Hi there, I am here with another quick tutorial on how to export PDF to TEXT online with PDF.co. It is our online freeware tool that provides top-notch conversions of different formats to one another. Our tools are easy to use and you can easily navigate different options.

This tutorial will help you understand the required steps for converting any PDF into a text document.

Let’s start with a small introduction to PDF’s:

Portable Document Format (PDF) is the most widely used format for exchanging and presenting documents online. PDF invented by Adobe in 1990 has now become an international standard for exchanging documents. A PDF file can contain text, graphics (including images and video content), and other interactive elements like form fields, etc.

In simple words, it’s a picture of the document which you cannot edit or add something to it, in order to do it you need to convert it to some other format, among which text is one format to which we can convert the PDF to edit or add something to it. There is a way to convert that edited text file into PDF again, but we will see how to do that later.

Now let’s move to the main point which is that how to convert “PDF to Text”.

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Step 01:

The first step we do is to open the given link to the online tool.


Here is the main point if you use this link you must have an account created on this to log in at PDF.co, you can get the one by signing up for free.

Step 02:

When you open the link, the main screen will look like this:

Export PDF to TXT

Here you see many options. We have to choose PDF to Text so we need to find it, you scroll down a little bit and you will find those options as highlighted in the red box.

Step 03:

When you click on PDF to Text a new window has appeared which seems like this:

Export PDF to TXT Online

From here you click on Choose file so that you choose a PDF file that you want to convert into Text.

Step 04:

When you click on Choose file a new pop-up dialog box appears on the screen, from where you can choose your file, supposes I am choosing this file:

PDF to TXT Export

After choosing the file it will take some time to process the file.

After completion of loading the PDF file is converted into Text. You will see it below and also a link is available for you to download the file.

When the PDF is converted the text looks like this:

Export PDF to TXT Free

Step 05:

If you want to download this then click on the red highlighted red box.

Exporting PDF to TXT


Finally, we did it. I told you already that it is so simple easy.

Export PDF to TXT Online – Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Convert a PDF to Text?

You can use our export PDF to text tool, to convert your PDF to text, online. The conversion will take a few seconds if the PDF does not exceed 100 pages. Anyone with a computer with a working browser and internet connection can use our tool to convert PDF to text, using the above tutorial.

How Can I Extract Text From a PDF Online?

Yes, you can use our online PDF.co data extraction tool to extract your text from a PDF. The process is fast and simple, and the tool uses OCR technology to extract data from scanned PDF files.

That makes it accurate, and reliable for extracting text from all types of PDF documents. It works with PDF documents created using open-source, scanned, or proprietary PDF creation software.

How Do I Copy Text from a Scanned PDF?

The best way to copy text from a scanned PDF is to use our PDF.co data extraction tool, which uses OCR technology, to copy text from PDF documents. As you may have experienced, you cannot highlight data on a scanned PDF document.

That makes it impossible to copy the text manually, using your computer’s Copy command. But with our OCR enable PDF to text tool, it will extract all scanned text, and even maintain its basic text formatting.

Furthermore, the cost of extracting scanned text from your PDF using our tool is negligible. You will only pay a minimum of $0.04 per credit if you go with the most basic package of $4.99 per 125 credits.

How Do I Copy Unicode Text From A PDF?

You can copy Unicode Text from a PDF file, using our export PDF to text online tool. Our PDF extraction tool will extract the text from the PDF, and save it in a text format. You can then copy and save it to a Unicode format, using your text document processor.

To do that using your computer’s text document processor, such as Notepad. The entire process will take you less than a minute if you have the conversion credits.

When I Copy Text from a PDF it is Gibberish?

To avoid getting gibberish when you copy text from a PDF document, use a PDF tool that is OCR capable such as ours. It will extract the text, and save it in plain text for you. It will also help you, if you cannot copy text from PDF, for unknown reasons.

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