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Employees of some of the world’s most well-known brands rely on Zamzar to convert their files safely and efficiently, ensuring they have the formats they need for the job at hand. From global corporations and media companies, to respected educational establishments and newspaper publications, employees of these organisations trust Zamzar to provide the accurate and reliable conversion service they need.
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We offer a range of tools, to help you convert your files in the most convenient way for you. As well as our online file conversion service, we also offer a desktop app for file conversions straight from your desktop, and an API for automated file conversions for developers. Which tool you use is up to you!
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Why choose Zamzar?
With Zamzar, file conversions are easy, reliable and convenient, so you can quickly convert your documents, images, videos, and more, to the formats you need. With faster downloads of converted files, and friendly and helpful support when you need it, you’ll have everything you need to work with your files.
Zamzar has been around since 2006, and in that time we have worked day and night to make sure your files get converted as quickly as they possibly can.
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Zamzar can be accessed wherever you are in the world and is available in many different languages.
You no longer need an email address to convert a file using Zamzar. Instead, the whole process can be completed without having to leave our site.
We recognise you want your files quickly, securely and converted correctly. That’s why we have a real-time conversion tool and why you don't need an account with us.
Tools to suit your file conversion and file compression needs
You’ll find all the conversion and compression tools you need, all in one place, at Zamzar. With over 1100 file-conversion types supported, whether you need to convert videos, audio, documents or images, you’ll easily find what you need and soon have your files in the formats and sizing that work for you.
PDF Document Format PDF Converter
PDF stands for ‘Portable Document Format’ file. It was developed by Adobe so people could share documents regardless of which device, operating system, or software they were using, while preserving the content and formatting. The format has evolved to allow for editing and interactive elements like electronic signatures or buttons. The PDF format is now a standard open format that isn’t just available under Adobe Acrobat. It is maintained by the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).
PDF files aren’t typically created from scratch, but are usually converted, saved or ‘printed’ from other documents or images before sharing, publishing online or storing. They can be viewed on almost all devices. Creating a PDF can involve compressing a file, making it take up less storage space. You would typically create a PDF if you wanted to ensure document fidelity, to make it more secure, or to create a copy for storage.
TXT Document Format TXT Converter
The TXT file format, also called the Plain Text File format, was developed by Tim Berners-Lee - the inventor of the World Wide Web. Unlike other document file types, such as .DOC, the TXT file format just stores plain text, so it can't contain complex formatting, images or other multimedia. TXT files are used to write memos, letters, manuscripts and other text-based content, as well as for encoding and storing data. Because of their simplicity, they don’t support formatting features such as font changes or colour edits, so if you want to make your file look a little more attractive you’ll need to use a different word processing application.
Part of the appeal of the TXT format is that the files are extremely small in size, easy to create, edit and share, and are compatible with almost any device and operating system. Apple’s Notepad and Microsoft’s TextEdit can both be used to create TXT files, and you can open TXT files with any text-editing application and most internet browsers.
How to convert a PDF to a TXT file?
- 1. Choose the PDF file that you want to convert.
- 2. Select TXT as the the format you want to convert your PDF file to.
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Frequently asked questions
If you’ve got any questions about converting or compressing files with Zamzar, we’re happy to help! We’ve answered a few commonly-asked questions below, to get you started, and you can find out more information about file conversion and compression with Zamzar, in our Help centre.
You can convert a PDF file to TXT using Adobe Acrobat Pro, through the ‘Export’ feature under ‘Tools’. If you don’t have Acrobat Pro or you don’t want to download software to convert your file, you can upload your file to Zamzar’s free online conversion tool, converting from PDF to TXT in three easy steps. This is also the quickest solution if you have multiple files to convert.
Without the use of specialist software you can’t easily save a PDF as a text file. Software such as Wondershare PDFelement or Adobe Acrobat Pro may be able to help you convert your PDF to TXT format, but these usually require a subscription or purchase fee of some kind. As an alternative, you can convert a PDF file to a text file through the use of an online converter such as Zamzar. Our online conversion tool is free, simple and easy to use on any device with an internet connection.
The easiest way to convert PDF to text is by using a conversion tool. Conversion tools come as downloadable software options (e.g. Wondershare PDFelement or Adobe Acrobat Pro) or web-based converters, such as Zamzar. Zamzar’s conversion tool is free, easy to use, and completes your conversion in three quick steps, without the need to download any software. You can also convert scanned PDFs to editable text with Zamzar, thanks to the inbuilt OCR tooling.
There are several tools available for converting PDF to TXT, including online conversion tools like the one on Zamzar’s website. Other options include downloadable software, such as Acrobat Pro or Wondershare PDFelement. The advantage of using Zamzar’s free converter, though, is that you don't need to purchase any software or install any extra applications on your device - you can simply convert your file in just a few clicks. Zamzar is also a good choice for converting scanned PDFs, as the conversion includes specialist OCR tooling to turn scanned parts into editable text.
You can extract text from a PDF file in a variety of ways. The quickest method is to use a converter to change your PDF file into a text file or other document format. There are many different softwares available to help you do this, including Wondershare PDFelement and Adobe Acrobat Pro. Zamzar’s online converter is one of the quickest and easiest tools available, and includes specialist OCR conversion for converting scanned PDF files to editable text in a TXT file.