How to Convert from PDF to RTF

Soda PDF Desktop

  • In the Create & Convert Module choose Advanced and click on the PDF to RTF option.



  • You will need to decide which pages in your PDF will be converted. Select from one of the available options.



  • Click on the three dots in the corner to open more settings.




  • Click the Folder icon to change where Soda PDF will save your file.




  • You can choose to apply the OCR engine when converting. This will let you edit any scanned documents in whichever program you are using for your RTF files.




  • If there are tables in your PDF, you can have Soda PDF retain those tables. This feature needs to be enabled for you to use it. Check the box next to Detect and Convert Table.



  • By default, your file will open. Uncheck the box next to Open MS RTF Document after conversion to prevent the file from opening.




  • Click the Make Default button to use the selected settings moving forward.




  • When you are ready, click on Export to turn your PDF into an RTF file.




When your file is finished converting you will see the notification.




In the event you have any trouble with conversion, click here for help.


We provide a quick conversion tool for users to convert the file without opening up any program.

  • Navigate to the part of your computer where the file is saved.
  • Right-click on the file.
  • Expand the Soda PDF 14 option and choose Convert to RTF.



We have two additional modules. The OCR module allows you to recognize and edit text within any scanned document or image. We also have the E-Sign module that allows you to electronically sign PDFs and track and manage e-signatures in real-time. If those modules are not available for you, you can purchase them here.




Soda PDF Online

Soda PDF Online is accessed via a web browser. Since it does not install directly onto your system the options surrounding conversion are limited.

You can still convert files, only once converted they will download to your computer. The location will be the default download folder of your web browser.

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