How can I convert a PDF to rtf or text?

by on October 27, 2009

Q: Can we convert PDF files to rtf and/or txt? If so how do I do it?


One Response to “How can I convert a PDF to rtf or text?”
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    If your information is not confidential or sensitive then I would suggest trying a web based service like ConvertPDFtoText.net or ZamZar.com.

    I must say that ConvertPDFtoText.net had an issue when I tested it where it included HTML in the actual text document but it was easy enough to remove and the text matching was good but the positioning was not.

    ZamZar.com was annoying in that they actually email you the results and I dislike entering in my email address for things like that. It also seemed to take considerably longer to get the results. I must say that ZamZar.com was by far the best when it came to converting to text and rtf in terms of positioning.

    If you can live with converting to a word document then I would highly suggest ConvertPDFtoWord.net as I had great accuracy in my small tests and the formatting was perfect.

    If you need to convert sensitive information then using a web based service is not a good idea. You will need to look for a product you can download and run on your local machine. I have not tested any software that does that so I cannot suggest without doing it blindly.