I needed to obtain a text copy of my Curriculum Vitae, which is typeset in LaTeX, for a site that doesn't allow to upload files, but only a text description.
At first I searched for programs that compiled LaTeX sources to text directly, but I were disappointed by the results.
Then I thought to search for programs that converted a PDF to text, and I found @pdftotext@, part of the "xpdf":http://www.foolabs.com/xpdf/ program. I run it with the command
bc. pdftotext -enc UTF-8 .pdf