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pstotext.txt 9 Jan 2004


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pstotext 1.9 - PostScript text extractor. Requires Ghostscript.
The files pstotxt1.dll (Win16), pstotxt2.dll (OS/2) pstotxt3.dll (Win32), and
pstotext.zip (sources) constitute the pstotext package, which was written by
Paul McJones and Andrew Birrell of Digital Equipment Corporation's Systems
Research Center. These files are copyright by Digital Equipment Corporation.
You may use them subject to the attached END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT.
The source files are available in the GSview source distribution,
or directly from the authors:
http://www.research.digital.com/SRC/virtualpaper/pstotext.html
You can build DLL and command-line versions of pstotext for various
platforms from the sources:
PLATFORM BUILD FILE
Unix Makefile
Win16 pstotxt1.mak
OS/2 pstotxt2.mak
Win32 pstotxt3.mak (Borland C++ 4.5)
Win32 pstotxtv.mak (Microsoft Visual Studio)
VMS descrip.mms
pstotext was developed as a part of the Virtual Paper system, which is
a high-quality viewer for computer-generated or scanned documents.
See:
http://www.research.digital.com/SRC/virtualpaper/
We appreciate Russell Lang's willingness to incorporate pstotext in
GSview, and his help in redesigning the API to the DLL module and in
debugging the final version. We thank Hunter Goatley for the VMS
port.
You can contact the authors at <mcjones@pa.dec.com> and
<birrell@pa.dec.com>.
For Windows and OS, contact gsview@ghostgum.com.au;
for VMS, contact <goathunter@PROCESS.COM>.
Version 1.9 is a modification of 1.8h to recognise excessive space in
"ashow" as being a word separator, as found output from groff 1.08.
Also fixed widthshow, awidthshow and added xshow, yshow and xyshow.
Uses ANSI prototypes. These are now required, not optional.
Fixes a number of compiler warnings.
Note that neither of the original authors still work at DEC/Compaq/HP.
2004-01-09 by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd.
Version 1.8h is a modification of the original 1.8 to allow
operation with Aladdin Ghostscript 6.0, to add -output to
Windows and OS/2 executables, and to insert line breaks
and form feeds is pstotext output. Modifications made
2000-07-15 by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd.
main.c changed to use mkstemp not tempnam for Unix,
2000-06-02 by Russell Lang at Ghostgum Software Pty Ltd.

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