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pdftotext

Risk Intelligence uses pdftotext - a third-party open source tool from the Xpdf suite - to help convert PDF files into plain text files so that they can scan effectively. This tool is supplied by Glyph & Clog, LLC.

 

Announcement - Xpdf 3.04 - a PDF viewer for X

Glyph & Cog, LLC is pleased to announce a new version of Xpdf, the open source Portable Document Format (PDF) viewer for X.

The Xpdf project also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter, and various other utilities.

Xpdf runs under the X Window System on Unix, and OS/2. The non-X components (pdftops, pdftotext, etc.) also run on Win32 systems and should run on pretty much any system with a decent C++ compiler.

Major changes:

  • New text extractor.
  • Added the pdftohtml tool.
  • Added the pdftopng tool.
  • New trapezoid-based rasterizer core (for performance).

See the `CHANGES' file for a complete list of changes.

Source (C++ and C) is available, and it should be fairly easy to compile for UNIX, OS/2, and Win32.

More information, source code, and precompiled binaries are on the xpdf web page and ftp site:

http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/

ftp://ftp.foolabs.com/pub/xpdf/

 

For information on commercial licensing and consulting, please see the Glyph & Cog web site:

http://www.glyphandcog.com/