[Techtalk] PDF to txt
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Sat Oct 23 13:17:56 EST 2004
On Sat, Oct 23, 2004 at 12:52:14PM -0700, Noir wrote:
> I been trying to convert PDF file to plaintext.
> $pdf2ps filename.pdf output.ps
> $ps2ascii filename.ps output.txt
> Output: txt file.
> But the problem is there's nothing inside the file. It's all garbage like
> lots of @@@@.
Have you tried using the "pdftotext" program instead?
On Debian it is part of the xpdf-utils package; I can't speak for other
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