How to convert PDF to text/TXT and edit output encoding

With e-PDF to Text Converter, it is simple to convert PDF to text/TXT and edit output encoding one time in Windows systems.

Sometimes, we could not only need to produce text files from PDF files, but also need to set output encoding during related conversions, so this software -- e-PDF to Text Converter helps Windows users convert PDF files to text files singly or in batches. Also, for text properties, this software could be used to accomplish it, too. Of course, this application allows you to do lots of operations besides basic conversion from PDF file to text file and setting output encodings. More information about this application could be found at its related homepage.

Here you can get its trial version to try this software directly:

Download e-PDF to Text Converter to convert PDF to text After you download installer and install e-PDF to Text Converter in your computer, please open its GUI interface and start to convert PDF file to text/TXT file and set output encoding:

1. Add PDF files

After opening GUI interface, please add PDF files with one of following methods:

  • Click File > select Add Directory > select one folder in pop dialog box > click ok, then all PDF files in this folder could be added into conversion
  • Click Add File(s) > select PDF files in pop dialog box > click open, and then, selected PDF files could be shown as paths in processing form
  • Drag PDF files from one folder to processing table of GUI interface, and PDF files could display in processing form directly, too

Here is related GUI interface with added PDF files below:

Add PDF files during converting PDF to text through GUI interface2. Set output encoding mode and targeting folder

Please click Setting on GUI interface, then you can get its pop panel on screen. Then, please click tab Base Setting > move your mouse onto Output Encodings > click one of radios ASCII7, Lantin1 and UTF-8, so your own output encoding could be one of them.

Set output encoding during converting PDF to text and outputing encoding Then, you need to set targeting folder:

Click tab Base Setting > select one of three saving modes there so that produced text files could be saved in selected folder you selected here later after conversion. And in the end, after correct setting on this panel, please click OK there, and program can save these settings and help you go back to GUI interface.


3. Convert PDF file to text file and output specific encoding

After you go back to GUI interface, it’s time to make this application start to convert PDF file to text/TXT and output specific encoding:

Click Convert PDFs on GUI interface, then e-PDF to Text Converter helps you convert PDF file to text file and output specific encoding directly.

Extension Knowledge about ASCII7, UTF-8:

ASCII is the American Standard Code for Information Interchange. It is a 7-bit code. Many 8-bit codes (such as ISO 8859-1, the Linux default characterset) contain ASCII as their lower half. The international counterpart ofASCII is known as ISO 646.

UTF-8 (UCS Transformation Format—8-bit) is a variable-width encoding that can represent every character in the Unicode character set. It was designed for backward compatibility with ASCII and to avoid the complications of endianness and byte order marks in UTF-16 and UTF-32. UTF-8 has become the dominant character encoding for the World-Wide Web, accounting for more than half of all Web pages. The Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) requires all Internet protocols to identify the encoding used for character data, and the supported character encodings must include UTF-8. The Internet Mail Consortium (IMC) recommends that all e-mail programs be able to display and create mail using UTF-8. UTF-8 is also increasingly being used as the default character encoding in operating systems, programming languages, APIs, and software applications.

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