3 Ways to Convert PDF to text (Online & Offline )

Want to convert PDF into text document? PDFs may be comfortable for reading but editing task is more complex than you think. So sometimes we prefer Word format instead of PDF? PDF documents are a common way of storing data in the 21st century. At any time you may need to Convert PDF to text that is .txt format for multiple purposes.




Here you will get online and offline methods to Convert. PDF file to .txt file. Along with online and offline methods, one premium method is available. The premium method we recommended in the below article is Wondershare PDFelement. It is the best alternative for Adobe Acrobat DC. When you want to buy Adobe Acrobat Dc and don’t want to spend much money, go with PDFelement which offers the best solution.

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1). Convert PDF to Text Using Online Method( Free )

Video Tutorial: How to convert PDF into .txt file online?

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This method will only need you an active internet connection and a browser which almost all devices have now a days. This method is useful for people who need to do this only once in a while and do not want software dedicated to only this purpose




All you need to do is –

  1. Open your favorite browser on Windows or Mac and go to PDFtoText Website.
  2. Select the ‘ Upload Files ‘ option and choose the desired files, you can add up to 20 files together.
  3. Once uploaded just hit ‘ convert ‘ sit back and relax until the files upload.
  4. Once the conversion process is completed, it will start downloading a .zip file unzip it and you will get the .zip files.

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2). Using Boxoft PDF to Text Converter ( Free )

This is another free method to do it. It requires you to download software from Boxoft. You can download it from the Boxoft Website. This would be useful for people who need to convert PDFs to Text frequently and are ok having dedicated software for serving the purpose.

All you need to do is – 

  1. Download Boxoft Free PDF To Text Converter and launch it, (It is available for both Windows and Mac for free )
  2. Once you are in the app, click on ‘ open ‘ and select the desired file. Then you will see the extract option on click on it and it will ask you the destination where you need to save the file.2 Ways to Convert PDF files to Text

3). Using Wondershare PDFelement ( Recommended ) –

Wondershare PDFElement is personally used and recommended by me. Though it is a paid software the price is nothing before the features it offers plus there is a free trial available. It is the best alternative to Adobe Acrobat Reader which offers almost all the features for a fixed price. You can read our complete review of Wondershare PDFElement. WhatVwant readers get a special discount through this discounted page.




All you need to do is – 

  • Open PDFelement and select the Convert PDF option. It asks you to choose a file, select the desired file, and hit on open
  • Then it will show you all the options in which you can save the file. Select the desired file format from the drop-down box of save as type and destination and click save.

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