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Giveaway of the day — PDF to Text 3.3

PDF to Text converts PDF documents to plain text files in batch mode.
$19.99 EXPIRED
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PDF to Text 3.3 was available as a giveaway on August 15, 2015!

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PDF to Text converts PDF documents to plain text files in batch mode. It is a small program with a user-friendly Command line interface and accurate conversion ability. It works without Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader and retains the original text format and layout in the output text files as accurately as possible.

The program also supports PDF files conversion by removing restrictions, such as Content copying and Saving text.

Please note: The program includes a 1 Year of Free Upgrades. Get 50% discount for the Single License (1 PC) and Personal License (3 PCs) with Lifetime Upgrades only today!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1 or higher (x32/x64)

Publisher:

TriSun Software Limited

Homepage:

http://www.pdf-helper.com/pdf-to-text/

File Size:

8.72 MB

Price:

$19.99

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#22

Setup.exe don't function: says "Failed to connect". Please try again later. But says this from two hours at least.

Reply   |   Comment by Silvqua  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#21

I am having the same problem as Jorge, No. 12. I have tried 3 times. It says it's installed and I'm registered, without putting in the registration key, but I can't find the program anywhere. I tried doing a date search like someone suggested, but I don't find anything installed on today's date. I've never had a problem with any software from GAOTD until now. Can somebody please explain what I need to do? Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Betty T.  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

Installed on Windows 7 machine. Registered fine with no problems. Tested on a multi-page text only pdf. Was amazingly fast and opened in notepad. I often have need of portions of articles for research. Nice little program.

Reply   |   Comment by Dr F  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#19

Had a case recently where someone brought in a PDF document which had been made at Kinko's, presumably by scanning. We tried four PDF editing or conversion programs on it -- either to edit it directly, or failing that to get back to editable text. All of these programs were free, with the exception of CAD-KAS PDF Editor Pro. None of them could do the job. They either failed outright, or in the case of the latter threw out an error message about not being able to edit something that was in "image format." Admittedly, I don't know much about PDF. But it seems like there must be more than one kind of PDF (?), with some of it getting you into what amounts to a photo-editing situation (?), or where OCR will have to come into play somehow ? I'd like to get a better idea of what it takes to handle that -- preferably in a very direct, straightforward way, without a steep learning curve.

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

It's normal. Scanned docs in a PDF are just images, like a photo. Therefore they cannot be converted in text. Only PDF made as PDF docs can be converted.

Reply   |   Comment by Roland  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#18

This tool has the same problem as other tools I've tried using. It does not convert accents and my language has a lot of them. File output sample text using PDFtoText33: "que já não seriam ouvidas jamais, porque se referiam a situações militares que não poderiam..." I need another tool :) Does it exist?

Reply   |   Comment by hamorimbr  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

Accurate and fast converter. Appreciate this giveaway, thank you very much.

Reply   |   Comment by wyndham  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Dual download links now???

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#15

I'm guessing this doesn't have OCR. Is that right?

Reply   |   Comment by Waysted Time  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#14

This PDF converter is one that actually works well. The box to drop PDF files into is easy to use, too. The default destination for the converted TXT files is exactly where you had the PDF files. You can also change the destination easily if desired.

There is no reason NOT to get this GEM for your tool box. It simply WORKS. Finally we have one to use.

Reply   |   Comment by David Roper  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

What kind of program is this? I have two "difficult" PDF files which I use to test PDF software. One is a scanned document, and the other is a digital book. The output for both documents created by PDF to Text were totally blank. Nothing. Absolutely nothing. Uninstalled.

Reply   |   Comment by CJ Cotter  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I've had the same results, the converted .txt file output by the program is blank, and no file is created in the source directory.

Reply   |   Comment by Darrell  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

I converted a PDF file and the original was deleted. Output file was saved into the directory that the PDF file was in. Is there an option to keep the original PDF file without coping to another folder in order to save the original?

Reply   |   Comment by Dick  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

I've installed it in Windows 7 and activated, but where is it? Not in Program Files, neither in Control Panel, neither in the Desktop. Help please. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Jorge  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

No app is going to place itself in your control panel. Easy way to check for new programs is to date-sort your program folders (just program and program86) and see what is at the top.

Reply   |   Comment by William  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I'm having the same problem. I ran the setup.exe, didn't see anything happen, but a window opened up saying, "PDF to Text 3.3 activated - what next?".

I've looked in Program Files and my Desktop and can't find it anywhere. I even went to Start>>Search and typed in "PDF to Text", but nothing shows up. Then I did a search of my entire C Drive. No luck.

Where is it????

Reply   |   Comment by Peg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

C:\Program Files (x86)\PDF Helper\PDF to Text

Reply   |   Comment by IVAN  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

It is in a rather unsuspected location:
"C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\PDF Helper\PDF to Text\PTT.exe"

Reply   |   Comment by Ira L. Jacobson  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

It's not in either of those locations, guys. And I reinstalled it, following the instructions, THREE times while the Giveaway was active. It simply didn't get installed ANYWHERE!

I guess I'm out of luck. I really wanted to try the program!

Reply   |   Comment by Peg  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

a user-friendly Command line interface

Isn't a CLI sort of the opposite of user-friendly?

