PDF is one of the most convenient and secure ways of distributing documents that will always render and print with the same formatting of your choice, and others won’t be able to easily modify them. Given such advantages along with the ability to password-protect PDF files, the format is widely used when it comes to sending confidential or important documents via emails attachments, file sharing sites, and through other file transfer mediums. However, at times we do encounter situations when we require to convert a file in to another format such as TXT, DOCX or RTF for the sake of making changes or extracting certain objects from the file. We have covered plenty of PDF converters in the past like 7-PDF Website Converter, PDF24, PDF To Word Converter, Doxillion Document Converter, just to name a few. If you’re looking for a PDF converter that can specifically convert files to RTF, PDF Shaper has the answer. Not only is it capable of converting a full PDF file or selected pages from it, but can also convert a batch of files in one go.
The application boasts a truckload of features such as support for password-protected files, tab formatting, Unicode text support and more. PDF Shaper’s interface comprises of three main tabs. Single File tab – as the name implies – allows converting one file only. You can either convert a whole document or only selected pages from it to RTF format.
The usage of the app is pretty straightforward; you just select the source file, specify the target location, input the required pages in the Pages field and click Convert. If you want to convert a complete document, simply leave the Pages field blank.
In addition to converting a single file, PDF Shaper is also capable of converting a group of files. Doing so saves a lot of time, since you don’t have to separately convert each individual file. Here’s what you need to do for the batch file option to work. Drag and drop the required items over the Source PDF area of the window, choose the destination directory and click Convert. During testing, we tried throwing in a number of files at it and some worked just fine while others simply didn’t, so overall it’s not a flawless tool.
Coming to the Options tab, there are a few parameters that you can toggle according to your preferences such as ‘Format with tabs’ and ‘Open after conversion’. Furthermore, if you want to ignore certain elements of the document during conversion such as images, text, tablets and shapes, you can select them from the list.
PDF Shaper works on Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8. Both 32-bit and 64-bit OS editions are supported.