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PDF to Word Command Line Conversion

PDFTron's PDF2Word is an easy-to-use, stand-alone command-line application that provides users with an efficient means of converting PDF documents to Microsoft Word and RTF formats. PDF2Word exports high quality DOCX, DOC and RTF that preserve the structure and look-and-feel of the original PDF.

Like other PDFTron products, PDF2Word does not rely on any other third-party software. PDF2Word can be used in server environments or as a batch conversion process.

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linkWhy PDF2Word?

PDF2Word is easy to use and reliably preserves the PDF files' fonts, paragraphs, lists, tables and columns in the Word output. PDF fonts are mapped to the appropriate Word fonts with style, size and kerning to make accurate fit. PDF tables with and without PDF table structures are detected and converted to Word tables automatically. Single and multi-column pages are converted to equivalent structures with text flow preserved to facilitate editing. Lists are detected and converted automatically to lists in Word. Graphics are converted authentically and placed accurately on the page. Fonts and formatting are adjusted to make PDF page content fit on a single page.

PDF2Word can be used in server environments and is also suitable for use in batch conversion workflows.

linkKey Functions

  • Convert PDF to DOCX, DOC and RTF.
  • Support for all versions of Acrobat documents.
  • Support for Unicode and all PDF font formats.
  • Support for password-protected PDF.
  • Batch conversion.
  • Faithfully preserves the PDF's look-&-feel.
  • Automatically converts to structured content.
  • Option to convert specific page ranges.
  • Option to generate bookmarks.
  • Options to control image quality.
  • Options to handle OCRed PDFs.

linkCommon Use Case Scenarios

  • Simple conversion of PDF to Word to edit document.
  • Server-based, on-demand conversion of PDF documents to Word format.
  • Batch processing of PDF collections with the same conversion options.

linkOperating Systems Supported

  • Windows, Linux and Mac.

linkSystem Requirements

  • At least 30 MB of free disk space.
  • Memory requirement is dependent on the source document being converted. We recommend a minimum of 4 GB.

linkExample

#!/bin/sh
echo "Example 1) Convert myIn.pdf in this folder to myOut.docx using default options:"
./pdf2word -in myIn.pdf -out myOut.docx

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