[pdftex] simple pdftype program?

Hans Hagen pragma at wxs.nl
Thu Jun 24 09:59:24 CEST 2004

Karl Berry wrote:

>Is there a simple program for pdf files which expands the binary parts
>of PDF files?  Kind of like dvitype.  It would be even nicer if it
>"interpreted" the PDF file the way dvitype does (showing the text being
>typeset as well as it can, etc.).
those are two different things: uncompressed pdf (for which the streams need to be uncompressed) and pdf as text. For the later: 


from the xpdf suite is your friend. It does a good job. 


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