[Techtalk] PDF to txt

Jane Andersen binaryjane at gmail.com
Thu Mar 30 03:17:35 EST 2006


I have a program called pdftotext which has worked well for me in the past.

I think it is part of the xpdf-utils package (at least I think that
that is where I got it, using apt).


> 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 @@@@.

I try to take one day at a time -- but sometimes several days attack me at once.
-Jennifer Unlimited-

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