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Subject: Will Ghostscript let me dump plain text out of a PostScript file?
From: "Deborah Snavely" <dsnavely@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 15:49:27 -0800
Thread-Topic: Will Ghostscript let me dump plain text out of a PostScript file?
Situation: Legacy documentation exists in PDF format ONLY. Source files not available, or at least not fast, not necessarily, and not before we need them (which was last November). It's not our legacy doc, I don't CARE about getting the Frame styles out of it now, and I'm prepared to do a worst-case olden days ASCII dump and grunt text clean-up in Frame. My other option is to hire a contractor to start typing into our template, and that'll take me more time to get authorized. I've heard about Ghostscript a hundred times on this list, and hunted it up online but cannot determine from any of its home pages or documentation whether it or GSview will let me SAVE the PS it displays. Deborah Snavely P.s. <rant mode on> Adobe has betrayed my confidence by packaging Acrobat Capture separately from the Acrobat 4.0 "full product", sigh, and I need this PDF content now (Yesterday. Last week.) to dump into our latest Frame template and start rebranding doc for an acquired product. (The release was last Monday.) Lesson: if your company ever acquires some other software firm, go right to the top and start buttonholing people as soon as you hear about it. Even the selling techies insisted that the source Frame files for product doc were on the build server...lie. If we hadn't been OEM-in this thing before we bought 'em, we wouldn't even have the PDF files! ** To unsubscribe, send a message to email@example.com ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **