A-PDF Text Extractor is a free utility designed to extract text from Adobe PDF files for use in other applications. There are three mode of output text: In PDF Order, Smart Rearrange and With Position. Learn more about the output type here.
The program is freeware, which means that you can use it either persionally or commercially for free.
The program is a standalone application; no Adobe Acrobat needed. A command line version is available also to allow you to call in your program or script.
If you want to grap images from PDF files, you may check out the A-PDF Image Extractor.
To extract text from a PDF file, the PDF file must meet the following conditions:
* The file is formatted to contain text and not just images. * The file containssecurity restrictions which disable text selecting. (You may remove the security by using the A-PDF Restriction Remover)