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isimSoftware PDF to Text Converter

isimSoftware PDF to Text Converter

isimSoftware PDF to Text is used to quickly convert PDF documents to plain txt format files in batch mode. It works without Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, and has Command Line Interface (CLI), fast and accurate conversion ability, friendly interface, small size.


  • Converts PDF to plain text file in batch mode.
  • + Fast, accurate, small, and friendly interface.
  • + Retains original text, format and layout (as much as possible)
  •    in the output files.
  • + Converts all pages of a PDF into ONE plain txt format file.
  • + Supports converting the PDF files that have some restrictions, such as
  •    "Content Copying" and "Saving as Text" are not allowed.
  • + Supports system level context menu.
  • + Supports Command Line Interface (CLI).


It retains the original text, format and layout (as much as possible) in the output text files.

Also, isimSoftware PDF to Text supports converting the PDF files that have some restrictions, such as "Content Copying", "Saving as Text" are not allowed.

If you want to let your documents management system supports PDF search or want to extract the text from PDF files, it might be useful.


  • Right Protect your privacy and data security (online converter needs uploading).
  • Right Convert PDFs in BATCH.
  • Right Quickly select source: just drag-and-drop your files.
  • Right NO downloading needed, store result in your local PC directly.
  • Right Handy converter: run at any time, even no network is okay.
  • Right Support Command Line Interface: improve the productivity if you're good at programming.
  • Right Support system level context menu.
  • Right Reasonable & affordable license fee, and enjoy FREE lifetime support.
  • Right Intuitive, practical and compact interface, genuine and familiar PDF RED.
  • Right 100% CLEAN: NO Ad, NO Bundle, NO Virus, NO Spyware, just for BETTER.




Command Line Interface (CLI) Documentation
1. Synopsis
isimSoftware PDF to Text -i:PDF [-o:output path] [-l:log file]
isimSoftware PDF to Text -?
isimSoftware PDF to Text -v

2. Arguments
-v Shows isimSoftware PDF to Text's CLI information, version number, copyright and license information.

-? Shows help.

-i:full path of PDF file.
Required. Specifies the PDF file to convert.
E.g. -i:F:\pdfs\test.pdf

-o:output path of converted text file.
Optional. Specifies the output path for the converted text file.
Default: the source path (PDF file's location).
E.g. -o:F:\pdfs

-l:log file.
Optional. Specifies a file to record the conversion process, especially, for analyzing the errors.
Default: same as the input PDF file, but its extension is .log.
E.g. -l:F:\pdfs\test.log
Codes and messages reference in the log file:
CMD: records complete command line for review.
S: Conversion successfully!
E1: The output path (-o:) does not exist:...
E2: Internal error occurred or needs password, this PDF file cannot be converted.

3. Usage
a. Manual:
1) press <Win+R>, type "cmd" and press <Enter> to open the DOS command window.
2) change current path to isimSoftware PDF to Text's program folder by using "cd" command (may need to change current drive first). Right-click isimSoftware PDF to Text's shortcut icon and click "Properties" menu item, you will find the path in [Start in] field.
3) Now you can simply type "ptt -i:..." to use isimSoftware PDF to Text' CLI.

b. Use isimSoftware PDF to Text's CLI in Your Own Application/Script/BAT on Your Licensed PCs:
First, need to install isimSoftware PDF to Text on your licensed PCs, and then simply use the Shell function (or other similar functions) to do it.
This is VB.NET sample code (in VB.NET, two " indicate one actual "), FYI:
Shell("""C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\isimSoftware\isimSoftware PDF to Text\isimSoftware PDF to Text"" ""-i:H:\Books\C 11 D.pdf"" -o:H:\", AppWinStyle.NormalFocus)
Shell("""C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\isimSoftware\isimSoftware PDF to Text\isimSoftware PDF to Text"" -i:H:\Books\C11D.pdf -o:H:\", AppWinStyle.NormalFocus)

c. Deploy isimSoftware PDF to Text's CLI with Your Application/Script/BAT Outside the Scope of Your Licensed PCs:
In this case, do NOT need to install isimSoftware PDF to Text on the PCs that you want to deploy to. And you should purchase isimSoftware PDF to Text Redistributable CLI, click here to know more details.
Once bought, just deploy the received files under your application or any other place as you need, and then you will have the ability to use it like this (VB.NET code):
Shell("D:\MyApp\isimSoftware PDF to Text\isimSoftware PDF to Text -i:H:\Books\C11D.pdf -o:H:\", AppWinStyle.NormalFocus)

4. Note
a. Very easy to use, even only need to specify a PDF to convert.
b. Please use space to separate each arguments, if the full path of isimSoftware PDF to Text.exe or any argument's value has the spaces, you must use "" to delimit it (include argument name). E.g. "-i:F:\test folder\test 1.pdf"
c. Please use : to separate argument name and value, and there is no space on the left and right of the colon. E.g. -o:D:\test
d. If you passed twice or more for a same argument, isimSoftware PDF to Text only uses the last passed value. E.g. isimSoftware PDF to Text -i:F:\test.pdf -i:F:\test1.pdf, isimSoftware PDF to Text will convert F:\test1.pdf.
e. CLI Supports multi-language also, even in the log file.
f. Note that the permission problem on Vista+ OS, in order to avoid UAC prompt, we recommend you use the general paths to store input PDFs, output files and logs, do not use the system drive as best.
g. How to convert more than one PDFs or convert in a folder? Just use the "for" or other loops in your programming language.

5. Examples
"C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\isimSoftware\isimSoftware PDF to Text\isimSoftware PDF to Text" -i:f:\test.pdf
"C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\isimSoftware\isimSoftware PDF to Text\isimSoftware PDF to Text" -i:f:\test.pdf -o:f:\test
"C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\isimSoftware\isimSoftware PDF to Text\isimSoftware PDF to Text" -i:f:\test.pdf -o:f:\test -l:f:\test.log
"C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\isimSoftware\isimSoftware PDF to Text\isimSoftware PDF to Text" -i:f:\test.pdf "-o:f:\test output" -l:f:\test.log
"C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\isimSoftware\isimSoftware PDF to Text\isimSoftware PDF to Text" -v
"C:\Users\Me\AppData\Roaming\isimSoftware\isimSoftware PDF to Text\isimSoftware PDF to Text" -?Video Tutorial▸Home▸

Creation date: 2/18/2022 2:37 PM (isimsoftwareadmin)      Updated: 2/21/2022 2:51 PM (isimsoftwareadmin)
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