> I installed Acrobat Reader 5.0 (free) on the AIX webserver, and tried a
> pdf_parser option I found in one of the threads:
We've had horrible problems with Acrobat on UNIX after version 3.0 of
Acroread. Since xpdf is free software and quite good, this is what we
Remember also, that some PDF files may look like text but have been
unfortunately generated as graphics. At the moment, I know of no useful
OCR solution for these files (but fortunately they're usually quite rare
As I said, while I haven't tried Acrobat 5.0, as of version 4.0, Adobe
removed the features for generating PS file (that could be indexed) from
PDF files. So xpdf is not only more reliable, but "open source" free
software. I'm pretty sure AIX binaries can be found.
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