accessing pdf documents with speakup
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Fri Aug 15 19:58:38 EDT 2008
The best way I have found, is the "pdftotext" program, from the XPDF
It has the advantage of different presentation styles: if the document
does not look good while viewing in in the default format, you can try
with the "-layout" or "-raw" option, to try a different style of display.
pdftotext -layout file.pdf - | fmt | less
pdftotext file.pdf - | fmt | less
(Note: "fmt" wrapps the lines, which will otherwise break strangely)
That is not the only way to run it, but it is the form I usually use.
On Mon, 11 Aug 2008, Don Raikes wrote:
> Hello all,
> Now that I have speakup working, I need to know is there a way to read
> pdf documents when using speakup?
> In my work, I have a need to read a lot of pdf documents, and I don't
> know of a command-line application which would allow me to read them.
> Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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