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How to Extract Text to JSON Easily with PDF Multitool JSON Extractor

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Read our quick guide on how to convert PDF to JSON using our dependable ByteScout PDF Multitool freeware. All of our freeware tools were created to be easy to work with and even easier to understand but you might want extra assurance and that is why we offer you this tutorial. This guide will take you step by step through the process of extracting to JSON from PDF quickly and effortlessly; it is the perfect JSON converter program.

JSON or JavaScript Object Notation files are used for structuring data in a simple readable format. It is a common alternative to XML formats. It is for this reason that converting text to JSON format is required.

Are you ready to begin converting PDF files to JSON?

The first thing you should do is install ByteScout PDF Multitool freeware. Once downloaded, you can begin converting PDF to JSON with just a few clicks.

How to Extract JSON file from PDF

Open the PDF Multitool after installation. In the left corner, you will see the option to “Open PDF Document”, click on this. It will allow you to find and select the PDF document you wish to convert export as JSON.

Once the PDF document in question is opened, it is time to export it as a JSON file. In order to do this, you should click on “Data Extraction” tab to get the “Extract as JSON” option underneath. A window will pop up proximately where you can tinker with various XLS(X) file settings. Look at the screen below for a visual representation of where the “Open PDF Document” and “Extract as JSON” options are located:

PDF to JSON Converter

With the JSON extractor window opened, you should evaluate the possible settings and tweak as you see fit. The following are examples of what you can do:

  • Add filters;
  • Extract from current page or from a range of pages;
  • Preserve text formatting from original PDF;
  • Turn on or off OCR mode;
  • Include or exclude images and so much more!

After making the changes necessary for your soon-to-be JSON file, it is time to extract text to JSON and save. Choose the “Extract to File” option on the pop-up window, having the option of saving a copy to Clipboard for future use as well. See the picture below for further reference:

How to Convert PDF to JSON Format

The PDF to JSON file will be saved and you are done! 

Hats off on learning how to use ByteScout’ PDF Multitool, which is simple and includes many great features for JSON files.