Convert PDF to TXT

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a type of document created by Adobe back in 1990s. The purpose of this file format was to introduce a standard for representation of documents and other reference material in a format that is independent of application software, hardware as well as Operating System. PDF files can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader/Writer as well in most modern browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox via extensions/plug-ins.

Steps to convert PDF to TXT in C#

GroupDocs.Conversion allows developers to convert the PDF file to TXT format in an easy and intuitive way just using a few lines of code as described below:

  • Create an instance of Converter class and pass source PDF file path as a constructor parameter. You may specify absolute or relative file path as per your requirements.
  • Create an instance of WordProcessingConvertOptions class and set Format property to GroupDocs.Conversion.FileTypes.WordProcessingFileType.Txt.
  • Call Converter class Convert method and pass the filename for the converted TXT file and the WordProcessingConvertOptions object from the previous step as parameters.
// Load the source PDF file
using (var converter = new GroupDocs.Conversion.Converter("sample.pdf"))
{
    // Set the convert options for TXT format
   var options = new WordProcessingConvertOptions { Format = GroupDocs.Conversion.FileTypes.WordProcessingFileType.Txt };
    // Convert to TXT format
    converter.Convert("converted.txt", options);
}

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PDF to TXT Live Demo

GroupDocs.Conversion for .NET provides an online PDF to TXT converter, which allows you to try it for free and check conversion quality and accuracy.

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