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Old 06-25-2003, 01:50 PM   #1
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PDF to Text Conversion


I am currently working on an open source project called GOOP. GOOP chews up documents and other text forms in order to create metadata. This metadata is compared and shared over a P2P network (via JXTA) and the GOOP application automatically performs data comparisons (via the metadata) with nodes that it encounters. PDF files present a challenge because I need some way to convert them to text so an access them with GOOP.


What I need: An open source script or binary to convert PDF files to text. I would love it if it was in Java but at this point I'll take anything.


Many thanks to any and all who can help.....

Lim.

goop.jxta.org

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Old 06-25-2003, 02:05 PM   #2
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http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/about.html it includes a utility to extract .pdf to .txt
 
Old 06-25-2003, 02:06 PM   #3
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never used it, your mileage may vary
 
Old 06-25-2003, 04:40 PM   #4
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As far as I know, PDF is not a format that should be convertable to text, because that would allow people to tamper with the original document. You can publish a PDF or PS document with OOo Writer, but thankfully you can't do anything about editing an existing PDF.
 
Old 06-26-2003, 03:24 PM   #5
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... unless you have the adobe writer ... even then poorly made PDFs (ie - scanned) won't be editable.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 08:22 AM   #6
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solution here - pdftotext

http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/convert...ormat-command/ has a walk-through on using pdftotext on linux.
 
  


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