very unusal pdf problem?

Karen Lewellen klewellen at
Mon May 14 23:19:47 UTC 2007

I can speak to one of these 'also's before doing the rest.
at present shellworld uses v 3.00 which is copy written in 2004.  Has 
the program been upgraded since then?
I tought I saw a 2007 date when hunting their phone number.
I will print the output in a bit.
Thanks to all!

On Mon, 14 May 2007, Henry Yen wrote:

> Looks exactly right.  Would you be able to post the total output of
> your command?  If the error messages can be looked at in the
> source code, perhaps we can get a hint.  Also, the output redirection
> implies that you're using a different version than what I'm looking
> at, so also post the output of: pdftotext -v
> Also, also, immediately after the failing command, post the return
> code: echo $?
> Also, also, also, maybe you've got a strange config file that's being
> read; try forcing a null config file, e.g.:
>   pdftotext -cfg /dev/null -opw 'nature*fox' from_idea_to_air.pdf
> On Mon, May 14, 2007 at 17:51:30PM -0400, Karen Lewellen wrote:
>> Hi there,
>> here is exactly hat I am typing.
>> pdftotext -opw 'nature*fox' from_idea_to_air.pdf > idea2.txt
>> I get a number of errors, including that the name token is too long, that
>> the dictionary must be a known object,
>>   and some repeats of the above.
>> Thanks for your hints on this.  See anything wrong with how I am entering
>> the command?
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