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  1. Inkscape
  2. Microsoft Word
  3. Libre Office
  4. Okular

PDF Table Extraction

Automatic Highlighting

PDF Applications

  • ByteScout PDF Multitool
    • Data Extraction
      • Extract as TXT, CSV, XLSX, XML, JSON
      • Find text
      • Detect tables
      • OCR analyzer
      • Embedded images
      • Attachments
      • XFA Form and Form data as XFDF
      • Embedded multimedia
    • Conversion
      • Convert PDF to bitmap (PNG, JPEG)
      • Convert PDF to vector image (EMF)
      • Convert PDF to HTML
    • Sensitive Data: Analyzer, Detector, Remover, Editor
    • Document Parser: Template Editor, Classifier
    • Utilities
      • Remove text, vectors, images
      • Document information
      • Split document
      • Merge document
      • Rotate document
      • Make PDF searchable and unsearchable
      • Add image (watermark) to PDF
      • Optimize (compress) document
  • PDF24 Toolbox
    • Data Extraction
      • Extract embedded images
    • Conversion
      • Convert to bitmap (PNG, JPEG)
      • Convert PDF to HTML
      • Convert PDF to Text
      • Convert PDF to Word
      • Convert PDF to Excel
      • Convert PDF to Powerpoint
      • Convert PDF to Other PDF Standards
      • Convert files (image, document) to PDF
    • Utilities
      • Split document
      • Remove selected page
      • Extract selected page
      • Merge document
      • Rotate document
      • Sort page (back to front, front to back)
      • Organize document (delete page, rotate page, add page, move page, print/fax/email selected page)
      • Protect and set PDF permission
      • Unlock (remove PDF protection and password)
      • Add image (watermark) to PDF
      • Add page numbers to PDF
      • Add text to PDF
      • Add drawing to PDF
      • Add shape to PDF
      • Add signature to PDF
      • Optimize (compress) document
      • Overlay two PDF documents
      • Compare two PDF documents
      • Capture screen
      • Import from scanner/camera
  • Okular
  • Foxit PDF
  • Sumatra PDF
  • PDF Reader by Xodo
  • PDFsam
  • Free PDF Compressor
  • CutePDF Writer
  • Xournal++
  • MuPDF

PDF to Excel

  • rga : Rga: Ripgrep, but also search for PDFs, E-Books, Office documents, zip, tar.gz

PDF Addon

Look Scanned PDF

PDF Tools

Diff PDF compare

By default, its only output is its return
code, which is 0 if there are no differences and 1 if the two PDFs differ. If
given the --output-diff option, it produces a PDF file with visually
highlighted differences:

$ diff-pdf --output-diff=diff.pdf a.pdf b.pdf


Another option is to compare the two files visually in a simple GUI, using
the --view argument:

$ diff-pdf --view a.pdf b.pdf


This opens a window that lets you view the files' pages and zoom in on details.
It is also possible to shift the two pages relatively to each other using
Ctrl-arrows (Cmd-arrows on MacOS). This is useful for identifying translation-only differences.

See the output of $ diff-pdf --help for complete list of options.