Re: [htdig] pdf parser problem under NT 4.0

Subject: Re: [htdig] pdf parser problem under NT 4.0
From: Geoff Hutchison (
Date: Tue Jan 25 2000 - 06:25:07 PST

At 1:21 PM +0100 1/25/00, Stein, Thomas (AGLW) wrote:
>pdf_parser: /program/acrobat/reader/acrord32.exe -toPostScript -pairs
>Max doc size has been set to exceeding the biggest document size.
>max_doc_size: 6000000
>What happens is that it seems to read the file and after a few seconds an
>acrobat program window pops up (?) with the file title something like
>'htdig1234.pdf' and shortly afterwards a message saying 'There was an error
>opening this document. The file does not exist'.

I would guess that the NT version of Acroread does not allow
conversion to PostScript. Thus I would suggest using the package
xpdf: <>

You probably want to use this method instead of pdf_parser with the
xpdf package: <>


-Geoff Hutchison
Williams Students Online

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