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pdftops for HP-UX 11.31?

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ABC Unix
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pdftops for HP-UX 11.31?

Does this utility exist? I have it on Linux and it works great for converting pdf files, but I need something for HP-UX too. Adobe Reader doesn't look like it's been supported on HP-UX for a long time now.
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Robert_Jewell
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Re: pdftops for HP-UX 11.31?

A couple of related tools that may work for you:


http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/cgi-bin/search?package=on&description=on&term=pdf&Search=Search

Ghostscript may be what you are looking for.

-Bob
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Matti_Kurkela
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Re: pdftops for HP-UX 11.31?

pdftops is part of the Xpdf package, which is open-source software.

http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/

Quote from http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/README:
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Xpdf runs under the X Window System on UNIX, VMS, and OS/2. The non-X components (pdftops, pdftotext, etc.) also run on Win32 systems and
should run on pretty much any system with a decent C++ compiler.
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You can find a pre-compiled binary package from here:
http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/hpux/X11/Misc/xpdf-3.02pl5/

Looks like it has quite a bit of run-time dependencies (packages that xpdf needs to work). If you need only pdftops and have a C++ compiler available, it might be possible for you to compile only pdftops from source.

MK
MK
ABC Unix
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Re: pdftops for HP-UX 11.31?

Thanks guys I installed xpdf and all the dependencies and it seems to be working correctly now.

For xpdf/pdftops I also needed to install the ghostscript package to get the fonts. Error was as follows:

"Error: No display font for 'Courier'
Error: No display font for 'Courier-Bold'
Error: No display font for 'Courier-BoldOblique'
Error: No display font for 'Courier-Oblique'
Error: No display font for 'Helvetica'
Error: No display font for 'Helvetica-Bold'
Error: No display font for 'Helvetica-BoldOblique'
Error: No display font for 'Helvetica-Oblique'
Error: No display font for 'Symbol'
Error: No display font for 'Times-Bold'
Error: No display font for 'Times-BoldItalic'
Error: No display font for 'Times-Italic'
Error: No display font for 'Times-Roman'
Error: No display font for 'ZapfDingbats'"
ABC Unix
Frequent Advisor

Re: pdftops for HP-UX 11.31?

See above