[pdftex] OT Convert from pdf to ascii text.

John R. Culleton john at wexfordpress.com
Sat Mar 5 15:14:58 CET 2005

On Saturday 05 March 2005 13:51, Michael Chapman wrote:
> On Saturday 05 March 2005 1:00 pm, you wrote:
> > This is not about pdftex as such but I don't know another place
> > where my question can be answered.
> John, apologies, not sure I understand your question.
> But an answer to the 'subject' line of the email would be:
>  pdftotext
> my ancient version, says:
>  pdftotext version 1.00
>  Copyright 1996-2002 Derek B. Noonburg
> so I would think if you have xpdf, this is likely be part of the same
> bundle. Not sure if it is on Knoppix, but it sure should run under it.
> Perhaps I've missed the significance of the intermediate PostScript file
It is the way I always did it, using Ghostscript tools pdf2ps
followed by ps2ascii. But your suggestion of going directly from
pdf to text using pdftotext works, and nothing else does. 

So thanks! You have saved me several hours of cut and paste.
It was so smple I missed it. 

John c. 

John Culleton
Able Indexers and Typesetters

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