Re: pdf to txt

On Fri, 17 Mar 2006 01:22:01 +0100, RaZorbacK wrote:
>Another alternative to check out:
>http://www.pdf-to-html-word.com/pdf-to-text/
>Easy pdf to text converter (free). really speech-friendly interface,

But this pdf converter is not something I will be using.
It is accessible, but you have to start it from the startmenu and from the menu 
you select the pdf file. After converting to text, you will get 170 files with 
output 
if the pdf contains 170  pages.
The result looks allmost the same as with the one from verypdf.com.
Ok, it is free.

Marten


>Marten Post Uiterweer,
>You wrote:

>>Hi,
>>
>>It is also possible to make a batchfile for the pdf to txt program
>from
>>verypdf.com.
>>Place this batchfile in the folder: 
>>c:\documents and settings\username\sendto
>>when in explorer, select a pdf file and press context key. Choose
>send to
>>and select your pdf2txt batchfile.
>>The resulting textfile is created and will automaticly be opened in
>your
>>text-editor.
>>
>>The batchline can contain the line:
>>
>>"C:\Program Files\PDF2TXT v3.1\pdf2txt.exe" %1 -open -blankline
>>
>>Regards, Marten
>>On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 21:55:13 +0100, RaZorbacK wrote:
>>
>>>hello Eileen,
>>
>>>You wrote:
>>
>>>>...not find the window that comes up with the trial version to be
>>>>accessible.  With sighted help, I got it set up and it does do a
>>>good
>>>>job at converting the .pdf to .txt.  
>>>>>
>>>hmm i've just installed it, and it's definetely not accessible and
>>>I'm not even sure that scripts are possible for this app since the
>>>menu is represented as an image .jpg file. So, through windows, it
>>>seems impossible for us without sighted help.
>>>But here are the good news, it's usable through command line and it
>>>works perfectly!
>>>quoting the help file:
>>>" Command line usage:
>>
>>>PDF2TXT <input PDF file> [output TXT file] [-logfile] [-open]
>>>[-space] [-html] [-format] [-silent] [-blankline] [-summary] [-zoom
>>><num>] [-?] [-h]
>>> <input PDF file> : Open an existing PDF file to convert.
>>> [output TXT file] : Write to TEXT file, the default is same
>>>filename of input PDF file.
>>> [-first <page number>]: Specify the first page number.
>>> [-last <page number>]: Specify the last page number.
>>> [-logfile] : Write log to "C:\pdf2txt.log" file.
>>> [-open] : Auto open the text file after it be created.
>>> [-space] : Auto insert spaces into text file.
>>> [-html] : Output to a HTML file, not a text file.
>>> [-format] : Keep the page layout in the generated TXT file.
>>> [-silent] : Disable error and warning messages.
>>> [-blankline] : Auto delete blank line in the generated TXT file.
>>> [-summary] : Get PDF document summary.
>>> [-zoom <num>] : Set zoom ratio, the range is from 50 to 200.
>>> [-?] : Help.
>>> [-h] : Help.
>>> For example:
>>> C:\>PDF2TXT C:\input.pdf
>>> C:\>PDF2TXT C:\input.pdf -first 10 -last 12
>>> C:\>PDF2TXT C:\input.pdf C:\output.txt
>>> C:\>PDF2TXT C:\input.pdf -open -silent -logfile -zoom 150
>>> C:\>PDF2TXT C:\input.pdf C:\output.txt -open -silent
>>> C:\>PDF2TXT C:\*.pdf
>>> C:\>PDF2TXT C:\*.pdf C:\*.txt
>>> C:\>PDF2TXT C:\test\*.pdf C:\test\*.txt
>>
>>> Please notice, if your input pdf's filename or output text's
>>>filename contain space(s), you must use quotation mark to include
>>>them, for example,
>>> C:\>PDF2TXT "C:\123 456.pdf" "C:\my test\aaa.txt""
>>>I've tried without any problem except that the trial version
>converts
>>>only the first page of your file and can be run only 50 times. Ok,
>I
>>>agree, it's not so straightforward but it makes the trick quite
>well
>>>and this huge adobe reader is not required.
>>>For my ocasionnal pdf converting, I prefer using my OCR program.
>>>I'm not a command line guru but feel free to drop a line if needed.
>>>HTH,
>>
>>
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