Reply   |   Comment by Guiseppe Madre  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#9

Some test's:

Org:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDF%27s/Andere_lipo.pdf
Omgezet:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoText33_20150815/Andere_lipo.txt

Org:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDF%27s/licentie_tot_publiceren.pdf
Omgezet:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoText33_20150815/licentie_tot_publiceren.txt

Org:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDF%27s/beroepsziekten_in_cijfers_2014.pdf
Omgezet:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoText33_20150815/beroepsziekten_in_cijfers_2014.txt

Org:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDF%27s/Boekje_Verkeersborden_en_verkeersregels_in_Nederland_tcm174-337518.pdf
Omgezet:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoText33_20150815/Boekje_Verkeersborden_en_verkeersregels_in_Nederland_tcm174-337518.txt

Excel-PDF:
Org:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDF%27s/VEH-onderzoek-gemeentelijke-woonlasten-2015-totaal.pdf
Omgezet:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoText33_20150815/VEH-onderzoek-gemeentelijke-woonlasten-2015-totaal.txt

Images and text on both side's:
Org:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDF%27s/mars03rovers.pdf
Omgezet:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoText33_20150815/mars03rovers.txt

Org:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDF%27s/opgaaf_rekeningnummer_particulieren_ca0401z8fol.pdf
Omgezet:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/PDFtoText33_20150815/opgaaf_rekeningnummer_particulieren_ca0401z8fol.txt

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#8

Installed on win8.1 64
trial registered with key from readme.
tested a pdf (jpg to pdf) result blank, no ocr there obviously
tested another downloaded from web, txt was shown.
No need for this, you can copy txt from a pdf by selecting it. (and if prohibited, well...)
Reboot, and gone.

Reply   |   Comment by Lidl1  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#7

Doesn't work with password protected pdf's...

Reply   |   Comment by PaulVdB  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#6

I was going to pass on this but then remembered that I had a few software instruction manuals that were in Chinese that I wanted to translate, so put them through this so that I could then paste the text into Google Translate.

Sadly, because the PDF's were password protected, the software was unable to convert them.

But then I tried a laptop user guide and was pleasantly surprised by the results.

I was very sceptical of the claim to be able to try and retain formatting but bearing in mind the constraints that such a task would have, it does a fair job of trying.

Reply   |   Comment by PhilS  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)

Maybe you should try the old copy/paste routine. It's always worked for me.

Just put the cursor into the text at the beginning of what you want to copy and drag to the end. Normally the text should be highlighted. Release at the end and right-click your mouse. wait for the requester and click copy. If there is a lot of text the system may take a few seconds to copy to the clipboard and show a timer or some other small graphic. Wait until it's done. Then go to your text manager and paste the text there.

I use Nitro free to read PDF's and can copy from the program without problem. But I understand the frustration one experiences when copying is made difficult for the end user.

I hope this will help you. If not, I understand the GOTD team has a forum where you can ask questions. There are other forume as well where you could find further help. Use them.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#5

Hello everyone,

To know all our software products, please visit our homepage at
http://www.trisunsoft.com/

And you can find other 5 sites on the bottom of above page. Just visit them to know more details if you are interested in them.

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Nosa Lee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+26)

Are those other 5 available as a Give Away of the Day?

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Correction.

The five links at the bottom of the page are for other pages of TSSI products.

It's just to make visitors aware of some of their other products.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#4

Interesting software, thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by nameshaker  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-37)
#3

This is only for a 16-days trial offer.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-53)

Not according to the description, it says it includes 12 months upgrades.

Reply   |   Comment by PaulW  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Bill, the registration code is in the readme.txt file.

Reply   |   Comment by bob jones  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Add the licence key provided & the 16 day restriction goes.

Reply   |   Comment by PaulW  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+16)

@Bill,

This offer is Single License (1 PC) with 1 Year Upgrades.

Register Steps
1. Download the latest version of PDF to Text from its official page. Install and run it.
2. Click the 'License' button (TOP-RIGHT, SECOND) on the main interface, and then click 'Input license key...' menu item.
3. Paste your license key and input your name to complete the registration.

Reply   |   Comment by Nosa Lee  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+34)

I think you may have missed something. It says: "Please note: the program includes a 1 year of free upgrades".

Reply   |   Comment by Teacher Michael  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#2

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 10 Pro 64-bit system.

"TriSun Software Inc. (TSSI) is committed to provide professional and useful software, we have engaged in English software development and sales since 2001. As the company grows, we will provide you with more professional and stronger software products. "

We had had several products from this company, this one I see for the first time.

A small interface opens, you can choose several languages, add a PDF and convert this. In a single column, text does what it claims, it does what it claims also in a multi column text. A small utility for a quick PDF to TXT conversion in simple PDF structures, a useful little helper.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+101)

So are you keeping this one, Karl?

Or did you uninstall by rebooting as usual?

Thank you for all your reviews. They are very informative.

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Hi Karl, as you said this is a great little program and does what it claims. Editing in text is now simple and from this stage conversion to your favour format is endless. This is a keeper.

Reply   |   Comment by gerrymar  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hi Karl,
can you advise how you keep track of giveaway downloads and what is repeated or installed etc, I really need a system to track if I have installed or downloaded a previous version of the program offered?
regards,
Ray

Reply   |   Comment by ray hines  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

Great another converter, just what I needed to add to my collection.

Reply   |   Comment by fatherted  –  8 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-84)
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