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pdftotext(1)									     pdftotext(1)

NAME
       pdftotext - Portable Document Format (PDF) to text converter (version 3.03)

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

DESCRIPTION
       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.

OPTIONS
       -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)

       -layout
	      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.

       -fixed number
	      Assume  fixed-pitch  (or	tabular)  text,  with  the  specified character width (in
	      points).	This forces physical layout mode.

       -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.

       -htmlmeta
	      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 "UTF-8".

       -listenc
	      Lits the available encodings

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

       -nopgbrk
	      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 secu-
	      rity 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.)

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

EXIT CODES
       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.

AUTHOR
       The pdftotext software and documentation are copyright 1996-2011 Glyph & Cog, LLC.

SEE ALSO
       pdfdetach(1),   pdffonts(1),   pdfimages(1),   pdfinfo(1),   pdftocairo(1),  pdftohtml(1),
       pdftoppm(1), pdftops(1)

					  15 August 2011			     pdftotext(1)
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