Extracting Text from PDF

Xodo PDF Studio is able to extract all text contained within a PDF document. During this process Xodo PDF Studio will extract all text in the document and export the raw text data to the .txt file. The text can then be copied into a text editor to be formatted if needed.

Note: The text will be exported with no formatting except for return characters (designates move to the next line). Xodo PDF Studio does not currently support exporting PDFs into the Microsoft Word format.


How to Extract Text from a PDF

  1. Open the PDF Document you wish to convert
  2. Go to the Convert Tab > Convert To > Text on the toolbar
  3. Choose a file name and location to save the .txt document that will contain the extracted text
  4. Click Save to extract the text and to the file selected

Note: Only documents that contain text using font characters can be extracted. If the PDF contains scanned images of documents or text created using Path Content you will first need to OCR the PDF in order to be able to extract text.