[ale] Postscript to text?
gregh at cc.gatech.edu
Thu Aug 8 10:52:34 EDT 1996
Steven A. Duchene writes:
>Is there a tool that will convert postscript to straight text (i.e. just
>extract the text out of the file)?
We had this lying around:
# Extract ASCII text from a PostScript file. Usage:
# ps2ascii [infile.ps [outfile.txt]]
# If outfile is omitted, output goes to stdout.
# If both infile and outfile are omitted, ps2ascii acts as a filter,
# reading from stdin and writing on stdout.
if ( test $# -eq 0 ) then
gs -q -dNODISPLAY -dNOBIND -dWRITESYSTEMDICT -dSIMPLE ps2ascii.ps - quit.ps
elif ( test $# -eq 1 ) then
gs -q -dNODISPLAY -dNOBIND -dWRITESYSTEMDICT -dSIMPLE ps2ascii.ps $1 quit.ps
gs -q -dNODISPLAY -dNOBIND -dWRITESYSTEMDICT -dSIMPLE ps2ascii.ps $1 quit.ps >$2
You'll need gs. You should have quit.ps and ps2ascii.ps installed with
gs. The output isn't great, but it's usable. I happen to know this,
because one of our users here just asked the same thing. Coincidence?
Or is it my day to be helpful... :-).
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