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PS2ASCII(1)		       Ghostscript Tools		   PS2ASCII(1)

NAME
       ps2ascii	- Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF	to ASCII

SYNOPSIS
       ps2ascii	[ input.ps [ output.txt	] ]
       ps2ascii	input.pdf [ output.txt ]

DESCRIPTION
       ps2ascii	 uses gs(1) to extract ASCII text from PostScript(tm) or Adobe
       Portable	Document Format	(PDF) files. If	no files are specified on  the
       command	line,  gs  reads  from standard	input; but PDF input must come
       from an explicitly-named	file, not standard input.  If no  output  file
       is specified, the ASCII text is written to standard output.

       ps2ascii	 doesn't look at font encoding,	and isn't very good at dealing
       with kerning, so	for PostScript (but not	currently PDF),	you might con-
       sider pstotext (see below).

FILES
       Run  "gs	 -h" to	find the location of Ghostscript documentation on your
       system, from which you can get more details.

SEE ALSO
       pstotext(1),	http://www.research.digital.com/SRC/virtualpaper/psto-
       text.html

VERSION
       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 9.06.

AUTHOR
       Artifex	Software,  Inc.	 are  the  primary maintainers of Ghostscript.
       David M.	Jones <dmjones@theory.lcs.mit.edu> made	 substantial  improve-
       ments to	ps2ascii.

9.06				 8 August 2012			   PS2ASCII(1)

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