I’ve always wanted to be able to do that

I just read this post on a random blogspot blog about the address pdf2txt @ adobe.com. You email a pdf to that address, it emails the plain text back to you. Convenient, no?

Keep in mind that they “occasionally monitor for quality purposes”, so don’t send anything sensitive, obviously.

  1. Just curious, have you tried emailing them a password protected PDF? One that has options set to not allow you to copy text out of it. (Getting the text is trivial, just open the file with a ghost script viewer, viola, no restrictions, but I would be curious to see if they get around that for you or not.)

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