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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.

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