Are you working with PDFs with OCR'd and/or indexed text? If so, just about any PDF reader will allow copying the text out (if the PDF isn't protected). SumatraPDF (https://www.sumatrapdfreader.org) is my choice for a functional reader with a much lower risk than "fully functional" readers.
If you need to OCR scanned documents you might try NAPS2 (https://www.naps2.com/).
If you are looking to automate OCR using scripts, take a look at Tesseract (https://github.com/tesseract-ocr/tesseract).
On Monday, February 22, 2021 at 16:15, Charles Meyer eloquently inscribed:
> Hi my esteemed listmates,
> My bad if I missed this but I’m looking for a downloadable (not online)
> PDF editor?
> I want to be able to copy “language” out of a PDF I receive and paste it in
> plain text in a word[processor document.
> Can you please recommend PDF editors you’ve actually used which worked
> Thank you!