How to convert a PDF to XML.

A woman uses a laptop to convert PDF to XML.

Convert your PDF to Extensible Markup Language by following these easy steps.

XML stands for Extensible Markup Language, a coding language similar to HTML. But unlike HTML, XML is a versatile language that goes beyond the web. Many office tools use XML-based formats, such as Microsoft Office. Explore how you can quickly and seamlessly turn your PDF into useful code with Adobe Acrobat.

How to convert a PDF to XML

Most often, you’d be converting text within the PDF to XML, rather than converting the entire document. Select the text you’d like to export and then follow these steps:

  1. Use the Select tool to mark the content you want to save
  2. Right-click the highlighted text
  3. Choose Export Selection As
  4. Select XML, and slick Save

How to convert PDF to XML in Windows 10 and macOS.

If you are using a Windows 10 or Mac operating system and need to convert the entire document from PDF to XML, follow these steps.

  1. Open the file in Adobe Acrobat.
  2. Click on the File menu and select Export To.
  3. Click XML 1.0 from the pop-up menu.
  4. Change the file name or keep the default, which is the PDF file name.
  5. Click Save.

Another option is to select Save As in the File menu, then scroll down the list of file types and select .xml. Then click Save.

Explore all your PDF options.

It’s important to keep work plans moving forward with versatile options to create secure, flexible PDF files that can be easily shared with teammates and more. Adobe Acrobat gives you flexibility for all your document exporting needs, whether you need to convert Excel documents to PDFs, JPGs to PDFs, PPTs to PDFs, and many more options. Take a moment to explore everything you can do with Adobe Acrobat online services today.