Easy PDF to Text Converter

Easy PDF to Text Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
2.1
out of 35 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.0
  • Total Downloads:
    274,075
  • Date Added:
    December 24, 2004
  • File Size:
    637KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    38
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' Review

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Sorely lacking in features, Easy PDF to Text Converter is disappointing even by freeware standards. The problems start with its interface, which requires you to click a button named Open to browse to the file you want to convert. From there, you can select more than one input file at a time, but all must be in the same folder. Also, you have to select the input files and destinations at one go. If you cancel in the middle, you have to start over. Conversion itself is fast, though many users will dislike how the program creates a separate text file for each page of the PDF rather than uniting all in a single file. Since the converter can't handle protected PDFs, many will find it just as easy to copy and paste text from Acrobat Explorer. The only real advantage of Easy PDF to Text Converter main is batch processing, limited though that feature is.
 
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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 34

1 stars

"Didn'<br />Did NOT work"

February 09, 2013  |  By djconklin

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

FREE! And you get exactly what you paid!

Cons

Utterly and completely worthless.

Summary

Useless; converts the 1st page from a Google pdf file and that was it.

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3 stars

"WORTH A TRY."

September 06, 2012  |  By BW1936

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

When it works, it is very fast.
Text only files convert readily.
Text errors are few.

Cons

The interface is basic. One has to open the program and manually locate the pdf file for conversion and select it for the conversion to occur. (The program does not add a right-click conversion option).
Some pdf files fail to convert - reported as 'encrypted'. (Happens to many files).
Each pdf page is converted into one text file. Thus a 10 page pdf file converts to 10 separate text files, which have then to be combined using Word or similar program.

Summary

It's a no frills program with some limitations, but it is free!

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1 stars

"Failed to work"

March 31, 2012  |  By nai2

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

None that I saw. Sure it's free, but when it wastes your time, even free isn't a benefit

Cons

Tried to use it with a PDF I'd just scanned. It claimed to have converted the file, but when I opened it I ended up with a blank page. Tried another file (that I'd downloaded) just to see if I could get it to work with anything, and it claimed to be encrypted. Clearly, it will be of no use to me.

Summary

Save yourself the frustration of uninstalling and don't bother to download.

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2 stars

"Great with very large files, error prone"

January 25, 2011  |  By yobama

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

Can work with huge files, as it writes out one file per page, other converters crashed aroung the 7000-10,000 page.

Cons

Errors! Street becomes Stret, 25,000 becomes 250, etc...

Summary

Does not work with repeating characters. Hopefully there will be a fix out real soon!

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5 stars

"Excellent for Text Extracts"

October 06, 2010  |  By ken500

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

Ever extracted a few 000 OCR output pages? Correcting a 2000 page document will drive you crazy if you have a single document. Single page outputs helps systematic corrections and keeping track of what you have done And combine .txt files later.

Cons

None - simple - neat!

Summary

I correct and validate text in PDFs that have been OCR ed - And there are 000s and 000s pages!

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1 stars

"So not worth it"

September 13, 2010  |  By rla56520

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

Nothing is good about it

Cons

Does NOT preserve the formatting.

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2 stars

"Inexact conversion"

June 14, 2010  |  By 744708

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

Good for free, but not usefull for me

Cons

When PDF is in more than one column, do not follow the order of the text

Summary

When PDF is in more than one column, do not follow the order of the text

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1 stars

"Useless Waste of Time"

June 22, 2009  |  By rajeev_bhalla

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

LImited Pros.

Cons

created a bunch of files, 1 per page, when I wanted a single text file for the book.
Limited options.
Poor UI

Summary

Waste of Time, does not perform as needed

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3 stars

"Good enough for my needs"

May 07, 2009  |  By lyc999

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

- free, simple to install and quick

Cons

- generates 1 .txt fille per page in each .pdf
- would be nice to have command line interface

Summary

I have straight forward .pdf files to begin with, no image etc. It does exactly what it claims and free. What's more can I expect? It is a keeper for me.

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2 stars

"didn't recognize my pdf file"

January 28, 2009  |  By huttarl

 |  Version: Easy PDF to Text Converter 2.0

Pros

Free, small

Cons

Rejected my PDF file saying it was "encrypted". It isn't. (It's in format PDF 1.5.) Other viewers have no problem with it -- Foxit or Evince. Even if it were encrypted, which it's not, this program claims to support encrypted files.

Summary

For PDF files it accepts, it might work fine. When it doesn't, you're out of luck, apparently.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher NeoRen Soft
Publisher web site http://www.pdf-to-html-word.com
Release Date December 24, 2004
Date Added December 24, 2004
Version 2.0
Category
Category Business Software
Subcategory Word Processing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows, Windows NT, Windows 2000
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 637KB
File Name pdf2text.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 274,075
Downloads Last Week 38
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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