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Re: pdftk and apropos - general questions
On 2009-03-04, Mike Marchywka wrote:
> > Mike Marchywka wrote:
> >> I've had a persistent problem getting apropos to work
> >> as it never finds anything appropriate. Is there
> >> something I need to do to make this work?
> > After each setup session, you need to run, /usr/sbin/makewhatis -u.
> Thanks but I did get that far after earlier hints and you list
> below is about what I ended up with too. One problem
> I ran into was trying to extract sensical text from the
> IRS instructions.
I have that problem with the printed versions.
> I used the pdftotext utility IIRC from
> and it didn't seem to be able to separate multi-column text
> automatically ( with sed and awk I got what I needed but what
> a mess).
Did you use the -layout option to pdftotext? It makes a huge
difference on the documents I've converted, but they've all been
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