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    Converting pdf files

    What is a file format I can convert my pdf files in. Preferably a free format that is lightweight.

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    Re: Converting pdf files

    Quote Originally Posted by LunaticHiatus View Post
    What is a file format I can convert my pdf files in. Preferably a free format that is lightweight.
    try djvu ... It is very compact.

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    Re: Converting pdf files

    It depends on how complicated your PDF files are. If they are overly complex, it is probably better to just leave it in PDF. However, if it's simple enough, you can easily convert it to .txt or .html with pdftotxt and pdftohtml. However, these are only command line applications, so you will need a very basic knowledge of that.
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    Re: Converting pdf files

    i can get around with command line. Thanks.

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    Re: Converting pdf files

    You can use other commands and utilities as well, eg
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    convert file.pdf file.jpg
    will, not surprisingly, change the pdf to a jpg.

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    Re: Converting pdf files

    We need to know a little information concerning the PDF file and what use will be made of the converted file. For example, if the PDF file is a reference work with searchable text and no graphics, I suspect that the target file format should be a text file. This could easily be created with the pdftotext utility. On the other hand, if the PDF file is a photograph or graphic, then JPG or perhaps PNG would be best. These are easily created with the Imagemagick convert utility.

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    Re: Converting pdf files

    Quote Originally Posted by LunaticHiatus View Post
    What is a file format I can convert my pdf files in. Preferably a free format that is lightweight.
    I've searching this tools too. Couple menit ago, I found zamzar[dot]com.
    It said they will change your pdf file to any type of file format.
    They will send the conversion via email. I'ved submit small pdf and want change to doc. Now I wait the answer reply.

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