ps2ascii(1)                                           ps2ascii(1)

NAME
       ps2ascii  - Aladdin Ghostscript PostScript or PDF to ASCII
       translator

SYNOPSIS
       ps2ascii [input.ps [output.txt]]
       ps2ascii input.pdf [output.txt]

DESCRIPTION
       ps2ascii extracts ASCII text from PostScript or PDF, using
       gs(1).  If  the  pathname  "input.ps"  is  not  specified,
       PostScript is read from standard  input;  PDF  input  must
       come  from  an  explicitly-named file, not standard input.
       If the pathname "output.txt" is not specified,  the  ASCII
       text is written to standard output.

       ps2ascii  doesn't  look  at  font encoding, and isn't very
       good  at  dealing  with  kerning,  so  for  dealing   with
       PostScript  (but  not  currently  PDF), you might consider
       pstotext(1).

SEE ALSO
       pstotext(1)

AUTHOR OF DOCUMENTATION
       Paul McJones <mcjones@pa.dec.com>

                           20 June 1996                         1