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Re: Text from PDF

by steves (Curate)
on Oct 27, 2004 at 10:08 UTC ( #402941=note: print w/ replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to Text from PDF

I played around with PDF::FDF::Simple and I couldn't get it to extract text from PDF files. I thought that FDF was just a subset of PDF but there must be more to it than that. Then I looked around for free PDF-to-text tools and was surprised to find that there aren't many that are truly free. Ghostscript may be your best free option. It apparently has a tool for getting text from PDF documents. Another one I found is a Java tool named PDFBox.

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