Softpedia Editor's Review for All2Txt
Extract text from PDF, DOC and many other files.
Written by Elena Opris on October 9th, 2012
All2Txt is a nifty little tool that has the power of converting documents from one file extension to the TXT format. The list of supported formats includes PDF, DOC, XLS, PPT, DOCX, XLSX, PPTX, RTF, HTM / HTML or HLP.
The installation process is easy to follow and requires you to press a few ‘Next’ buttons. The user-interface is simple and common, yet intuitive. Usage is not rocket science: add the files or the directory you want to convert to TXT, and hit the "convert" button (after you configure the destination folder).
Special attention is dedicated to the PDF format, for which you can configure the text output order (you can set it to default, raw order or you can choose to maintain the original layout).
The conversion takes little time, as you can see by reading the log file. Even special characters are transferred to TXT. Also, links are copied along with a "hyperlink" label.
When you exit All2Txt and initiate it again, any files you have previously added to the conversion task will still be displayed there.
But this software can't convert documents that are password-protected. For example, we tried converting a protected PDF document without success. A small red x appeared right next to it, in the interface, but All2Txt didn't recognize the problem.
All in all, All2Txt is a very effective tool that batch-converts documents into the TXT format. Seeing how our tests worked, we definitely recommend it to other users.
Here are some key features of "All2Txt":
· Fully independent, parses files natively, does not depend on Adobe Acrobat, Microsoft Office or any third party software
· Batch convert pdf, doc, ppt, xls, docx, pptx, xlsx, rtf, htm, hlp files to text files quickly
· Supports files in any language, not just English
· Supports drag files and folders from your desktop
· Can search and add the files in subfolders to convert
· Cool interface, easy to use
· With command line version All2Txt supports file types specifications: Adobe Portable Document: PDF1.0-PDF1.7 MS-Office: DOC (Word 95, 97-2007), XLS (Excel 95, 97-2007), PPT(Powerpoint95, 97-2007), MS-OfficeX: DOCX, XLSX, PPTX (Office Open XML Format), Hypertext Markup Language: HTM, Rich Text Format: RTF, Windows Help: HLP
· Only converts a part of the file.
· Nag screen.
What's New in This Release: [ read full changelog ]
· Upgrade PPTX filter.
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