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PDF to Text


PDF to Text is a browser-based tool that extracts and views the text content from PDF files easily and quickly. Designed to be simple, efficient, and work inside your browser. No need to upload files to external servers or install additional software. It's great for copying text from PDFs into chatbots. Try it now or check out the code.

Why did you make it?

I use ChatGPT a lot. And I intereact with PDFs a lot. Often, PDFs aren't easy to copy-paste text from. If the text layer is available, most of the time it isn't formatted the same way it would be written on a normal .txt file. I wanted a way to quickly extract text from a PDF with a text layer into a text file that preserved the layout so it would be comprehensible by a chatbot.