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Tip: PDF files on Linux



The newest versions of the open source PDF viewer --XPDF
--comes with a very good pdftotext convertor that produces
very clean text from PDF --and does it blazingly fast as
well.
Note: currently it only works on PDF 1.2 

If you are running emacspeak and W3 
you may want to install the xpdf rpm 
(do rpmfind --latest xpdf )
to locate it on the net--
and then add the following line to your .mailcap (found in
your home directory)
to instruct W3 to automatically run pdftotext on PDF
documents.

 application/pdf; pdftotext %s -

-- 
Best Regards,
--raman

      
Email:  raman@cs.cornell.edu
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