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Extracting background images from a PDF file?

I have a PDF file containing maps of the building I work in, here: http://www.libsys.und.edu/dev/FloorPlans_All.pdf The original source files have been lost, and I've been asked to extract the map ...
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“No such file or directory” when the file is there

I'm trying to run XPDF on a linux (probably red hat) OVH shared server. I've managed to have ftp ssh access and put the 64 bits binaries onto a folder. The problem is : even though the files are ...
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pdftotext - Error: Illegal entry in bfchar block in ToUnicode CMap

I am running pdftotext on a bunch of pdfs, and some of them throw this error: Error: Illegal entry in bfchar block in ToUnicode CMap I took a look at the outfiles, and they seem to look ok, so I'm ...
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How to install Xpdf on Centos 5.5

I'd like to install xPDF on a CentOS 5.5 server. No GUI, I really just need the console apps. Can anyone give me a brief guide?
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How do I use a for loop and output to a different directory

usage: pdftotext [options] <PDF-file> [<text-file>] I'm using pdftotext (xpft, usage above) to covert all pdfs in a directory (and subdirectories) to textfiles. It doesn't matter if ...
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how to extract text from pdf with embedded subset fonts

Pdftotext of xpdf is working fine for normal embedded fonts file , but fails where embedded subsets fonts are there . Is there any workaround for this issue ?
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Text from pdftotext and alignment

I used texttopdf on linux to extract all the text from a multipage pdf, everything is fine, except that each page get a different alignment, although in the original pdf this is not the case, here is ...
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xpdf navigation using h,j,k,l

man xpdf says the following: Previous versions of xpdf included a "viKeys" X resource. It is no longer available, but the following bindings are equivalent: bind h any scrollLeft(16) bind l any ...
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xpdf copy & paste and unicode

Since updating to debian jessie I have a problem with copy and paste from PDF files using xpdf: only letters/symbols contained in ASCII are copied correctly. All other symbols/letters are in some way ...