How to Export a PDF to an XML
Documents are created in various ways, sometimes in PDF (Portable Document Format). While PDFs are widely used and easily accessible, exporting a PDF to an XML (Extensible Markup Language) is sometimes more appropriate when you need to use the data for databases. Converting a PDF file to XML means the text from the PDF will be extracted. If you want to transport or store the text from a document without the formatting, then you should export to XML.
Things You'll Need
- Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader
Open Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, double-clicking on the program on your desktop or in the ''Quick Start'' menu.
Click "File" at the top left side of the toolbar. In the drop-down menu, click ''Open."
Double click on the PDF file you would like to export to XML.
Save the file by clicking ''File'' in the tool bar, then "Save As."
Select "XML 1.0 (*.xml)" as the file type in the "Save As Type" drop-down menu, then select "Save" to export to XML.
Tips & Warnings
- You can only export an Adobe PDF file if it is editable.