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Topic: FlateDecode and Text Search
Conf: (P-PDF) Acrobat 6.0, Msg: 120390
From: beppe
Date: 10/16/2004 12:21 AM

I write a text line into a PDF as follows:

7 0 obj
<< /Length 8 0 R
> stream
BT
/F1 10 Tf
1 0 0 1 20 575 Tm
9 TL
(Test)'
ET
endstream
endobj
8 0 obj
47
endobj

Acrobat Reader 6 displays it fine and any text search is successful.

If write a compressed stream as follows:

7 0 obj
<< /Length 8 0 R /Filter /FlateDecode
> stream
xs
w3T04P_I2T0_BC_#__SsS\.K__._Mu.__,
endstream
endobj
8 0 obj
53
endobj

Acrobat Reader displays the page correctly (even for multipage documents bigger than the example) and I think that this means that the stream is compressed fine, but the text search doesn't find any match.

Can I have some help to find out what I'm doing wrong ?

Thanks.
Beppe.


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