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       pdftotext  -  Portable Document Format (PDF) to text converter (version


       pdftotext [options] [PDF-file [text-file]]


       Pdftotext converts Portable Document Format (PDF) files to plain text.

       Pdftotext reads the PDF file, PDF-file, and writes a text  file,  text-
       file.   If  text-file  is not specified, pdftotext converts file.pdf to
       file.txt.  If text-file is ┬┤-', the text is sent to stdout.


       -f number
              Specifies the first page to convert.

       -l number
              Specifies the last page to convert.

       -r number
              Specifies the resolution, in DPI.  The default is 72 DPI.

       -x number
              Specifies the x-coordinate of the crop area top left corner

       -y number
              Specifies the y-coordinate of the crop area top left corner

       -W number
              Specifies the width of crop area in pixels (default is 0)

       -H number
              Specifies the height of crop area in pixels (default is 0)

              Maintain (as best as possible) the original physical  layout  of
              the  text.   The  default is to ┬┤undo' physical layout (columns,
              hyphenation, etc.) and output the text in reading order.

       -raw   Keep the text in content stream order.  This  is  a  hack  which
              often  "undoes"  column  formatting, etc.  Use of raw mode is no
              longer recommended.

              Generate a simple HTML file,  including  the  meta  information.
              This  simply wraps the text in <pre> and </pre> and prepends the
              meta headers.

       -bbox  Generate an XHTML file containing bounding box  information  for
              each word in the file.

       -enc encoding-name
              Sets  the  encoding  to  use  for  text output. This defaults to

              Lits the available encodings

       -eol unix | dos | mac
              Sets the end-of-line convention to use for text output.

              Don't insert page breaks (form feed characters) between pages.

       -opw password
              Specify the owner password for the  PDF  file.   Providing  this
              will bypass all security restrictions.

       -upw password
              Specify the user password for the PDF file.

       -q     Don't print any messages or errors.

       -v     Print copyright and version information.

       -h     Print usage information.  (-help and --help are equivalent.)


       Some  PDF  files contain fonts whose encodings have been mangled beyond
       recognition.  There is no way (short of OCR) to extract text from these


       The Xpdf tools use the following exit codes:

       0      No error.

       1      Error opening a PDF file.

       2      Error opening an output file.

       3      Error related to PDF permissions.

       99     Other error.


       The  pdftotext software and documentation are copyright 1996-2004 Glyph
       & Cog,  LLC.   pdffonts(1),  pdfimages(1),  pdfinfo(1),  pdftocairo(1),
       pdftohtml(1), pdftoppm(1), pdftops(1)

                                22 January 2004                   pdftotext(1)