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PDF Text Extractor (Easiest Way in 2024)

In this article, we will show you how to use a PDF text extractor. Simply follow the process below.

Learn How to Use a PDF Text Extractor

For the purpose of this guide, we will be using the PDF text extractor in Lido, a spreadsheet tool designed to streamline and automate repetitive tasks. You can set up an account at this link:

Step 1: Start from a blank Lido file.

Open Lido and begin by opening a new, blank file. This file will serve as the workspace where the extracted PDF text will be stored and organized.

Step 2: Go to the File menu and select the PDF Importer tool.

The PDF importer tool is made to extract text from PDF documents into a spreadsheet.

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Step 3: Upload the PDF document from which you wish to extract text.

Select and upload the PDF file from your device. This is the document from which you want to extract text.

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Step 4: Adjust the selection to encompass the text area you want to extract, then click on "Extract data."

After uploading, a preview of your PDF will appear. Use the selection tool to highlight the specific area of text you need to extract. Make sure your selection only includes the text you want. Click the "Extract data" button to start the text extraction process.

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Step 5: Ensure the intended text is captured and click on "Insert at active cell."

The PDF importer is designed to arrange data in a table layout, placing each line of text into its own cell when the chosen PDF section contains plain text. The extracted text is then placed in the spreadsheet's current cell. To extract additional text from the PDF, you can click "Back" at this point. If you're done, just close the window by clicking the "X" button in the top right corner.

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Step 6: The text that was extracted has now been placed into the spreadsheet.

Finalize the process by checking the spreadsheet to confirm that the text appears as expected. Each line of text should occupy its own cell, following the structured table layout pre-set in Lido.

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We hope that you now have a better understanding of how to use a PDF text extractor.

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