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pdftotext is a utility that comes as part of the Foolabs Xpdf package. It is used by the PDF Solution Pack to extract text from text-based PDFs so that it can be appended to the object as a FULL_TEXT datastream.



pdftotext is installed as part of Xpdf, which can be found at Foolabs' official site, For Windows and Mac installations, a binary installer exists there; for Linux installations, however, you may compile it from source, use the binaries from the site, or much more simply use your distribution's package manager to install it automatically; on Debian- and Ubuntu-based systems, this can be accomplished by running:

apt-get install xpdf-utils


More information on how to integrate pdftotext with Islandora can be found on the PDF Solution Pack page.

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