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PS2ASCII(1)                    Ghostscript Tools                   PS2ASCII(1)

       ps2ascii - Ghostscript translator from PostScript or PDF to ASCII

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

       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).

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


       This document was last revised for Ghostscript version 7.07.

       L. Peter Deutsch ( was the original author.  The cur-
       rent  version  has  substantial  improvements   by   David   M.   Jones

7.07                              17 May 2003                      PS2ASCII(1)

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