How to convert long full PDF in German to text files?

Question: The reason being is I want to study German on my DS, by reading the PDF as a text file (that is the only way it will get onto my DS) . Does VeryPDF have a method of converting these PDF files to text files?

Answer: According to your needs, maybe you can have a free trial of VeryPDF PDF to Text OCR Converter Command Line. This software supports more than 50 more OCR languages. So you can use it either to convert text PDF in German or image PDF in German to text. In the following part, I will show you how to make it.

Step 1. Download PDF to Text OCR Converter Command Line

  • If you are just laptop or computer user, please download server version. Meanwhile server version also allows you to run conversion under server and call this software together with VB, VB.NET, C#, ASP.NET program languages;
  • When downloading finishes, there will be a zip file. Please extract it to some folder then you can find help document and call it from MS Dos Windows.

Step 2. Convert long full PDF in German to text.

  • When you run the conversion, please refer to the usage and examples.
  • Usage:   pdf2txtocr.exe [options] <PDF-file> <Text-file>
  • When converting text based PDF in German to text, please refer to the following command line template.
    pdf2txtocr.exe C:\in.pdf C:\out.txt
    When converting text based PDF to text, you do not need to input any other parameter. And no matter what kind of language is in PDF, this software can convert text PDF to text easily and accurately. As to how to judge text based PDF, please try to do copy and paste in PDF. If you can do it, it is text based PDF.
  • When converting image based PDF in German, please refer to the following command line templates.
    pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr -lang deu -ocrmode 1 C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
    First, you need to download German language from this website.  Then input the command line like above. Parameter –OCR can help you launch OCR function, parameter -lang help you specify OCR language and OCR mode 1 allows you to convert PDF to text. Then input full path of input PDF and output PDF.
    Now let us check more examples about OCR language. 
  • pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr -lang eng -ocrmode 2 C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
    pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr -lang eng -ocrmode 3 C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
    pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr -lang eng -ocrmode 2 -outboxfile C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
    pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr -lang fra -ocrmode 1 C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
    pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr -lang ita -ocrmode 1 C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
    pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr -lang nld -ocrmode 1 C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf
    pdf2txtocr.exe -ocr -lang spa -ocrmode 1 C:\in.pdf C:\out.pdf

Related Parameters:

-rotate <int>       : rotate pages before OCR
-threshold <int>    : lightness threshold that used to convert image to B&W
-ocr                : enable OCR function for scanned PDF file
-lang <string>      : choose the language for OCR engine
-ocrmode <int>      : set OCR mode
-ocrmode 0: output to text file

Now let us check convert effect from the following snapshot. During the using, if you have any question, please contact us as soon as possible.

German PDF
                   This is from image PDF in German.

German text from image PDF
                 This is from output text from German PDF.

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