu Action > Convert > PDF to TXT.
3. Select options.
4. Click OK and specify destination path, to convert files.

Options

Preserve text layout. Keeps original text layout where it is possible.
Add page number. Numerates all pages in output document.

Pages

Process selected pages:
1,2,3 - processes first three pages
2-4 - processes pages 2,3 and 4
1,3-5 - processes pages 1,3,4 and 5.

Command Line

PDFShaper.exe pdftotxt [source PDF] [destination TXT] [x for exit]
"C:\Program Files\PDF Shaper Professional\PDFShaper.exe" pdftotxt "C:\input.pdf" "C:\output.txt" - converts input.pdf file to output.txt file

PDFShaper.exe pdftotxt [PSL file with paths to PDF files] [destination folder] [x for exit]
"C:\Program Files\PDF Shaper Professional\PDFShaper.exe" pdftotxt "C:\pdflist.psl" "C:\MyTXT" - converts all files from pdflist.psl and saves text files to MyTXT folder.

Default or saved options will be used for command-line tasks.
Command line option is available in Premium and Professional edition only.