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Re: ps to pdf and then to text editor



On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 10:21 +0100, Paul Smith wrote:
> On 9/11/06, Jacques B. <jjrboucher gmail com> wrote:
> > > I print to a file, file.ps, a web-page with text. Then, I apply ps2pdf
> > > and I get file.pdf. However, I cannot copy (from file.pdf) the text to
> > > a text editor. Can one get a pdf file with copyable text?
> >
> > If you are simply looking to get the web page's displayed content to a
> > text file, can't you simply save to a text file (save as, and select
> > text files for the type, then give it a .txt extention for
> > convenience).
> 
> Thanks, Jacques, but what I really want is to be able of producing a
> pdf file (from a web-page) with the possibility of copying text to a
> text editor. Hopefully, Fedora Core will soon make available for users
> the version 8.54 of Ghostscript, which does not display the reported
> problem.
> 
> Paul
> 
I am not sure but pdftk may have a function that does what you want.
-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


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