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NAME    [Toc]    [Back]

       ps2ascii - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII

SYNOPSIS    [Toc]    [Back]

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

DESCRIPTION    [Toc]    [Back]

       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 consider
 pstotext (see below).

FILES    [Toc]    [Back]

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

SEE ALSO    [Toc]    [Back]

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

VERSION    [Toc]    [Back]

       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 6.53.

AUTHOR    [Toc]    [Back]

       L. Peter Deutsch <ghost@aladdin.com> was the original author.  The current
  version  has  substantial	improvements   by   David   M.	 Jones

6.53			       13 February 2002 		   PS2ASCII(1)
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