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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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From your personal desktop to your business files, we've got you covered

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 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.

Zamzar can be accessed wherever you are in the world and is available in many different languages.

Available In Many Languages

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.

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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

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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

The PDF format, or Portable Document Format file, was developed by Adobe Systems. PDF files are popular because they can be easily viewed and edited in a variety of computing platforms. Word documents can easily be exported or converted to PDF, and both presentations and images are also often saved out as a PDF file. Typically, PDF files are not created from scratch, but rather existing file types are converted into PDF format to allow the file to be easily shared and accessed.

PDF files normally look exactly like the original file, with fonts, colours and images all preserved. They can also be annotated and can be opened by almost any device and by any modern web browser. PDF files can be edited using Adobe Acrobat PDF software, which was developed almost 30 years ago and is available on Windows and MacOS.

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TXT Document Format

TXT Converter

A TXT file also goes by the name of a Plain Text File and are widely used. TXT files contain only text and unlike other document file types like the DOC they do not contain images or other multimedia.

Part of their appeal is that they can be opened on almost any device and on any OS. Microsoft and Apple both have in built text editor applications called Notepad and TextEdit respectively and are often used to create the TXT files. They are used extensively not only by the average user in the street who may decide to take meeting minutes, notes or the like but also by more technical IT types who can use it when coding.

TXT files do not have the same features as a DOC file in that you can’t select a font, make a word bold or add things like tables so if a user needs these types of features they’d often use a Word processor like Word to do this instead of using a plain text file.

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How to convert a PDF to a TXT file?

  1. 1. Choose the PDF file that you want to convert.
  2. 2. Select TXT as the the format you want to convert your PDF file to.
  3. 3. Click "Convert" to convert your PDF file.

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.