Xpdf is a viewer for Portable Document Format (PDF) files. (These are also sometimes also called 'Acrobat' files, from the name of Adobe's PDF software.) The Xpdf project also includes a PDF text extractor, PDF-to-PostScript converter, and various other utilities. It runs under the X Window System on UNIX, VMS, and OS/2. The non-X components (pdftops, pdftotext, etc.) also run on Win32 systems, and should run on pretty much any system with a decent C++ compiler. Xpdf is designed to be small and efficient. It can use Type 1 and TrueType fonts.
Re: xpdf not working for pdf file
> xpdf is not working for pdf document at
What sort of problem are you seeing?
If you're getting scrambled text, the problem is that Xpdf 3.00 doesn't work correctly with FreeType 2.1.8 and newer -- they changed the way CID font encodings are handled. The upcoming Xpdf 3.01 release will fix that problem.
> It apparently needs Motif and Motif
> isn't free. (and there are no packages
> for my system).
OpenMotif (http://www.openmotif.org/) is available (in source form) for any open source OS.
Alternatively, LessTif (http://www.lesstif.org/) is available under the LGPL.