[nabs-l] Fwd: PDF to TXT 3.2 released

Linda Stover liamskitten at gmail.com
Tue Mar 3 23:11:02 UTC 2009


Hello all,

Speaking of reading image PDFs with Kurzweil, how would one do so?  I
vaguely remember this being discussed before, but haven't been
successful in finding a reference in the list archives.
Courtney

On 3/3/09, Arielle Silverman <arielle71 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> Does anyone know if the PDF to TXT software will convert  scanned
> (image) PDF's, or just PDF's created in Adobe directly?
>
> I am asking this because, as many of us know, it is much more
> difficult to read a scanned PDF than a directly generated one without
> using Kurzweil, Open Book or other specialized software.
>
> Arielle
>
> On 3/1/09, David Andrews <dandrews at visi.com> wrote:
>>
>>>Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2009 12:20:23 -0500 (EST)
>>>From: Jamal Mazrui <empower at smart.net>
>>
>>
>>
>>>http://EmpowermentZone.com/p2tsetup.exe
>>>
>>>PDF to TXT
>>>Version 3.2
>>>February 28, 2009
>>>
>>>This version adds the ability to convert from PDF to HTML format via a new
>>>checkbox called Extra HTML (which may be invoked with Alt+X).  If checked,
>>>a .htm target file is produced in addition to the .txt one.  A different
>>>conversion technique is used, originally posted at
>>>http://EmpowermentZone.com/pdf2htm.zip
>>>
>>>This option may be worth trying if the .txt result is unsatisfactory.  It
>>>may also be useful for webmasters who want to post AN HTML alternative to
>>>a PDF.  The conversion translates visual aspects of the PDF such as fonts,
>>>but not structural elements such as headings, unfortunately.
>>>
>>>Jamal
>>
>>
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