We just released a free update to Win2PDF (version 10.0.40) that has a new feature that could have been useful for Paul Manafort’s lawyers, as this Wired article explains.
“The latest reminder came this week, when [Paul Manafort’s] defense lawyers failed to sufficiently redact portions of a court filing submitted on Tuesday, responding to Robert Mueller’s claims that Manafort violated his plea agreement with the special counsel by lying to prosecutors.”
What is the new feature? Well, it’s a enhancement to our Win2PDF Desktop app that allows you to extract all of the text from a PDF file and then save the results to a simple TEXT file. All you need to do is drop the PDF file on the Win2PDF Desktop icon and then select ‘Extract Text‘ from the pop-up menu shown below.
This would have turned the following redacted Manafort court document (shown as a PDF file):
into this TEXT file:
You can see that the redacted text in the PDF file converted completely to readable text in the text file.
This feature, obviously, wasn’t created for the purpose of exposing redacted text, but it does exemplify a case where it would have been useful. We’ve had many other customers who were looking for an easy way to convert PDF documents into TEXT files for other business purposes.
You can download the latest update (free for licensed Win2PDF 7 or Win2PDF 10 users) from our support download page.