Extract PDF online
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1. Click the "Choose Files" button to select multiple PDF files on your computer or click the "URL" button to choose an online file from URL, Google Drive or Dropbox.
2. Select an extraction type from: text, images, fonts and attachments.
3. Click the "Submit" button to start processing. The output files will be listed in the "Output Results" section. Click icon to show file QR code or save file to cloud storage services such as Google Drive or Dropbox.
The Portable Document Format (PDF) is a file format used to present documents in a manner independent of application software, hardware, and operating systems. Each PDF file encapsulates a complete description of a fixed-layout flat document, including the text, fonts, graphics, and other information needed to display it.
By preference, any fonts that are used in a layout are also included in the PDF file itself. This makes sure that the file can be viewed and printed as it was created by the designer. There are two mechanisms to include fonts in a PDF:
- Embedded - A full copy of the entire character set of a font is stored in the PDF.
- Subset - Only those characters that are actually used in the layout are stored in the PDF. For example: if the "a" character doesn't appear anywhere in the text, that character is not included in the font. This means that PDF files with subset fonts are smaller than PDF files with embedded fonts. For subset fonts, the font name is preceded by 6 random characters and a plus sign.
You can use this PDF extractor to extract fonts from PDF files. However, the extracted font is usually incomplete or empty because most PDF files use subset fonts or just base fonts that do not necessarily require embedding.