PDF text extraction?

-hh hh at livecode.org
Fri Apr 1 13:08:54 EDT 2016

My first choice for that is 'ghostscript'.

Richard Gaskin wrote
> I may need to extract text from a fair number of PDFs (hundreds).  I can 
> find all sorts of third-party tools to do that, many of them free and 
> easy to use, but I'd prefer to integrate this step into some other 
> things I need to do with the files.
> The format isn't as simple as Word or docx, though.  I'm not even sure 
> if we have support in LC for the compression used in the text streams. 
> Lots of parts there.
> Anyone here have a library or external for extracting text from PDFs? 
> Ideally a good solution would be available for Win, Mac, and Linux.

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