How to convert PDF to text/TXT and set text layout

If you need to use GUI converter to convert PDF to text/TXT and set text layout in Windows systems, e-PDF to Text Converter could be your best choice.

With e-PDF to Text Converter, you will be able to convert PDF file to text/TXT file singly or in batches. And even if you want to set properties of text files, it could help you accomplish it, too, e.g., setting text layout flexibly during converting PDF file to text file on Windows platforms.

After short introduction about e-PDF to Text Converter, you will know only several steps you need to take helps you convert PDF file to text/TXT file with its GUI interface:

Step1. Download and Install

Please download installer of this software from following download icon, then, double-click this installer and install e-PDF to Text Converter in your computer following setup wizard till the end. Thus, you can use trial version of this application to follow next steps to fulfill conversion.

Download e-PDF to Text Converter to convert PDF to text

Step2. Add PDF file and set text layout

Please open GUI interface of this utility firstly, then click Add File(s) there, and select right PDF files in pop dialog box > click open. Or just directly drag and drop PDF files into processing form, and in the end, PDF files could be shown as paths in processing table of GUI interface as shown in following snapshot. Plus, if you want to convert all PDF files in one folder, you can add PDF files like this:

Click File > select Add Directory on pop list > select one folder in pop dialog box > click ok, then all PDF files in this folder could be added as paths into processing form directly.

GUI interface of e-PDF to Text Converter

When you finish adding PDF files, you need to click Setting on GUI interface in order to set text layout and select saving mode:

On e-PDF to Text Converter v2.1 panel, please click Base Setting tab, then, click one of radios Original Layout and Reading Order in order to let program know you are going to retain original layout from PDF file to text file or maintain reading order from PDF file to text file. And also you can see, there are other options for you to select, e.g., page range, output encoding modes, etc., which could be seen as shown in following snapshot, and to set them one by one, all you need to do is just to click relevant radios directly.

Set text layout during converting PDF to text

After that, you need to set destination folder with this panel:

Click tab Save Text Mode on this panel, then there are 3 options for you to choose: if you click first one like shown in following snapshot, when you start to convert PDF file to text file with Convert PDFs, program will offer you a pop dialog box for you to select targeting folder; if you click second radio, program knows targeting folder could be original folder of PDF files; if you click last radio there, you will need to type targeting path in following edit box Browse, in another word, you can set targeting folder as one of your folder in computer flexibly.

Set saving mode during converting PDF to text with GUI interface

Finally, please click OK on this panel so that program can help you save your settings here and jump back to GUI interface.

Step3. Convert PDF file to text/TXT file

After you jump back to GUI interface, click Convert PDFs, then e-PDF to Text Converter will start to help you convert PDF file to text/TXT file immediately. Finally, targeting text files with specific text layout could be produced into targeting folder in your computer.

At the end of this article, still welcome to use trial version of e-PDF to Text Converter if you want convenient conversions from PDF file to text file with proper properties.

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One Response to How to convert PDF to text/TXT and set text layout

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