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A freeware tool to convert PDF and Word (DOCX) files into plain text for use in corpus tools like AntConc.

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Older Versions

All previous releases of AntFileConverter can be found at the following link. <.exe> files are for Windows. <.zip> files are for Macintosh OS X. <.tar.gz> files are for Linux.

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Development Roadmap

My current tentative plans.

Status Description
Under development
  • Add conversion from Word files (.doc) to text.
Plans for 2015
and beyond
  • Your suggestions come here...

Citing/Referencing AntFileConverter

Use the following method to cite/reference AntFileConverter according to the APA style guide:

Anthony, L. (YEAR OF RELEASE). AntFileConverter (Version VERSION NUMBER) [Computer Software]. Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University. Available from

For example if you download AntFileConverter 1.2.0, which was released in 2015, you would cite/reference it as follows:

Anthony, L. (2015). AntFileConverter (Version 1.2.0) [Computer Software]. Tokyo, Japan: Waseda University. Available from

Note that the APA instructions are not entirely clear about citing software, and it is debatable whether or not the "Available from ..." statement is needed. See here for more details.