We also use pdftotext and have been happy with it.

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----- Original Message -----
From: "Eric Lease Morgan" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 21, 2011 10:28:39 AM
Subject: Re: [CODE4LIB] PDF->text extraction

On Jun 21, 2011, at 10:23 AM, Owen Stephens wrote:

> We've tried iText but had issues with quality
> We moved to PDFBox but are having performance issues

I have been satisfied with pdftotext which is a part of the Xpdf suite of tools --

Eric Lease Morgan
University of Notre Dame

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