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.

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Only text can be extracted when exporting from PDF to XML.

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Open Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader, double-clicking on the program on your desktop or in the ''Quick Start'' menu.

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Click "File" at the top left side of the toolbar. In the drop-down menu, click ''Open."

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Double click on the PDF file you would like to export to XML.

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Save the file by clicking ''File'' in the tool bar, then "Save As."

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Select "XML 1.0 (*.xml)" as the file type in the "Save As Type" drop-down menu, then select "Save" to export to XML.