[pdftex] simple pdftype program?

Taco Hoekwater taco at elvenkind.com
Thu Jun 24 11:10:36 CEST 2004

On Thu, 24 Jun 2004 09:59:24 +0200, Hans wrote:

> 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.).
> >  
> >
> For the later: 
>   pdftotext 
> from the xpdf suite is your friend. It does a good job. 

Sometimes pdftex's compress_level can help you, in combination with 
"texexec --pdfselect" (or a latex equivalent) to extract pages from the 
'binary' pdf file. Depends on what you want to do.



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