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[ale] HOW2 search for text in a "PDF" file ?



Maybe pdf2ps -> ps2ascii -> grep ?


On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 10:08 -0500, Courtney Thomas wrote:
> Thanks Mark. Sounds like you did a lot of work to get it usable, which I
> may ultimately have to do, but don't have time right now.
> 
> I have a similar [Official MB Service Manual Library], though not the
> same, CD, since all my pdf files are not in one folder. 
> 
> The pdf files work fine once opened one at a time. I guess I'll just
> have to do what you did, i.e. open'em one at a time and list what's in
> it  :-(
> 
> Appreciatively,
> 
> Courtney
> 
> 
> On Wed, 2005-08-31 at 08:52, Mark Wright wrote:
> > I have a service manual library on CD for my car.  When I open it  
> > there are a dozen files for the .exe to play with then there is a  
> > folder labeled PDF.  In it are about fifty PDF's all label 10001 and  
> > on.  Once I open them everything works like it should.  I had to open  
> > each one at a time and create a table of contents for myself since  
> > 20004.pdf isn't very informative.  I don't think there is a way to  
> > search the files without opening them in xpdf, acrobat or in my case  
> > Preview.
> > 
> > Mark
> > 
> > 
> > On Aug 31, 2005, at 9:37 AM, Courtney Thomas wrote:
> > 
> > > I have a CD with lots of *.pdf files and since I can't boot it on my
> > > linux box [a Winders CD & Wine won't work either], I hope there's a  
> > > way
> > > to find among many, many PDF files... particular files that contain  
> > > the
> > > information I seek.
> > >
> > > Suggestions ?
> > >
> > > Thanks once again,
> > >
> > > Courtney
> > >
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