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Got a way to turn this pdf into html?

The new GAO report at


-- Critt Jarvis (, April 17, 1999


The way I convert them is to cut and paste each page into a text file as I read the report, then add the minimal HTML to match the original formatting. I would do it on this report too, but I have a crash project this weekend. Maybe later, but probably not.

-- Michael Goodfellow (, April 17, 1999.

Good grief!

Is that what you did for the Senate Report?!?!?!?!

- if I could just get Acrobat to work...


-- Critt Jarvis (, April 17, 1999.

Yep. I was reading the Senate report pretty carefully anyway, so it wasn't much extra effort. Turned a 4 hour read into a 6 hour read, probably.

I haven't tried the full Acrobat version, just the free browser. I expect that undoing double-column, hyphenation and centered quotes is a bit beyond even the full version.

Anyway, I read over the GAO report on power, and there's not much real info there. I still haven't seen any authoritative description of an expected failure mode for an unremediated plant. I would love to see this, since it would give us some info on what will happen worldwide. But other than the handful of percentage-complete numbers in the GAO report, there's nothing worth quoting.

-- Michael Goodfellow (, April 17, 1999.

Critt Just Email Adobe

and put the URL of the PDF file in the body of the message and they will send you a text version of the document. Of course the formatting is often poor but it is a start.

This suggestion is originally from Diane Squire. The responce is very quick.

By the way thanks Critt and Mike for the info you folks have provided.

-- Brian (, April 17, 1999.

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