TextLightning
TextLightning
3.3

3.5

TextLightning free download for Mac

TextLightning3.3

28 March 2011

Convert PDF files to RTF text format.

Overview

TextLightning is a utility for converting PDF files to RTF format. TextLightning reconstructs as much of the original formatting as possible, including fonts, paragraphs, justification, margins and international characters as well as ligatures.

What's new in TextLightning

Version 3.3:
  • recognize tables
  • improve recognition accuracy
  • support for newer PDF versions

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How would you rate TextLightning app?

5 Reviews of TextLightning

2.5
Anonymous
14 September 2004
Version: 3.0

Most helpful

I couldn't get this to work at all...
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Anonymous
15 September 2005
Version: 3.1
The e-mail request for a demo license is such a pain that I'm not going to bother (and I'm probably going to purchase 30-50 seats of a similar app).
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Anonymous
03 May 2005
Version: 3.1
I haven't tried this product, but you can get basic functionality for free at: http://www.bluem.net/downloads/pdftotext_en/ which is a compiled version of: http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf
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Anonymous
17 January 2005
Version: 3.0
Sorry, didn't work for me either. OS: 10.3.7. Jan 17/05
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4.5
bcwinters
11 November 2004
Version: 3.0
I'm not sure why the other reviewer was not able to get this to work. You just drop it in the Applications folder and it automatically gets added as a Service. I was also very easily able to add new steps to the PDF workflow to extract text from a print job using this utility. This is extremely handy in programs like FileMaker which do not offer full export abilities -- now you can easily email a "printed" exported text file with fully summarized and calculated data along with text fields and merge fields, instead of being limited to just exporting fields. This is extremely handy and solves a problem many (well... maybe not MANY) OS X users have had since upgrading from OS 9 -- the loss of PrinttoPICT and its "print to a text file" capabilities. It is perhaps a little expensive for what amounts to a one-trick pony, but I use it at work every day and feel it was worth it. It silently saves me tons of frustration and makes my database work way easier.
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2.5
Anonymous
14 September 2004
Version: 3.0
I couldn't get this to work at all...
(0)
$27.00

3.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 32
  • PPC 32
  • Mac OS X 10.3.9 or later

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