software for reading sequence from PDF file

Tvenkatesh at Tvenkatesh at
Fri Mar 19 15:43:50 EST 1999

I would like to know if there is software that can convert PDF file into
text files.
Specifically we want to extract  sequences from patent documents which are
stored as images in PDF
format. We tried Acorobat reader, it did not help.
I appreciate your help.
T. V. (Venky) Venkatesh, Ph D
Senior Scientist (Bioinformatics and Molecular Biology)
Synaptic Pharmaceutical Corporation
215 College Road
Paramus NJ 07652 - 1431
201-261-1331x720 (Phone)
Tvenkatesh at

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