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pdftotext(1)		    General Commands Manual		  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 charac-
	      ter width	(in points).  This forces physical layout mode.

       -raw   Keep the text in content stream order.  This is a	hack which of-
	      ten "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.

       -bbox-layout
	      Generate an XHTML	file containing	bounding box  information  for
	      each block, line,	and 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 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.)

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), pdfseparate(1), pdfsig(1), pdfu-
       nite(1)

				15 August 2011			  pdftotext(1)

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