Correction: processing a large number of files

Adam Myrow amyrow at
Wed Dec 11 07:44:11 EST 2002

On Tue, 10 Dec 2002, Cheryl Homiak wrote:

> Just hope all your pdf files come out legible; sometimes some of them are still
> nonsense even after pdftotext gets through chewing on them!!!

There is a "-raw" option you can pass to pdftotext which sometimes
produces a more legible file than the default mode.  It works especially
well if the original has columns of text.  Other times, it makes a
complete mess of the file, but it's worth a try if you are having trouble
extracting the text out of a PDF file.

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