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Re: Search feature in PDF files

On Tue, Oct 21, 2003 at 10:27:14PM -0400, Roberto Sanchez wrote:
> Are there any Free Software PDF viewers that have the ability to search
> and copy/paste text and graphics?  I ask because I find that sometimes
> I have to use acroread (non-free, of course) becuase I have a large PDF
> file and I need to search for a string, or copy a long selection of
> text.  I would prefer to not use the non-free app, but I have come to
> rely on the search and copy functions.  Are there any alternatives?
> I have already looked at gv, ggv, and gpdf, but it's not there in any
> of those.  What does everyone else use?
> -Roberto

(In addition th what has already been mentioned:)

To get text out of a pdf file: pdftotext (package xpdf-utils). Generates
a text file in which you can search, copy, edit, ...

To get images: pdfimages (xpdf-utils) or pstoedit.

Joachim Fahnenmüller

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