Steps to Extract Items from PDF Files

A Step by Step Guide to Extract elements from multiple PDF documents.

STEP 1

Click Start » All Programs » SysTools PDF Extractor » The initial software screen will appear to you as

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STEP 2

Click on the "Add Files" and "Add Folder" to add PDF files on the software.

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Note: The software can extract items from restricted PDF documents as well as from know password protected PDF files. But, in case of password locked PDF, the user must know the password & enter while adding secured PDF. Otherwise proceed to next step.


STEP 3

Users can also draw out wrongly added PDF files with "Remove" and "Remove All" options respectively.

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STEP 4

Now, click on the "Change" button to choose the destination location for extracted PDF Items.

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Note: Users can check the “Create Single Folder Only” option to save all the PDF files extracted items in a single folder.


STEP 5

Click on the “Next” button to proceed further

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STEP 6

Select the Item type as “Attachment”, “Inline Image” or "Text" or users can select all three

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Note: It is not necessary to apply item type filter users can also select all three items also for the extraction process.


Choose Item Type



STEP 7


Note: If users want to extract all attachments from PDF files then they can skip the "Attachment Filters". Otherwise, apply below filters.


Apply Attachment Filters

Here the tool provides two options (File Size & File Type):

  • Extract Attachment Up To: This option gives you a facility to choose file size during the extraction process of attachments. You can extract attachment from 1 KB to 100 MB.
  • Extract Attachment More Than: This option allows users to extract attachments of size, more than the specified size limit
  • File Type: With the help of this option you can include and exclude file extension during the attachment extraction process. For example doc, pdf, txt, mp4 etc.
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STEP 8

After this, click on the “Extract” button to start the extraction process of attachments from PDF files

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STEP 9

Now, the software starts the process and shows the Progress Status as “In Progress” and once it is completed it is changed to “Completed”

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STEP 10

The “PDF Files are extracted successfully” pop-up message will be displayed

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STEP 11

Now, to view the extracted items, click the destination path URL

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STEP 12

Now, navigate towards the destination location and view Attachments Folder Containing Extracted Attachments & Extraction Report

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View extracted files of each PDF document

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View Extraction Report containing details like (PDF file path, Attachments count, Images count, and status)

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STEP 7


Note: If users want to extract all Inline images without saving them into PDF or any other image format then they can skip the Inline Image settings. Otherwise, apply desired settings as given below:


Apply Image Settings

Save Inline mages Into: Selecting this option will save all extracted inline images into PDF & other formats like TIFF, GIF, BMP, PNG, TGA, PCX, ICO and RAW.

Along with this, the provides two options also i.e. Create Individual PDF & Create Single PDF

  • Create Individual PDF: With this option create Individual PDF files containing the inline images of a particular PDF document.
  • Create Single PDF: With this option create a single PDF document containing all the inline images of all added PDF files.
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Here we have selected "PDF" as desired file format for saving the images & “Create Single PDF” option

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STEP 8

The tool also gives the option to extract images from the desired pages of the PDF files. Under "Apply Page Setting" filter there are various options to select desired pages of the PDF file from which you want to extract images. It includes All Pages, Even Pages, Odd Pages, Page Ranges & Page Numbers

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After selecting the desired filter click on the "Extract" button

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STEP 9

Now, the software starts the process and shows the Progress Status as “In Progress” and once it is completed it is changed to “Completed”

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STEP 10

The “PDF Files are extracted successfully” pop-up message will be displayed

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STEP 11

Now, to view the extracted items, click the destination path URL

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STEP 12

Now, navigate towards the destination location and view Images Folder & Extraction Report

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View Extracted Images

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View Extraction Report containing details like (PDF file path, Attachments count, Images count, and status)

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STEP 7


Note: If users want to extract all text without applying any text settings then, they can proceed further without selecting any options provided under "Apply Text Settings". Otherwise, apply desired settings as given below:


  • Maintain Formating: With this option you will have the same formating as the source format.
  • Maintain Page Number: You can choose to keep the page number at "Top" or "Bottom" while extacting text from the PDF files.
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STEP 8

The tool also gives the option to extract text from the desired pages of the PDF files. Under "Apply Page Setting" filter there are various options to select desired pages of the PDF file from which you want to extract text. It includes All Pages, Even Pages, Odd Pages, Page Ranges & Page Numbers

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After selecting the desired page option click on the "Extract" button

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STEP 9

Now, the software starts the process and shows the Progress Status as “In Progress” and once it is completed it is changed to “Completed”

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STEP 10

The “PDF Files are extracted successfully” pop-up message will be displayed

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STEP 11

Now, to view the extracted items, click the destination path URL

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STEP 12

Now, navigate towards the destination location and view Text Folder & Extraction Report

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View Extracted text

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View Extraction Report containing details like (PDF file path, Attachments count, Images count, and status)

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