tbone1 has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Fellow monks -

I've been handed a project which requires that text stored in a .pdf file be extracted and then folded, spindled, mutilated, etc. I know of the PDF modules and pdf2html, but they aren't quite what I need. I've searched supersearched here and pored over, but I cannot find such a beast. I know I can't be the first person to want to reduce the data in a .pdf file to its ascii equivalent. I'm under a bit of a crunch on this, so I don't think that I have time to write the converter myself.

Does anyone know of such a converter that already exists? And if so, where is it?

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