Extract Text from PDF Without Adobe Acrobat
There are online PDF to text converters that you can use for free like ConvertPDFtoText or CometDocs, if you need to extract text from PDF file. The obvious advantage, you’ll never have to download nor even install any software to do the PDF extraction, but these online PDF extraction services couldn’t be the best option when you want to extract text from a PDF file that has lots of pages. In this case, you might want to use a desktop application instead. No, you don’t need Adobe Acrobat here.
A-PDF Text Extractor is a freeware designed to be as simple as possible so that anyone can use it easily. This extractor program may not be able to extract from multiple PDF files at once, but it has options that you might want to consider about. For example, you can extract certain pages instead of all. The option lets you pick from which page to page that you want to convert to text, or select only the odd or even pages from a PDF file. It also enables you to rearrange the position of the extracted text.
Notice that to be able to extract text from your PDF file, the PDF must not contain security restrictions that disable text selecting. A-PDF Text Extractor works for Windows XP, 2000, 98, NT4, Me.