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RE: PDF Version 1.6 conversion tool (was a blank subject)

From: Cutts III, James H. <CuttsJ(at)>
Date: Thu Dec 08 2005 - 14:55:18 GMT
Two apologies:
First, I forgot my subject line: PDF Version 1.6 conversion tool.

Second, I failed to send my note as plain text. HTML formatted documents
get a bit difficult to read after they've been spindled, folded and
mutilated by the conversion to text process.

By the way, on some lists there are some _very_ strong opinions about
top or bottom posting.  Is there a preferred style here?

James H. Cutts III
CORI - 143C Mumford

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Cutts III, James H.
Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2005 8:31 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list
Subject: [SWISH-E] 

I'm trying to find a pdftotext converter for PDF version 1.6 files. =20
=20 Swish-e is successfully attempting to index my .pdf files, however,
my files are being created with Adobe Acrobat 7, which is generating PDF
Version 1.6 files.   I'm getting error messages "Error: PDF version 1.6
-- xpdf supports version 1.5 (continuing anyway)" from the Swish-e
indexing process.
I've downloaded xpdf 3.01pl1 (released 2005-Dec01) from and I'm still encountering the
same error message.   =20
The two solutions that I can think of are 1) to find a PDF Version 1.6
to text converter, or 2) figure out how to have Adobe Acrobat 7 generate
PDF Version 1.5 files.  I've had no luck with either approach.
Any (reasonable) suggestions will be appreciated.

James H. Cutts III

Computer Project Manager
Contracting and Organizations Research Institute
<>=20 University of Missouri - Columbia 143C
Mumford Hall Columbia, MO
Phone: (573) 882-6181
E-mail: <>=20 =20
Programming is the eternal competition between programmers who try to
make apps more and more idiot proof and the universe that makes dumber
idiots. So far, the universe is winning...=20 =20

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