How to convert PDF to Text

Foxit PDF editor

This article will tell you how to convert PDF to Text with Foxit PDF Editor.

Export PDF to RTF or plain text files

1.        Click FileExport or Save As. Or navigate to the Convert tab.

2.         Select the format you want to convert the PDF to.

3.         In the pop-up dialog box, specify the file name and location for the output file. Optionally, you can click Save to ECM to save the output file to ECM systems or cloud services. Select View Result to open the output file after the conversion process is completed.

4.         (Optional) You can select more options from “Settings” in the Save As dialog box before saving the file. Take exporting PDF to RTF files for instance. In the Save As RTF Setting dialog box, select the exporting options:

Page Range: chooses the page range you want to export.

Content Settings: specifies whether to include the comments and images in the output. This option is not available for exporting to plain text files or if you choose Image-based document in Export Engine Settings.

Layout Settings: which is only available when you export PDF to Word and RTF files, specify whether to retain the text flow or page layout in the output. This option is not available for exporting to plain text files.

Export Engine Settings: If the PDF is primarily images and non-text objects, the Image-based document option is recommended. If you choose Image-based document, click Set Language to select the language for OCR.

Restore Default: reverts to the original default settings.  

5.         Click Save.

Export PDF to accessible text

If the document is an accessible PDF, you can save it as accessible text which can contain assistive information (such as alternate text descriptions) for images or multimedia objects in the PDF. Accessible text is often used for a braille printer by which accessible text can be imported and printed out as a form that vision-impaired people can use.

To export PDF to accessible text,

1.       Click FileExport, or navigate to the Convert tab.

2.     Choose  To Other > (To) Accessible Text. (Tip: You can also export it through File > Save As.)

3.       In the pop-up dialog box, specify the file name and location for the output file. (Tip: You can click Save to ECM to save the output file to ECM systems and cloud services including SharePoint, ndOffice, OneDrive-Personal, Google Drive, ShareFile, DMSforLegal, Dropbox, Box, and eDOCS DM.) Select View Result to open the output file after the conversion process is completed.  

4.       Click Save.

Export PDF to XML 1.0 files

1.       Click FileExport, or navigate to the Convert tab. 

2.     Choose To Other > (To) XML 1.0. (Tip: You can also export it through File > Save As.)

2.       In the pop-up dialog box, specify the file name and location. Select View Result to open the output file after the conversion process is completed.  

3.       Click Save.

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