DocumentTextExtractor 1.0.8

dotnet add package DocumentTextExtractor --version 1.0.8
NuGet\Install-Package DocumentTextExtractor -Version 1.0.8
This command is intended to be used within the Package Manager Console in Visual Studio, as it uses the NuGet module's version of Install-Package.
<PackageReference Include="DocumentTextExtractor" Version="1.0.8" />
For projects that support PackageReference, copy this XML node into the project file to reference the package.
paket add DocumentTextExtractor --version 1.0.8
#r "nuget: DocumentTextExtractor, 1.0.8"
#r directive can be used in F# Interactive and Polyglot Notebooks. Copy this into the interactive tool or source code of the script to reference the package.
// Install DocumentTextExtractor as a Cake Addin
#addin nuget:?package=DocumentTextExtractor&version=1.0.8

// Install DocumentTextExtractor as a Cake Tool
#tool nuget:?package=DocumentTextExtractor&version=1.0.8



Simple C# library for extracting text and metadata from .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx files

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DocumentTextExtractor provides simple methods for extracting text and metadata from .docx, .pptx, and .xlsx files.

New in v1.0.x

  • Initial release
  • Support for docx, pptx, xlsx, and pdf


This library has been tested on a limited set of documents. It is highly likely that documents exist this from which the library, in its current state, cannot extract text.

The PDF implementation relies upon PDFSharp and PDFPlumber. The latter is written in Python and requires that you have installed Python and used pip to install the pdfplumber package.

Simple Examples

Refer to the Test project for a full example.

using DocumentTextExtractor;

void Main(string[] args)
  using (DocxTextExtractor docx = new DocxTextExtractor("./temp/", "mydocument.docx"))
    string docxText = docx.ExtractText();
    Dictionary<string, string> docxMetadata = docx.ExtractMetadata();

  using (PptxTextExtractor pptx = new DocxTextExtractor("./temp/", "mypresentation.pptx"))
    string pptxText = pptx.ExtractText();
    Dictionary<string, string> pptxMetadata = pptx.ExtractMetadata();

  using (XlsxTextExtractor xlsx = new XlsxTextExtractor("./temp/", "mypresentation.pptx"))
    string xlsxText = xlsx.ExtractText();
    Dictionary<string, string> xlsxMetadata = xlsx.ExtractMetadata();

  using (PdfTextExtractor pdf = new PdfTextExtractor("myfile.pdf"))
    string pdfText = pdf.ExtractText();
    Dictionary<string, string> pdfMetadata = pdf.ExtractMetadata();

Version History

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.NET net6.0 is compatible.  net6.0-android was computed.  net6.0-ios was computed.  net6.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net6.0-macos was computed.  net6.0-tvos was computed.  net6.0-windows was computed.  net7.0 is compatible.  net7.0-android was computed.  net7.0-ios was computed.  net7.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net7.0-macos was computed.  net7.0-tvos was computed.  net7.0-windows was computed.  net8.0 is compatible.  net8.0-android was computed.  net8.0-browser was computed.  net8.0-ios was computed.  net8.0-maccatalyst was computed.  net8.0-macos was computed.  net8.0-tvos was computed.  net8.0-windows was computed. 
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Version Downloads Last updated
1.0.8 85 3/27/2024
1.0.7 92 3/27/2024
1.0.6 78 3/27/2024
1.0.5 80 3/27/2024
1.0.4 83 3/26/2024
1.0.3 1,577 8/11/2023

Initial release