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Batch Convert PDF to Text

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To batch convert from PDF to Text, open the Win2PDF Desktop "Batch Convert" window and set the "Convert To Format" to either "Text - Formatted", "Text - Unformatted", "Text with OCR - Formatted", or "Text with OCR - Unformatted".  The "OCR" formats attempt to make non-searchable sections of the PDF searchable using optical character recognition (OCR) before converting to text, and requires the "Win2PDF Desktop with OCR" setup program from:

https://helpdesk.win2pdf.com/index.php?/Knowledgebase/Article/View/197/15/win2pdf-desktop-with-ocr-download

 

The "OCR" formats are much slower, and should only be used for PDF files that contain unsearchable text.

 

Win2PDF Desktop - Batch Convert PDF to Text

Win2PDF Desktop - Batch Convert PDF to Text

 

Set the "Convert Files From" location to the folder containing the PDF files to convert, and set the "Save To" folder to the location for the converted text files.  These locations must be different.

 

Click the "Convert" button to start the conversion process.  Depending on the number of files in the "Convert Files From" folder, it can take a long time to convert all files.  The "Cancel" button remains active during the conversion process, and allows you to cancel the batch convert.

 

Win2PDF Desktop - Batch Converting

Win2PDF Desktop - Batch Converting

 

 

After the conversion is complete, a summary of the conversion is displayed.

Win2PDF Desktop - Batch Convert Complete

Win2PDF Desktop - Batch Convert Complete

 

You can also batch convert folders of files from one format to another using the BATCHCONVERT command line.

 

This feature requires a licensed version of Win2PDF Pro. Contact us for a time limited evaluation license.