Tools to convert PDF to ASCII or Text
I’ve been doing a little research recently on tools that can convert a PDF into an ASCII file. I’ve got all of the old tricks like Ghostscript, Export from Acrobat, print to PS file, etc. The problem with most techniques is that a true ASCII file is never generated where the format of the file on import to an ASCII text program matches the original PDF file layout.
Here are some links to some tools or code libraries that look promising: