C# API to Render PDF to TXT

Export PDF File to TXT via C# without using Microsoft® Excel or Adobe® Acrobat Reader


Using Aspose.Total for .NET you can easily convert PDF file to TXT within any .NET, C#, ASP.NET and VB.NET applications. Firstly, by using Aspose.PDF for .NET , you can export PDF to XLSX. After that, by using Aspose.Cells for .NET Spreadsheet Programming API, you can convert XLSX to TXT.

.NET API to Convert PDF to TXT

  1. Open PDF file using Document class
  2. Convert PDF to XLSX by using Save method
  3. Load XLSX document by using Workbook class
  4. Save the document to TXT format using Save method and set Txt as SaveFormat

Get Started with .NET File Automation APIs

Install from command line as nuget install Aspose.Total or via Package Manager Console of Visual Studio with Install-Package Aspose.Total.

Alternatively, get the offline MSI installer or DLLs in a ZIP file from downloads .

Convert Protected PDF to TXT via C#

If your PDF document is password protected, you cannot convert it to TXT without the password. Using the API, you can first open the protected document using a valid password and convert it after it. In order to open the encrypted file, you can initialize a new instance of the Document class and pass the filename and password as arguments.

Convert PDF File to TXT with Watermark via C#

While converting PDF file to TXT, you can also add watermark to your output TXT file format. In order to add a watermark, you can create a new Workbook object and open the converted XLSX document, select Worksheet via its index, create a Shape and use its AddTextEffect function. After that you can save your XLSX document as TXT with Watermark.

Other Conversion Options

PDF TO FODS (OpenDocument Flat XML Spreadsheet)
PDF TO XLTM (Excel Macro-Enabled Template)
PDF TO DIF (Data Interchange Format)
PDF TO XLTX (Excel Template)
PDF TO XLSB (Excel Binary Workbook)
PDF TO ODS (OpenDocument Spreadsheet)
PDF TO XLSM (Macro-enabled Spreadsheet)
PDF TO TSV (Tab Seperated Values)
PDF TO MD (Markdown Language)
PDF TO XLAM (Excel Macro-Enabled Add-In)
PDF TO SXC (StarOffice Calc Spreadsheet)

PDF What is PDF File Format?

Portable Document Format (PDF) is a type of document created by Adobe back in 1990s. The purpose of this file format was to introduce a standard for representation of documents and other reference material in a format that is independent of application software, hardware as well as Operating System. PDF files can be opened in Adobe Acrobat Reader/Writer as well in most modern browsers like Chrome, Safari, Firefox via extensions/plug-ins. Most of the commercially available software suites also offer conversion of their documents to PDF file format without the requirement of any additional software component.

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TXT What is TXT File Format?

A file with .TXT extension represents a text document that contains plain text in the form of lines. Paragraphs in a text document are recognized by carriage returns and are used for better arrangement of file contents. A standard text document can be opened in any text editor or word processing application on different operating systems. All the text contained in such a file is in human-readable format and represented by sequence of characters.

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