[ubuntu-za] Ubuntu Indaba 0.6
pops at cairnsgames.co.za
Fri Sep 21 19:34:25 BST 2007
On Fri, 2007-09-21 at 16:20 +0200, Jonathan Carter wrote:
> Hi Bill
> Bill Cairns wrote:
> > I have been looking for a utility to "un-pdf" a pdf file. On Synaptic I
> > found that I have libpopper1 installed. glad to see that. But then how
> > do I run it?
> Just how much do you need to un-PDF it? There's a tool called pdftotext
> that will convert the content to clear-text. There's also pdf2ps that
> will convert it to PostScript, for what it's worth.
Thanks, I think this is just what I need (can't test right now). I have
three documents that I need to copy large chunks of text from - text
output is great.
> Pdftotext is available from the xpdf-utils package, pdf2ps is available
> from the ghostscript package. Both are installed by default on Ubuntu.
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