ps conversion tools?

Yvonne Smith yvonne at
Fri Nov 2 03:05:39 EST 2001

Jason writes:
 > Umm..... you seem to be forgetting what mailing list this is :-P
 > On Thursday November 01, 2001 11:50 pm, you wrote:
 > > You guys are right, ghostscript will do it, but in my experience, and
 > > believe me, I've had more experience at converting files from
 > > different formats to text than you can possibly imagine, xpdf is
 > > better for the pdf stuff. It seems to do a whole heck of a lot better
 > > on the formatting, at least that's what I've noticed.

Umm, no, I didn't forget. Yes it needs the x stuff, I think, but it
works as a command line tool. you just type pdftotext filename and you
get a text file. Believe me, I'm  no more capable of using x than you
are. I don't actually know where to get it from, but  it is a debian
I'm sorry I didn't make myself clear earlier.

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